Skip to comments.Al Gore takes the dark view at SXSW
Posted on 03/10/2013 10:04:33 AM PDT by red-dawg
AUSTIN For former Vice President Al Gore, the world is spinning out of control but he says his outlook remains optimistic.
He appeared Saturday at the SXSW Interactive Festival, held at the Austin Convention Center, to discuss his latest book, The Future: Six Drivers of Global Change,
which argues that the planet is being abused, technology is amiss and special interest groups have control of the government.
The book is scary, said Wall Street Journal technology columnist Walter Mossberg, who moderated the session.
"Near the end of the session, Mossberg turned to Gore's decision to sell Current TV to cable news network Al Jazeera for $500 million.
Gore co-founded the cable network.
Mossberg asked Gore how he could argue for independence from foreign oil in the U.S., but sell the company to a news outlet owned by Qatar, a major oil producer.
Gore, in turn, asked how Mossberg could continue working for Rupert Murdoch, whose News Corp. acquired the Wall Street Journal in 2007.
Murdoch isn't in the oil business, Mossberg said.
With a chuckle, Gore shot back that Murdoch isn't in the news business, either."
I’d have a lot more confidence in Mossberg than Gore. Gore is either the biggest hypocrite or biggest fool in the country.
Any reason he couldn’t be both?