Andrea Mitchell Asks Al Gore How A Global Warming ‘Prophet’ Could Sell His Network To Oil Producing Nation

MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell sat down with former Vice President Al Gore on Thursday for a wide-ranging interview. Mitchell pressed Gore to explain the “controversial” decision to sell the progressive network he helped launch to a network owned by a Middle Eastern government awash in petrodollars. She asked how a “prophet” on global warming such as Gore could condone such a transaction.

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“I want to ask you about Al Jazeera and the sale of Current TV because it’s controversial,” Mitchell began. “People don’t understand how you as a prophet on climate change could take what’s reported to be $100 million from a network that is basically owned by Qatar – that is an oil producer.”

“It would be like taking money from Exxon-Mobile if Exxon-Mobile owned Al Jazeera,” Mitchell added.

Gore explained that the sale of Current TV is not controversial because Al Jazeera’s climate coverage rivals anything that is broadcast on cable news in the United States.

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