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Gore Defends Current Sale to Oil-Backed Al Jazeera

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posted on Jan, 29 2013 @ 03:56 PM
Here's a great example of Liberal Hypocrisy. This is just like the Progressive Bloomberg running from Gun Control questions behind his 5 armed bodyguards.

Former Vice President Al Gore defended the sale of his Current TV to Al Jazeera, despite challenges from Matt Lauer about the “contradiction” and “hypocrisy” in the environmentalist’s profit off the oil-backed buyer:

LAUER: Yet even as you sold to Al Jazeera, you in the book blast other television news programs, saying this: “Virtually every news and political commentary program on television is sponsored in part by oil, coal, and gas companies–not just during campaign seasons, but all the time, year in and year out–with messages designed to soothe and reassure the audience that everything is fine, the global environment is not threatened.” And the critics jumped, and they said, here’s the guy who just sold to Al Jazeera, which gets an undetermined amount of funding from the country of Qatar, which gets its money from oil reserves. Isn’t there a contradiction in that?

GORE: I certainly understand that criticism. I disagree with it. I think Al Jazeera has, obviously, long since established itself as a really distinguished and effective news gathering organization. And by the way, its climate coverage has been far more extensive and high-quality than any of the networks here–

LAUER: But if they get funding from a country that bases its wealth on fossil fuels, and fossil fuels are the enemy you target in climate change, isn’t there a bit of hypocrisy in that?

GORE: Well, I get the criticism. I just disagree with it, because this network has established itself. It’s objective, it’s won major awards in countries around the world and its climate coverage, as I said a moment ago, has been outstanding and extensive.”

Gore pocketed an estimated $100 million on the sale, which was completed earlier this month. Reports indicate Gore had pushed for the sale to be completed before Jan. 1, 2013, in a bid to avoid higher taxes on the transaction.

Al "Jazeera" Gore doesn't mind those fossil fuels when there attached to 100 Million Dollars. His absolute posture on this issue bends in the face of the Dollars.

Sadly this hypocrisy can be seen with both Democrat and Republican Politicians.

posted on Jan, 29 2013 @ 04:03 PM
Indeed... Isn't this very interesting? I was also reading today that Chuck Hagel promises to divest his extensive stock/investments in Chevron Oil. Hypocrisy indeed. They cry about wars for oil but back this sale to Al Jazeera and find a guy whose personal fortunes have been related to the Oil markets and at least one global oil company for our next Secretary Of Defense. .......what exactly has changed? I'm missing that part. Looks like the same basic crap since 2001 to me.

Wow... Odd how that works, isn't it?

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