Kurlander on Media Censorship: Time Warner, not Gore, anti-American in Current TV Sale to Al-Jazeera

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Media Censorship: Time Warner, not Gore, anti-American in Current TV Sale to Al-Jazeera

Published in The Florida Voices on 01/07/2013

 

 

  

“The real concern surrounding the purchase of Current TV is whether Time Warner, acting as a government-regulated near-monopoly, should have a right to take an established cable news network off the air just like that, without clear justification.”

Yet, even if Bloomberg is right, I don’t want him or any government leader to limit 

The new American Peacock?
by Steven Kurlander 

 

Last week, a serious censorship issue arose showing how access to “news” is controlled not only by government but by a few powerful media conglomerates.

 

The issue relates to the sale of former Vice President Al Gore’s Current TV to the Arab Al-Jazeera network.

 

Soon after details of the deal emerged, America’s second largest cable provider, Time-Warner, without explanation, immediately announced that it was pulling the plug on a new Americanized version of Al-Jazeera.

 

Al-Jazeera is a pan-Arab news network owned by the government of Qatar.  Its coverage of the Middle East and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan has been controversial, if not anti-American…Continue Reading | Feedback or Contact Steven Kurlander 

 

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