Is Al Gore an oil hypocrite?
The former vice president's new book criticizes the TV news business for getting hijacked by oil and gas companies. And just whom did he sell his television network to?
Al Gore might have wanted to consider the ironic timing of releasing his new book, "The Future," just a few weeks after selling his television network to Al-Jazeera.
The pan-Arab broadcaster is backed by Qatar, a member of OPEC that owes its wealth to its oil and gas reserves.
In Gore's new book, which will be released Tuesday, he complains that oil, coal and gas companies are twisting television news. The former vice president's publisher, Random House, is asking consumers to shell out $30 for the 592-page book.
According to an excerpt published by The New York Times, Gore writes that "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 carbon companies are working diligently to further develop renewable energy sources."
Given the timing of his sale to Al-Jazeera, Gore's message might strike some Americans as hard to swallow.
After all, by some estimates, Gore made a $100 million profit from his sale of Current TV, making him possibly worth more than former presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
Gore has a few words to add about Al-Jazeera, which bought Current TV for an estimated $500 million: He calls the Arab broadcaster "feisty and relatively independent," according to the review from the Times' Michiko Kakutani.
It's likely that his sale to Al-Jazeera will come up in several television interviews scheduled this week, notes TVNewser.com. The former vice president will appear on NBC's "Today" and "Late Show with David Letterman" on Tuesday and on Jon Stewart's "The Daily Show" on Wednesday.
Current TV staff might consider tuning in to hear Gore's thoughts on the sale, given that he refused to appear in front of his own employees to explain the sale, according to the New York Post.
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The sad thing is he could have been our President. Boy did we dodge a bullet, and no FL hanging chads did not do him in. He lost in the County and the state he (says he grew up in), Tennessee. He really grew up in Washington, D C, so he really did not have a chance to be anything but a FRAUD. The people of my home state, TENNESSEE knew him for the fraud he is.
An example of a person who would sell his mother and father down the road for personal gain and then bad mouth everyone else. CA - you deserve this piece of CRAP in your state. A gift from Tennessee to CA. I know who the winner is!!!
Al sells Current TV and makes tons of money from Oil.
Al flies around in a private jets leaving a huge carbon foot print. It is alright for him to ruin the environment because he has a better reason than everyone else that has a private jet.
Al has a company in the wings that will help the government with the regulation of Cap and Trade. He will make tons of money off of that when that starts.
The best thing Al Gore has is an episode on South Park created after him, Man-Bear-Pig. 1/2 man, 1/2 bear, 1/2 pig.
Al is just a great guy. Just ask him.
He is a huge hypocrite who tells others what they should do and how they should live but puts himself and his living style above "normal" people.
He is the worst kind of person in conscience, an abject hypocrite who cannot see thus won't admit the immense damage he does when he spouts his help-the-world rhetoric that severely contradicts his wasteful and excessive lifestyle.
I'm sure it is all Bush's fault. Gore should sue Bush for causing him to end up a hypocrite. That is the new "American Way"........... "it's never (insert liberal politicians name)'s fault"
THE EPA IS SHUTTING DOWN A ENERGY PLANT IN TEXAS FOR VIOLATING NEW GREEN
REGULATIONS PUTTING 3,900 PEOPLE OUT OF WORK! THANX OBAMA AND AL FAT GORE!
I GUESS MORE BILLIONS FOR AL AND OBAMA'S FRIENDS AND FAMILY WITH THEIR GREEN
AGENDA! ENERGY AND FOOD PRICES ARE SKYROCKETING AND OBAMA AND DEMOS AND
MEDIA WORRIED ABOUT GUN CONTROL AND ABORTIONS AND GAY MARRIAGE ETC...THINGS
MOST HARD WORKING PEOPLE THINK ARE NOT IMPORTANT ENOUGH ISSUES RIGHT NOW!
WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH PEOPLE NOW TO VOTE FOR THESE SOCIALIST? DEMOS
HAVE BEEN HIJACKED BY ANTI AMERICAN PARTY! WAKE UP AMERICA AND MEDIA!
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