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  • Al Jazeera America Readies For Launch With Bold 'Real News' Formula

    08/22/2013 4:14:35 AM PDT · by lbryce · 27 replies
    Guardian ^ | August 19, 2013 | Amanda Holpuch
    In a 24-hour cable news world where sensationalist reporting, warring talking-heads and shrinking staff reign supreme, Al Jazeera America is launching an ambitious effort to provide quality, in-depth content on Tuesday. "There will be less opinion, less yelling and fewer celebrity sightings," the channel's acting chief executive, Ehab al-Shihabi, told reporters on a conference call last week. If the operation fulfills this claim, it will be sitting opposite the popular networks who have made their millions on this formula. Al Jazeera America will be available to nearly half of the country's 100 million television subscribers on Tuesday afternoon when it...
  • One America News versus Al-Jazeera’s jihad on American Cable TV

    06/08/2013 1:45:30 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 9 replies
    washingtontimes ^ | 5/6/13 | Judson Phillips
    <p>WASHINGTON, June 6, 2013 — Al-Jazeera is about to bring jihad to American cable TV.</p> <p>Al-Jazeera bought Al Gore’s unwatched Current TV earlier this year and plans to convert it to Al-Jazeera America. That’s right, the alleged news organization that gets much of it’s funding from the Qatar government is coming to American TV screens.</p>
  • How to watch Al Jazeera America (some basic facts about its funding and backers)

    08/27/2013 2:03:35 PM PDT · by NYer · 28 replies
    Newsday ^ | August 27, 2013 | FRIDA GHITIS
    For those of us who believe the American public deserves and needs to know much more about what goes on in the rest of the world, the arrival of a television network determined to focus on hard news, to "make news the star," to quote my old boss Ted Turner, should be cause for celebration. But when that network is Al Jazeera, we all need to take a few steps back and prepare before we start watching.The first fact to keep in mind when watching the just launched Al Jazeera America is that the new network is, like the other...
  • Al Jazeera buys Current TV, will launch new channel

    01/03/2013 6:58:19 AM PST · by BobNative · 7 replies ^ | January 3, 2012 | Charles Riley
    HONG KONG (CNNMoney) Pioneering Arab broadcaster Al Jazeera has acquired Current TV, and will use the network's wider distribution avenues to launch a new U.S.-based channel. The takeover will provide Al Jazeera with access to millions of U.S. households, a lucrative market the Qatar-based broadcaster has long coveted. The deal also means the end of Current, the low-rated channel co-founded by former Vice President Al Gore.
  • Gore, Current silent as cleric affirms death penalty for leaving Islam on Al-Jazeera

    02/12/2013 4:13:08 PM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/12/13 | Nicole Lafond
    Aides to former Democratic Vice President Al Gore have failed to respond to a recent Al-Jazeera TV broadcast, in which a top imam affirmed the death penalty for anyone who quits Islam. Gore sold his Current TV network to Al-Jazeera, which now plans to extend its broadcast into the United States this summer, according to Ashok Sinha, vice president of corporate communications at Current TV/Al-Jazeera America.
  • Time Warner Cable Drops Al Gore's Current TV Due To Purchase By Al Jazeera

    01/03/2013 5:55:41 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 19 replies ^ | 1/3/2012 | Noel Sheppard
    As NewsBusters reported Wednesday, Al Jazeera entered into an agreement to buy Al Gore's failing network Current TV. Hours later, as a result of the purchase, Time Warner Cable dropped the station with a message reading to viewers "This channel is no longer available on Time Warner Cable." According to multiple news sources, Current co-founder Joel Hyatt said in a statement that TWC dropped his TV network because TWC "did not consent to the sale to Al Jazeera." “Current will no longer be carried on TWC," wrote Hyatt. "This is unfortunate, but I am confident that Al Jazeera America will...
  • What a Joke! CNN's Zakaria Doesn't Ask Gore About Al Jazeera's Connection To Oil!

    02/03/2013 2:08:52 PM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | February 3, 2013 | Noel Sheppard
    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...
  • VIDEO: Terror TV's Al Jazeera aka Current TV's Jihad against Pamela Geller

    03/03/2013 9:26:57 AM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 3/3/13 | Pamela Geller
    Terror TV, Al Jazeera, is wasting no time exploiting its buy of "Current TV" to advance its malevolent jihadist propaganda. Al Jazeera-Current is going after the vocal among us who are exposing their terror ties and lies to advance sharia and jihad. They did a segment on my defense of freedom as "islamophobia." Of course Hamas-CAIR posted the video here. Al Jazeera is the leading terrorist propaganda organization in the world. Jihad murder mastermind Anwar al-Awlaki has praised Al Jazeera, and several years ago one of its most prominent reporters was arrested on terror charges. Al Jazeera also has for...
  • Al Gore Praises Al Jazeera, Slams US Networks

    03/22/2013 1:48:40 PM PDT · by illiac · 14 replies
    NewsMax (I know) ^ | 3/22/13 | Lisa Barron
    The Arabic news channel Al Jazeera provides a high quality “honest-to-goodness” service that compares well with U.S. cable news networks, former vice president Al Gore has claimed, Forbes reports. “You have heard me be very critical of American television journalism,” Gore said at the South by SouthWest festival in Austin, Texas, on Thursday, as he was asked about selling his Current TV channel to the Qatar-based network.
  • Al Jazeera Acquires Current TV

    01/02/2013 4:32:30 PM PST · by John W · 38 replies
    The New York Times ^ | January 2, 2012 | Brian Stelter
    Al Jazeera on Wednesday completed a deal to take over Current TV, the low-rated cable channel that was founded by Al Gore and his business partners seven years ago. Current will provide the pan-Arab news giant with something it has sought for years: a pathway into American living rooms. Current is available in about 60 million of the 100 million homes in the United States with cable or satellite service. Rather than simply use Current to distribute its English-language channel, called Al Jazeera English and based in Doha, Qatar, Al Jazeera will create a new channel, called Al Jazeera America,...
  • Leftist/Jihadist Alliance: Al Jazeera acquires Current TV

    01/02/2013 6:26:16 PM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 1/2/13 | Robert
    As I noted earlier today, Al-Jazeera has been dubbed "the most powerful voice of the Muslim Brotherhood." And Pamela Geller has noted that "Al Jazeera is the leading terrorist propaganda organization in the world. Jihad murder mastermind Anwar al-Awlaki has praised Al Jazeera, and several years ago one of its most prominent reporters was arrested on terror charges. Al Jazeera also has for years been the recipient of numerous Al Qaeda videos featuring bin Laden, Zawahiri, and American traitor Adam Gadahn. Yet they never seem to be able to trace where these videos are coming from. They have repeatedly been...
  • Al Gore takes the dark view at SXSW

    03/10/2013 10:04:33 AM PDT · by red-dawg · 3 replies ^ | March 10,2013 | By Valentino Lucio, Staff Writer
    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.
  • REPORT: Al Gore Made $100 Million In The Current TV Sale

    01/03/2013 7:30:04 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 01/03/2013 | Joe Weisenthal
    Amazing detail in Brian Stelter's reporting on the sale of Current TV to Al-Jazeera: "Al Jazeera did not disclose the purchase price, but people with direct knowledge of the deal pegged it at around $500 million, indicating a $100 million payout for Mr. Gore, who owned 20 percent of Current. Mr. Gore and his partners were eager to complete the deal by Dec. 31, lest it be subject to higher tax rates that took effect on Jan. 1, according to several people who insisted on anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly. But the deal was not signed...
  • Al Jazeera Is Said to Be Acquiring Current TV (Al Gore's failure network)

    01/02/2013 3:08:13 PM PST · by autumnraine · 24 replies
    Media Decoder ^ | 1/2/2013 | BRIAN STELTER
    Al Jazeera is putting the final touches on a deal to take over Current TV, the low-rated cable channel that was founded by Al Gore and his business partners seven years ago. If the deal is completed, Current will provide the pan-Arab news giant with something it has sought for years: a pathway into American living rooms. Current is available in about 60 million of the 100 million homes in the United States with cable or satellite service. Rather than simply use Current to distribute its English-language channel, called Al Jazeera English and based in Doha, Qatar, Al Jazeera will...
  • Congress Fails to Act Against Gore’s Terror TV Deal

    02/02/2013 12:54:29 PM PST · by Mozilla · 3 replies
    Trevor Loudon ^ | February 1, 2013 | Cliff Kincaid
    It is fun to watch Big Oil critic Al Gore squirm as he is questioned about selling out to the oil-rich dictatorship in Qatar. But his sale of Current TV to Al Jazeera is not a laughing matter. This transaction is a homeland security threat that violates numerous U.S. laws. To his credit, funnyman David Letterman got close to the truth when he asked the former Democratic vice-president, “Now why do we think of Al Jazeera as something not right going on there in terms of, in terms of the good for Americans? Why do we think that they may...
  • Wowie al Jazeera Goes Live: Can’t find it in the heartland...Yet...

    08/20/2013 8:19:06 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 14 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 8-20-2013 | MOTUS
    I don’t know where you slept last night, butt the quaint little heartland motel I slept in didn’t carry al Jezowie-America TV, so I missed the big launch of the only real competitor Ms.NBC has for the Muslim propaganda demographic. If you were one of the nearly 200 viewers who tuned in, you witnessed agitprop history being made.This morning, I surfed on over to Algore’s former CurrentTV web site, to see what I missed, butt instead of CurrentTV, this is what greeted me:I signed up pronto and was swiftly transported to the official al Jezowie-America website. Leading the lineup was...
  • Who’s Worse — Al Gore or Bernie Madoff?

    01/10/2013 11:04:46 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 01/10/2013 | Roger Simon
    Forgotten or semi-forgotten in the hullabaloo over Al Gore netting a cool hundred million from the sale of Current TV to Al Jazeera is that back in 2009 the ex-veep was on his way to being the first carbon billionaire off global warming. It’s unclear how close he came to accomplishing that goal, but it’s a safe bet he didn’t do badly, considering his lifestyle. (Well, this house apparently went to Tipper in the breakup.) Whatever else he is, Gore is arguably a business genius when it comes to generating massive amounts of income from dubious enterprises and, unlike Bernie...
  • Al Gore’s employee’s a bit upset over the sale of Current TV to Big Oil

    01/08/2013 5:25:30 PM PST · by Starman417 · 36 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 01-08-13 | Curt
    It's nice to see a progressive admit that their old hero is a hypocrite: 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...
  • Current situation: Staffers talk about first meeting with Al Jazeera

    01/08/2013 10:14:38 PM PST · by george76 · 9 replies
    NEW YORK POST ^ | January 8, 2013 | LINDA STASI
    Just call him Al Gorezeera. 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...
  • Gore Went to Bat for Al Jazeera, and Himself

    01/03/2013 10:28:54 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 6 replies
    New York Times blogs ^ | Jan. 3, 2012 | By BRIAN STELTER
    Al Gore’s Current TV was never popular with viewers, but it was a hit where it counted: with cable and satellite providers. When he co-founded the channel in 2005, Mr. Gore managed to get the channel piped into tens of millions of households — a huge number for an untested network — through a combination of personal lobbying and arm-twisting of industry giants. He called on those skills again after deciding in December to sell Current TV to Al Jazeera for $500 million. To preserve the deal — and the estimated $100 million he would personally receive — he went...
  • Gore Pockets Estimated $100M on TV Sale to Oil-Backed Al Jazeera

    01/03/2013 8:48:51 AM PST · by Nachum · 36 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 1/2/13 | Carter Eltzroth
    Al Gore’s Current TV confirmed Wednesday evening that it has been sold to Al Jazeera for an estimated $400 to $500 million, with the former vice president set to pocket up to $100 million from the sale. In an email sent to Current TV’s staff, co-founder and former chief executive officer Joel Hyatt describes the selling process he and co-founder Al Gore went through in considering sale to Al Jazeera, acknowledging Current TV was a failed model. Hyatt points to the Al Jazeera’s many accomplishments, including its global reach and for being the “only news network” that Obama-supporter Colin Powell...
  • Al-Jazeera seen as using Al Gore to bolster network’s legitimacy in United States

    01/04/2013 8:04:36 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 32 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 1-4-2013 | Jamie Weinstein
    January 4, 2013 Al-Jazeera seen as using Al Gore to bolster networkÂ’s legitimacy in United States Jamie Weinstein Is Al-Jazeera trying to use former Vice President Al Gore to gain acceptance in America? Yes, say some experts.On Wednesday it was announced that the Qatari-funded news station had purchased Current TV, the liberal cable channel co-founded by Gore, for a reported $500 million. Gore and fellow co-founder Joel Hyatt will join the advisory board of Al-Jazeera America, the network set to replace Current TV.Al-Jazeera, which currently has both English and Arabic language stations, is seen by many as having an anti-Israel...
  • Al Gore Sued Over Current TV Sale to Al Jazeera (Exclusive)

    03/06/2013 9:55:36 PM PST · by george76 · 14 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 3/6/2013 | Eriq Gardner
    Current TV's $500 million sale to Al Jazeera has prompted a lawsuit that claims co-founder Al Gore originally was opposed to the deal but had a "change of heart" on selling his cable network to oil-rich Qataris. The lawsuit was filed Tuesday in San Francisco Superior Court by John Terenzio, who presents himself as a highly regarded media consultant, executive and TV producer who conceived the idea for the distribution of an American version of Al Jazeera. Now, Terenzio claims that he has been cut out of the lucrative deal.
  • Al Gore, Joel Hyatt Sell Out Israel

    01/03/2013 7:20:52 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 33 replies ^ | January 3, 2013 | Dick Morris
    Al Jazeera is coming to America — courtesy of former Vice President Al Gore and entrepreneur Joel Hyatt. The Arab network, funded by Qatar, has just bought Current TV — the low rated liberal cable station Gore and Hyatt founded — for a reported $500 million. The deal gives the anti-Israeli Arab network access to 40 million homes in the United States. Beyond bringing anti-Israeli propaganda into these new American outlets, Al Jazeera has a long record as the chosen news outlet for Al Qaeda and other terrorist cells. It was through them that Osama bin Laden would regularly post...
  • Al Gore, Super-Rich Sellout

    01/09/2013 12:29:32 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | January 9, 2013 | Brent Bozell
    The liberal media have spent 12 years feeling sorry for Al Gore. The Man Who Should Have Won in 2000 has had megatons of positive publicity dumped on him, hailing him as the "Goracle." They cheered as leftists honored him with the Nobel Peace Prize and gave an Oscar to his filmed eco-sermon, "An Inconvenient Truth." So when Gore sold his left-wing cable channel Current TV to Al-Jazeera for $500 million, where were they? Despite the fact that conservatives thought the deal sounded like a ridiculous April Fools' joke, the networks had nearly nothing to say. ABC skipped it entirely....
  • Self-Interest 1, Dogma 0: Al Gore Is Out Of The Closet Again

    02/03/2013 5:12:44 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | February 3, 2013 | Austin Hill
    Our former U.S. Vice President Al Gore just sold one of his business holdings and earned a bit profit – and he contradicted himself while doing it. Gosh, I am shocked! Aren’t you? The headlines tell us that Gore is being pummeled with criticism from his fellow liberal-progressives because he sold Current TV, a television network that he co-founded, to Al Jazeera, a television network based in Qatar. In the liberal-progressive worldview, this transaction is problematic on two accounts. For one, Gore did business in an oil-producing country (Qatar), and for liberal-progressives, this is an un-forgivable sin. In their view,...
  • Al Gore: Al Jazeera Is ‘Honest-to-Goodness News’

    03/11/2013 12:38:33 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | March 11, 2013 | Elizabeth Harrington
    Former Vice President and environmentalist activist Al Gore is defending the sale of his television network to Al Jazeera, saying that the Qatari government-run network is “honest-to-goodness” news. During a panel discussion at the South by Southwest (SXSW) in Austin, Texas on Saturday, Gore was asked about his $500-million deal to sell Current TV to Al Jazeera, in January. “You just sold your TV network to Al Jazeera, which is owned by a government and that government is basically a big—nothing but an oil producer,” NowThis News asked Gore. “Gas mainly, and oil, yes,” Gore said. “And they’re producing exactly...
  • Current TV Rejected Glenn Beck Before Selling to al-Jazeera

    01/03/2013 7:19:07 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Thursday, 03 Jan 2013 08:54 AM | Dale Eisinger
    Before pan-Arab broadcaster al-Jazeera bought Current TV, the fledgling cable news network founded by former Vice President Al Gore, conservative commentator Glenn Beck had pursued purchasing the company—and was rejected. The Wall Street Journal revealed that when Beck’s TheBlaze TV sought ownership of the Current broadcasting network, the bid was rejected because the principles of Beck’s company did not align with those of Current. “Other suitors who didn’t share Current’s ideology were rebuffed,” reporters Keach Hagey and John Jannarone wrote in the Wall Street Journal. “Glenn Beck’s TheBlaze approached Current about buying the channel last year, but was told that...
  • Current TV Staffers Blast ‘Bulls---ter’ Al Gore for Selling Out to Big Oil

    01/08/2013 1:26:51 PM PST · by servo1969 · 26 replies ^ | January 08, 2013 | Matthew Sheffield
    Former vice president Al Gore, newly flush with cash from his sale of his Current TV to Al Qaeda's favorite TV channel, Al Jazeera, did not even bother to show up for the first meeting between the Current staff and the new ownership. New York Post TV critic Linda Stasi has the story: 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:...
  • Global warming causes Al Gore to sell Current TV to oil-backed Al Jazeera

    01/04/2013 9:25:30 AM PST · by george76 · 8 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | January 3, 2013 | Doug Powers
    Big Oil is bad — so bad that Al Gore is heroically trying to save the planet by taking as much of their cash as possible. However, you probably won’t be hearing about this sale in Gore’s next Dirty Weather Report. Gore must have been reluctant to turn over control of his foundering media baby to Al Jazeera knowing he’d have to watch it make a move to the right, but hey, business is business. Glenn Beck’s bid for Current was rejected. Gee, I wonder why. .... There are multiple levels of hypocrisy in this transaction. Al Gore gets accused...
  • Inconvenient Truths About Al Jazeera (Why did Al Gore sell his outfit to a Terrorist Sympathizer?)

    01/07/2013 12:21:59 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    <p>Al Gore and his co-investors just sold liberal cable channel Current TV to Al Jazeera, the network bankrolled by the emir of Qatar. How much in carbon offsets does Mr. Gore need to balance his estimated $100 million from the sale to an oil sheik?</p>
  • Al Gore Sells Out to Qatar: State-Owned Al Jazeera Buys Current TV

    01/03/2013 6:49:41 AM PST · by LSUfan · 13 replies
    Shariah Finance Watch ^ | 3 January 12 | Unattributed
    Al Gore has sold his failing Current TV television network. The buyer is none other than Al Jazeera, the infamous Islamist television network based out of Doha, Qatar (more on Qatar very shortly). Gore released an interesting statement along with the announcement of the sale: “Current Media was built based on a few key goals: To give voice to those who are not typically heard; to speak truth to power; to provide independent and diverse points of view; and to tell stories that no one else is telling.” “Al Jazeera has the same goals…” This statement isn’t just interesting. It’s...
  • The Arrival of Al Jazeera in America

    08/21/2013 1:10:56 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 28 replies
    Center for Security Policy ^ | 21 Aug 13 | Christopher Holton
    Thanks to Al Gore selling out his failing Current TV, Al Jazeera TV has come to America with their own cable TV network and news bureaus in several cities across the USA. Patriotic Americans have reason to be concerned. Al Jazeera, is an Islamist television network based out of Doha, Qatar (more on Qatar very shortly). It is one of the LEAST independent media outlets in the world. It was started by seed money provided by the emir of Qatar and is to this day owned by the Islamic state of Qatar. That same emir of Qatar at the time...
  • Al Gore Sells Al TV to Al Jazeera Because They Have The Same Goal!!!

    01/03/2013 9:17:42 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 14 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 1-4-2013 | MOTUS
    Well how about that little Goreacle? When he made a gazillion dollars by creating the Church of Global Warming and setting up a convenient donation program by selling carbon credits (which were created, quite literally, out of thin air), we thought it was a fluke.(snip) We may have been wrong. By selling his nascent Current TV network to Al-Jazeera he has clearly moved into mogul deal-making status.   Q: is Al Gore now wealthy enough to officially be maligned as part of the hated 1% A: Of course not, he’s a well-intentioned liberal. (snip)It’s not that there weren’t other suitors who...
  • Gore to GOP: ‘How dare you?’

    09/28/2013 12:34:46 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 27, 2013 | Justin Sink
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) Former Vice President Al Gore accused Republicans Friday of engaging in "political terrorism" by using a government shutdown as leverage to defund ObamaCare. "The only phrase that describes it is political terrorism,” Gore said at the Brookings Institution, according to ABC News. “Why does partisanship have anything to do with such a despicable and dishonorable threat to the integrity of the United States of America?” The former vice president also criticized Republicans for threats to link defunding ObamaCare to the debt ceiling, which is set to expire Oct. 17. "Now you want to threaten to not only shut down...
  • Gore's Nobel Peace Prize a 'joke,' says Christian think tank

    10/16/2007 7:02:27 AM PDT · by fweingart · 9 replies · 159+ views ^ | October 15, 2007 | Chad Groening
    A Michigan-based Christian think tank says the Nobel Committee lost all pretense of objectivity when it named Al Gore as the co-recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize last week. The Acton Institute says not only was Gore a "shamelessly partisan" choice for the award, but also an irrelevant one. Spokesman Jay Richards says despite what one thinks of the former vice president's crusade against "catastrophic global warming," it has "precious little to do with furthering world peace." Richards says it has been a trend in recent Nobel awards to give prizes to "highly politicized recipients." "So you had Jimmy Carter...
  • Gore Endorsement -- Potent but Not Foolproof

    09/09/2007 2:21:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies · 479+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | September 9, 2007 | Chris Cillizza And Shailagh Murray
    Former vice president Al Gore's pronouncement that he is likely to endorse one of the Democratic candidates for president before the primary season is over has set off a slew of speculation about who his choice might be. Truth is, the courting of the "Goreacle" began many months ago. Sen. Barack Obama (Ill.) and Gore huddled in Nashville in December, and Gore has also met with former senator John Edwards (N.C.). Gore and Sen. Christopher J. Dodd (Conn.) conferred as recently as last week. Not surprisingly, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (N.Y.) has not met with Gore. Neither has Sen. Joseph...
  • Al Gore Warming for 2008 Run?

    07/19/2007 2:07:33 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies · 949+ views
    NewsMax ^ | July 18, 2007
    Al Gore maintains that he won't seek the Democratic nomination for president in 2008 -- but his actions seem to belie his words. Gore has kept himself very much in the public eye as the White House races kicked into gear, providing plenty of evidence that he's eying another run for president: His award-winning global warming documentary "An Inconvenient Truth" brought him back into the limelight last year. His new book "An Assault on Reason" is a best seller, and when he launched his national book tour in May, one observer said the event seemed "more like a campaign stop...
  • Son is Gore's Al-batross (Semi-barf alert)

    07/08/2007 2:37:06 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies · 1,876+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | July 8, 2007 | Michael Daly
    With Al Gore in the news for battling global warming and Al Gore 3rd in the news for getting toasted, my favorite NYPD detective recalled a story that helps explain how father and son each became a particular kind of loser. The story was told to the detective by a Secret Service agent some years back as they worked security for a dignitary visiting New York. Such details largely consist of just standing there for as long as 12 hours and the talk turned to a day when the Secret Service agent was assigned to then-Vice President Gore. The detective...
  • [Al] Gore responds to Steve Jobs' US President plan (Jobs wants Big Al to run, again)

    07/03/2007 12:28:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies · 997+ views
    PC Advisor ^ | July 3, 2007 | Simon Jary
    Former US Vice President Al Gore appeared on BBC television today, and thanked Apple CEO Steve Jobs for proposing him as the next President of the United States. In May Jobs stated that Gore - also an Apple board member - would win the presidency if he ran for election. "If he ran, there's no question in my mind that he would be elected," Jobs told Time magazine. "But I think there's a question in his mind, perhaps because the pain of the last election runs a lot deeper than he lets most of us see." Today, appearing on the...
  • New Hampshire Dem leader is . . . Al Gore

    06/27/2007 5:16:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies · 881+ views
    A New Hampshire presidential poll by WHDH-TV and Suffolk University shows that local Democrats prefer Al Gore to any of the current contenders. Hillary Clinton has a solid lead over the rest of the current Democratic field. The poll, released this afternoon, shows 37 percent of likely Democratic voters backing Clinton or leaning towards her. Barack Obama was at 19 percent, with both John Edwards and Bill Richardson at 9 percent. Al Gore, however, could enter the race as the leader. When his name is added, Clinton loses more than a quarter of her support, while Gore is backed by...
  • Gore mulling third party run in '08 [Green Party]

    03/28/2007 5:24:56 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 471 replies · 4,089+ views
    Insight ^ | 3/28/2007
    Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton faces a possible new threat to her presidential ambitions. Former Vice President Al Gore has again been entertaining offers to run for president. Gore has been discussing a run for a third party nomination with family and close aides. "Al Gore has been energized by the attention he's been receiving as America's leading environmentalist," a political source close to Gore said. "He believes this might present an opportunity to become president or at least try again." Sources close to Gore said Ralph Nader has sought to recruit the former vice president to run as the candidate...
  • Inhofe Praises Czech President's Courage in Confronting Global Warming Fears (Yes!!)

    02/13/2007 6:36:09 AM PST · by pissant · 4 replies · 360+ views
    Cananda Free Press ^ | 2/13/07 | staff
    Washington, D.C. -- Senator James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Environment & Public Works Committee, congratulated Czech President Vaclav Klaus for speaking out against the fears of man-made global warming. Klaus told a Czech newspaper on February 8, 2007 that fears of catastrophic man-made global warming were a "myth" and critiqued the UN IPCC process, calling it a "political body." Klaus also said other government leaders would speak out, but "political correctness strangles their voice." "President Klaus is to be commended for his courage in speaking not only the truth about the science behind global warming fears, but the...
  • President of Czech Republic Calls Man-Made Global Warming a 'Myth' - Questions Gore's Sanity...

    02/12/2007 6:09:00 AM PST · by pissant · 231 replies · 9,051+ views
    Drudgereport ^ | 2/12/07 | drudge
    <p>President of Czech Republic Calls Man-Made Global Warming a 'Myth' - Questions Gore's Sanity...</p> <p>I couldn't find a link to his story, but thought I'd celebrate a truth teller.</p>
  • Comeback Al? Reinvention hooey.

    05/28/2006 11:20:41 AM PDT · by finnman69 · 11 replies · 488+ views
    NRO ^ | 5/26/06 | Jonah Goldberg
    Al Gore’s a lucky man. As we speak, his face is being added to Mt. Huffington, that virtual Rushmore of Great Men Destined to Save America. The committee deciding who gets chiseled onto Mt. Huffington has only one member: Arianna Huffington. In years past she has elevated her ex-husband, Michael, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, and formerly relevant Warren Beatty as saviors of the republic. Now it’s Gore’s turn. In a recent write-up of Gore’s visit to the Cannes Film Festival to promote his new film on global warming, which premiered Wednesday in Los Angeles, Huffington hailed the “new Gore”...
  • An Al Gore-type is more like it

    11/07/2004 1:11:50 PM PST · by upchuck · 36 replies · 1,003+ views
    Al Gore 2008 ^ | November 4, 2004 | Richard Cohen
    If you set out to create the perfect Democratic presidential candidate, you would probably choose someone from the South or the Border States, since John Kerry lost virtually the entire region on Tuesday, and someone who is comfortable talking the language of religion and values, since John Kerry was not, and someone whose wife is identified with conventional values and, last, someone who took a very early position against the war in Iraq, which John Kerry did not. Such a person already exists and, as luck would have it, has a name: Al Gore. At a certain time Tuesday night,...
  • DEM FUND-RAISER BACKS MASS. SEN. (Goreon moneyman backs Kerry despite bad polls)

    12/05/2003 2:16:11 AM PST · by Liz · 22 replies · 1,982+ views
    NY POST ^ | December 5, 2003 | Deborah Orin
    <p>One of the Democratic Party's top fund-raisers threw his support yesterday behind the presidential bid of Sen. John Kerry after being courted by all the top contenders.</p> <p>New Yorker Robert Zimmerman, a managing director of Al Gore's 2000 campaign in New York, said he's not worried about polls that show Kerry (D-Mass.) slipping.</p>
  • Straw poll highlights Dems' rift

    08/24/2003 4:01:15 AM PDT · by Miss Marple · 6 replies · 256+ views
    The Indianapolis Star ^ | August 24, 2003 | Mary Beth Schneider
    <p>FRENCH LICK, Ind. -- For Joe Andrew, Saturday's Democratic Party straw poll was a solid display of union support for his candidacy for governor that puts him on the road to victory.</p> <p>For his chief rival, state Sen. Vi Simpson, the vote was a meaningless gimmick that portends nothing about who will win the Democratic nomination for governor in May.</p>