Former US Vice President and still fully devoted global environmentalist Al Gore last week took a lot of heat and ridicule for dumping his viewer-starved Current TV cable network for $500 million. He sold it to Al Jazeera, owned by the oil-rich Islamic monarchy and global environment-polluter Qatar.
Gore’s money-first hypocrisy in this matter is so self-evident that it’s hardly worth further ink. For $500 million he chose to fasten a “Kick Me” sign to both his back and front. At least he didn’t go for cheap, ya know?
But there has been an important element to this sale that has been overlooked:
As a private citizen, Gore should have not been able to make such a transaction unless he was registered as a certified foreign agent. Al Jazeera after all, is not owned by a corporation or even an international syndicate. It’s owned by a country. More at The New York Post