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crooksandliars:

Leave it to "terror babies" wingnut Rep. Louie Gohmert to take what should be a very serious hearing over whether or not any more mergers of these already too big media and communications companies ought to be allowed, and turn it into a clown show.

Gohmert Accuses Comcast Of Trying To Keep Glenn Beck’s Network Off TV (VIDEO):

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) on Thursday accused Comcast of trying to keep conservative pundit Glenn Beck’s network, The Blaze, off of television.

During a hearing in the House Judiciary Committee on the Comcast-Time Warner merger, Gohmert floated the theory that Comcast while Comcast launched Al Jazeera America, the company refused to let The Blaze purchase a network it owned.

"Al Gore was pushing the sale of Current TV, and Glenn Beck, the Blaze were trying to buy it. And it was reported that Al Jazeera wanted to get their Sharia law push into the United States, and they were willing to pay big bucks, regardless of whether they had oil and carbon all over the money," Gohmert began.

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fuckyeahkeitholbermann:

On Friday: Keith uses his Special Comment to make a strong and clear case — morally and politically — for same-sex marriage in New York and beyond.

I know this clip is 2+ years old, but Olbermann’s words still reign true.

RIP Current TV.

On a recent abortion debate on CurrentTV, Tea Party News Network (TPNN) news director and chief journalist Scottie Hughes argued that in a Roe-free America, any woman who willingly aborts a pregnancy caused by rape should face punishments just as severe as the man who raped her. In the video below the reluctant answer to the question (posed by John Fugelsang) demonstrates much of what’s wrong with the conservative movement’s view of a woman’s right to choose what happens to her own body.  

 

Scottie Hughes is yet another reason why being a Teabagger is like being a whiny toddler. 

H/t: Tim Peacock at Peacock Panache

justinsentertainmentcorner:

Keith Olbermann has resolved the $50 million legal dispute with Current TV over his firing from the network, a well-placed source tells The Hollywood Reporter.

A settlement is said to have been reached during a private mediation session in San Francisco on Tuesday. Terms of the deal will not be disclosed. Olbermann and Current, who sued each other in April 2012 over his dismissal from the liberal-leaning network, are expected to file court documents soon dismissing the case.

On Wednesday, Olbermann and Current TV released a joint statement to THR: “The parties are pleased to announce that a settlement has occurred, and that the terms are confidential. Nothing more will be disclosed regarding the settlement.”

Current has called the allegations “false and malicious,” arguing that Olbermann breached his contract by, among other things, failing to show up for work on several occasions and revealing his salary to THR and the Wall Street Journal. Gore and Hyatt sold Current for $500 million in January to the owners of the Al Jazeera news organization, and it is unclear what role that sale played in the mediation with Olbermann. Al Jazeera executives have said they hope to launch a U.S.-based news outlet this summer on the former Current network.

H/T: The Hollywood Reporter

Bring Back KO!

angryblacklady:

I was on Viewpoint with John Fugelsang last night.  Here’s the clip for those of you suffering under the yoke of Time Warner which dropped Current from its line-up after Al-Jazeera bought it because MUSLIMS, I guess.

It was my first time being on real live TV, like with a make-up person and a green room and what-not. So that happened. Good times.

Martin Ssempa “Eat Da Poo Poo”: Vanguard Scenes (by Current)

He is a sick homophobic man.  

The View is losing Joy Behar.


"Joy Behar has been instrumental in the success ofThe View from the very beginning,” read a statement from ABC. “We wish her all the best in this next chapter, and are thrilled that we have her for the remainder of the season.”The actress and comedian’s contract will not be renewed when it expires at the end of the current season, The Hollywood Reporter confirms. A panelist alongside creator Barbara Walters from the very beginning, Behar leaves the ABC News vet as the last original member of the daytime show.  

The View is losing Joy Behar.

The actress and comedian’s contract will not be renewed when it expires at the end of the current season, The Hollywood Reporter confirms. A panelist alongside creator Barbara Walters from the very beginning, Behar leaves the ABC News vet as the last original member of the daytime show.  

"Joy Behar has been instrumental in the success ofThe View from the very beginning,” read a statement from ABC. “We wish her all the best in this next chapter, and are thrilled that we have her for the remainder of the season.”

h/t: THR

justinssportscorner:

Keith Olbermann was in Los Angeles on Friday being deposed for a reported $70 million lawsuit he filed against his most recent employer,Current TV, with the trial expected to begin in May. Whether the court rules in favor of Olbermann or the network, the verdict will put an official end to a one-year stint at Current that was supposed to last at least five.

But as one door closes, another has been quietly approached. At various times over the last year, Olbermann and his representatives have expressed interest in his return to the employer that made him famous: ESPN.

Olbermann worked at ESPN from 1992 to 1997. A pivotal force in starting ESPN Radio, he became best known as one of the most prominent and popular anchors in the network’s history, co-hosting “SportsCenter” with Dan Patrick. Olbermann briefly left Patrick’s side to help start ESPN2 but soon returned to ESPN. There, he and Patrick reunited and continued hosting the 11 p.m. “SportsCenter” until his contract expired in 1997. Olbermann opted to leave sports altogether and signed on for a politically themed talk show on MSNBC.

Some at ESPN were glad to see him go; he was considered the network’s most controversial personality. Olbermann’s encyclopedic knowledge of sports was not disputed, nor were his writing skills or on-air talent. But over time, he managed to alienate a sizable group in the company, who found him exasperating to work with.

Patrick said he would not be surprised if Olbermann returned to ESPN.

H/T: New York Times

How awesome would it be if actress Ashley Judd ran for Senate and beat Mitch McConnell? (by Current)

Cenk and the TYT gang tell it like it is as usual.

(via Illinois marriage equality co-sponsor Steans on Current TV’s The Young Turks: “‘There’s really been a sea change of public opinion’ in favor”  // Current TV)

Cenk Uygur talks to state Sen. Heather Steans, D-Ill., about the marriage equality bill she has co-sponsored and seems poised to pass in Illinois.

“We passed civil unions here two years ago, and the nature of the conversations I’m having with my colleagues just two years later is really different. I think there’s really been a sea change of public opinion on this. Every day we see more people supporting what’s fair under our laws and treating everyone the same.”

Cenk Uygur talks with Current correspondent Jacki Schechner about two fast-food franchise owners that are cutting workers’ hours to part time so that they won’t have to offer them health insurance. Though the Affordable Care Act’s provisions don’t kick in until 2014, many are trying to blame Obamacare now for the cutbacks.

“It’s total baloney,” Schechner says. “There’s a larger influence here that doesn’t have anything to do with the Affordable Care Act — but it’s been demonized, and so it’s a good scapegoat.”

- h/t: Current.com

Fox News attacks Gore for selling to ‘anti-American’ Al Jazeera instead of Beck (via Raw Story )

The hosts of Fox & Friends on Friday slammed former Democratic Vice President Al Gore for being a “great American businessman” and selling his Current TV network to the “clearly anti-American” Al Jazeera network instead of former Fox News host Glenn Beck. On Thursday, The Wall Street Journal…