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Opinion

A sellout

By From page A4 | January 11, 2013

So Al Gore, Mr. Environment, sold his soul to an Arab government for a few shekels. Spurning an offer from Glenn Beck, Gore and his partner instead took a reported $500 million from Al-Jazeera, the cable TV company owned by the emir of Qatar, Hamid bin Khalifa Al Thani. Chairman of the board of Al-Jazeera is the emir’s cousin. For Gore’s “Current TV” and its 22,000 viewers Al-Jazeera gets access to American viewers, assuming, of course, that the cable and satellite networks agree to let Al-Jazeera take over Current Affairs’ broadcast slot.

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