Media coverage of the Al Gore-Al Jazeera story
Talking Points 1/14
- Duration 8:27
- Date Jan 14, 2013
Talking Points 1/14
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And -- the impact segment tonight media coverage of the Al Gore Al-Jazeera story that is the subject of this evening's talking points memo.
No surprise -- network news pretty much ignored Al Gore is selling his far left cable network to Al-Jazeera scant.
MSNBC a prime time didn't mention it at all again are you surprised.
But think about this what if Mitt Romney has sold one of his company's Al-Jazeera.
-- the national news media would have ignored it.
They would not.
They would have been hysterical.
And that proves once again how cold rocked the national media really yes.
The same standards of -- -- top which are not applied to Republicans and Democrats.
Liberal Democrats like Al Gore are favored.
The one guy who did address the issues the year post media -- -- much -- this come on Sunday much nick said this quote.
As a private citizen gore should not have been able to make such transaction was he was registered as a certified foreign agent on quote.
Much according to the fact of the country have got her old news out his share.
But much -- is not correct.
There is no federal law restricting the sale of an American cable network to a foreign government.
You see that's an example of what we do here.
Fair reporting even if it's favorable to a guy we don't have much useful.
much nick was to racked when he wrote this quote.
-- has been ruled -- -- of the Al Thani families and seeking fifty.
It's known to provide funds and vocal visual support to Islamic radicals.
-- when it.
Are treated in -- standard regional religion is -- matter.
They do as ordered by -- According to workers and human rights organizations groups gore and liberal current TV -- -- relied on for facts and outrage.
The most back breaking jobs and -- his oil fields.
Are held by labor shipped from Africa and -- what paid bears subsidence wages.
That this is a country with which gore chose to do big handshake business.
It's one ugly thing.
On court and certainly that is true.
Al -- sold out his principles to people who are not friendly human rights who make massive money trafficking in oil.
And it couldn't care less about Gore's big passion.
Salt in the eyes of fair minded Americans Al Gore has to be an on believable hypocrite.
But you would not know that by watching the network news with a story was almost totally ignore.
The implication of this is huge for the American people no longer no longer are we getting fair news coverage for many broadcast operations.
The print press is almost as bad but.
The New York Times did break the gore story to its credit.
We are living in a complicated age with the federal government is amassing enormous power -- all our lives.
The harsh truth -- the American press which is so close to.
Look out for all the folks often ignore stories to go against their guys.
And since national media is overwhelmingly liberal conservative Americans are getting hammered.
That is that your.
That is -- -- joining seven Miami to react the purveyor of Bernard Goldberg dot com mr.
Goldberg and you set.
Well what I say first is that isn't of interest -- bill.
That the very same so called mainstream media.
That hyper ventilated.
Over Mitt Romney's comment that he had women in folders.
That story went on for days and days and days page one a big newspapers.
The same media that got so excited over that.
Shows virtually no interest in everything you just talked about I just find that interest thing but.
It isn't simply Al Gore's hypocrisy that the media doesn't have interest -- and it's far far worse than that Al Gore before he sold.
Current TV said he wanted to sell to an organization that shared his journalistic values fair enough.
So how about this bill in 2008.
Al-Jazeera through an on air party.
For a trip a Palestinian terrorist who was just released from an Israeli prison what was this crime.
-- Israeli family took their four year old daughter to the beach and bashed her head against the rocks until she was dead okay.
On there party.
One year later 2009.
-- the post of the biggest Al-Jazeera.
Arabic radio program not some French program the biggest program.
The host said tough ala.
The god of his slam that he hoped she would count all the Jews in the world.
So that they could hunt them down and kill every last one.
Those -- the journalistic values now the mainstream media apparently is willing to accept the explanation.
English is different from Al-Jazeera.
And it is but could you imagine if fox.
In English said things in a civil way.
No big problem.
But broadcast in some other language where they said the most -- Hateful.
Bigoted things do you think the mainstream media would let that one go by I don't.
Well it's more than that though it's -- dealing with the country of -- Which is runs out this year -- and provided the funds 500 million dollars and nobody would have paid that nobody would have come close to pan out all right for that network which is failing.
So gore basically took the money and -- Is it -- dangerous thing that Al Gore has not provided any state and -- any interview defended himself at all just gone to ground.
But you work at CBS news the only mention.
And and I think there are good news organization you know ABC didn't mention it I was shocked.
NBC -- Lester holt on a weekend I think you mentioned did.
With ten seconds and Anthony Mason on CBS morning mentioned it's -- -- right I know commentary -- you said that he did it.
At CBS when you were working there and I was working there.
I guess rather and those boys.
String error they would have done -- -- -- -- -- I'm I'm I'm just what next here yep well he hit yet here here's the thing.
In those days.
Something like this would have happened and none of us would've known.
The examples that I just gave you -- got those from the Wall Street Journal column in the Wall Street Journal.
You know you gave the New York Times credit before for breaking the story.
You know one -- not not three because they didn't report any of this either so what would have happened then.
I would have read this in the Wall Street Journal I would have gone.
-- one of those guys rather string a stringer was very Howard Stringer who became sir Howard -- the head of Sony was very good the others.
And I would've said hey this is pretty interest thing.
And there's video of it I saw the video today it's on YouTube.
You know the the only -- just last week we -- you must have missed the fact last week we reported that last week we reported -- and I thought they need this.
It is OK and I would have said let's do a piece on this.
They might have said yes they might have said no but I guarantee you this I guarantee you this if -- if if an American Republican politician.
Had sold his business.
To somebody who prayed.
That that all Muslims should be rounded up and kill all Jews they would have been interested in that yet you said much laurel Jews would be rounded up no no no I'm no I'm saying if if somebody -- to their Christian god are you might be adding we're afraid -- Christian group -- -- -- right now.
Or of some or some other Republican.
Said you know what.
I -- a party for a guy.
Who who killed the four year old girl -- -- religion.
They would have been interested in that right well I think -- they're protecting Al Gore because they're protecting global warming that's what I think it is -- -- got to run thanks very much your.