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And now some fresh pickings from the political grapevine.
Maybe opposites do attract at least and TV.
Current TV which was founded by former vice president and environmental activist Al Gore.
Has been sold to Al-Jazeera.
A news organization funded by the oil rich country of cut.
The price tag 500 million dollars and gore gets 100 million dollars of that.
The oil connection cost one conservative blogger to tweet.
Al Gore is trending because he just made 100 million dollars from the oil he's been railing against for the last couple of decades.
The New York Times reports that gore and his partners tried and failed.
To complete the sale before the new year to dodge the higher tax rates that took effect on January 1 the cell went through on the second.
Al-Jazeera was not the only suitor according to the Wall Street Journal talk show host Glenn Beck approached current TV.
But was rejected because according to current exacts quote.
The legacy of who the network goes to is important to us and we are sensitive to networks not aligned with our point of view.
The reason why Al-Jazeera was chosen.
Well at first the current statement read quote Al-Jazeera has the same goals and like current.
Believes that facts and truths we do a better understanding of the world around -- A revision later.
Was released removing the reference to shared goals.
Critics have charged that Al-Jazeera has a pro Islamist stance and some have charged the network has continued to work with members of al-Qaeda.
Tom Warner cable the nation's second largest cable provider has announced since the sale he will not carry the new channels.
The Pakistani government dropped it's ban on -- to.
For about the length of a commercial break according to the New York Times the access to YouTube in Pakistan.
Lasted three minutes to -- was because material deemed offensive to Muslims was still available on YouTube.
Including the video blamed with starting the September riots across the Muslim world.
-- -- the government would not let you use you our own name and instead you were just called boy or girl.
That is what one Icelandic teenager is going through her name which means light breeze.
In this -- Icelandic.
Is not on the official government approved list of names yes there is a government approved list of names so officially she's referred to as girl.
The family is suing to have her name approved.
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