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Now is the time when we juxtapose, Small Dead Animals-style: “‘No such thing as ethical oil,’ Al Gore tells Toronto audience.” — The Toronto Globe and Mail, yesterday... “Al Gore is now richer than Mitt Romney – and it’s all thanks to big oil.” — The London Telegraph, January 12th, 2013. -Ed Driscoll
Mr Gore has long campaigned about the environmental damage done by fossil fuels (in the process earning a Nobel prize). Now he has first-hand experience of its economic benefits, after the Qataris reportedly paid around half a billion dollars for Current TV. -Nikhil Kumar
A truly shocking thing happened on the CBS Late Show Tuesday. Host David Letterman actually challenged guest Al Gore about his recent sale of Current TV to al Jazeera saying, “So you, Al Gore, are doing business with this country that's enabling your ultimate foe of climate change.” -Noel Sheppard
Democrat, Environmentalist, Hypocrisy, Warming, Liberal, Government, Energy, Waste, Corruption
Gov. Jerry Brown last year directed state oil and gas regulators to research, map and report back on any mining and oil drilling potential and history at the Brown family's private land in Northern California.
After a phone call from the governor and follow-up requests from his aides, senior staffers in the state's oil and gas regulatory agency over at least two days produced a 51-page historical report and geological assessment, plus a personalized satellite-imaged geological and oil and gas drilling map for the area around Brown's family ranchland near the town of Williams.
Environmentalist, Hypocrisy, Liberal, Financial, Greed
Before a rapt audience, Al Gore flashed slides on a giant screen bearing the logos of 11 clean energy companies he predicted could help slow climate change. “We can’t wait. . . . We have a planetary emergency,” the former vice president told industry leaders and scientists at the 2008 conference. “Here are just a few of the investments that I personally think make sense.” ... Just before leaving public office in 2001, Gore reported assets of less than $2 million; today, his wealth is estimated at $100 million.
Environmentalist, Hypocrisy, Liberal, Energy, Greed
What Kennedy has never mentioned during her campaign is that she is being paid handsomely for her seemingly selfless advocacy. Kennedy, 52, was secretly hired as a “public-relations consultant” by the lawyer representing the Ecuadoreans in an $18 billion lawsuit against Chevron, according to court documents.
Environmentalist, Hypocrisy, Liberal, Character, Oops, Energy, Greed
“Of course Al didn’t show up,” said one high placed Current staffer. “He has no credibility. “He’s supposed to be the face of clean energy and just sold [the channel] to very big oil, the emir of Qatar! Current never even took big oil advertising—and Al Gore, that bulls***ter sells to the emir?”
Hypocrisy, Liberal, Funny, Narrative, Oops, Greed
"While President Bush likes to project an image of strength and courage, the real truth is that in the presence of his large financial contributors, he is a moral coward." -Al Gore