April 04, 2005
AlGore told an audience that Current (AKA Gore TV--thanks Reuters) wasn't going to be "a Democratic channel, a liberal channel, or a TV version of Air America." Well, let's see who's behind the network:
The network said its financial backers included Rob Glaser, chief executive of RealNetworks Inc., Bob Pittman who helped create the popular MTV networks and Joel Hyatt, who is chief executive of the network and built a network of legal services clinics.
Glaser is a Democrat. Joel Hyatt was a Democratic Senate candidate in 1994. I haven't found anything about Pittman's politics, but the man did found MTV a network that never even hinted at being conservative.
How many Reagan tributes do you think Gore TV will ever air?
"Gore TV Network to Launch in August, Google Tie-In"