Al Gore appeared on "The Daily Show" Wednesday night and was immediately asked about his former network's sale to Al Jazeera.
After Gore sat down, host Jon Stewart mentioned that he had been getting "a lot of gut" about selling Current TV to the Qatar-based network. News of the sale broke in early January. Al Jazeera is planning on dissolving Current TV as its currently known and launching Al Jazeera America based out of New York in its place.
"I'm proud of the transition," Gore said. "It is going to really be a positive addition to the U.S. media landscape."
Stewart continued to press Gore on the sale. "You are the poster boy of sounding the alarm of global warming," he said. "Here's where the confusion [is] for me ... Can mogul Al Gore, who has Current TV and sells it to Qatar, which is an oil-based economy—can mogul Al Gore coexist with activist Al Gore? If you couldn't find for your business a more sustainable choice to sell to."
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