Former Vice President, self proclaimed inventor of the Internet, global warming alarmist, Al Gore is now officially a Big Oil Profiteer. He sold his failed TV network, Current TV, to Al Jazeera TV for $500 million. Al Jazeera is funded mostly by Qatar, a major oil producer in the Middle East. This means that Al Gore is making a huge profit from oil revenues. Al Jazeera will be closing Current TV and mainly using the channel space and licensing. The biggest change will come from having an American based anti-American Channel to and off-shore anti-American Channel. In essence that would make Gore and job out-sourcer as well. Further, Al Gore and his partners had tried to close the deal prior to December 31st to avoid Obama's Tax increases starting this year. It actually closed on Jan 2nd. I am glad that Al Gore will now have to "Pay His Fair Share" as he advocates that all of us must do.
It should also be noted that Al Gore rejected an offer from Glenn Beck, who would have used the channel as part of his Blaze TV brand.
In the end Al Gore, Al Jazeera, not much difference.