Al Gore Hates Oil But Loves Oil Money

I used to think Al Gore was full of it when he went on and on about global warming.  Then he co-founded Current TV and I changed my mind.  There’s enough hot air coming out of the mouths of their left wing commentators to raise the temperature of the entire earth by a few degrees all by themselves.

You’re forgiven if you have no idea what I’m talking about.  Unless you’re one of the 12 people who watch Current TV there’s a good chance you never heard of it.  Let’s just say that politically Current TV is so far out there in left field that it makes the libs on MSNBC almost sound reasonable.

Because Current was such a financial flop, Gore and his business partners decided to sell.  (These are the same geniuses, by the way, who once paid Keith Olbermann $10 million dollars and got nothing but trouble in return.) But they wanted a very special buyer, one who shared their values, they said.

Turns out Glenn Beck wanted to buy Current but no way Gore and his team would ever let that happen.  They refused to take an offer from Beck because, as one source put it, “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.”

Instead, they sold out to al Jazeera.  Seriously.

If you think that’s funny wait until you hear the rest of the story.   The government of Qatar owns al Jazeera (which claims to be independent from the government).  Qatar makes about a bazillion dollars a week selling oil to the gas-guzzling world.   So if you connect the dots you can easily see that money derived from oil bought Current TV – from the same Al Gore who has spent the past decade or so railing against oil, unless it’s being pumped into the private jet which hauls his considerable rear end all over the place.

Can you say irony?  But wait.  Don’t say it yet.

It also turns out that Gore – whose picture you see if you look up the word “liberal” in the dictionary — wanted to close the deal before December 31.  Why?  Because he reportedly is making about $100 million on the sale and … (wait for it) … wanted to avoid the higher tax rates on people like him that went into effect on January 1 of this year.  (He missed by a day; the deal wasn’t done until January 2nd.)

Don’t you love those sanctimonious liberals who tell us the rich need to pay their “fair share,” that raising taxes on the wealthiest Americans is the patriotic thing to do … and then do their best to make sure they themselves don’t actually have to pay higher taxes.

“I believe the rich do need to pay higher taxes.  But that shouldn’t include me,” Al Gore told a news conference after making the deal.  No he didn’t.  I just made it up.  But it’s a safe bet that he said it to somebody, like his lawyer and accountant.

There’s another word you can look up in the dictionary and find Al Gore’s picture right beside it.  The word is “hypocrite.”

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  • Jryan

    Surprise! Capitalist taking advantage of capitalism? Honestly, someone will always profit if we keep these capitalist ways that pay those who have innovative ideas…

  • bonzo3244

    I would change the title to just “Al Gore loves MONEY”

  • gbandy

    The entire Al Gore Global Warming myth is the biggest scam ever perpetrated on the World. Now there are whales who cannot breath in ice covered bays the same bays which never froze over. Yet the Global fools cannot see this. Al Gore has laughed all the way to the bank and is now worth $1billion! All made off the fears and panic of a large group of really gullible and ignorant people. Oh well you just cannot cure dumb.

  • Bruce

    Surveys: Republicans more open-minded, better informed than Democrats

    Yet another new survey shows that Republican supporters know more about politics and political history than Democrats.

    On eight of 13 questions about politics, Republicans outscored Democrats by an average of 18 percentage points, according to a new Pew survey titled “Partisan Differences in Knowledge.”

    The Pew survey adds to a wave of surveys and studies showing that GOP-sympathizers are better informed, more intellectually consistent, more open-minded, more empathetic and more receptive to criticism than their fellow Americans who support the Democratic Party.

    “Republicans fare substantially better than Democrats on several questions in the survey, as is typically the case in surveys about political knowledge,” said the study, which noted that Democrats outscored Republicans on five questions by an average of 4.6 percent.

    The widest partisan gap in the survey came in at 30 points when only 46 percent of Democrats — but 76 percent of Republicans —- correctly described the GOP as “the party generally more supportive of reducing the size of federal government.”

    The widest difference that favored Democrats was only 8 percent, when 59 percent of Republicans and 67 percent of Democrats recognized the liberal party as “more [supportive] of reducing the defense budget.”

    The survey quizzed 1,000 people, including 239 Republicans and 334 Democrats.

    However, Pew’s data suggests that the Democrats’ low average rating likely is a consequence of its bipolar political coalition, which combines well-credentialed post-graduate progressives who score well in quizzes with a much larger number of poorly educated supporters, who score badly.

    For example, the survey reported that 90 percent of college grads recognized the GOP as the party most supportive of cutting the federal government. But that number fell to 54 percent of people with a high-school education or less.

    In contrast, the Republican party coalition is more consistent, and has few poorly educated people and fewer post-graduates.

    Pew’s new study echoes the results of many other reports and studies that show GOP supporters are better educated, more empathetic and more open to criticism than Democrats.

    A March 12 Pew study showed that Democrats are far more likely that conservatives to disconnect from people who disagree with them.

    “In all, 28% of liberals have blocked, unfriended, or hidden someone on SNS [social networking sites] because of one of these reasons, compared with 16% of conservatives and 14% of moderates,” said the report, tiled “Social networking sites and politics.”

    The report also noted that 11 percent of liberals, but only 4 percent of conservatives, deleted friends from their social networks after disagreeing with their politics.

    A March Washington Post poll showed that Democrats were more willing to change their views about a subject to make their team look good. For example, in 2006, 73 percent of Democrats said the GOP-controlled White House could lower gas prices, but that number fell by more than half to 33 percent in 2012 once a Democrat was in the White House.

    In contrast, the opinions of GOP supporters were more consistent. Their collective opinion shifted by only a third, according to the data. In 2006, 47 percent in believed the White House could influence gas prices. By 2012, that number had risen to 65 percent up 17 points compared to the Democrats’ 40 point shift.

    Much of this polling and survey work has been backed up by novel research from the University of Virginia.

    UVA researchers have used a massive online survey to show that conservatives better understand the ideas of liberals than vice versa. The results are described in a new book by UVA researcher Jonathan Haidt, “Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion.”

    The book uses a variety of data to argue that conservatives have a balanced set of moral intuitions, while liberals are focused on aiding victims, fairness and individual liberty. Conservatives recognize how liberals think because they share those intuitions, but liberals don’t understand how conservatives think because they don’t recognize conservatives’ additional intuitions about loyalty, authority and sanctity, Haidt argues.

    The academics’ work is also being backed up by commercial research into the tastes and political views of potential customers.

    For example, researchers have learned that Internet sites offering financial information, sports scores, online-auctions attract far more interest from Republicans than from Democrats, according to a 2010 study by National Media Research, Planning and Placement, based in Alexandria, Va.

    In contrast, Democrats outnumber Republicans at online dating sites, job-searches sites, online TV and online video-game sites, said the firm.

    This commercial data-analysis is often used by companies to identify and attract customers. For example, the firm also conducted a study of chain restaurants’ customers, which concluded that the customers of Popeyes, White Castle, Dunkin’ Donuts and Chuck E Cheese were mostly Democratic, while the customers at Cracker Barrel, Chik-fil-A, Panera and Bob Evans were mostly Republican.

    The same restaurants study showed that the customers at Cracker Barrel, Panera and Bob Evans were the most likely to vote in elections.

  • Paul Courtney

    Good for you, poest. Your help is likely wasted on the likes of kansan, who thinks the pre-ordained results of polls that confirm his ignorance will somehow persuade us. For me, it helps to be reminded that good ideas are still well defended by ordinary people. Thanks

    • poest

      Thank you very much for your support. Much appreciated.

  • EddieD_Boston

    Gore has become a cartoon character. Thank God the Framers created the Electoral College. Maybe they saw the future no one else could did.

    • Bob Hadley

      Would you say this if Gov. Romney won the popular vote?

      The Framers were much more interested in process than in end results. The electoral college was a compromise. It was intended to make the presidential election decentralized. At first, electors were to be chosen by state gov. (legislatures) and to cast their ballots in the individual states. Part of the intent was minimize the chance of undue influence in the outcome of the election.

  • Kathie Ampela

    The question every consumer of cable TV should be, why is a cable network like Current TV that attracts about 22,000 viewers a night (you can find a bigger crowd at a Yankee game) be sold for 500 million dollars? This is such a scam, viewers are forced to pay for not only junk, but hateful propaganda being jammed down our throats. Yesterday I made a list of the channels I actually watch, my cable provider is Time Warner Cable…there were about 10 or 15 that I watch on a regular basis, with about 10 or 15 more I watch occassionally. That makes about 970 channels I NEVER watch and have no choice but to pay $160 a month for, there’s no opt out plan. Verizon FIOS is better at $105 a month but there are still tons of useless channels. On cable television you don’t need ratings, all you need is a subscriber fee to make a fortune. When I first subscribed to cable TV back in the 90’s it was about $25 a month. I understand changes in technology such as high speed internet but this con of shaking down consumers has gotten out of control. I think these garbage networks should be held accountable like network television is…if you get lousy ratings you get thrown off the air and stop the extortion racket of cable consumers.

    I hope my comment gets posted this time…the last 3 times I tried to post on this site my comment went into “under moderation” mode and disappeared.

    • Paul Courtney

      Kathie: Happened to a couple of mine,then I realized, under new system, posting changed from newest first to “most interesting”, and mine were evidently uninteresting. Seen enough of your posts to say absotively (that dates me!) they were not pulled for inappropriate OR uninteresting.

  • Switchlight13

    We need to relook at the benefits of a military coup with the prospect of new elections within 6 months and, of course, new candidates.

  • Bob From Virginia

    You forgot to mention one other minor little thing: Al Jazeera is anti-American and serves as an Islamist anti-Israel pro-Al Qaeda propaganda organ. Remember that they were thrown out of Iraq for fraudulent reporting. Their stories are little more than straight out hate propaganda.

    Just because they are big does not make them any the less vile. I doubt Gore is so isolated that he missed these minor details.

  • Barjandor

    The quintessential hypocrite laughing all the way to the bank! Al Gore has sold out America.
    Now with Al Jazerra having direct access via domestic airwaves, the process of the Islamization of the US has begun. They now have the perfect forum to prostelize their Islamic fundamentalism, a/k/a intolerance. What do you think would be emanating from NBC if the KKK purchased it?

  • Sandra Sotero

    love this story

  • Kegan05

    This bloated slug has no CORE! He talks one game and plays another. The fact that a former United States presidential candidate can talk piously about “doing our fair share” and then try to duck his Capital Gains taxes is beneath contempt. He wouldn’t take a bid from Glenn Beck because he wanted someone whose “ideology” was more in line with his own. Al-effing-Jazzera??? Are you kidding me? Crudball DemocRAT! Mr. Greenjeans turns down American Money and goes for Middle Eastern OIL Money! What a phony jerk!

  • Matthew Clarke

    The nail has never been hit so well and precisely on the head!

  • Jim Ignatowski

    This video is the public reaction to Al Gore and his conspiracy with Al-Jezeera

  • gbandy

    The fact that on one speech Gore talked about “The rich paying their fair share” and on this sell-out tried to beat the Jan 1 deadline to save paying higher taxes. Ah yes the Liberals sure like to say one thing and do another. Hypocrisy Boy Gore!

    • Wheels55

      In Al’s defense, he was only part owner of Current. The deal had to go down as the majority of owners wanted it to happen.
      Having said that, you are 100% correct that Gore speaks with forked tongue.

    • Dealerdeb1

      The libs have ZERO intention of paying their Fair Share they just want to TAKE yours LOL

  • FloridaJim

    AMEN. Al Gore left government worth $2,000,000 and now is worth $100,000,000 not counting this recent coup what ever it really is. Those who leave government fall into groups ,of people who use the same stock markets I do but they use them in a much better fashion: Rahm Emanuel, Terry McCauliff, Al Gore, Bill Clinton , Dennis Hastert, Bob Dole, Tom Daschle and Maxine Water’s husband et al have not lost what I did and I wonder how they do it?

    • Dealerdeb1

      insider trading

  • Debdeb

    Thanks for the facts, Bernie. It’s these details that make this story so interesting.

  • etonmess

    Fox News are hilarious to non-Americans. Once you get over the hilariousness of its bonkers nature, the channel does a great deal of damage to the reputation of USA abroad, though…

    • Dealerdeb1

      The rest of the world seems to be failing Socialist countries that you speak from , my guess. Stay there and laugh we have enough “Eurotrash” here already.

  • Dealerdeb1

    I just love this site. It is so hard to find right mined people in a world of hypocrits and pretenders. WTG Bernie you say what so many think.

  • I Hate Fascists

    Enough hot air from Current TV to cause global warming? Don’t know about that. From both ends of Limbaugh maybe.

  • I Hate Fascists

    Bernie didn’t you just recently tell the GOP to stop being the anti-science party? What’s climate change then? Religion?

    As far as Current TV who cares? You said yourself only 12 people watch it. Is it that they wouldn’t sell it to Beck? See above.

    • Dealerdeb1

      Climate change is the fanstay football game Gore made up to make millions

  • Dave O’Connor

    Of course, if anyone called the ever self-indulgent Al Gore a self-hating oil sucker, they’d have to obscure “Dear Ole Dad’s” orgy with Occidental Petroleum and Armand Hammer (KGB-USSR). But, as he’d watch a rickshaw and Prius vie in non-petro traffic from the windows of his carbon-discount manor, he loves – passionately – oil money. He was weaned on it like any of Ibn’s progeny.
    Now, he’s freeing himself of his media albatross,
    “Current” – and to whom? Qatar-based; America contemptuous, Jew hating,
    conspiracy weavers (remember those allegations of 9/11?) – “al Jazeera”. Right
    that same media that gave Armand’s {god)-son face time to bellow across desert
    sands, in 2003 “How Dare They”. (His cousin, Barack Hussein, a fellow, “Fellow
    Traveler”, diversified by using for his first formal TV interview with the Arabic cable TV network “al-Arabiya.)
    But, don’t wake up and change channels for fast-forward paint drying (if you haven’t already), monitor it over time. You’ll see not only Socialistic Liberalism (sic-nothing liberal about modern Liberalism) marshaled to a tune to which Josef Goebbels would march. Monitor as it bleeds for every misery-indexed sham. Step by step notice the crescendo, like Ravel’s “Bolero”. Soon you’ll be doing the Hezbollah High Step or dancing to the Hamas Hustle (Free CD’s at Best Buy {Compliment of Board-Member, CAIR’s own Ibrahim “Dougie” Hooper) in the living room. Should you recover, and if you’re not overtaken by acid –reflux, stand by for the ‘sign-off’: ‘fajr’ (Evening Prayer by Mohammed {PBUH, etc.} with crescent imposed where stars once lay upon the American flag.
    More than likely it will gnaw on its own clock for a period. While most Americans can’t see beyond what paparazzi offer; they’ll busy themselves with ‘educational
    (tax-creditable)’ programs such as the ‘Introduction to the Suras’ in “Mr. Rogers” format; and those of the most willfully-blind; “Your Constitution and Shariah.” (By the way, in regard to the latter codex all properties as Muslim owned become “Holy Sites” (Sort of First Amendment squared.)

    One can only wish “al Jazeera” the same success as “Current”.

  • Slip Up

    Al Jazeera to change name of, recently purchased, Current TV to Al Gorezero

  • Randy

    Al Gore, Commander in Chief of the world’s hypocrites.

  • realheadline

    Only a fool would believe the proof (sophistry) offered by the climate change political movement.

  • Ralph Hahn

    Time Warner has already pulled Current from its channel lineup. I wonder if Comcast and the other cablers follow suit.

  • LSAL

    On another note. I just realized why all these important bills have to be pushed to the last minute, preferability before a Holiday. Because if everyone saw the junk and pork they jammed into those bills(Sandy relief for example–Tax bill too) They would never pass anything The hide-an-seek bills

    • Dealerdeb1

      Maybe Obama isn’t the Muslim we think he is with all the “pork” he’s eating these days

  • LSAL

    It would be great if someone wrote a book about all the hypocritical statements and things the Left has done in recent history. Gore could be Chapter 1 Senator Obama’s comments vs Pres. OB’s comments could be Chapter 2. Taxing up to $1millon is OK now Sen Shumer says $400.000 is to high. How about bad if they do it but good if we do the exact same thing. I’ll buy 5 book’s pre-release.

  • Kansan

    In 1997, Time Magazine reported that Al Waleed owned about 5 percent of News Corporation.
    In 2010, Alwaleed’s stake in News Corp. was about 7% worth $3Bn; and
    News Corp. had a $70 million (9%) investment in Al Waleed’s Rotana Group,
    the Arab world’s largest entertainment company.

  • Cecil

    How much profit did he make on the deal? He just may be stupidity rich!

  • Skogee

    Wouldn’t it be great if Al Gore was in a room with Michael Moore and some crazy came in with an AR-15…and…and…and…LOL…

    • Skogee

      I’m sorry…I should think before I write…

      • Dealerdeb1

        It’s scarey that you even think you need to think before you write. That’s what we have become. A nation of sheep being “watched” And afraid to use our first Amendment rights because we may “offend” some obscure terrorist group Obama calls down trodden.

        • Bob Hadley

          A nation of sheep???????? Do yuo actually think it sheepish for someone to exercise responsibility for what he says?????

          Skogee1 was not abridging his 1st Amendment rights by apologizing for a distasteful remark. First Amendement rights protect against government censorship, not self-censorship.

        • Bob Hadley

          If someone exercised the extremely poor taste to say that they wished Wayne Lapierre of the NRA would be in a room when some crazy with an AR-15 came in, I bet your panties would be in a permanent wad.
          Thomas Jefferson was among those who realized that the American experiment could work only if the citizenry execised sound ethics and responsibility. Thinking before you speak is responsible. Standing accountable for your words is also responsible. Self-correction when you say things clearly over the line is also responsible.
          Skogee1 did exactly the right thing.
          It never fails to amaze me how some can turn almost any discourse into an anti-Obama rant.

  • Bonnie Thomas Usrey

    It appears that the New Yorker guy thinks George Bush attacked America on 9/11!
    He is also apparently unaware that every potential terrorist caught before they could bomb, or otherwise attack New York. was a Muslim-affiliated terrorist. None of them were gainfully employed. Where does he think the money comes from for these operations? He probably thinks that AL Jazeera is AL Gore’s cousin. He doesn’t like that the Supreme Court declared George Bush the winner over Gore, but I guess he likes that they declared Obamacare “Constitutional” thereby giving the O.K. for thousands of new taxes, fees, regulations that will destroy our economy and jobs, and give us Socialized medicine. Maybe he breathed in too much toxic dust on 9/11 causing brain damage?

  • Bonnie Thomas Usrey

    Oh, Oh, Joy Behar is going to lose her job unless she agrees to wear a burka on her show, stop the crude remarks, and knock off the guffawing! Al Jazeera doesn’t allow their women to act like that! At least we now know, they have come out with it blatently, that Al Gore’s ideology and philosophy aligns with Al Jazeera who wants to bring America down, and introduce Sharia Law into our Judicial system. The Networks Call letters should be TSNBC- Treason and Sedition Network Bull Crap! Al Gore would demand an emergency landing of his jet, if he saw a nickel on the ground that he could pick up.

    • Dealerdeb1

      I;d love to see Joy Behar in a Burka? Hahahah the imagry is prime

  • Alma Alma

    Hilary likes Al Jazeera doesn’t she? Colin Powell as well. Obama? What’s going on here? Trying to teach the free American public a new culture of oppression?

    • Dealerdeb1

      I was never so dissapointed in a man as I was in Colin Powell. he lived the American Dream and then spit on it. So sad.

  • 49corvette

    The fact that oil financed the capital for the purchase is kinda like paying $25 dollars per candy bar—but still consuming at least one a day—at the end of the month $750 was spent—enough to pay the dentist bill for about one tooth—and “Big Al” is the dentist—then you get a free lollipop—my2cents—thanx for reading

  • JLM

    This story is thought provoking on so many different planes.

    The incredible hubris of a failed business venture which wants to ensure that a top notch outfit like Al Jazeera gets the left overs of their failed genius.

    The hypocrisy of Fat Al and his tax considerations. Not just hypocrisy but chutzpah.

    Most everything the world has gotten to know about Alberto is that he is a sham, a cheat and a blow hard. And those are the drawing room niceties that a polite gentleman could whisper.

    He is full of crap.

    • Alma Alma

      He is the Rainmaker. He is the Used Car Salesman. He is an empty vessel that tries to fill itself with worth via money. He needs to wake up and reevaluate his life.

      • Dealerdeb1

        No let him sleep we could be spared the hot air and hypocrisy

  • semperfimikee

    Great piece, but you missed something obvious: “So if you connect the dots you can easily see that money derived from oil bought Current TV….” There’s only two (2) dots to connect. Carry on.

    • 49corvette

      Exactly—and those 2 dots are blotches of an incurable disease—2 more nails in the coffin of what used to be America

  • newyorker

    Good to see the haters have been deflected for a moment from Obama to Gore…soon they will be hating on John Kerry… Hopefully this hate wont result in older white men fighting with their families…..What a country..

    • KingDavidCaul

      “older WHITE men fighting”


    • Dealerdeb1

      Not soon Ipve hated that man since I saw him on National TV in the 60’s disrespecting America and his trip to commiserate with the viet Cong do you people have selective memory when it comes to the people you idolize? All the big honchos in the Democrat party have pasts that any decent p[erson would be ashamed of but you elevate them, Weird science

      • newyorker

        What were you doing in the sixties playing with dolls?

        • Dealerdeb1

          In grad school

  • patricia

    PANIC, B GoldBerg,,Is Al a bigger hypocrite than Obama?I don’t know if I can rank the democrats .. You know the other man in this deal is Joel Hyatt-F-In-L to Sen Howard Metzennbaum. A well known jewish family in my home town. Does anyone remember Danny Pearl that was beheaded? Does anyone remember all the death /women beaten/raped by these ppl? But Al Gore picks these ppl over Glenn Beck? Sen H. Metzenbaum held fund -raiser for the abused/poor generous Man. Wouldn’t he be just so proud of his son-in-law? ttps://

    • newyorker

      Sounds like you have a problem with Jews? As Danny Pearl was Jewish I’m confused about what your rant is about?

      • Dealerdeb1

        I think the point was not against Jews rather that his very kind Jewish father in law would be ashamed of his stance

  • Wheels55

    To think this guy almost became President. We may have had a President who talks out of both sides of his mouth and does what ever he wants via Executive Privilege. Oh wait, we have one of those guys now.
    So I ask, who would be the most liberal and worthless President: Gore or Obama?

    • Dealerdeb1

      I thinkOBAMA is far more dangerous than Gore if that helps. We’d have been bored to tears listening to his pontifications ad naseum but I doubt he’d have the guts to do much.

  • Bill

    Do we forget so quickly that GORE, this Democratic Vice President to wife-cheating Bill Clinton was the tie-breaking vote that taxed our Social Security income? Democrats love to tax… how compelling that GORE was doing everything he could to close the sale of this terrorist TV channel to save himself from the tax increase on January 1st. Gore gives the word “hypocrisy” a new meaning.

  • Uplinktruck

    I think Gore chose Al Jeezera as a final slap in the face for failing to fall for that line of crap he was selling.

  • 633

    Gore thought Al Jazeera could be categorized as a sympatico network? That guy who won the popular vote in the 2000 Presidential election? The Democratic Party nominee? (Sorry Bernie but the fact that Gore is an unrepentant, insincere greedhead is neither ironic nor new news). No doubt this will be a major coverage item in the American media. In the meantime I’ll hold my breath.

  • John Davidson

    We know about these guys who have continually ripped off the very people they claim they want to help. Like Obama, they flaunt the money we pay them to look out for our interests. .

  • sean1

    I’m just grateful no one takes him seriously anymore. I’m especially grateful he was not our president.

    • Dealerdeb1

      he’d be betrter than OBAMA because at least he likes Capitalism at least as far as his own bank account goes LOL

  • Iklwa

    Gore is of the same ilk as others imbibing that ideology. I
    live in Washington State
    (can you say “Bluuuue”?) and we have a brand of liberal just as despicable in their
    manner of speaking as in their propensity to cash checks into their own bank

    To hear them say it, if we only did what they know is right
    for us we would all be happy, healthy and live forever. They have a long list
    of things they hate because it goes “against the public interest” (i.e. health

    Our libs hate smoking and we have one of the highest tobacco
    taxes in the nation. The last go round they said “Look at al the money we’ll
    make if we raise taxes.”

    So they did.

    Then, the financial department discovered that state tobacco
    revenues actually dropped the following year.

    Lord, we can’t have that!

    Their solution was to raise the taxes again the following
    year on tobacco.

    They did the same thing with alcohol and now Idaho
    and Oregon are seeing a tremendous
    windfall in increased alcohol and tobacco sales.

    This cycle, they passed a recreational pot legalization

    But all those health nuts seem fine and dandy with smoking

    “Look at all the money we’re gonna make!” they said.

    I can just see all of the local pot growers lining up at
    City Hall to get licenses for what they’ve been doing under the radar for


    They did the same thing with legalized gambling and I won’t
    be surprised to see a legalized prostitution initiative on the coming ballot
    both of which are truly healthful pursuits..

  • Vincent Mohan

    The man simply hates America. Like Jimmy Carter, he can never forgive Americans for not electing him.

    • newyorker

      Guess it’s time to play the “I Love America” card…a Fox News staple… The voters elected Gore POTUS..The Supreme Court appointed Bush…or have you forgotten?

      • KingDavidCaul

        Guess its time to play the “Fox News (therefor dismissable?)” card!

        Since when did an “I love America” sentiment become “owned” by Fox News, anyway?? If there’s any truth to that assumption AT ALL, then MAN do I love Fox News!!!!

        • newyorker

          It comes from Fox News and politicians who need to repeat cliches….Romney consistently said that he loves America…so what? If you like cliches then you like listening to political speeches… different strokes for different folks..

          • WeAreAllScrewed

            Why is it that EVERY vote recount always favors the democratic candidate? I guess because they have a history of “finding” votes that didn’t get counted the first time or two. When Al Franken challenged the vote in MN, he was behind, but somehow after a few recounts he’d pulled ahead by a few hundred. Oh, I forgot, it’s because the democrats are so good at reading people’s minds and knowing they really “intended” to vote for someone when they forgot to, and then they just “help” by fixing the ballot. We’re all not smart enough to think or act for ourselves and that’s why we need the nanny state to do all of our thinking for us.

            Al Gore lost. Period. Even though he successfully fought to disqualify more than 10,000 absentee ballots from servicemen in Florida, because of course he knew what their intent was, and it wasn’t to elect his sorry butt. Even though the media called the state for him when the polls closed in the eastern half of the state, even though the (heavily conservative) panhandle polls were open another hour and that very call suppressed votes that likely would have gone for Bush before their polls closed. Even though the one heavily democratic county (Palm Beach) kept “massaging” the hanging chads to intuit voter intent to tilt the count in his favor. He just lost. The Supreme Court just ended the ridiculous charade.

            Al Gore, the self-proclaimed inventor of the Internet, they guy who collected hundreds of thousands of dollars at a single fund-raiser in sequentially-numbered $5,000 checks from Buddhist monks who had taken a vow of poverty, they guy who preaches green but has the carbon footprint of a medium-sized city with his bloated mansion and private jet and entourage, is not just a fake, he’s a poser and an idiot. He is a pathological liar. I pity him, but at least he lives comfortably on his lies. Mostly, I pity the brain-dead people who would actually vote for such an obviously empty, albeit very large suit.

          • Dealerdeb1

            I haven’t heard OBAMA say he loves anything but himself

        • Dealerdeb1

          If you follow that logic then the left is Boy do I HATE America………….seems to be playing out to be that

      • Dominic

        Gore did not win in Florida .Stop rewriting history.

        • Phil Silverman

          you sure? we know that the Supreme Court illegally stopped the recount. We know that Bush’s brother was Governor of FLA and that the GOP campaign director was in charge of counting votes in FLA.

          • Dominic

            If memory serves me either the NY Times or the Washington Post privately paid to have the whole state of Florida recounted and Bush still won .Look it up.

          • I Hate Fascists

            Well OK if you insist.


            In all likelihood, George W. Bush still would have won Florida and the
            presidency last year if either of two limited recounts — one requested by Al
            Gore, the other ordered by the Florida Supreme Court — had been completed,
            according to a study commissioned by The Washington Post and other news

            But if Gore had found a way to trigger a statewide recount of all
            disputed ballots, or if the courts had required it, the result likely would have
            been different. An examination of uncounted ballots throughout Florida found
            enough where voter intent was clear to give Gore the narrowest of

          • Paul Courtney

            Hate Fascists but like Gore? What likely result if Gore had the integrity to express his true views? You know, the ones that align with folks who think the perps of 9-11 were justified?

          • newyorker

            Your memory is fading fast…get some help…lol

          • John Daly

            What we know is that you routinely lie on this website, Phil. On a side note, I wish someone could explain to me how liberals can make fun of the Birthers when they buy into the notion that Gore won the presidency.

          • Dealerdeb1

            good whatever it was we are so much better off than to have had yet another liberal liar around for 4 years.

        • I Hate Fascists

          Let me guess. You’re really Antonin (Broccoli Boy) Scalia

      • Ralph Hahn

        In case you haven’t noticed, new yorker, “the voters” do not elect a President. The Electoral College does and Bush beat Gore fair & square. The Supreme Court had to step in and they made the appropriate decision as outlined in our Constitution. I’d like to the abolishment of the Electoral College, but any legislation that would do so goes nowhere.

        • newyorker

          My point was that while Al Gore may be bitter I doubt it’s about losing an election even though he won the popular vote…One could say Goldberg hates the media and CBS in particular because they through him out when he got older…Hopefully he’s greatful because he still makes a living from HBO and Fox News…

          • George Catman

            The supreme court didn’t appoint Bush. They stopped the Gore shenanigans in Florida. Sorry your boy never caught up with all the recounts he got.

          • newyorker

            Gore won the popular vote by 500,000. He lost in the Supreme Court by 1 vote…Hell of a democracy we have here in the USA…

          • Dealerdeb1

            Why didn’t you say that when Obama won districts with 115% of all registered voters? Or did that little fantasy slip your mind? Sleective memory

          • newyorker

            What are you talking about? What district? Have any facts or Fox News nonsense?

          • Dealerdeb1

            Cleveland and Pittsburg look it up. 115% of ALL registered voters LOL Now that’s agreat trick

          • newyorker

            Look it up where? It’s not true so i can’t look it up….More Fox News b.s.

          • Dealerdeb1

            Not Fox Huff Post the bastion of freedom of Speech./Not

          • newyorker

            You’re making up this 115% stuff and then when you get asked about it you get hostile…This is the Fox News technique…make up a fact and keep repeating it…You should be embarrassed..

          • Dealerdeb1

            Not holstile just factual. Hostility is the nectar of the left. You seem like you have your painties in a twist because Huff Post reported it..oooooooops their error I guess.

          • newyorker

            You’re making up facts…I looked it up and there is no truth to what you’re claiming…none..

          • Bob Hadley

            I’ve searched the web but am unable to verify this. It appears as though you made it up or are believing someone else who made that up.
            There was a controversy about Pres. Obama winning about 99% of some precincts, but 115%??????????????? If so, I’d surely have heard about it on Fox News, if nowhere else.
            You made a very serious allegation. You need to put up or shut up. And no, I’m not trying to interfere with your 1st Amenment rights. I am asking you to be a responsible human being, however.

          • begbie

            We’re not a democracy. We are a republic. There is a difference.

          • Bob Hadley

            There’s a difference between a republic and a pure democracy, as discucussed in the Federalist Papers (I think No. 8). But we are a representative democracy or a democratic republic – take your pick.

            The point is that, pursuant to the U. S. Constritution, government authority arises from the electorate. And, according to the U. S. Constitution (as amended), the electorate is expansive.

          • Dealerdeb1

            You make me ashamed to be a New Yorker.

        • Dealerdeb1

          Oh please don’t confuse those libs with facts they melt under the light of day

        • Bob Hadley

          The U. S. Constitition. did NOT outline or give authority to the U. S. Supreme Court to decide Gore v. Bush. In fact, none other than constitutional scholar and one-time U. S. Sup Court hopefull Kenneth Starr predicted that the Sup. Court would refuse to hear Gore v. Bush.

          Having said that, I think we should all accept that decision (even if we feel it was unfairly decided) and move on. After all, we live in a democratic republic.

      • Dealerdeb1

        My question to you is. If you back the Supreme courts decision for OBAMACARE then why when they say Bush is legally the president do you complain? Or is it selective memory?

    • Phil Silverman

      who was President 1977 to 1980? If not for the “October surprise” maybe he would have had a 2nd term. Carter left one trillion in debt. RR left 2.6.

      • tec5210

        Another lib lie. The so called “October suprise” has been proven time and time again to have been physically impossible to have happened as George bush can’t be in two places at once.

  • newyorker

    Only a genius like Bernie Goldberg would know how much Al Gore made from the sale of Current…typical lazy “journalist”..

    • Walter Mattson

      Bernie may not be a genius but he does have intelligence. How much Al Gore made on the sale hasn’t any thing to do with the story. It sounds like you have a problem with Bernie’s points of view so you attack him rather than offer any intelligent comment on his article.

      • newyorker

        Doesn’t Bernie call himself a journalist? Isn’t a journalist supposed to print accurate information? Bernie made a statement about how much Al Gore made…I am suggesting that his figure is inaccurate….
        Goldberg is a person who always claims journalistic integrity….Facts are not irrelevant…

        • begbie

          So what is the accurate figure? If the accurate figure was $99,999,997 would that make you happy? The precise amount is hardly the point of this article. Your argument is simply a deflection.

        • Dealerdeb1

          you call yourself an American and I see no proof of that either so where is your integrity?

      • Dealerdeb1

        that’s what Liberals do they attack. It is straight from the Saul Alinsky handbook

    • Johnny

      Before you go calling Bernie or anyone else lazy, you might want to not be so lazy yourself. First, Bernie says Al Gore “reportedly” will make $100 million off the sale of Current TV. Reportedly means … it’s been reported. Bernie has written an opinion column based on hard news reporting. Second, it’s also been reported that the total sale is about $400 — and Gore owns 25% of the company. 25% of $400 million is $100 million. Looks like you’re the lazy one, newyorker.

      • newyorker

        You have done the same math as your lazy friend Bernie…As you or Bernie or i have any idea of how much equity there was in Current you have no idea how much Gore made or didn’t make…Real journalists do not guess at facts they verify them….So forgive me…Goldberg is reportedly a lazy journalist…

      • Dealerdeb1

        oh details details the left has noi use for truth so don’t harm his pathetic little brain just pass him a diaper and a binkie after his nap he can go suck off the teat of government for his next meal.

  • beniyyar

    aL Jazeera is the preeminent anti US, anti Christian, anti Semitic, and pro Islamist terrorist network at work today. It comes as no surprise to me that a con man and anti American like Al Gore would sell out to this Islamist terrorist media outlet.

  • gbandy

    The Al Gore Global Warming myth is the greatest scam in US history sold to most ignorant of the people all making Al Gore hundreds of millions of dollars. Now right here in California the land of a very large population of “clueless” just think about these items. First Al Gore predicted the melting of the Ice Caps in the world causing higher Ocean levels. Right? Now in his book he predicted these Ocean levels would rise and flood much of Los Angeles. Now guess what Al Gore bought a $15million dollar mansion RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE of the area HE said would flood! So obviously Al Gore is not as stupid as his followers. Now California leads the Nation in air quality regulations and even passed its own Cap and Trade. Now besides costing millions of jobs revenues from the new “Carbon Tax auctions” also has failed to produce the billions predicted. So California has the strictest air quality laws and no benefits. Oh by the way UC Davis did a huge study and found 70% of all the pollution in CA actually is produced in China so no matter how many regulations the fools of Sacramento concoct the reduction of pollution would be minimal. So Al Gore really has a very ignorant and ill advised populace to work with right here in California.

    • Dealerdeb1

      Now now there you go again confusing those poor lefties with facts be kind we have to feed and clothe them you know.

  • stmichrick

    The statement issued by Current Tv regarding the dismissal of the Beck offer validates my impression of modern liberals: they see conservatives as the enemy; not so much jihadi or petroleum interests.

  • RickonhisHarleyJohnson

    Your article has me looking up words in the dictionary with Gore’s picture. Just a few are; fraud, fake, charlatan, phony, quack, huckster, poseur, and my favorite – liar. And to think we almost had him for President. Come to think of it, we might have been better off. We might never have heard of the current WH occupant.

  • Ted

    I understand the news peg here is the connection to Big Oil, but I found it immensely “interesting” that the sellers saw al Jazeera as an organization whose views were acceptably aligned with their own.

    • Kansan

      Al Jazeera does a heck of a lot better job in presenting the news that does Fox “News.”

      • Ralph Hahn

        I guess that you’re pretty proud of that far-leftist remark, aren’t you? When are you moving to Qatar?

        • Kansan

          A poll by Farleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey showed that of all the news channels out there, Fox News viewers are the least informed.

          People were asked questions about news habits and current events in a statewide poll of 600 New Jersey residents recently. Results showed that viewers of Sunday morning news shows were the most informed about current events, while Fox News viewers were the least informed. In fact, FDU poll results showed they were even less informed than those who say they don’t watch any news at all.

          Readers of The New York Times, USA Today and listeners to National Public Radio were better informed about international events than other media outlets.

          (This is from Forbes, that bastion of capitalism.)

      • Randy

        If the radicalism fits …

        • Kansan


      • Dealerdeb1

        ok you can leave now

        • Kansan

          “No. After you, Gaston.”

      • poest

        …and women’s rights, circumcision, etc.

        • Kansan

          Help me out here. Were you really comparing world news in general, which Al Jazerra covers well, with Fox, which is awful?

          Perhaps you were blaming Qatar and/or Al Jazerra with the more backward elements in Arab and/or majority Muslim society for being somehow worse than the womb police at Fox “News?”

          Were you protesting against the ritual scarification of male genitals that’s mostly a product of Judeo Christian heritage, but which, it turns out, is fortuitiously instrumental in reducing the incidence and transmission of HPV and HIV, or were you just protesting the far worse clitorectomies performed in some of the world’s societies that are even more backward than our own?

          Help me out here, because I’d like to respond if you can make your comments more clear.

    • Dealerdeb1

      Why does that surprise you? What do expect from a pig but an oink?

      • Kansan

        In 1997, Time Magazine reported that Al Waleed owned about 5 percent of News Corporation.

        In 2010, Alwaleed’s stake in News Corp. was about 7% worth $3Bn; nd
        News Corp. had a $70 million (9%) investment in Al Waleed’s Rotana Group, the Arab world’s largest entertainment company.

  • GlenFS

    Bernie, this should be mind blowingly amazing. It’s just a bit troubling that this is not unusual lefty behavior that we’ve come to expect without surprise. But that does not stop the irony of it from being funny!

  • ivannavi

    It always, do as I say, not as I do, with people like Gore.

  • Jerry Cave

    The Irony is much stronger for fossil fuel hating Gore! After Congress, Al Gore Sr worked for Occidental petroleum and the Island Creek Coal Company for enormous salaries!

  • begbie

    This whole story is incredible. I don’t blame Current for not selling to Glenn Beck, it makes sense. Maybe CNN or Comcast (MSNBC)….but al Jazeera never entered my mind. Would love to hear the reasoning behind selling to a news networks that aids terrorism while hiding behind the alter of journalism.

    • newyorker

      Al Jazeera aids terrorism? How exactly does it do that?

      • begbie

        Simple. Al Jazeera routinely broadcast messages from Bin Laden and other al Qaida operatives calling for violence against you, me, and any other “zionist” innocent civilians in it’s entirety with no problem at all. And they still do to this day.

        For comparison, American broadcasters only aired small pieces, most with no sound, to prevent the enemy from getting the message across (at the request of our government officials, I’m sure.) So, I conclude al Jazeera willfully aided the terrorists’ cause in the name of journalism. They chose their side. I vote guilty. What do you think?

      • Troy Phillips

        Hey Newyorker. Read something beside the Times and you might get a clue (doubtful though).

        • I Hate Fascists

          You mean like anything that Palin reads?

      • Dealerdeb1

        How about ALL it’s news stories are so slanted against the USa like we were involved in 911 and it’s America’s fault they have people attack them while pronouncing the Muslim Brotherhood a group of peace loving a”Activists” Say the word “actuvist” and every left winger comes out of the woodwork like they did for the Community “Activist” Obama

    • Dealerdeb1

      you don’;t have to look hard just try and follow the logic of ANY liberal. There isn’t any

  • Johnconrad

    It’s almost impossible to be a bigger fraud than Al Gore

    • fitzsimmons Photography

      Absolutely the truth. Mr Faux Gore!!!!!!

    • Cecilio Mendez

      There is one; BHO!

    • Dealerdeb1

      No not impossible you could be Obama

  • Ken08534

    Current had 22K prime-time viewers… That is a staggeringly low number for a cable channel that claims to be aligned with the majority of Americans!

    What happens when every cable network/Dish TV drops Current/Al Jezerra?

    • begbie

      Wow, I haven’t heard that figure. If that’s true then I can’t see how the major carriers would offer this cahnnel as part of their package as opposed to,……I don’t know maybe another silly kids network with puppets?

      • Ken08534

        Because it was marginally more profitable than dead air.

        It seemed like half their ‘shows’ were simulcasts of radio shows, the other shows were put on heavy rotation (repeated several times a day).
        I suspect Al Gore didn’t ask for much money from carriers – he was originally shopping a network of community-sourced video, think video version of Huffington Post.

        • begbie

          When I think video version of Huffington Post, I think of nature videos of monkeys humping or walruses piled up on a beach and growling at each other……

          Point taken though, thanks.

  • k962

    Gore reminds one of the old time snake oil salesman! Al would sell everybody on “Universe” warming if he could make a buck!

    • Dealerdeb1

      His legacy lives on in the WH Obama sold America a bill of goods that includes socialism slelectively for the masses and elitism for his supporters. Three years can’t go fast enough for me.

  • JohnInMA

    Do what I say not what I do……….

  • KES

    So Gore isn’t stupid; he’s hypocritical? Hunh.

    • newyorker

      So Al Gore is greedy….from the same folks who voted for Mitt “Greed is Good” Romney….now that hypocritical..

      • Walter Mattson

        Yes. Al Gore is greedy and Romney is too. But didn’t you know everyone is greedy except people like monks and other religious people who have taken the vow of poverty. Greed is good to the extent that it promotes a desire for advancements of many kinds. Wake up. I admit that I am greedy and I bet you are too. There are many ways that greed shows up. Some go for the money while others go for the power. Obama is both of these types. He and Gore have a trait in common. Both are hypocrites. Bernie’s article showed Gore in his true colors and Obama shows his every time he opens his mouth to speak on any topic.

        • newyorker

          Hypocrisy is part of being in a management position….Politics and business are not religious experiences…don’t you ever change your mind about a subject?

          • Patrick H.

            It’s one thing to change your mind on a subject, but it’s another thing to change your mind on the subject which still preaching to others your original position.

          • KingDavidCaul

            Equating hypocrisy to “changing one’s mind” is the stupidist statement I’ve read today. Added to that is the obvious; the silly response is to a very well-stated, well-reasoned point.

          • Dealerdeb1

            Sure when I’m proven wrong, so far you have only solidified my sentiments

          • newyorker

            Cleveland had 115% voter turnout? What are you talking about?You can believe what you want but this is factually untrue…

        • stmichrick

          The ‘greed’ term is overused in political rhetoric. Like the term ‘selfish,’ it assumes arrogance about known negative effects that occur to others as a result of one’s actions to move forward or acquire.

          The better word might be ‘ambition,’ which describes a desire to achieve or receive more. That, in itself, can be a noble goal.
          I saw no evidence of greed or selfishness in Romney’s biography. In fact, his personal record has been to help individuals in need, with no fanfare. He became wealthy as a skilled dealmaker, which assumes ‘win-win’ or there’s no deal.

          On the other hand, Al Gore seeks to promote his agenda for power and money through government action, which comes at a cost of freedom and treasure to all, by force of law.

          • Dealerdeb1

            well said

      • Dealerdeb1

        you are truely pathetic. Mitt has always used his wealth to do charity and take care of the memebers of his family and church. AL gore used his to dupe people and have illicit affairs with Message therapists. Can’t even put them in the same sentance

  • Barbara

    All the hypocrites are coming out of the woodwork. Very interesting but not surprising who they are.

  • Wally C

    “Don’t you love those sanctimonious liberals who tell us the rich need to pay their “fair share,” that raising taxes on the wealthiest Americans is the patriotic thing to do … and then do their best to make sure they themselves don’t actually have to pay higher taxes.”
    that is the best line in the article for summation purposes.

    • Dealerdeb1

      the word “liberal” needs to be interchanged with “progressive” which is a Marxist Commie definition of the crap OBAMA is shoving up his supporters Behind