Al Gore Rebuts Al Jazeera Jeers

Al Gore

Gore sold Current before the end of 2012 to avoid new taxes. He made $100 mil on the $500 mil deal.

Associated Press:  “They’re commercial-free, they’re hard-hitting. They’re very respected and capable, and their climate coverage has been outstanding, in-depth, extensive, far more so than any network currently on the air in the U.S.”

The 64-year-old former vice president said he considers Current TV, which was largely outflanked by MSNBC in its effort to be a liberal alternative to Fox News, to have been a success.

“We won every major award in television journalism, and we were profitable each year,” said Gore, who has a home in Nashville. “But it’s difficult for an independent network to compete in an age of conglomerate.”

In a new 592-page book entitled “The Future: Six Drivers of Global Change,” Gore makes only a fleeting reference to Al Jazeera, calling it “the feisty and relatively independent satellite television channel” that played a key role in bringing about the Arab Spring.


Al surfaced Tuesday pimping his new book:

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 @ 6:22 AM

  • Jimbotalk

    His book should have been titled, “An Inconvenient Transaction”.

    • Marty Davis

      I thought it was convenient for Gore? End of year deal before higher taxes kicked in.
      PS listening to Vladimir Horowitz at the gym!
      Via BlackBerry

    • Jimbotalk

      I just discovered Vladimir Crack Horowitz.