Friday, February 1, 2013

Hypocrite Gore Targets Fox News But Is OK with Oily Al-Jazeera


Former Vice President Al Gore spoke with Charlie Rose on January 29th on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. After praising the integrity, independence and journalistic standards of foreign oil-backed anti-American Al Jazeera, the former Vice President took a swipe at Fox News Channel.
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.
Gore also praised liberal billionaire George Soros as a "wonderful guy" who should have "more influence" while discussing money in politics.