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Morning Media Newsfeed: Gore Sues Al Jazeera | MTP Pays Tribute to Gregory

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Al Gore Sues Al Jazeera Over $500 Million Current TV Deal (Bloomberg)
Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore has sued Al Jazeera, claiming the satellite news provider owned by the Qatari royal family owes him and a partner $65 million from a deal to buy his network, Current TV. TVNewser “Our outside counsel is reviewing the complaint,” an Al Jazeera spokesperson said. “We think it relates to a commercial dispute between former shareholders of Current Media and Al Jazeera America. We may have further comment once they’ve fully reviewed everything.” Politico / Dylan Byers on Media Gore and business partner Joel Hyatt, the co-founders of Current Media, say that Al Jazeera has unlawfully refused to turn over tens of millions of dollars currently located in an escrow account. That money is owed to Current Media shareholders per the terms of the $500-million merger agreement made in January 2013, the plaintiffs say. New York Post Gore, 66, was set to personally pocket an estimated $100 million on the sale of his 20 percent stake in the network, which he helped found in 2004. Mediaite In a statement, Gore’s lawyer said, “Al Jazeera America wants to give itself a discount on the purchase price that was agreed to nearly two years ago. We are asking the court to order Al Jazeera America to stop wrongfully withholding the escrow funds that belong to Current’s former shareholders.” It should be noted that last year, Gore himself was sued for the sale of Current TV.

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Morning Media Newsfeed: Aereo Suspends Service | The View Loses Two

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Aereo Suspends Streaming TV Service, Weighs Next Steps (Variety)
Following the Supreme Court’s ruling on Wednesday in favor of broadcasters, Aereo announced early Saturday that it was pausing its streaming TV service at 11:30 a.m. ET. “We have decided to pause our operations temporarily as we consult with the court and map out our next steps,” Aereo CEO and founder Chet Kanojia wrote in a letter to subscribers. Deadline Hollywood The Barry Diller-backed company plans to consult with the U.S. District Court in New York, hearing broadcasters’ complaint against it after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a 6-3 decision that the service violates station owners’ copyrights when it streams their over-the-air programming without permission. Users will receive a refund for their last paid month. Mediaite Notably, Kanojia calls the move a “pause” rather than a permanent end to operations, though it seems highly unlikely that the company will be able to move forward in any recognizable form following the decision. In an interview with Bloomberg TV earlier this year, he said the company had “no plan” to move forward if the court ruled against it. GigaOM Despite the obvious appeal of an Internet-based mobile TV service that offers a small bundle of channels, the TV industry is reluctant to change its current business model, which is based on selling large packages of channels, many of which consumers never watch. One option for Aereo may be to accept the Supreme Court’s declaration that it is a cable company, and seek a license from the broadcasters, although the economics of this might prove prohibitive. NYT The company had fewer than 500,000 subscribers in about a dozen metropolitan areas. Customers paid $8 to $12 a month to rent one of Aereo’s dime-size antennas that captured over-the-air television signals. They then could stream and record programs from major broadcasters using their mobile phones, tablets, laptops and Internet-connected televisions.

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Hillary Clinton, Oprah Winfrey Celebrate Women in the World

In her opening remarks on the second day of The DailyBeast/Newsweek Women in the World Summit, former Secretary of State and New York Senator Hillary Clinton called women’s rights the 21st century’s “unfinished business.”

“The world is changing beneath our feet, and it is past time to embrace a 21st-century approach to advancing the rights and opportunities of women and girls,” Clinton said. “Technology, from satellite television to cell phones, from Twitter to Tumbler, is helping to bring abuses out of the shadows and into the center of global consciousness.”

Clinton’s remarks framed the morning session of panel discussions at the Summit. Clinton’s daughter Chelsea, a board member at The Clinton Foundation and a special correspondent for NBC News, was the morning’s first moderator, steering a panel about women’s roles in science, math and computer programming. The morning’s other moderators included ABC News anchor Cynthia McFadden, former CNN anchor Campbell Brown and CBS News anchor Norah O’Donnell.

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Voted Down | Why Not | No Winners

TVNewser: MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell is not happy with President Barack Obama. Democrats across the nation shrug and agree.

AppNewser: Apple has ordered 10 million iPad Minis, just in case there are 10 million people who don’t realize the Mini is just a slightly bigger iPhone without the phone.

PRNewser: In the battle between Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj, everyone is a loser.

TV Reporters Go Fishing

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Four days after her stunning resignation announcement Sarah Palin was up to her old crazy stunt photo opportunity ways, inviting television reporters like NBC‘s Andrea Mitchell and ABC‘s Kate Snow to come salmon fishing with her in Dillingham, Alaska.

Dressed in a white t-shirt and waders, Palin gave a more coherent interview to Mitchell, but when asked by Snow whether she would run for president in 2012 she said, “Don’t know what the future holds. I’m not gonna shut any door. That — who knows what doors open. I can’t predict what the next fish run’s gonna look like down on the Nushagak. So I certainly can’t predict what’s gonna happen in the next couple of years.”

Snow also sort of made fun of the soon-to-be former governor in her lead in to the piece, quoting Palin as saying she didn’t think her resignation would be “such a darn big deal,” and actually using the word “fishin’” (no g).

If Palin ever leaves the national spotlight, we are going to miss these crazy photo ops and little jabs at her sometimes incoherent interviews and speeches, as well as all the useful information about Alaska we have learned. Did you know, as Matt Lauer pointed out, that is stays light very late there? Now you do.

The Politics of Bailing Out

This is a video of our Senator Barbra Boxer busting on John McCain‘s theatrics.

Is the credit crisis too close to home? The Columbia Journalism Review asks if Andrea Mitchell should be covering anything about the financial crisis. Hm? That would be like Maria Shriver covering the recall. Right? Or the budget crisis? Or her husband’s politics over the Cawleefornia and so on and so forth…

The best thing that John McCain ever did for Sarah Palin, besides setting the stage for her to be immortalized in corn, was to distract the nation from her interview with Katie Couric which aired this week, this is according to LAT‘s James Rainey. Yeah, we’re heartless jerks and we kind of felt sorry for her, what with Putin rearing his head. If she wasn’t running for something important we’d stop paying attention because it now seems cruel.

A Noun, A Verb, And Joe Biden for VP: The MSM Scoops New Media

bidenvpgg.pngSo Biden it is. The news arrived late this evening about twelve hours ahead of the much ballyhooed text and/or email we were all supposed to personally receive from Barack Obama informing us of his choice. In the end the campaign was scooped by CNN’s John King, CBS’s Steve Chaggaris, the AP, and Marc Ambinder, in that order. Word has it the official text will arrive sometime in the am.

The VP stakes have become an increasingly prominent story line this week as the conventions gear up and the Olympics slow down. Joe Biden was considered a favorite last weekend, along with Evan Bayh, though the story kicked into high gear tonight as word came down the wire via Andrea Mitchell that both Bayh and Tim Kaine had been notified they were out of the running. Later it was confirmed — making moot some late-game theorizing — that Hillary was also out. This half of FishbowlNY happened to be without Internet on a plane to Denver along with Rachel Sklar and Keli Goff when the news started to break (the last time FishbowlNY was on a JetBlue plane the news of Tim Russert’s death broke).

Anyway, we like Biden — those of you who slogged through the twenty or so Dem liveblogs we participated in over at HuffPo will know that this decision makes us very happy. We have a long-time soft spot for the Democratic senator from Delaware. As for why he got the nod, Ambinder says that “what impressed Obama about Biden is that Biden gets things done. He’s a man of action. He’s not a bullshitter.” The lesson here? If you want to own the story probably best to jump on the send button once the MSM surrounds your super-secret VP choice’s house with camera crews.

Carson Daly | Andrea Mitchell | Foo Fighters | Observer | MTV To Cut 500

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  • Carson Daly: Wants Conan’s 12:30 slot at NBC. [B&C]
  • Is Andrea Mitchell: “Scooter” Libby’s best hope? [AP]
  • Observer: Goes tabloid Wednesday. [NYP]
  • Viacom: To cut 500 at MTV. [NYP]
  • Cartoon Network CEO: Resigns following Boston ad terror scare. [Mediaweek]
  • MySpace: To weed out copyrighted video. [LAT]
  • Foo Fighters: React to Prince‘s cover at Super Bowl. [FMQB]
  • More Questions: For CNBC’s money honey. [NYT]
  • Time4 Media Titles: Relocating to Florida? [NYP]