Here’s the modern day Edward R. Murrow announcing his new gig with Al Gore’s failing Current TV:
“Nothing is more vital to a free America than a free media, and nothing is more vital to my concept of a free media than news produced independently of corporate interference.”
How noble. I guess Current TV’s corporate investors are different than all others that have come before. From the WSJ on Current TV’s failed 2008 IPO:
Current Media founders Al Gore, the former U.S. vice president, and Joel Hyatt — founder of Hyatt Legal Services — are majority owners of Current Media, according to the IPO filings. Ron Burkle’s investment firm, cable operator Comcast and satellite-TV company DirecTV also were also listed as significant stockholders in the company.
Stay tuned . . .