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Posted: 6/20/2003 2:30:31 AM EDT
I'm sorry... was that GoreTV or BoreTV? [:D] [url]http://media.guardian.co.uk/broadcast/story/0,7493,981042,00.html[/url] Gore TV channel to outfox US rightwing media Dominic Timms Friday June 20, 2003 Former US vice president Al Gore is planning to launch a liberal cable TV news network to challenge the dominance of rightwing media such as the market leading Fox News. Mr Gore, a Democrat who was beaten to the White House by George Bush in a controversial contest three years ago, is talking to financial backers and entertainment veterans about launching the channel. Although it is not clear what format the liberal network would take, sources close to Mr Gore said the former presidential candidate was firmly behind the venture. "He can pull out at any time. He can say, 'This isn't my deal'. But he's interested, " one associate told Time magazine. Mr Gore wants the venture to counter the increasing dominance of hard right republican views on America's TV and radio networks. He has described sections of the US media as the "fifth column" that inserts "daily Republican talking points into the definition of what's objective". Although the UK's independent television commission yesterday cleared Fox News of pro-war bias, commentators on both sides on the Atlantic complained about its one-sided portrayal of the Iraq conflict. Mr Gore, who recently said he would not run for the White House in 2004, has been developing ideas for the network with Joel Hyatt, the founder of Hyatt Legal Services, a chain of low-cost legal clinics. Once source told Time the venture would put "video cameras in the hands of kids," while another said it would be "something totally different in concept and format" to traditional cable news channels such as CNN. Mr Gore has always blamed the conservative media for his narrow defeat in the 2000 presidential election. "The media is kind of weird these days on politics and there are some major institutional voices that are, truthfully speaking, part and parcel of the Republican party," Mr Gore said in an interview with the New York Observer last year. "Fox News Network, The Washington Times , Rush Limbaugh - there's a bunch of them, and some of them are financed by wealthy ultra-conservative billionaires who make political deals with Republican administrations and the rest of the media."
Link Posted: 6/20/2003 2:41:33 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Airwolf: I'm sorry... was that GoreTV or BoreTV? [:D] [url]http://media.guardian.co.uk/broadcast/story/0,7493,981042,00.html[/url] Gore TV channel to outfox US rightwing media Dominic Timms Friday June 20, 2003 Former US vice president Al Gore is planning to launch a liberal cable TV news network to challenge the dominance of rightwing media such as the market leading Fox News. Mr Gore, a Democrat who was beaten to the White House by George Bush in a controversial contest three years ago, is talking to financial backers and entertainment veterans about launching the channel. Although it is not clear what format the liberal network would take, sources close to Mr Gore said the former presidential candidate was firmly behind the venture. "He can pull out at any time. He can say, 'This isn't my deal'. But he's interested, " one associate told Time magazine. Mr Gore wants the venture to counter the increasing dominance of hard right republican views on America's TV and radio networks. He has described sections of the US media as the "fifth column" that inserts "daily Republican talking points into the definition of what's objective". Although the UK's independent television commission yesterday cleared Fox News of pro-war bias, commentators on both sides on the Atlantic complained about its one-sided portrayal of the Iraq conflict. Mr Gore, who recently said he would not run for the White House in 2004, has been developing ideas for the network with Joel Hyatt, the founder of Hyatt Legal Services, a chain of low-cost legal clinics. Once source told Time the venture would put "video cameras in the hands of kids," while another said it would be "something totally different in concept and format" to traditional cable news channels such as CNN. [size=4] [red] Mr Gore has always blamed the conservative media for his narrow defeat in the 2000 presidential election. [/red] [/size=4] "The media is kind of weird these days on politics and there are some major institutional voices that are, truthfully speaking, part and parcel of the Republican party," Mr Gore said in an interview with the New York Observer last year. "Fox News Network, The Washington Times , Rush Limbaugh - there's a bunch of them, and some of them are financed by wealthy ultra-conservative billionaires who make political deals with Republican administrations and the rest of the media."
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It seems to me that Gore the Bore will go the way of Klinton. They're here to stay. Conservatively dominated media my ass.
Link Posted: 6/20/2003 3:16:57 AM EDT
Right wing biased news????? How LIEbral is ex vice perpatraitor Bore?
Link Posted: 6/20/2003 3:54:06 AM EDT
Hah! Liberals see a [b]commentator[/b] like Hannity on FNC and claim the [b]reporting[/b] is biased to the right. They can't separate commentary from the news. The other news sources are so far to the left that any body in the center would seem far right. This liberal TV network stands as much chance as liberal talk radio.
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