Gore Justifies Sale to Al Jazeera by Applauding Their Climate Coverage

by Andrew Johnson

On Today this morning, Al Gore justified his sale of Current TV to the oil-backed Al Jazeera by saying the new network has “outstanding” climate coverage. “If they get funding from a country that bases its wealth on fossil fuels, and fossil fuels are the enemy you target in climate change, isn’t there a bit of hypocrisy in that?” Matt Lauer asked. “Well, I get the criticism,” Gore responded. “I just disagree with it, because this network has established itself. It’s objective, it’s won major awards in countries around the world, and it’s climate coverage, as I said a moment ago, has been outstanding and extensive.”

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