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Al Gore Invents Internet TV

samzenpus posted more than 9 years ago | from the can-he-uninvent-spam dept.

Television 474

catdevnull writes "The SF Gate is reporting that former VP Al Gore is launching "Current" a new CableTV-Internet hybrid. From the article: "Current, the name of Gore's enterprise, hopes to do that by airing a shuffle of short news features, some produced by the network but many submitted online by viewers. Current will also air segments every half hour showing TV viewers what Google searchers are tapping into at that moment -- everything from current events to tourist destinations. It's all directed at a generation that thinks nothing of plugging into more than one media outlet at once." "

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Yeah, and? (-1, Flamebait)

the_skywise (189793) | more than 9 years ago | (#12160301)

He's making "liberal TV" But he says he's not.

I mean, it's not like he's going to show Star Trek on it...

is he?

Re:Yeah, and? (2, Funny)

qewl (671495) | more than 9 years ago | (#12160389)

He's making "liberal TV" But he says he's not.

Nah, I'd guess it to be more like Robot Wars 24/7.

I don't think so (5, Insightful)

JoeBuck (7947) | more than 9 years ago | (#12160400)

People seem to be assuming that Gore wants to make a liberal counterpart to Fox News, but it appears that he's trying to do something quite different, making something that is far more interactive than traditional television. I have no idea if it will work (and I suspect that it won't), but critics might want to actually pay attention to what he's trying to do before criticizing something that has nothing to do with what he is trying.

Re:I don't think so (1)

EvilSS (557649) | more than 9 years ago | (#12160417)

The idea sounds cool: until the channel gets bought a few times and turned into crap and we all have this overwhelming feeling of deja-vu.

Re:I don't think so (1)

qewl (671495) | more than 9 years ago | (#12160467)

Well interactive TV can't get much worse than MTV's TRL and similar with all the little LOL OMG!! MUDVAYNE IS SOO COOL AND EXCITING AND ORIGINAL!

Re:I don't think so (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12160623)

I believe it will be more like moveon.orgtv. Al Gore says it will not be biased. I suggest looking at the people involved in launching the network and decide for yourself how unbiased they are.

I also have a question for those that say Fox is biased. Even assuming that they are, who cares? It's not like there is not another news source that will present news with a more liberal twist. I don't actually believe their news coverage is biased. I expect to get attacked with what about Hannity and O'reilly. They are commentators, they are supposed to have opinions.

Re:Yeah, and? (1)

yoder (178161) | more than 9 years ago | (#12160462)

"He's making "liberal TV" But he says he's not."

Of course he will not call it liberal TV. If he even hints that it may possibly have a liberal slant, every wingnut in the country will start screaming of how they are being persecuted by the media. If it were possible for him to come in under the wingnut radar, he might be able to avoid some of the crap that Air America radio went through.

More power to him. I'll pay for the channel.

Re:Yeah, and? (1)

tscrum (829068) | more than 9 years ago | (#12160558)

he's getting it funded by Budhist munks.

May as well make a pron channel (2, Funny)

EmbeddedJanitor (597831) | more than 9 years ago | (#12160560)

That's what most Google searches are for. And all the ad breaks will be infomercials for Viagra etc.

Next week... (5, Funny)

FlyByPC (841016) | more than 9 years ago | (#12160302)

...he'll invent SlashDot!

Re:Next week... (1)

alex4u2nv (869827) | more than 9 years ago | (#12160619)

To late. He already invented http://slsahdot.org/ [slsahdot.org]

Yes, but... (1)

GET THE FACTS! (850779) | more than 9 years ago | (#12160632)

Who invented the Slashdot troll [wikipedia.org] ?

Woohoo! (-1, Redundant)

Gentlewhisper (759800) | more than 9 years ago | (#12160303)

"Brought to you from the inventor of the internets!"

Re:Woohoo! (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12160416)

Yeah keep mocking him. You'll be sorry when he decides to take it back.

Internet-TV hybrid? (5, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12160305)

You mean like MSNBC? The channel both Microsoft and NBC want to dump?

Re:Internet-TV hybrid? (5, Funny)

Khakionion (544166) | more than 9 years ago | (#12160554)

Yes, exactly. Except for not at all, but barring that detail, yes, you're right.

Let me be the first to say (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12160308)

what the hell are they smoking?

Oblig quote (3, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12160309)

"Al Gore's endorsement should be enough for anybody"

How the mighty fall.... (1, Insightful)

ergo98 (9391) | more than 9 years ago | (#12160310)

And this man was almost president.

Re:How the mighty fall.... (0, Flamebait)

DAldredge (2353) | more than 9 years ago | (#12160483)

Isn't it amazing how fscked up the US electoral system is? :)

Electoral College (2)

p51d007 (656414) | more than 9 years ago | (#12160567)

Obviously you need to go back and read from the constitution what the electoral college is and quit relying on what your liberal teachers tell you. The electoral college was a great idea our founding fathers came up with. This gives an equal share of the outcome of an election to small states or large states based on population. Without the electoral system, there would be NO NEED for any politician to ever visit "flyover" country. They would spend all their time in: California, Florida, New York, Illinois, Texas and a couple of other states, where the bulk of the population resides. The other states in the union would not receive any representation, since they have "too few" people. The electoral college prevents that from happening.

Re:Electoral College (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12160613)

If no-one lives there, why give a fuck?

Re:Electoral College (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12160633)

but bush is teh winnar so teh elecshun systum is teh fuxored. if gore was teh winnar teh elecshum systum would be teh leet and teh democracy. but too bad beacause now we live in amerikkka.

Re:How the mighty fall.... (1)

Guppy06 (410832) | more than 9 years ago | (#12160564)

You're assuming he wasn't always like this.

There's nothing special about candidates for political office.

Worse still.... (-1, Troll)

EmbeddedJanitor (597831) | more than 9 years ago | (#12160584)

If you're in the USA look around you. They are the people who almost made him president.

i heart al gore (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12160312)

AL GORE IS THE BEST!!!!!!!!!!

hehe, al gore tv, what a guy...

Re:i heart al gore (0, Redundant)

wolenczak (517857) | more than 9 years ago | (#12160469)

GoreTv, hehe

It will be crap (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12160314)

If the stuff on ifilm.com is any measure of what will come out of this, then it won't be worth watching.

I think this will be an exercise in the value of entertainment corporations screening out most of the crap.

Re:It will be crap (4, Interesting)

doppe1 (856394) | more than 9 years ago | (#12160463)

I think this will be an exercise in the value of entertainment corporations screening out most of the crap.

What, you mean the stuff we get has had most of the crap screened out.

Al Gore? (5, Funny)

iGN97 (83927) | more than 9 years ago | (#12160317)

The original inventor of the algorithm?

Re:Al Gore? (2, Funny)

stalefries (860068) | more than 9 years ago | (#12160362)

Quite the resume, isn't it? Invented the internet, internet tv, the Al-Gore-ithm, and ran for the presidency and lost just because of a few Floridians!

Re:Al Gore? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12160473)

...lost just because of a few Floridians!

Yet not the actual voters, oddly enough.

X-Bender (4, Funny)

joe_bruin (266648) | more than 9 years ago | (#12160493)

Announcing Car Bot: Thank you all for coming. It is my pleasure to
introduce the host of the Kyoto global warming convention. The
inventor of the environment, and first emperor of the moon, Al Gore.

Al Gore: I have ridden the mighty moon worm!

[Applause]

Fry: Good for him.

Re:Al Gore? (1)

slashrogue (775436) | more than 9 years ago | (#12160545)

That's Algorythms [vgcats.com] !

Uhhh... (5, Insightful)

MagicDude (727944) | more than 9 years ago | (#12160318)

Current will also air segments every half hour showing TV viewers what Google searchers are tapping into at that moment

That's going to be kindof X-rated, don't you think? Experience has shown that at any given point, a good portion of people using the internet are searching for porn, or at least naked pictures of celebrities.

Re:Uhhh... (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12160386)

Wait... what? There is porn on the Internet!? Why am I always the last to find out about these things.

Re:Uhhh... (1)

Zocalo (252965) | more than 9 years ago | (#12160422)

X-Rated? Are you kidding me? It's more likely going to be a cross between getting a first post on Slashdot and Google Whacking. Just before the Google segment starts the hordes with descend on Google and try and get their "amusing" search phrase up in lights. Who knows, there might even be a fortune file in the offing too...

Re:Uhhh... (2, Interesting)

irix (22687) | more than 9 years ago | (#12160529)

A couple of years ago at OLS [linuxsymposium.org] they had a presentation by someone from Google on their use of Linux in house (this one [linuxsymposium.org] I think).

At the end of the presentation, he brought up a web page that showed a scrolling list of google queries that were being done in near-real-time. I think it was showing every nth query (every query would have been scrolling too fast to see). He said that they had two versions of this web page - a filtered and an unfiltered one, and he was running unfiltered.

Was it ever funny - people entering some of the craziest X-rated search phrases you could imagine. If he could have left it up I would have stayed there and watched for hours :-)

Re:Uhhh... (1)

theraccoon (592935) | more than 9 years ago | (#12160553)

If not p0rn, then "sin city filetype:torrent"...

Re:Uhhh... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12160620)

That ought to get the righteous right going.

Ahaha.. (4, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12160319)

Still funny. All these years later. No it is, it's never gotten old. Not even when the NSF credited him with a major role in makeing the internet into something broadly useful.

NSF had nothing to do with his funny claim (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12160607)

The NSF credited him with improving the Internet. This does not make his entire false claim of having created in the first place it any more true.

Re:NSF had nothing to do with his funny claim (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12160644)

Nor does it make your claim to be a purple chicken with twelve eyes correct. What? You never made any such claim? Doesn't matter, Mr. Gore never claimed to invent the internet either.

is drudge running /. this week? (1, Insightful)

Sebastopol (189276) | more than 9 years ago | (#12160323)

First an irate and bogus article referring to "Communist San Fransisco", and now jokes from 5 years ago!

Waaazzzzzzzuuuuuuupppppppp Taco!!!!!!!!!!!

Okay. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12160348)

THAT'S funny.

Haven't we had enough.... (5, Funny)

rob_squared (821479) | more than 9 years ago | (#12160327)

...articles about robots recently?

Show Google searches? (2, Insightful)

djkoolaide (729441) | more than 9 years ago | (#12160330)

So they're going to start monitoring Google and can see what people search for? I really hope I just read that wrong.

Nothing for you to see here. Please move along. (0)

bird603568 (808629) | more than 9 years ago | (#12160333)

Yes there is something form me to see here. Its tv and internet. Al Gore saying he invented the internet was a prelode to the tvinternet. I just dont see how this is going to be practicle. Somebody will figure out how to spam and do popups. The question is can you browse the internet, download a iso of your favorite distro of course and use viop all at one?

Inventor extrodinaire (-1, Redundant)

petrolhead (745798) | more than 9 years ago | (#12160335)

Al Gore, the inventor of the internet brings you "Internet Televsion"!

Re:Inventor extrodinaire (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12160443)

The next time you have a thought, gashuffer, just let it go.

Obligatory Al Gore Link: (4, Informative)

ImaLamer (260199) | more than 9 years ago | (#12160337)

Credit for Internet funding by Vinton Cerf & Robert Kahn:

http://tinyurl.com/65ssc [tinyurl.com]

Re:Obligatory Al Gore Link: (1, Insightful)

DAldredge (2353) | more than 9 years ago | (#12160379)

Do you have any quotes from people who are not dependent on Governmental contracts for their incomes?

Insulting elected officials is a good way to get funding/contracts killed. Ask Theo.

Re:Obligatory Al Gore Link: (2, Insightful)

ImaLamer (260199) | more than 9 years ago | (#12160408)

Yeah, because Al Gore is giving out so many contract now a days huh?

Second post! (-1, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12160340)

Oh wait, April 1st is over, nevermind..

Did he? (-1, Troll)

Coneasfast (690509) | more than 9 years ago | (#12160341)

from article: Al Gore never said he invented the Internet.

maybe that isn't what he meant, but nevertheless, he did say he invented it (maybe out of nervousness, or a poor choice of words). a horrible blunder on his part, and will continue to haunt him. poor bastard. :(

Re:Did he? (4, Informative)

mondoterrifico (317567) | more than 9 years ago | (#12160390)

http://www.snopes.com/quotes/internet.htm [snopes.com]
Nope. The internet makes you stupid.

Re:Did he? (1)

Guppy06 (410832) | more than 9 years ago | (#12160583)

You give people too much credit by assuming they weren't stupid before they got on the internet.

Re:Did he? (5, Informative)

SydShamino (547793) | more than 9 years ago | (#12160427)

No he didn't. That wasn't his choice of words at all. He said he "took the initiative in creating the internet."

Still a poor choice of words, but you are spouting the same falsehoods as you see on TV/Slashdot.

Snopes Article [snopes.com]

And "took the initiative in creating" and "inventing" are most certainly differnt. Nikola Tesla discovered/invented AC power distribution, but George Westinghouse took the initiative in creating the power grid, by providing the money for it. Al Gore's role was more like Westinghouse's, in that he worked to secure funding for the internet and similar projects in the 80s when no one else really cared about them.

Re:Did he? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12160604)

And "took the initiative in creating" and "inventing" are most certainly differnt.

The effect is the same though, those words make it seem like he is taking credit for something he doesn't deserve.

Re:Did he? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12160435)

"[Taking] initiative in creating" is not the same as "inventing," but thanks for playing/trolling. Not that I like Al Gore, but hey, play fair.

Whole discussion: -1 Flamebait (4, Interesting)

ImaLamer (260199) | more than 9 years ago | (#12160448)

He actually said he "took the initiative in creating the internet"

Poor choice of words? Maybe, but Wired misquoted (libel!) him and put the word "Invented" in his mouth.

Either way, Al Gore did coin the phrase "Information Superhighway" and Eisenhower should get credit for the Internet because it's his vision of the Interstate system that was the fundamental idea that went into creating the Internet (and that was in like the 1950's!)

What Al Gore said... (0, Troll)

DAldredge (2353) | more than 9 years ago | (#12160350)

For all those that say Gore didn't claim to invent the net I include the following.

On CNN's "Late Edition" program on 9 March 1999. When asked to describe what distinguished him from his challenger for the Democratic presidential nomination, Senator Bill Bradley of New Jersey, Gore replied (in part):

During my service in the United States Congress, I took the initiative in creating the Internet. I took the initiative in moving forward a whole range of initiatives that have proven to be important to our country's economic growth and environmental protection, improvements in our educational system.

Re:What Al Gore said... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12160369)

Great that's all we need, more gore on TV.

Easy enough solution: (2, Funny)

ImaLamer (260199) | more than 9 years ago | (#12160501)

"Put the off button on."
George W. Bush February 14, 2000 Advice to parents who have concerns about violence on television.

Re:What Al Gore said... (1)

op12 (830015) | more than 9 years ago | (#12160385)

Apparently he also took the initiative to say initiative a billion times.

Re:What Al Gore said... (5, Insightful)

crayz (1056) | more than 9 years ago | (#12160398)

Look at the context of the quote though. It's obvious he's talking about a legislative accomplishment

Re:What Al Gore said... (1)

mondoterrifico (317567) | more than 9 years ago | (#12160446)

Of course its obvious. But then again so are most trolls.

Re:What Al Gore said... (0, Troll)

DAldredge (2353) | more than 9 years ago | (#12160510)

Yea! Because we all know that pointing out what Gore really said makes me a troll. Just because I didn't edit it to fit the /. groupthink view doesn't mean it is a troll.

Re:What Al Gore said... (-1, Troll)

DAldredge (2353) | more than 9 years ago | (#12160453)

No! He was trying to claim all the credit for himself which was dishonest and selfserving.

He just made the mistake of saying it in too public a forum.

Re:What Al Gore said... (0, Flamebait)

mondoterrifico (317567) | more than 9 years ago | (#12160477)

What are you 5 years old?
I bet you are wetting yourself in anticipation of all the flames this topic will produce.

Re:What Al Gore said... (2, Informative)

EvilSS (557649) | more than 9 years ago | (#12160401)

Yep he said it. I don't know why people get all worked up about it though. Like "Internets" it was a verbal screw-up that has since become a never-ending running joke.

Re:What Al Gore said... (3, Informative)

Xoro (201854) | more than 9 years ago | (#12160575)

I don't know why people get all worked up about it though.

People get worked up about it because it was used during the 2000 election by right-wing pundits (yes, I mean *you*, Peggy Noonan) to "prove" that Al Gore was a serial liar who couldn't be trusted with the presidency.

So people on the right who get worked up about it do so because they see it as evidence that Gore is a dangerous buffoon who came *this close* to leading the country. People on the left who get worked up about it do so because it confirms for them that Republicans are evil, election-stealing savages.

Still others get worked up because the initial accusations and the long debate that followed seem to suggest that either something is badly wrong with the political system, or possibly that people aren't wearing enough hats.

Take your pick.

Re:What Al Gore said... (1)

tscrum (829068) | more than 9 years ago | (#12160639)

Ever thought that he did mispeak by actually mentioning the "Internets"? Maybe there are Internets. Like the big CIA, FBI, conspiracy theory type of Internets.

Re:What Al Gore said... (3, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12160438)

And he did. Even the NSF acknowledged as much. Without the shift in government policy, we wouldn't have had the explosion of Entrepreneurship. The republicans post-Regan aren't pro Entrepreneurship, they're pro consolidation, pro-monopoly, and quite frankly, anti-american.

Re:What Al Gore said... (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12160484)

So ?

That little screw up cost the country about zero dollars.

How about the "curveball" Bush he threw us ?

fdkljdflkgjdflkgjdfkljg (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12160352)

dklfjkdsjflkj

Who cares? (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12160364)

What they don't tell you, but what I'm sure most of Slashdot will actually like, is that it's basicly going to be politically liberal programming.

It'll probably go the way of Air America. We all saw how well that worked.

Al Gore and the Internet (1)

SuperBanana (662181) | more than 9 years ago | (#12160370)

I swear to god, when I heard about this (several days ago, btw, on my local nightly news program- Slashdot is a little slow on the uptake), the newscaster said something along the lines of "Al Gore isn't stopping with the internet, now he's doing his own TV channel!"

I always assumed that everyone got that the whole "I invented the internet" stuff was a bunch of crap, but now I'm starting to have my doubts- I think a lot of people DO think he "invented the internet".

She wrapped it up with "however, Gore will not appear on the channel himself." Thank god- we've have an epidemic of people falling asleep from Instant Boredom.

Re:Al Gore and the Internet (1)

2ms (232331) | more than 9 years ago | (#12160562)

Dude he may not of literally said he invented it but he definately tried to take credit for it. Like countless times too.

Everyone's never going to get that it was a bunch of crap because he continued to boast about it for years even after people had started giving him shit about it and millions of us saw it on tv. Gore was a horse's ass it's ok to accept this even as a democrat. how do you think bush won? Kerry was a fraudulent ass. And he really did flip flop. Like ridiculously. He said he would have invaded irag too, and then he said he wouldn't have, and then the votes were in and the public never once heard an alternative to the war out of him. These guys were both asses and that's how bush won the taking credit more the internet was typical of this.

It's good these guys were asses because they almost won and look how big asses they were next time will be a sure thing as long as not an ass.

Re:Al Gore and the Internet (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12160571)

Shouldn't that be 'Goredom'?

Not a bad idea folks. (1)

Man in Spandex (775950) | more than 9 years ago | (#12160376)

"Part of our objective is to connect those two experiences"
I don't think he'd want to see the outcome of TV and Internet merged under one solution. We already got Paris Hilton all over the net and on tv :X

Then I read the following line:
Those hoping for a liberal network to balance the conservatism of Fox won't find it here.
Well now I'm almost sold!

When will Al Gore's head become... (5, Funny)

dspisak (257340) | more than 9 years ago | (#12160378)

Emperor of the Moon? It's taking too damn long.

A TV show or short segment showing what people are looking for on Google? Oh god, I can just imagine it now:

193.53.2.10 is looking for "l33t w@r3z" with 57 hits

Oh but check this out! 216.23.129.44 is looking for "vast right wing conspiracy" with 683,000 hits!

101.23.64.99 is looking for "CENSORED" with 2,947,345 hits. What a perv!

Etc.

Re:When will Al Gore's head become... (3, Funny)

Mechcozmo (871146) | more than 9 years ago | (#12160426)

Hey! That's my IP!

only a matter of time (1)

Syini666 (622800) | more than 9 years ago | (#12160382)

It will be priceless when a bot comes out to flood google with searches about the current political climate and it gets picked up. Hopefully this like most other retarded plans falls by the wayside as real ideas come forward.

SHOWING Google searches??? (2, Funny)

balaam's ass (678743) | more than 9 years ago | (#12160388)

Uh, is Al sure he wants to broadcast how often people are searching for pr0n, and the different "kind" of pr0n they're looking for?

What would Tipper say??

Got Google (1)

Doc Ruby (173196) | more than 9 years ago | (#12160397)

If nothing else, this venture is useful because it makes someone who's not the NSA an important customer for Google's aggregated surf data. Showing it live on TV opens it up to the public.

Ticker!!! (1)

ImaLamer (260199) | more than 9 years ago | (#12160594)

I say put it in the ticker (news crawl):

Linux ext3 tweaks - Opus Dei - free porn movies - cosign auto loan - mario - squirting mpeg videos - lighsaber - free amateur husband creampie wife sample videos

(Based on eal dogpile searches [dogpile.com] )

this is rapidly fractal (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12160411)

so, we can watch TV of Google lookups of TV of Google Lookups of ...

yay.

On the first episode: (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12160425)

"You are hearing me talk."

no! (4, Funny)

barryfandango (627554) | more than 9 years ago | (#12160442)

"...a generation that thinks nothing of plugging into more than one media outlet at once."

Maybe in my college days, but never again!

Stop it already (2, Funny)

nxtr (813179) | more than 9 years ago | (#12160450)

April Fools is over for more than 5 days now!

Does anyone actually care about.... (1)

chroot_james (833654) | more than 9 years ago | (#12160490)

what people are searching google for every 30 minutes?!

Will the lame Al Gore jokes never cease? (1, Redundant)

Dh2000 (71834) | more than 9 years ago | (#12160502)

Probably not, but it's pretty boring to hear them over and over again.. guess I'm getting too old.

On second thought, maybe it's because he's only "mis-spoken" a few times that there are so few jokes to be made.

Anyway, Internet-TV has been here, already.. for years. Big Whoop. Will it be better from the crappy CNN and horrible FOX and pitiful MSNBC or the neutered ABC & CBS networks?

Maybe, but I kinda doubt it. It'll probably be full of advertisements, infomercials and other useless pap within the year.. if not from the start.

One can only wish for investigative, Fact-based-journalism that doesn't mindlessly repeat whatever important-person-x says or yak-yak about celebrity-scandal #1,043,323.

Viagra (1)

workman161 (814490) | more than 9 years ago | (#12160508)

How many ads will feature viagra though?

Remember QUBE? (1)

Gleepy (16226) | more than 9 years ago | (#12160522)

...a failed cable TV experiment with interactive boxes? Even venerable game show host Bill Cullen [acd.net] did a one-off game show in Columbus called How Do You Like Your Eggs? [acd.net]

I hope this goes over better than Air America (1, Offtopic)

Shivetya (243324) | more than 9 years ago | (#12160527)

AA failed miserably because instead of being original they were shallow and vicious copy cats. Most of their junk was a mean spirited parody of some other sucessful show.

Gore says he isn't going to slant the shows yet the list of whos who there is very very slanted.

I just hope he doesn't get as dumb as Rock The Vote has become or worse delve into the nasty politics of MoveOn or similar from the right.

If he truly wants to show that he is sane; yes I doubt it sometimes; lets hope that he doesn't slant it too much and not become just another mouthpiece for the DNC.

If your going to compete with the likes of Rush, Hannity, and the right you need to deliver facts and keep the slant off. Do not copy unless your doing so out of sincere flattery for someone else's job well done. Lastly do not EVER go off on a tirade that borders on a political stump speech.

Oh, please don't blame anyone else if you fail.

Why are we still using CableTV? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12160642)

Seriously? 200 channels, all coming down your cable connection, why not have 9000 channels all coming down your broadband connection?
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