Baseball Crank
Covering the Front and Back Pages of the Newspaper
May 6, 2004

With Al Gore buying a TV network - well, you know, nothing says "pitch-perfect PR sense" like "Al Gore." Can you spot the contradiction:

"This is not going to be a liberal network or a Democratic network or a political network in any way shape or form," Gore said during a news conference. His partner, Hyatt, ran unsuccessfully to represent Ohio in the Senate [ed. - from what party, as if we can't guess?], a position once held by his father-in-law, former Democratic senator Howard Metzenbaum. Hyatt made his fortune marketing legal services through television advertising.

Other investors in INdTV Holdings LLC, an investment group Gore founded with Hyatt, include former Warner Bros. Home Video President Warren Lieberfarb and RealNetworks Inc. Chairman Rob Glaser. Glaser also invested in the Air America Radio, a liberal radio network. . . .

Gore said on Tuesday he and his fellow investors plan to keep their new channel an independent entity, "because the trend towards consolidation is one that needs to be countered with independent voices."

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