Ed Driscoll

Presumably, the Cable TV Network has a Smaller Carbon Footprint than his Mansion

Al Gore, proponent of the Frankfurt School of global warmed-over Marxism, claims Americans are yearning for the ‘unvarnished truth’ offered by his cable TV network:

In a special 80th anniversary edition of Broadcasting & Cable magazine (not online), former vice president Al Gore lays out his vision for how the American public is just desperately hungry for Current TV — actual ratings numbers notwithstanding. To add humor on top of humor, Gore insisted that Current TV is not really leftist.

“Some of our competitors may see us as being on the left side of the spectrum,” Gore admitted, “but the entire spectrum has been pulled so far to the right that we believe that we are completely right about what viewers are yearning for as we enter what is sure to be one of the most heated, energetic, and fascinating election years in memory.”

It’s comical that Gore would both pay a former ESPN sports anchor $10 million a year to be the poster child of his network, and yet write of his handiwork “Today, more than ever, audiences are seeking intelligent discourse instead of cynicism and sniping.”  Gore thinks objectivity should go out the window in favor of the “best unvarnished truth” he can offer:

They want context, insight, and informed opinion. They want journalists to get to the truth and not just present a cliched “on the one hand and on the other hand” shortcut. They want a news network that connects the dots and makes sense out of a complicated world that is all the most confusing because of the cacophony of noises.

Wouldn’t all of this sound like what liberals hate about Fox News? Gore insisted, “as a consumer of news myself, I have had the feeling for some time now that we’ve reached a tipping point where Americans are looking for a fresh and independent perspective, an unvarnished point of view – and that’s what they deserve.”

Personally, I think it’s just more of that right-wing media bias. And while there’s no doubt that Al’s personal intensity burns at several million degrees, why would we trust someone who won’t pledge to live the same lifestyle he urges the rest of us to tell the truth?

(Particularly when we have only four years leftto save the planet from thermal disaster.”)