I hafta tell you, I don't think this story needs any commentary. Even the most ardent Liberal has to see the hypocrisy in this. Al Gore, our former liberal Vice President, the lib that came to Barack Hussein Obama's defense after his pitiful performance in the first debate (because he didn't have his teleprompters) by blaming the altitude and resulting lack of Oxygen in the mile high city.
And, yes, he was serious...seriously. So, what does our patriotoc Democratic left wingnut do to his country? He gives the communications platform of the Arab nation - including even the most radical factions like Al Qaeda and The Taliban -- a front door entre to the United States TV veiwing audience. For a mere $100 million. I guess that's the threshold price to commit treason.
But the most hypocritical side note to this blatant sell out is described at the end of the article below. (I actually cannot fault Al for trying to avoid the higher tax rate by getting the deal cut before December 31st, because I do believe it the right and obligation for all U.S. citizens to pay their fair share of taxes, but only their fair share. And that means using all legal means to minimize their tax burden.)
But, I really have a problem with the reason why Gore and partner rebuffed the offer from Glenn Beck's media company "The Blaze" - as stated by The Current - “the legacy of who the network goes to is important to us and we are sensitive to networks not aligned with our point of view.” So, to whom does the network go? An anti-American, Arab-supported advocacy backed by the country that is drenched in big oil profits (Qatar). How does Al the environmentalist, rationalize that? On which "point of view" is The Current and Al Jazeera aligned I wonder. Pitiful.
And, while I really don't need to state the obvious, I still will - can you imagine if this had involved a network owned by a Republican - or worst yet, A Tea Party member? Good Lord! Chris Matthews, Brian WIlliams, Andrea Mitchell, David Gregory, Piers Morgan, Soledad O'Brien, and the rest of the liberal media lapdogs would have had a barbecue, skewering the culprit on every broadcast, on the front pages of the NYT, WaPo, and certainly all over the blogosphere. (Don't believe me? - read this - http://archive.mrc.org/biasbasics/pdf/BiasBasics.pdf )
One last note of interest - I read that Time Warner had the courage to remove Current TV Network from their cable offerings following the deal. Hopefully the other major Cable networks will follow suit. Please become an informed American and learn how our country is being routed and destroyed by the "big government, tax and spend, entitlement happy liberal democrats. BEFORE it is too late.
Gore Sought to Skirt Taxes on TV Sale Profitshttps://mail.google.com/mail/?shva=1#inbox/13c1042b76b8255f
Al Gore’s sale of his cable channel Current TV to Al Jazeera has an intriguing footnote: The former vice president sought to close the sale before Jan. 1 to avoid higher taxes in the new year.
Al Jazeera, the pan-Arab news giant financed by the government of Qatar, reportedly paid $500 million for Gore’s low-rated channel, meaning Gore stands to gain $100 million for his 20 percent stake in Current.
“Mr. Gore and his partners were eager to complete the deal by Dec. 31, lest it be subject to higher tax rates that took effect on Jan. 1, according to several people who insisted on anonymity,” The New York Times reported.
But the deal was not signed until Wednesday, Jan. 2.
Gore said in an interview in November that the “most fortunate” in America should pay their “fair share” in taxes.
Fox talk show host Greta Van Susteren said on Thursday: “Apparently he doesn’t want to apply that rule to himself, or he has a different idea of what his fair share is.”
Gore and his business partners founded Current TV seven years ago. Al Jazeera now plans to rebrand Current, which is available in more than 40 million U.S. homes.
Current TV co-founder Joel Hyatt said he and Gore would join the advisory board of the new channel.
Observers may also find irony in the fact, noted by Politico, that “Current, which was co-founded by climate change advocate Al Gore, agreed to be bought out by a broadcaster owned by the Qatari government, and therefore funded by oil.”
Conservative commentator Glenn Beck’s media company The Blaze approached Current about a sale last year, The Wall Street Journal reported, but was told that “the legacy of who the network goes to is important to us and we are sensitive to networks not aligned with our point of view.”
Al Jazeera ran an op-ed in July 2011 comparing Beck to a terrorist, saying he and several prominent terrorists “share the same core afflictions” and are “insecure, violently inclined, and illiberal.” [Wow. Talk about a ludicrous statement from A Jazeera].