Thursday, January 03, 2013
TV's Arab Spring
Today's column for the Daily Banter takes a look at the sale of Current TV to Al Jazeera.
Here's the opening shot:
"When I heard the news yesterday afternoon that Al Jazeera had bought Current TV my first reaction was probably a lot like anyone who inexplicably deigns to follow the ins and outs of the media: wow. Everyone knew Current was on the block, but the reality of Al Jazeera, the Qatari government-owned network that’s admired and reviled in equal doses around the world, suddenly gaining the very big footprint in the United States that’s eluded it up until now by displacing the low-rated but fiercely independent network started by Al Gore — well, that’s one of those 'holy crap' moments media watchers live for."
Read the Rest Here