Even left-wing media stalwarts can see the hypocrisy
Al Gore book tour of shame - former VP hammered over Al Jazeera sale
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When Al Gore sold Current TV to Al Jazeera for half a billion dollars, eyebrows were raised. After all, Al Jazeera is owned by the government of Qatar - among the biggest of the “big oil” nations. The fact that Gore was amassing such profit by selling his environmentalist network to a major oil producer was an irony not lost on conservatives.
The assumption was that those on the right would be the only ones who cared. It was easy to imagine that the usual left-wing media allies would ignore the hypocrisy and move on. Gore would sell out, collect his cash, and no one would notice.
However, it’s starting to look as though the former Vice President may not be enjoying the kind of fawning support to which he’s grown accustomed. Over the last few days, he’s appeared on multiple democrat-safe shows, only to face intense questioning over the cable TV deal. If he was expecting to walk in, sell some books, and move on, he’s got to be disappointed with the results.
The fact that this video appeared on The Politico should serve as an indicator that the sale of Current TV is not going over particularly well. If a guy like Gore can’t hold the allegiance of Matt Lauer, David Letterman, or even John Stewart, things have gotten ugly….