Al Jazeera Sends Lobbyists to Capitol Hill
After buying Current TV, Al Gore's struggling cable TV network, Al Jazeera has now hired a lobbying firm to push its interests in Washington D.C.
The Muslim-owned TV network hired the firm of DLA Piper to ply the halls of Congress pushing its issues on our elected officials.
The official filing by DLA Piper says that the firm will be providing "informational communications regarding client’s cable television channel."
One of the firm's lobbyists is Mark Paoletta, a former chief counsel for oversight and investigations for the House Energy and Commerce Committee.
DLA Piper is an international firm with offices in 30 countries in the Americas, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.
Current TV was purchased in December by Al Jazeera America Holdings, a U.S. subsidiary of the Qatar-based TV network.