Skip to comments.What a Joke! CNN's Zakaria Doesn't Ask Gore About Al Jazeera's Connection To Oil!
Posted on 02/03/2013 2:08:52 PM PST by Kaslin
CNN must be so proud!
On Sunday, the self-described most trusted name in news aired a thirteen minute interview with Global Warmingist-in-Chief Al Gore, and although the subject of the sale of Current TV was raised, host Fareed Zakaria didn't ask him one question about al Jazeera's connection to oil (video follows with transcript and commentary):
What a Joke! Zakaria Doesn't Ask Gore About Al Jazeera's Connection To Oil!
FAREED ZAKARIA: Current TV, a great business deal, but you started it because you wanted to create a greater, well, another liberal voice, a stronger one, an independent voice. Is this an endorsement of al Jazeera and you're saying al Jazeera represents the same kind of traditions that you were trying to further when you founded Current TV?
AL GORE: Well, I think that al Jazeera has, in fact, established itself as a highly-respected international news gathering organization. Its won awards all over the world. It has a reputation for integrity and excellent reporting. I'm sure you watch al Jazeera English.
ZAKARIA: You're talking about the English language channel, not the Arabic language.
GORE: Yes. And al Jazeera America promises to be even better still. But as Secretary Clinton has said, al Jazeera is part of the solution not part of the problem. It is viewed as a highly responsible organization. And I'm very pleased. I think the net result is going to be very positive for the American media landscape.
And that was it. Not one question about selling his television network to an organization sponsored by an oil nation.
Zero. Nada. Zilch.
Instead, Zakaria changed the subject asking, “Do you feel that President Obama should use his second term to push through some of the things that, you know, he or you really believe in, and how should he deal with the Republicans, which has been the thorniest problem he faces?"
So in a thirteen minute interview, Zakaria spent roughly one minute on al Jazeera buying Current, and totally ignored the astonishingly hypocritical elephant in the room.
It turns out that comedians David Letterman and Jon Stewart did a better job of questioning Gore on this subject than Zakaria.
In fact, Gore's been getting such rough questions on this issue that Politico created a video of his treatment:
Well they did not ask him about his families connection to Occidental Petroleum and Armand Hammer either did they?
The committee on public information is alive and well.
Under (George) Creels direction, the CPI sought only to repress material that contained dangerous or unfavorable ideas to avoid demoralizing the population.
So you see, Zakaria is only protecting us from dangerous thought.
Do you feel that President Obama should use his second term to push through some of the things that, you know, he or you really believe in”
Now this is funny because I don’t think you could get either one to tell what they truly believe in, other than people should give them boatloads of cash.
"No, he should come out and admit that AGW is a hoax so as to deprive me of millions." ~ Algore
Contrary to popular belief, there ARE stupid questions.
In the ‘90s Algorezeera’s principle financial holdings were about $800k in Occidental Oil stock. The libs and enviro-wackos didn’t care. Hypocrisy is a staple of their diet.
Zakaria is an anti-American, pro-terrorist, foriegner.
Zakaria is a huge Free Trader Commie Globalist who hates America with a passion....but he willagree w the more liberal elements of the GOP like on Free Trade and Illegal Alien Amnesty
If Al Jazeera is part of the solution, we have a problem.
The Fourth Estate is now a Fifth Column.
Zakaria, who is a Muslim, will never talk up anything to hurt the Muslim Brotherhood or Jihadist causes. You will not find any examples of that no matter how many times you Google it.