The New York Post spoke to staffers at Current TV who are now being introduced to their new owners at Al Jazeera. Al Gore himself was apparently not on hand for the transition. But no hard feelings, right? Well, not exactly:
“Of course Al didn’t show up,” said one high placed Current staffer. “He has no credibility.
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?”
The displeasure with Gore among the staff was thick enough to cut with a scimitar.
“We all know now that Al Gore is nothing but a bulls***ter,” said the staffer bluntly.
We do stories on the tax code, and he sells the network before the tax code kicked in?
“Al was always lecturing us about green. He kept his word about green all right–as in cold, hard cash!”
I’m guessing this particular staffer won’t be staying for the April takeover by Al Jazeera.