jackoff al gore sells out to the oil sheiks

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by John_Wensink, Jan 10, 2013.

  1. hypocrite hall of fame. He even tried to push it through in 2012 to avoid taxes.

    omeone finally has done all the math on the recent sale of Al Gore's Current TV to the Arabic language channel Al-Jazeera for $500 million. Jobs were lost, buzz created, employees angered, but the former vice president had little to say about it. He did walk away with a reported $100 million — a tidy sum for a man who had less that $2 million in assets when he ran for president more than a dozen years ago, says Forbes magazine.

    "Taking into account taxes to be paid on the deal, possible earlier debt and the fact that Gore's representatives declined to comment, Forbes conservatively estimates the former vice president's net worth to be at least $300 million, making him wealthier than unsuccessful Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney," says Ryan Mac, a Forbes analyst.

    "Last May, Forbes estimated Romney's net worth to be around $230 million," he adds.

    Mr. Gore founded Current TV with much ado six years ago, and he even anchored its presidential election coverage last fall. But apparently, news and public affairs are no longer his calling. Now 64, Mr. Gore remains a board member of Apple, a senior adviser on "green issues" for Google and chairman of Generation Investment Management, a firm dedicated to an "investment philosophy that integrates sustainability research with rigorous fundamental equity analysis," according to its website. He continues to complain about global warming issues.

    "How does Gore sleep at night? He's an empty hack. At this point I'd say, Al, go seek absolution from Oprah," talk radio host Dennis Miller told Fox News.

    Mr. Gore's sale of Current TV to Al-Jazeera, which is based in Qatar, was "selling out to big oil," Mr. Miller added.

    Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/blog/watercooler/2013/jan/10/al-gore-now-richer-romney/#ixzz2HcbhMkqD
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  2. Lucrum

    Lucrum

    So Al <s>Gore</s> Jazeera has no problem pocketing oil money.

    What about GW?
     
  3. pspr

    pspr

    It's tough not to sell out your ideals for a $100 million profit. But, of course, Gore never had any to begin with.
     
  4. Current TV Staffers Blast ‘Bulls---ter’ Al Gore for Selling Out to Big Oil

    Former vice president Al Gore, newly flush with cash from his sale of his Current TV to Al Qaeda's favorite TV channel, Al Jazeera, did not even bother to show up for the first meeting between the Current staff and the new ownership.

    New York Post TV critic Linda Stasi has the story:

    Yesterday morning, the still shell shocked staff at Current TV was called to an all hands staff meeting at its San Francisco headquarters, which was teleconferenced to their offices in LA and NYC, to meet their new bosses.

    That would be two of Al Jazeera’s top guys: Ehab Al Shihabi, executive director of international operations, and Muftah AlSuwaidan, general manager of the London bureau.

    Ominously missing was the creator of Current, the self proclaimed inventor of the Internet and savior of clean energy, Al Gore, although his partner, Joel Hyatt, stood proudly with the Al Jazeera honchos.

    “Of course Al didn’t show up,” said one high placed Current staffer. “He has no credibility.

    “He’s supposed to be the face of clean energy and just sold [the channel] to very big oil, the emir of Qatar! Current never even took big oil advertising—and Al Gore, that bulls***ter sells to the emir?”

    The meeting, while not contentious, was, according to staffers who spoke on the condition of anonymity, miserable.

    Gore was also blasted by his former employees for his hypocrisy in trying to complete the Current sale in 2012 in order to evade higher tax rates, despite the fact that just two months prior, he had said the following:

    "The single most popular proposal we had was to reduce taxes on working people and lift the higher rate. Let's give an incentive to work, and let's ask the most fortunate in the society, including me and you, to do our fair share.
     
  5. pspr

    pspr

    What can one do with a hypocritical crazed sex poodle?
     
  6. I don't get why his pathetic cable channel was worth anywhere near that. Plus, al jazeera is already on a lot of cable systems.

    Were the Qataris so dumb as to think they were buying political influence?