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(NewsBusters)   CNN's Zakaria gets 15-minute interview with Al Gore -- the discussion includes the sale of Current TV, but no questions about Al Jazeera's connection to oil money. It's amazing what Democrats are not asked   (newsbusters.org) divider line 244
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2013-02-04 01:05:59 AM
0/10 - go watch Al's appearance on The Daily Show.
 
2013-02-04 01:10:27 AM
Really?  When was the last time someone asked about Fox being owned by Saudi oil emirates on any show besides TDS?
 
2013-02-04 01:19:08 AM
I'll admit I'm puzzled here. Am I supposed to be shocked that an arabic-centered media business gets lots of investment from the only significant source of money in the arab world? Or did I miss something to be outraged about?
 
2013-02-04 01:27:09 AM
Never mind  that the second largest shareholder of News Corp after Murdoch is Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Alsaud. That's completely different, right failmitter?
 
2013-02-04 03:18:43 AM
You really needed someone to ask if a business based in the Middle East was linked to oil money?
 
2013-02-04 03:32:36 AM
It's pretty much the only thing Matt Lauer asked him on the Today Show.
 
2013-02-04 08:07:08 AM

2xhelix: Never mind  that the second largest shareholder of News Corp after Murdoch is Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Alsaud. That's completely different, right failmitter?


yeah but that is different, he is one of the good ones
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2013-02-04 08:48:34 AM
Isn't it amazing how real journalists don't understand their duty to push GOP right wing talking points?

And how would it be a scandal anyway?
 
2013-02-04 10:41:25 AM
Because every other interview asked that question first?
 
2013-02-04 10:50:03 AM
Waaah... you guys are totally ruining my "MSM is in bed with the Dems" narrative!!!
 
2013-02-04 10:53:10 AM
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2013-02-04 10:54:14 AM
I say this as a liberal. Zakaria is what a dumb liberal thinks a smart person sounds like.
 
2013-02-04 10:55:39 AM
If I am selling my house, I wouldn't give a crap if the buyer had a connection to mid-east oil money.  If I were selling a corner pizza place I may own, I wouldn't give a crap if the buyer had a connection to mid-east oil money.  Why does it matter if Gore sells his business to a company with mid-east ties?
 
2013-02-04 10:57:48 AM
It is curious, it seems that the Demoncratic rabble on fark are unaware that old Al considers himself a bit of an environmentalist and progressive?

Just checking because reading this thread, ya hear a lot of "Fox bad," whichiskinda farking stupid.

Amirite?

Say, it seems like Al Gore is being a wee bit hypocritical...

FOX NEWS IS TEH BAD! B-b--bu-BUSH

/oh dear.
 
2013-02-04 10:59:16 AM

vpb: Isn't it amazing how real journalists don't understand their duty to push GOP right wing talking points?


Keeping the 2002-2003 Iraq War rah-rah in mind... yes, actually. Yes, yes, it is amazing.
 
2013-02-04 10:59:44 AM

Rindred: 0/10 - go watch Al's appearance on The Daily Show.


THIS
 
2013-02-04 11:00:48 AM

Muta: If I am selling my house, I wouldn't give a crap if the buyer had a connection to mid-east oil money.  If I were selling a corner pizza place I may own, I wouldn't give a crap if the buyer had a connection to mid-east oil money.  Why does it matter if Gore sells his business to a company with mid-east ties?


Because socialism.
 
2013-02-04 11:01:29 AM
You're not allowed to talk about climate change unless you live in a mud hut and wear a burlap loin cloth.
 
2013-02-04 11:02:16 AM

Rindred: 0/10 - go watch Al's appearance on The Daily Show.


Second.  For me, it seemed Gore couldn't get past the "they paid me the most" line
 
2013-02-04 11:02:41 AM

Muta: If I am selling my house, I wouldn't give a crap if the buyer had a connection to mid-east oil money.  If I were selling a corner pizza place I may own, I wouldn't give a crap if the buyer had a connection to mid-east oil money.  Why does it matter if Gore sells his business to a company with mid-east ties?


My first thought was that the depers thought "LOL AL GORE GLOBAL WARMING TAKING DIRTY OIL MONEY" but I'm not really sure these tards can connect that many dots.
 
2013-02-04 11:03:19 AM
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2013-02-04 11:03:20 AM

halfof33: It is curious, it seems that the Demoncratic rabble on fark are unaware that old Al considers himself a bit of an environmentalist and progressive?

Just checking because reading this thread, ya hear a lot of "Fox bad," whichiskinda farking stupid.

Amirite?

Say, it seems like Al Gore is being a wee bit hypocritical...

FOX NEWS IS TEH BAD! B-b--bu-BUSH

/oh dear.


Ever find out why the live monkey bits eat cous cous?

YOU ARE TRACKING MUD INTO THE LIFE GEM

/My accordian spam
 
2013-02-04 11:03:31 AM
I know I'm supposed to give a damn but I can't figure out why.

I actually like Al Jazeera. Is Deadbart really scared of some competition against their propaganda?
 
2013-02-04 11:05:34 AM
Remember when Bush wanted to sell the Port Authority to some mid-east folks?  Good times.
 
2013-02-04 11:07:08 AM
The Daily Show really hammered the oil money question pretty well. Gore's response was pretty much that Al Jazeera had the best overall coverage of climate change news, which is probably moderately true (most non-US media groups give environmental issues greater credence). But yeah, he didn't really have a solid defense for going to Al Jazeera rather than BBC or others aside from money.

That said, attacking Gore is more of a way to detract and destroy serious concerns with the environment than any real substantive issue.
 
2013-02-04 11:08:13 AM

Minarets: Rindred: 0/10 - go watch Al's appearance on The Daily Show.

Second.  For me, it seemed Gore couldn't get past the "they paid me the most" line


Which is really confusing. Al Gore has been on the board of directors for Apple for a long time now. He has probably made $100M from that alone - ignoring the money he already had, inherited, and earned in the environmental movement. Why is he whoring himself out to an organization that he doesn't agree that much with?
 
2013-02-04 11:08:33 AM

Mrtraveler01: I know I'm supposed to give a damn but I can't figure out why.

I actually like Al Jazeera. Is Deadbart really scared of some competition against their propaganda?


It not even really Al Jazeera either. It is Al Jazeera English, that are fairly respected and a different news organisation. It's a lot of bs yet again we have to go through.
 
2013-02-04 11:09:13 AM
Wanna bet those same "OMG Arabs" are investing more money into alternative energy than the US would dare risk?
 
2013-02-04 11:10:33 AM
Is Oil-ghazi a scandal yet?
 
2013-02-04 11:10:34 AM

JollyMagistrate: The Daily Show really hammered the oil money question pretty well. Gore's response was pretty much that Al Jazeera had the best overall coverage of climate change news, which is probably moderately true (most non-US media groups give environmental issues greater credence). But yeah, he didn't really have a solid defense for going to Al Jazeera rather than BBC or others aside from money.

That said, attacking Gore is more of a way to detract and destroy serious concerns with the environment than any real substantive issue.




And what about the thread shiatters who bring up Bush and Fox for some odd reason?

/the "odd reason" being a whole lot of DIVERT DIVERT DIVERT, and a wee bit of Fox/Bush Derangement Syndrome.
 
2013-02-04 11:12:00 AM
The second biggest owner of FOX News is a Saudi Prince, so if you want to complain about links to oil money...
 
2013-02-04 11:14:49 AM

taxandspend: halfof33: It is curious, it seems that the Demoncratic rabble on fark are unaware that old Al considers himself a bit of an environmentalist and progressive?

Just checking because reading this thread, ya hear a lot of "Fox bad," whichiskinda farking stupid.

Amirite?

Say, it seems like Al Gore is being a wee bit hypocritical...

FOX NEWS IS TEH BAD! B-b--bu-BUSH

/oh dear.

Feel free to watch TDS interview where he mentions Qatar leading the Arab world in investing in Green energy.

But you're right, Al Gore does do things that go against his message of environmentalism, like serving that very rare (I want to say) bird at his daughter's wedding. But people also blast him for doing shiat like flying in planes because of the carbon emissions.


That would be the Chilean Sea Bass.
 
2013-02-04 11:15:32 AM

limeyfellow: Mrtraveler01: I know I'm supposed to give a damn but I can't figure out why.

I actually like Al Jazeera. Is Deadbart really scared of some competition against their propaganda?

It not even really Al Jazeera either. It is Al Jazeera English, that are fairly respected and a different news organisation. It's a lot of bs yet again we have to go through.


I know.

God forbid we get an actual news station in this country. I have to settle for CNN International for the time being because my TV provider doesn't carry BBC World News.
 
2013-02-04 11:15:47 AM
This has got to be the dumbest AJ criticism yet. At least it's based on something real, albeit irrelevant.
 
2013-02-04 11:16:20 AM
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2013-02-04 11:16:59 AM

SN1987a goes boom: The second biggest owner of FOX News is a Saudi Prince, so if you want to complain about links to oil money...


Oh man, I didn't hear!  Gee that means that Al Gore is automagically President of the International United Nations, and Ron Popeil has to advertise all his products on Current TV!

You did it, you broke teh code!

/fallacies are fallacies for a reason, sport.
 
2013-02-04 11:18:01 AM

vpb: Isn't it amazing how real journalists don't understand their duty to push GOP right wing talking points?

And how would it be a scandal anyway?


Don't you know that brown people are likely terrorists? I'll forward you the memo.
 
2013-02-04 11:18:40 AM

halfof33: JollyMagistrate: The Daily Show really hammered the oil money question pretty well. Gore's response was pretty much that Al Jazeera had the best overall coverage of climate change news, which is probably moderately true (most non-US media groups give environmental issues greater credence). But yeah, he didn't really have a solid defense for going to Al Jazeera rather than BBC or others aside from money.

That said, attacking Gore is more of a way to detract and destroy serious concerns with the environment than any real substantive issue.

And what about the thread shiatters who bring up Bush and Fox for some odd reason?

/the "odd reason" being a whole lot of DIVERT DIVERT DIVERT, and a wee bit of Fox/Bush Derangement Syndrome.


I still don't see why I'm supposed to care.

I don't care for Al Gore, I don't care for Current TV. Why am I supposed to care again?
 
2013-02-04 11:21:29 AM

REO-Weedwagon: I say this as a liberal. Zakaria is what a dumb liberal thinks a smart person sounds like.


He is a really smart guy IMO as far as world politics go, he has just gone to shiat since joining CNN. They need to drop the facade of news and just become a tabloid station...like HLN.
 
2013-02-04 11:22:35 AM

ordinarysteve: REO-Weedwagon: I say this as a liberal. Zakaria is what a dumb liberal thinks a smart person sounds like.

He is a really smart guy IMO as far as world politics go, he has just gone to shiat since joining CNN. They need to drop the facade of news and just become a tabloid station...like HLN.


What has become of HLN continues to sadden me.
 
2013-02-04 11:23:26 AM

REO-Weedwagon: I say this as a liberal. Zakaria is what a dumb liberal thinks a smart person sounds like.


I used to have a lot of respect for him but that all went away when he was caught plagiarizing.
 
2013-02-04 11:23:54 AM
Saw the headline and planned a concise retort, but I think "done in one" is just as effective.
 
2013-02-04 11:25:24 AM
I'll add my voice in spite of it already being said:

There's no need to ask him about it again when Jon Stewart had already griilled the shiat out of him about it.
 
2013-02-04 11:27:04 AM
and most major news networks have oil companies as primary advertisers. dirty oil money all around
 
2013-02-04 11:27:10 AM
For God's sake, people - this is NEWSBUSTERS. They've been trying to work the same grain of sand out of their vaginas for 10 damn years.
 
2013-02-04 11:27:14 AM

REO-Weedwagon: I say this as a liberal. Zakaria is what a dumb liberal thinks a smart person sounds like.


So...dumb liberals are correct when they think about what smart people sound like.

/don't really care one way or another about Zakaria
//just wanted to point out that your statement could be taken more than one way
 
2013-02-04 11:27:19 AM
The free market fixes everything.
 
2013-02-04 11:27:24 AM

Mrtraveler01: ordinarysteve: REO-Weedwagon: I say this as a liberal. Zakaria is what a dumb liberal thinks a smart person sounds like.

He is a really smart guy IMO as far as world politics go, he has just gone to shiat since joining CNN. They need to drop the facade of news and just become a tabloid station...like HLN.

What has become of HLN continues to sadden me.


Did you hear a pretty white girl went missing?!?! Tune in for all your fear-mongering and speculative needs.
 
2013-02-04 11:28:40 AM

Muta: If I am selling my house, I wouldn't give a crap if the buyer had a connection to mid-east oil money.  If I were selling a corner pizza place I may own, I wouldn't give a crap if the buyer had a connection to mid-east oil money.  Why does it matter if Gore sells his business to a company with mid-east ties?


Because terrorism? No, wait, global warming?
 
2013-02-04 11:30:17 AM

HotWingConspiracy: You're not allowed to talk about climate change unless you live in a mud hut and wear a burlap loin cloth.


That better be locally sourced organic mud and sustainable burlap.
 
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