Did You Know...

   

Current TV employees introduced to new owners, 'bulls*-tter' Al Gore conspicuously absent from meeting

Share
By Doug Powers  •  January 8, 2013 04:36 PM

**Written by Doug Powers

Al Gore, a co-founder of Current TV, recently sold the network to oil-backed Al Jazeera. Gore was so proud of the sale that when the staff was introduced to the new owners he decided to share his glee with… nobody:

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.

“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?”

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

Did Gore, who is by some accounts now richer than Mitt Romney, have some hypocrisy-induced shame or was his absence merely due to a previously scheduled engagement that required him to fire up the jet to fly halfway around the world to address an emergency strategy session about greenhouse gas reduction?

More:

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

This can only come as a surprise to those who have been living in an eco-friendly bubble of denial for far too long.

(h/t JWF)

**Written by Doug Powers

Twitter @ThePowersThatBe

blog comments powered by Disqus

Attn Hillary: Dems encouraging Al Gore to run for president again (meanwhile, Dukakis waits patiently next to a rotary phone)

August 14, 2015 06:48 AM by Doug Powers

gorebear

There isn’t yet enough Middle East oil money behind the idea

Hillary Clinton proves she’s ready to be Obama’s climate change successor

July 28, 2015 05:04 AM by Doug Powers

hillary1

Saving the environment, one private jet ride at a time

G7 agrees to control earth’s temperature but remains split on if Superman could beat up Batman

June 9, 2015 10:27 AM by Doug Powers

g7

The ‘Mercury’ Seven

Perfect: Fake scientist and obsequious CNN anchor use manufactured stat to mock ‘climate change deniers’

May 30, 2015 05:59 AM by Doug Powers

nye

The science is unsettled

Climate change update: ‘Vanishing’ Great Lakes ice causes Coast Guard to need stronger ice-breakers, or something

May 21, 2015 06:41 AM by Doug Powers

gorebear

Consistency offsets


Categories: Al Gore, Enviro-nitwits, global warming, Politics

Follow me on Twitter Follow me on Facebook