There is some kind of a dispute between Ted Turner (CNN, and a few other less popular Ted Turner channels I never watch anyway) and Dish Network. So Dish Network has put in it's place Al Jazeera (200) and MSNBC(201). I certainly hope this becomes permanent.

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Palindromedary 4 years 37 weeks ago
#1

I just watched an excellent hour long documentary on Al Jazeera called "When Israel Attacked America" about when Israel attacked the USS Liberty in 1967 while it was sitting a few miles off the coast of the Sinai Peninsula. They played some audio tapes of Israeli communications just prior to the attack that proved that Israel knew that the ship was American. When the Israeli scout planes flew over, making quite a few passes, the men on the USS Liberty waved and the Israeli pilots waved back. American flags were flying. There was no dispute as to who the ship belonged to. Over 200 Americans (over 2/3 of the crew) lost their lives that day. And Pres. Johnson ordered it all covered up and forbade the press from getting too nosy...all to cover up Israel's war crimes. They paid the surviving wives $25,000 each and $10,000 for each of the children over the age of 5. Younger ones got nothing. The cover-up story was that it was just a case of Israel mistaking the ship as an Egyptian freighter. And since they were at war with Egypt at the time the ship was to be taken out. The documentary pointed out how not only Pres. Johnson was being controlled by Israel (directly and indirectly through rich Jews in America) but also Congress was as well. I don't think things have changed much since...except gotten worse.

Legend 4 years 37 weeks ago
#2

Just heard an ad while watching MSNBC about a new book documentary by Dick Morris on "Obamas secret plan to end Democracy in America". See it on Newsmax channel 223 on Dish Network. I checked the schedule (as far as I know this is a new channel) and it has a bunch of radical right wing agenda documentaries. It also has a bunch of reruns so you have to flip more to prime time to see the list of documentries. This is very dangerous because these are called documentries but are hardly documented at all if at all. Dick Morris has been making a living with false claims. This is becoming more and more suspecious, no CNN and now Newsmax.

Legend 4 years 37 weeks ago
#3

Just before the elections Dish removes CNN. A fair and Balanced news station compared to some. Many viewers will switch to Fox News an unfair and unbalanced news station. Is this a plan by Charlie Ergen, owner of Dish (a billionaire)? Most will not switch to Al Jazeera just because of the name. Ted Turner is no longer involved with CNN.

Legend 4 years 37 weeks ago
#4

Just heard an ad while watching MSNBC about a new book documentary by Dick Morris on "Obamas secret plan to end Democracy in America". See it on Newsmax channel 223 on Dish Network. I checked the schedule (as far as I know this is a new channel) and it has a bunch of radical right wing agenda documentaries. It also has a bunch of reruns so you have to flip more to prime time to see the list of documentries. This is very dangerous because these are called documentries but are hardly documented at all (if at all). Dick Morris has been making a living with false claims. This is becoming more and more suspecious, no CNN and now Newsmax.

Legend 4 years 37 weeks ago
#5

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newsmax_Media

Says it all. The brainwashing will continue until morale improoves.

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Palindromedary 4 years 37 weeks ago
#6

Correction: Al Jazeera is on channels 201 and 215.

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Palindromedary 4 years 37 weeks ago
#7

Legend: How horrible! My elation turns to stone. Newsmax is most likely going to be far worse than CNN. Well, at least we, that are excited about it anyway, can watch Al Jazeera. And don't forget, you can't get Russia Today or Free Speech TV, or Link TV on any other carrier. Only Dish TV.

Interesting idea that these changes may have something to do with influencing the elections. Never thought of that.

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Palindromedary 4 years 37 weeks ago
#8

Legend: I've been reading up on Ted Turner. He's one of 40 billionaires that have pledged half their fortunes to charity. So, he can't be all bad. Besides he is something like number 736 from the top of the list of billionaires in the US. He's only got a paltry $2 billion (forbes list 2013). There are 1342 billionaires in the US and there are 1645 billionaires in the world (including the US). So, there are 303 billionaires outside of the US.
http://www.forbes.com/sites/erincarlyle/2013/03/06/full-list-u-s-billion...

Ted Turner used to be the largest single land holder in the US but some other guy now has the biggest landholding. Ted Turner's (second largest ranch in the US..used to be the largest) is in northern New Mexico and southern Colorado. The ranch house, called Vermejo Ranch House, is located at 36°53'17.16"N 104°58'45.25"W 7 miles south of the NM/CO border and 30 miles west of Raton, NM. There is a much larger adjoining building reaching our to the NW and lots of other big buildings around them. You can click in the Panoramio icon that is located in the roadway (it's pretty small) to see the actual photo of the Ranch House.

Travel by road from Raton would be a lot more than 30 miles though. I can't imagine Ted Turner going there by car...probably helicopter. Mountains all around. Also the whole place (North (all up into Colorado) and East and South of his place) is covered with oil wells. Google Earth shows about two dozen cars parked around the buildings. I doubt that Ted Turner goes there very often...too remote.

Legend 4 years 37 weeks ago
#9

All I said it Ted Turner is not involved with CNN any more. The title of this subject is wrong.

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Palindromedary 4 years 37 weeks ago
#10

Legend: I agree! :-}

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