Al Gore Is (Very) Rich And He Thinks You’re (Very) Stupid

Al Gore unpacked some serious nonsense on national TV this morning during an interview (see below) while selling his new book The Future: Six Drivers of Global Change. Give Matt Lauer credit (though I’m not sure why we keep giving special credit to journalists who do their jobs; I guess I’m just thankful when it happens) for challenging the former vice president to explain the crass hypocrisy of his $100 million oil deal:

“I certainly understand that criticism,” Gore said. “I disagree with it. I think Al Jazeera has, obviously, long since established itself as a really distinguished and effective news gathering organization. And by the way, its climate coverage has been far more extensive and high-quality.”

Lauer interrupted, noting that Gore targets “fossil fuels” as part of his crusade against climate change, but reiterated that Qatar’s wealth is based on those substances.

“Isn’t there a bit of hypocrisy in that?” he asked.

“Well, I get the criticism,” Gore repeated. “I just disagree with it, because this network has established itself. It’s objective, it’s won major awards in countries around the world and its climate coverage, as I said a moment ago, has been outstanding and extensive.”

I’m confused. What is Gore disagreeing about? Does Al Gore disagree that Qatar would not have any economy if it weren’t for the oil and natural gas that happens to lie underneath it? Does he disagree that Al Jazeera is backed by money used to sell that oil and natural gas to the world? Gas and oil that he says is destroying the planet, does he not? Does he disagree with the State Department that Qatar is a “destination country for men and women” subjected to forced labor and forced prostitution as the government “does not fully comply with the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking.” Does he disagree that Qatar funds terror groups like Hamas? Does Al Gore believe that extracting $100 million in oil money from a network looking to gain footing in the US market isn’t immoral simply because he finds the network’s climate change coverage up to his standards? Or is Gore actually saying that an organization that features global warming coverage that meets his expectations has a dispensation from criticism?

Read More at Human Events . By David Harsanyi.

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Comments

  1. Joseph Ward says:

    For a crook that screws as many people as he has, it's probably best to keep his mouth shut.

  2. Alison Gorsky is nothing but an inbred hillbilly, on steriods. Is it any wonder his wife left him?

  3. jim metcalf says:

    Al Gore is disagreeing with anything that will stand in his way. $100,000,000.00 is a powerful incentive making it easier to disregard facts. Al-Jazeera is the spokesman for the islamic world and is supported by oil production in the middle east. All of Gores principles went out the window when the 100 million was presented. I don’t know how much Glenn Beck offered but it was refused because of Beck’s differing political views. Does this mean that Al-Jazeera’s viewa are more in line with Mr. Gore’s views. It will all be mute anyway because every picture I have seen of Mr. Gore indicate he is heading for a stroke or heart attack.

  4. JennieWalsh says:

    Al Gore is a con man on steroids. Beware of him and all of his criminal cronies.

  5. goral is a joke.

  6. Because they gave him a hundred mil; plain and simple. al gorzeera has no moral compass; only a greed for more money. Every time I see his picture I have to ask; "would anyone buy a used car from this guy?"

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