Current TV officially becomes 'Al Jazeera America,' poaches Ali Velshi from CNN

For anyone who still held out hope for Al Gore’s revolutionary assault on the cable news industry … it’s officially over. Gone are the heady days of Keith Olbermann, Cenk Uygur, and other leftists who were too unhinged for MSNBC. Current TV is dead, officially completing it’s metamorphosis from “network with zero viewers” into “Al Jazeera America.”

Look at its shiny new Twitter account!

Wasting no time in rebranding its new network, Al Jazeera also announced its new marquee personality: CNN’s now-former business correspondent Ali Velshi.

We assume that Velshi is meant to lend the type of  gravitas that Olbermann and former Current TV host Jennifer Granholm never had. That seems to be the case according to the glowing statement issued on the channel’s new website.

[Al Jazeera official Ehab Al Shihabi] said that Velshi is exactly the kind of journalist that viewers will be able to find on Al Jazeera America. “As is the case with Ali, all Al Jazeera America reporters will be fiercely objective, substantively strong, and absolutely committed to the truth,” he said.

Something tells us that this move will damage Velshi’s credibility more than it will help his toxic new employer. Just a hunch.

  • nc

    Oh great. A new network to chronicle our nation’s decline.

  • d1comment

    And the clown changes cars…

  • Smiley

    To think just today we were all joking about this guy joining Al Jazeera right after CNN canned him.

    Liberalism: where life imitates jokes.

    • BlueGood

      I believe this is a more accurate Logo for Al Gorf’s former “Progressive Green TV Indoctrination Station”

  • Rusty Shackleford

    I always liked the Vanguard stories on Current :( Sad to see those go.

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  • TugboatPhil

    In one legal move, Current TV now hates America slightly less than every other TV news outlet, with the exception of Fox News.

  • Stupid Republic

    Changing the name of the Bermuda Triangle of television doesn’t change the fact that it’s the Bermuda Triangle of television.

    What’s left of Ali Velshi’s career committed suicide today. Not that Velshi had a career to speak of.

  • Brett McMicken

    ali velshi……sounds like the name of an overpriced entree in an expensive restaurant

    • Chip

      or some sort of skin rash you get from playing in the sand…..

  • mike_in_kosovo

    So, no substantive change from Current TV, then?

    • Stephen L. Hall

      And no likely change in viewership.

  • CO2 Producer

    “Fiercely” objective? Eagerly awaiting the combative neutrality.

  • A Willful Boy

    Well, if they have a Code of Ethics, they have a head start on 95% of the competition.

    • Garth Haycock

      Code of Ethics? It’s probably more accurate to call it a Code of Ethnic Cleansing.

  • Scott Carroll

    Last one to Sharia law and an American Caliphate is a rotten egg!

  • dunst43

    “share behind the scenes updates as we launch”

    Umm…is that foreshadowing?

  • Adi

    Every unemployed loser in far-leftist churn-o-lism is granted to have a shot to al-grore-zilla. I also heard the bbc is making some budget cuts.

  • roccolore

    You will be watching the all-English speaking Al-Jazeera Network. Death to America.

  • skydash

    Someone needs to make @PatCondell aware of this!

  • Pablo

    That’s addition by subtraction for CNN.

  • John Kerry’s Forehead

    There was a network called “Current TV?” – hmmm…who knew?

  • $472942

    “Something tells us that this move will damage Velshi’s credibility more than it will help his toxic new employer.”

    How can one “damage” something that’s been broken from the very start??

  • agroulx

    They will never be Americans. Fk you radical Islamist, terror supporters. I hope every damn cable company drops that network, and I sure as hell hope it’s not included in my package.

  • DurkaDurka

    And this is the part where the Liberal Media starts supporting not only sodomy, but pedophilia, polygamy, and beastiality. Because Muslims do.

  • disqus_UARa9ND67m

    Still a polished turd!!

  • r_coplin2001

    Can i ask who the bleep is Ali Velshi as i have never heard of him he most likely is a left wing Muslim Radical.

  • rant stocks

    I think GORE did the right thing by selling this dead horse to people by there nature hate America… same with CURRENT TV just not enough viewers to pay the bill’s. I think Al Jazeera America will meet the same fate. Maybe there advertising will suffer and an abyss money hole (I LOVE IT !) pour it in baby.