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‘Hypocrite’ Gore Bails On 1st Al Jazeera Meeting

From the New York Post:

Current situation: Staffers talk about first meeting with Al Jazeera

Linda Stasi | January 7, 2013

Just call him Al Gorezeera.

Yesterday morning, the still shell shocked staff at Current TV was called to an all hands staff meeting at its San Francisco headquarters, which was teleconferenced to their offices in LA and NYC, to meet their new bosses.

That would be two of Al Jazeera’s top guys: Ehab Al Shihabi, executive director of international operations, and Muftah AlSuwaidan, general manager of the London bureau.

Ominously missing was the creator of Current, the self proclaimed inventor of the Internet and savior of clean energy, Al Gore, although his partner, Joel Hyatt, stood proudly with the Al Jazeera honchos.

“Of course Al didn’t show up,” said one high placed Current staffer. “He has no credibility."

Which, oddly enough, is exactly what we have been saying for years.

“He’s supposed to be the face of clean energy and just sold [the channel] to very big oil, the emir of Qatar! Current never even took big oil advertising—and Al Gore, that bulls***ter sells to the emir?”

Like so many Democrats, if it weren’t for his hypocrisy, Al Gore wouldn’t have any principles at all.

The meeting, while not contentious, was, according to staffers who spoke on the condition of anonymity, miserable.

The mostly left-leaning group—some still in denial —weren’t buying what Al Jazeera was selling.

And what are they selling? Al Jazeera’s image of —are you ready?— “inform, inspire and entertain!” …

Well, to be fair, Current has never done any of those things, either. Like Al Jazeera, all they have done is propagandize for their pet causes.

One person at the meeting, who has already announced that she’s leaving, former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm, tried to ask about severance packages for those who wouldn’t be staying.

“This isn’t the place to discuss this!” Hyatt barked at her.

“After that, everyone kept their questions pretty much to themselves,” according to the staff member.

What a telling exchange in any number of ways.

How do they feel about Gore the savior of green energy now?

The displeasure with Gore among the staff was thick enough to cut with a scimitar.

“We all know now that Al Gore is nothing but a bulls***ter,” said the staffer bluntly.

We do stories on the tax code, and he sells the network before the tax code kicked in?

“Al was always lecturing us about green. He kept his word about green all right—as in cold, hard cash!”

It must really hurt to learn that your plaster saint has feet of clay. (To mix metaphors.)

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Tuesday, January 8th, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

3 Responses to “‘Hypocrite’ Gore Bails On 1st Al Jazeera Meeting”

  1. Helena

    Please no more, I’m laughing too hard — I mean… my heart is breaking for their shattered ideals. What with Dem Underground discussion threads complaining that the big O raised their taxes too, not just rich peoples’, Current TV employees FINALLY seeing Algore for the cold, calculating, moneygrubbing liar he always was… what next?

    To quote Bob Marley: “Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery, none but ourselves can free our minds…” The truth may not be where you expected it. That’s part of the problem, kids, you’ve been looking in the wrong direction.

  2. paulh7436

    This older Ohioan remembers when Howard M. Metzenbaum (June 4, 1917 – March 12, 2008) was one of our U.S. Senators. He was way over the top supportive of labor unions and every extreme left wing idea. His son-in-law is the Joel Hyatt mentioned here. At one time Joel was famous for his television ads for his national aw firm. That firm was the “guilty” one in the Aids discrimination plot of Philadelphia, the movie with Tom Hanks. Talk about hypocrisy!

  3. paulh7436

    This older Ohioan remembers when Howard M. Metzenbaum (June 4, 1917 – March 12, 2008) was one of our U.S. Senators. He was way over the top supportive of labor unions and every extreme left wing idea. His son-in-law is the Joel Hyatt mentioned here. At one time Joel was famous for his television ads for his national law firm. That firm was the “guilty” one in the Aids discrimination plot of Philadelphia, the movie with Tom Hanks. Talk about hypocrisy!




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