Skip to comments.From Al Gore to Al Jazeera
Posted on 01/13/2013 6:50:28 AM PST by RoosterRedux
A few years back I was interviewed about some development in the Middle East by a reporter from Al Arabiya, the Saudi-owned television news channel. Afterwards, we sat for a while and talked journalism. He mentioned that he had previously worked for Al Jazeera. I asked why he had left. Too many Islamists, he said. They made me uncomfortable.
Its bizarre: We used to know a lot about Al Jazeera. At what point did amnesia set in? The station was launched in November 1996. Two months after al-Qaedas attacks on New York and Washington, Fouad Ajami, the Lebanese-born American scholar, analyzed its product in the pages of The New York Times Magazine. Al Jazeera, he wrote, may not officially be the Osama bin Laden Channel, but he is clearly its star . . . The channels graphics assign him a lead role: there is bin Laden seated on a mat, his submachine gun on his lap; there is bin Laden on horseback in Afghanistan, the brave knight of the Arab world. A huge, glamorous poster of bin Ladens silhouette hangs in the background of the main studio set at Al Jazeeras headquarters in Doha, the capital city of Qatar.
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Al Gore has finally proven his worth to the American public.
This guy really knows how to rake in the dough from many sources. He has demonstrated his ability to create jobs and mountains of wealth and is therefore Republicrat material.
There is a rumor that Carl Rove and the other backroom boys are considering an approach to Al to get him to join their party.
If Al agrees, he’ll be the 2016 candidate for president on the Republicrat ticket which he’ll share will Bernie Sanders who will move from the ‘I’ column into the ‘R’ one.
And ManBearPig algore, who received a majority of the popular vote for POTUS in 2000, is their friggin' business partner! Wretching.
Gore's speech was one no decent politician could have delivered. It was dishonest, cheap, low. It was hollow. It was bereft of policy, of solutions, of constructive ideas, very nearly of facts -- bereft of anything other than taunts and jibes and embarrassingly obvious lies. It was breathtakingly hypocritical, a naked political assault delivered in tones of moral condescension from a man pretending to be superior to mere politics. It was wretched. It was vile. It was contemptible. But I understate.
Al Gore showed long ago that he has no ethics or honor.