A tale of two Als: Why Al Gore sold out to Al Jazeera

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    Itris them and it is us, such hypocrisy.

    A tale of two Als: Why Al Gore sold out to Al Jazeera - News - TV & Radio - The Independent

    In 2008, Al Gore, US Vice-President under Bill Clinton and climate change crusader, posed a question during a speech at an energy conference in Washington. Referring to renewable energy sources such as solar power, he asked: "What if we could use fuels that are not expensive, don't cause pollution and are abundantly available right here at home?"

    One answer, in light of Mr Gore's decision to sell his Current TV channel to Qatar-financed Al Jazeera, is that it would cause sleepless nights for his new friends in Doha, who make their money by selling fossil fuels to the world. Their success had made
     
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    Al Jazeera Seeks a U.S. Voice Where Gore Failed

    By BRIAN STELTER
    1/2/13

    9:16 p.m. | Updated Al Jazeera, the pan-Arab news giant, has long tried to convince Americans that it is a legitimate news organization, not a parrot of Middle Eastern propaganda or something more sinister.

    It just bought itself 40 million more chances to make its case.

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    Distributors can sometimes wiggle out of their carriage deals when channels change hands. Most consented to the sale, but Time Warner Cable did not, Mr. Hyatt told employees.

    Time Warner Cable had previously warned that it might drop Current because of its low ratings. It took advantage of a change-in-ownership clause and said in a terse statement Wednesday night, “We are removing the service as quickly as possible.”

    Al Jazeera Seeks a U.S. Voice Where Gore Failed - NYTimes.com

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    I'm glad that you posted this because I heard two separate radio host talk about the 'hypocrisy' (plural) involved with this sale. What hypocrisy? I don't see it. Please be specific because I ASSURE you that I can defend my position.
     
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    one word: Money
     
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    Exactly.
     
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    Gore took a vow of poverty?
     
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    Gore sold his business to the country with the largest per capita carbon footprint in the world.

    He traded his principles for money.
     
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    You don't see the hypocrisy in a man who has built his career trying to promote man-made global warming being caused by carbon emmissions selling out to a network financed by oil money? Or a man who has railed again and again about the "rich" paying their fair share trying to broker a deal and claim all his money as 2012 income rather than 2013?
     
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    Of course, that's based on the presumption that he had principles to begin with.
     
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    Free Enterprise is bad now?
     

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