By James Hirsen
Al Gore’s $100 million payday, which resulted from his sale of Current TV to the Al Jazeera network, exposes the former vice president and chief environmental evangelist as someone who has taken hypocrisy to unprecedented heights.
After rejecting a lucrative offer from talk show host Glenn Beck, Gore opted to accept oil-tainted money, timed his business transaction to avoid paying a “fair share” of taxes, used his former office to lobby for legislation, and ultimately ended up providing assistance to a foreign government-owned network with an alleged anti-American bias.
At the New York University School of Law in 2006, Gore said the following: “Many Americans are tired of borrowing huge amounts of money from China to buy huge amounts of oil from the Persian Gulf to make huge amounts of pollution that destroys the planet’s climate.”
In relation to his Current TV transaction, it appears as though Gore was comfortably able to exempt himself from his own personal ethical, ideological, and fiscal framework. [more...]