Allahpundit at Hot Air jokes that Al Jazeera will be “the one to rid us of an extremist propaganda outlet that seeks the destruction of America.”
Al Gore himself provides this howler:
The former vice president confirmed the sale Wednesday, saying in a statement that Al-Jazeera shares Current TV’s mission “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 the stories that no one else is telling.”
Because Gore hasn’t had the voice over his 40 years in the public eye to provide the voice of those typically not heard, like those who should be in an asylum but instead nearly became president. Speaking truth to power about environmental hoaxes that have made him fabulously wealthy while preying on the gullible. Diverse points of view, like those from the left, the far left and the leftover left.
The funny thing is once they’re fully engulfed by Al Jazeera the remnants of Current might actually generate ratings above test pattern levels.
Update: Looks like Gore doesn’t want to pay his fair share. Typical liberal hypocrite.
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.