Three minutes of hilarity come to us today from a rather unlikely pair — Matt Lauer and Al Gore. Give Lauer credit for pressing Gore on the implications of selling Current TV to Al-Jazeera, a global news organization that isn’t sponsored by Big Oil interests, but owned by them.
About why he sold the network, Gore said
”As an independent network, the only independent news and information network, we found it difficult to compete in an age of conglomerates,”
when in reality Current TV was partially owned by Comcast and Direct TV. They couldn’t compete because their ratings were lousy with anchors like Eliot Spitzer who replaced none other than Keith Olbermann after being fired (yet again) from another news anchor job (remember he had been fired from MSNBC back in 2011 by accusing talk radio, Fox News and many others of causing Gabrielle Giffords’ shooting by Jared Loughner when in actuality he was known as a liberal nut).
Of Al-Jazeera Gore said
“And I’m very pleased Al-Jazeera has established itself as a really respected news gathering network.”
This is the same network that threw a birthday party for Samir Kuntar the terrorist and former member of the PLF, sentenced to four life sentences for the ruthless killing of among others, the 4 year old daughter of an Israeli policeman whose head he smashed against a rock with his rifle.
First, Al Gore told us that he invented the internet, then he tried to sell us the snake oil of man-made global warming and now he is trying not to look like a hypocrite and justifies his actions by attempting to legitimize a news network that promotes terrorism. And yet, despite the fact that he has been a fraud from the beginning, people still follow him like some sort of guru.