Remember Air America?
That was the liberal radio network that lasted about 12 minutes before going down in flames.
Al Gore and Joel Hyatt started Current TV at just about the same time that Air America crashed and burned.
Al thought that there was a yearning out there for a liberal TV news channel.
That’s because Al hasn’t noticed that ABC,CBS and NBC have been liberal for the last 50 years, CNN for the last 30 and MSNBC for the last 15 or 20.
If Al had thought about it, he might have realized that Fox News Channel’s success is a direct result of all those years of liberal news. There was a huge audience of non-liberals waiting to be spoken to.
The people at Air America were also too stupid to understand that, before Fox, conservative talk radio was successful for the same reason.
Current TV is a national network devoted to political coverage.
On the night of the Iowa caucuses, it had an audience about twice the size of The Nightly Sportscall on Pittsburgh’s CW–47,000.
And now, the former Vice President of the United States, Al Gore, has been reduced to groveling in front of one of the biggest assholes in the history of television (and believe me, that’s saying something), Keith Olberman, in a last ditch effort to save his baby.
Good luck with that.
Quick question: Have there ever been two people on the planet who deserved each other more than Keith Olberman and Al Gore?
(By the way, Olberman’s politics aren’t what make him one of the biggest assholes in television. He’s an amazingly smart, talented guy. He’s just an amazingly smart, talented, flaming asshole with flames as long as the Parkway.)