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

January 30, 2013 @ One Comment

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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One Comment → “Al Gore Is (Very) Rich And He Thinks You’re (very) Stupid”

  1. Doug Rodrigues

    1 year ago

    Gore has always been nothing more than a con man. From over 20 years ago when Gore was saying that the Ocean’s water levels would be 10 feet higher in 10 years, to his “Man Caused Global Warming,” to his company which sells “Carbon Credits”…’s all a scam. Gore is a shyster with political connections to require citizens to purchase his “product.” The politicians who went along with Gore’s scams are no better than Gore. Did those politicians get kick-backs from Gore’s scam company in the form of campaign contributions? Gore is now worth a reported 200 million dollars, mostly from profiting on his now re-named “Climate Change” scam. Interesting that this planet has been slowly warming up since the last Ice Age, but now that’s considered to be abnormal. Also interesting is that when there was Global Warming, the Planet Mars was also in a warming phase because of the increased heat from the Sun? But lets not allow FACTS get in the way of logical thinking with the Man Caused Global Warming believers. They don’t want to consider FACTS but only “beliefs.” What fools.

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