Al Gore, The Man Who Created Current TV, Calls Fox News Propaganda ROSE: Why do you think [Obama] was cautious in the first four years? GORE: Because... ROSE: ... he is a cautious man? GORE: I think it has been a pretty hostile environment for progressive ideas. ROSE: And why is that? That you're saying it's a very hostile environment for progressive ideas because of the importance of money in corporations or... GORE: And Fox News and the right-wing talk radio. And yeah I mean, it's not that complicated. In Tennessee there's an old saying if you see a turtle on a fence post you can be pretty sure it didn’t get there by itself. And the fact that we have 24/7 propaganda masquerading as news, it does have an impact.