Too be honest, I wasn’t going to really bother until I ran across this NY Times piece
Al Jazeera on Wednesday announced a deal to take over Current TV, the low-rated cable channel that was founded by Al Gore, a former vice president, and his business partners seven years ago. Al Jazeera plans to shut Current and start an English-language channel, which will be available in more than 40 million homes, with newscasts emanating from both New York and Doha, Qatar.
Gore stands to make about 100 million dollars. Current TV employees stand to join unemployment lines.
For Al Jazeera, which is financed by the government of Qatar, the acquisition is a coming of age moment. A decade ago, Al Jazeera’s flagship Arabic-language channel was reviled by American politicians for showing videotapes from Al Qaeda members and sympathizers. Now the news operation is buying an American channel, having convinced Mr. Gore and the other owners of Current that it has the journalistic muscle and the money to compete head-to-head with CNN and other news channels in the United States.
The entire wealth of Qatar is built on oil. It’s “carbon footprint” is 55.4 tons per person per year. Only the US Virgin Islands and Gibraltar have higher footprints world wide. So, not only has Gore sold out to Islamic terrorist sympathizers, protectors, and enablers, he has sold out to the Evil Fossil Fuel Industry.
So, next time some Warmist starts yammering on about how great Gore is when it comes to “Climate change”, remember who he sold out to.
Al Jazeera did not disclose the purchase price, but people with direct knowledge of the deal pegged it at around $500 million, indicating a $100 million payout for Mr. Gore, who owned 20 percent of Current. Mr. Gore and his partners were eager to complete the deal by Dec. 31, lest it be subject to higher tax rates that took effect on Jan. 1, according to several people who insisted on anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly. But the deal was not signed until Wednesday.
Oh, and he’s a hypocrite on taxes, too.