Al Gore, Keith Olbermann and Rupert Murdoch walk into a bar

by editor on May 24, 2011

What are the odds of finding one story that includes Al Gore, Keith Olbermann and Rupert Murdoch? Well, this is your lucky day.

In short, Rupert Murdoch hates Keith Olbermann. Al Gore hired Olbermann to work at Current TV. Murdoch-owned Sky Italia TV dropped Current TV from its programming roster. In Gore’s mind, A equals B and B equals C, therefore A equals C.

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Does anyone know how to say "pompous asses" in Italian?

The Guardian UK reports on the Vice President’s paranoia:

He [Gore] added that the decision reflected how News Corporation operated worldwide. “News Corporation is an international conglomerate with an ideological agenda. It seeks political power in every nation they operate. They wield that power to shut down voices that disagree with the agenda of Rupert Murdoch,” Gore said.

The decision, he added, was “a complete shock” but Current TV executives were told “off the record that the decision was taken on News Corp instructions from New York”. The primary reason, he said, was “because Current is launching Keith Olbermann next month”.

Olbermann – who styles himself as a leftwing alternative to the rightwing shock jock journalism of Fox News – worked at rival cable news network MSNBC until he left abruptly in January. This came after he was briefly suspended by MSNBC in November for making donations to three Democratic candidates in the midterm elections without seeking prior approval, in breach of company rules. “Olbermann has often been critical of News Corporation,” Gore added.

It’s always someone else’s fault with liberals. Why can’t Gore just accept that no one in Italy wants to watch an American network that even Americans don’t want to watch?

Source: Guardian UK

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Buck O'Fama
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“…because Current is launching Keith Olbermann next month”.

Oh, goody! I hope they send him to a planet with no TV studios.

danybhoy
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Olby’s show is supposed to air at 8pm EST, across from O’Reilly & O’Donnell. O’Reilly is the king of cablenews, & that ain’t changing. But O’Donnell can be had, & I believe that Olby can beat him. I think he will, & since he should free reign to what he want’s, he can be as nutty, insane, & a bigger blowhard than before. He will be able to tap into the real radical thought he has, & that should mean trouble for the NPR/PBS presentation that O’Donnell has.

Now my guess is when he gets beat at 8pm EST, he will get moved back to his old 10pm EST slot after Madcow, & Special Ed’s head may roll.

URaFake1%r
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This site is full of a bunch of fake 1%. You know you’re not rich and not apart of a class losing their wealth. Most of you dopes on this site are struggling from paycheck to paycheck…stop pretending you’re losing wealth… You ain’t got no wealth. Plus a fact…You’re an invader to a country that wasn’t yours in the 1st place…get back on the Nina, the Pinta and the F’n Santa Maria and go back to England…OH I forgot they don’t want you either.

Buck O'Fama
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I cannot follow your “train of thought” (for want of a better phrase.) It’s like watching Joe Biden design a high-speed rail route.

sifi
Member

At least we’re working for paychecks, and not voting for gov’ment handouts.

Whe’re you from? Unless your an American Indian your in the same boat.

Babydoll102187
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Al Gore, ” This is unfair, guys! How are we going to catch ManBearPig now? I’m super cereal!(stomps foot)” 🙂

YT
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One more: Friend of a friend invited another friend to the WH when nobody was really supposed to be around during a holiday. W gets back early and meets the guest friend. Staff friend asks him to tell his “joke”. Ws joke is: A skeleton walks into a bar and says “I’d like a beer and a mop”.

Wonder what Obama jokes are like? Probably really racist.

YT
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So Barak Obama walks into a bar…
He’s got this beautiful parrot on his shoulder. This parrot is seriously sweet…it has every color of the rainbow on it and all sorts of wierd little tassles and whatnot like a bird of paradise. Its so freakin’ bright that it looks like there’s some biolumenescence going on. If it didn’t belong to Obama, he would be trying to figure out a way to redistribute the colors to the other parrots.

So the bartender says “WOW! Where did you get that thing?”

The parrot says “SQUAWK! IN KENYA. THEY’RE EVERYWHERE!”

YT
Member

I always thought it was spelled “al-Gore”

perlcat
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So…. AlGore is suddenly against someone suppressing news they don’t like? How’s he square that with Barry’s doing exactly that? This must be more of that “what are you gonna believe — me or your lyin’ eyes?” stuff they are so good at.

Ruben
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Al, Keith… the next sound you hear will be the American and Italian public voting with their remotes: CLICK!

rs
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Those Italians are just too damn smart.

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