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Posted: 5/4/2004 8:46:32 AM EDT
I'm sure DU is rejoicing.

Yahoo News Article Link

Gore to Buy NewsWorld Cable

NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Former U.S. vice president Al Gore (news - web sites) plans to announce on Tuesday that he has acquired cable television channel NewsWorld International from Vivendi Universal (NYSE:V - news) to launch a new liberal network, a source familiar with the matter said.

NewsWorld International currently airs international news broadcasts. Terms of the deal were not immediately available.

Link Posted: 5/4/2004 8:49:12 AM EDT
LOL. This ought to be a fun ride. Short, but fun.

Any dibs on it's lifespan? I say six months.
Link Posted: 5/4/2004 8:51:40 AM EDT
Shit..........it done be takin no six months fo no checks to be bouncin.
Link Posted: 5/4/2004 8:53:24 AM EDT
A new liberal network, like CNN and the rest weren't enough? Frankly, I hope they keep spending their money on dumbass ideas like this to launch networks that aren't commericially profitable.

I wonder what they plan to do when they run out of money to keep these networks afloat? Even Soros doesn't have pockets deep enough for that... probably use their last dying breaths to pass a bill taxing the profitable networks so they can stay in business.
Link Posted: 5/4/2004 8:53:26 AM EDT
I call one month before it goes off the air.  No matter how much the  leftists believe it, the majority just doesn't want to hear the nanny-state drivel.
Link Posted: 5/4/2004 8:55:47 AM EDT
I'll give it between 3-6 months. Too many people watch CNN. Even more people watch Fox. There is simply not enough demand for a lef leaning network. CNN is doing a fine job in that area, and they are being trumped by Fox.
Link Posted: 5/4/2004 9:05:36 AM EDT
What corporate entity would want to advertise on it?

After all, socialism means more product regulation, licensing. taxes, labor regulation, anti-trust, liability. etc....

Who wants to support that except for already wealthy idealists who don't care?
Link Posted: 5/4/2004 11:09:15 AM EDT
Gore is a fucking moron.

Newsworld International sucks ass as a news channel. I have it blocked from my program list along with the golf channel and the various HSN channels.

Who in their right mind is going to believe a American owned CANADIAN programed news channel that was owned by the French in the first place....

Link Posted: 5/4/2004 11:11:51 AM EDT
This is basically the Canadian Broadcasting Company's foreign news service.  I'm not that interested in watching news produced by leftist Canooks.

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