Monday, August 01, 2005

ALTV?

Story: Al Gore TV, CNN

Back from his last identity crisis of being a bearded woodsman, Al Gore, along with a group of investors, debuted a new television network Monday called Current TV, and it promises to be as exciting as Al Gore himself. This network will feature short segments called "pods", and each pod will only be around 7 minutes long, as to not loose the attention of the ADD caffeine generation. CNN describes the preview as a "hipper, more irreverent version of traditional TV news magazines", in other words they are ripping off MTV News and the Daily Show all at once. However, they also explained that programming would be covering topics such as jobs, technology and spirituality. I don't know about you but when I think of "hip", jobs and spirituality are the first things that come to mind.

And excuse me for not wanting to watch a network owned by the guy whose wife was the head of the PMRC, the anti free speech organization responsible for warning labels on mainly hip-hop and metal CD's, regardless of their actual content. In other words, this was another organization trying to step in and take the place of parenting. At first glance, I would think that The 700 Club would be more exciting than this gimmick network.

16 comments:

Nölff said...

I'm still partial to NPR drive time news. I don't like my news to be dumbed down.

Tipper Gore = Evil destoyer of the Freedom of Speech.
How "hip" is that? She sued The Dead Kennedys for having dicks on thier record cover. The art was by H.R. Giger, a well respected artist.

I think Rupert Murdock has more common sense than Tipper Gore. If she dosn't like what Al Gore is putting on TV she'll deny him vagina.

Toad734 said...

My point exactly.

mlwhitt said...

I heard about his "Current TV" channel and laughed when I heard it was supposed to be "Non-Partisan". Yeah right. And Al Gore is certainly not Hip. I could see maybe Bill Clinton being able to pull off hip, but when I see Al Gore I think NERD, NERD, NERD.

Nölff said...

Well, we already have Republican news (Fox)
I watched it during my lunch break a little while ago. I don't like it. It seems too .......metrosexual.

Toad734 said...

RE: Nolff

You watched Current?

I wonder if I have it?

Grant said...

What excitement! As soon as they launch the Watch the Paint Dry channel, I'm getting cable.

I'm glad somebody still remembers the PMRC, a.k.a. Nazis-R-Us. We need to start a watchdog group to keep an eye on watchdog groups like that one.

Toad734 said...

RE: Grant

Good Idea, Seriously

Well actually that's kind of what this blog is supposed to be about, as seen in one of my earlier posts:

http://toadthoughts.blogspot.com/2004/12/bomb-throwing-hate-peddlers.html

Anonymous Midwest Girl said...

Seriously perfect post. Nicely put.

Neemund said...

I checked, I don't get Current TV without premium cable. If he called it Weird Al TV he’d probably get several times more viewers confusing it with the singer. Gore should also throw in some more “hip” segments such as: “Things I found at Walmart” “What not to do at a Bar Mitzvah” and “Gourmet cooking with your microwave” then I’d watch that channel more if I actually had it.

BRUISER said...

Yeah if we hated people because of their spouses we might even hate Laura Bush ... oh wait we do...

Current TV is actually watchable and yes
I am afflicted with the ADD ... my own doing I believe.

Lest we forget dear Toad a crazy Italian who accomplished many things in his day ,Michealangelo, is assumed through writings diaries etc. to have had ADD...anyways Slayer is fucking Satanic...

ps- thanks for not kicking me off your site as had Mike from Mike's Delusional America blog ...I am currently in the process of obtaining a roving IP to amend his foul ways and his efforts will be once again thwarted...please I ask everyone who visits this site to visit him and speak out regarding his recockulous statements!!!

Thanks again and Go Paul Hackett!!!

NewsBlog 5000 said...

Michealangelo also drew a lot a dicks. I think this is somehow relevant. I don't know. I don't actually read most of this stuff with my ADD and all.

erinberry said...

Bruiser, you got kicked off Dictator Mike's blog? Me too!

BRUISER said...

Erin..yes ... who can believe a that a Freedom loving Republican ...hates freedom?

Support Our Troops, Vote Democrat

Two Minutes J said...

'Toad', or, my arrogant brother as I shall refer to you. You haven't even seen Al Gores TV show yet you're talking shit? For all we know it could be live footage of Jello Biafra from the Dead Kennedys anally fucking Tipper Gore. I highly doubt it is, but you never know. People have done crazier things for ratings, especially other washed up has-beens....

Ernest said...

Mr. Toad, I think you are onto something with this! Anyway, nice to see you at my blog again, I rather enjoy your visits.

Ernest

Chris said...

I liked TIPPER GORE COMICS, made by the Revolutionary Press. It was a comic designed to piss her off, and had a news anchor holding a severed arm on the cover. This company was famous for their unauthorized Rock and Roll Bio-comics, and got sued by New Kids on the Block, which led to the NUKE THE NEW KIDS legal defense fund, and another comic to sponsor the effort. This may be from before your time, but it's a true tale of the culture wars.