Al Jazeera America will be shutting its doors soon:

It’s probably way too late to stop payment on the check to Al Gore:

Al Jazeera America went on the air in August 2013 after it bought Al Gore’s Current TV for $500 million. It promised to be thoughtful and smart, free of the shouting arguments that have defined cable news in the United States over the last decade. But meaningful viewership never came, with prime-time ratings sometimes struggling to exceed 30,000 viewers.

In 2014, sellers of Current, including Gore, filed a breach of contract lawsuit against Al Jazeera for not paying the full amount, but Gore still undoubtedly got a nice chunk of change.

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