Al Gore sues Al Jazeera

A year and a half after selling Current TV to Al Jazeera for some $500 million, former vice president Al Gore is now suing the Qatar-based media group. According to the New York Times, Gore is accusing Al Jazeera of fraud and breach of contract after it failed to turn over “tens of millions of dollars” still owed to the selling shareholders of Current TV.

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Gore is being represented by David Boies – the same attorney he employed during his failed 2000 Bush vs. Gore lawsuit. In a statement, Boies told the Times Gore and Current TV co-owner Joel Hyatt are suing Al Jazeera on behalf of all selling shareholders.

“Al Jazeera America wants to give itself a discount on the purchase price that was agreed to nearly two years ago,” Boies said. “We are asking the court to order Al Jazeera America to stop wrongfully withholding the escrow funds that belong to Current’s former shareholders.”

On radio this morning, Pat and Stu found himself in a conundrum trying to choose between two seemingly indefensible sides. After a lot of thought, Stu found himself siding with Gore.

“Very few things I will side with Al Gore on, but one of them is probably between Al Gore and Al-Jazeera,” Stu concluded. “I don’t like Al Gore at all, but when it comes to Al Jazeera… even Al Gore seems wonderful in comparison to those people.”

  • landofaahs

    Al when you deal with crooks, don’t complain when they cheat you. Go collect if you think you can. That’s what you get when you sleep with the enemy. You made your bed now lie in it. HA HA HA

    • Today22011

      Al Jazeera wanted a US network as their news outlet.
      Al Gore divested himself of a low rated enterprise and was happy to get a buyer.
      It doesn’t always work out as hoped for with an investment.

  • landofaahs

    Al Gore’s Hiss.

  • jonsen

    There should be a class action suit against Gore for spreading lies in Inconvenient Truth. We want our money back.

  • tryscavage

    Al Gore needs to ask President Obama to punish Al Jazeera as he vehemently did to Putin when he told Putin ‘You are a very bad boy.’ and that caused Putin to moan and ask for forgiveness from Emperor Obama.

  • bobwms

    Al Gore gets screwed by a bunch of Rag Heads. Who knew?

  • 2011RedSox

    Wait, didn’t Algore invent Al Jazeera… oh, no that was the internet.

    • bdaniel230

      Wonder if he will go back to the Man Caused Global Ice Ball again. He was wrong but he was closer to right in 75 than his “Inconvenient Truth” days. He is such a fat slob and people see him as being so “down to earth”. Yeah if he was an alien. He flits about in his G5 burning thousands of tons of carbon annually and claims he is against the coal companies he has equity stakes in.

    • Watch it

      Yeah, he invented the internet, and global warming.

  • James LaBarre

    But Al Gore has enlisted David Boies, the same lawyer that represented SCO Group as they careened into oblivion (well, it didn’t help that SCO managed to piss of the entire open-source community). Boises is not exactly the sharpest tool in the shed.

  • Yo Mamma

    Al Gore sues Al Jazeera

    Good luck collecting

    Is he going over there with a few armed guards to collect bags of money? LOL

  • Keninmo

    Buuuuutttttt….after a certain point, hasn’t Al Gore made enough money? That’s what Obama sez.


    I’m no fan of Al Gore, but he has a legitimate grievance. He sold his company for an agreed upon price and Al Jazeera reneged on the offer. If we believe in the rule of law, we can’t turn away when it defends someone we don’t like. I want everyone to respect the rule of law. That means that sometimes I have to champion the cause of people I find morally repugnant. Lets not bash on Mr. Gore, but instead show him that Libertarians and Tea Party people like us can be inclusive.

  • cheshboy

    Al Gore, Al Jazeera. Why Either?

  • swampbuggys

    Gore said when he sold it:
    “When considering the several suitors who were interested in acquiring Current, it became clear to us that Al Jazeera was founded with the same goals we had for Current. Al Jazeera, like Current, believes that facts and truth lead to a better understanding of the world around us.”

    • Watch it

      Old Al got Taqiyya’ed.

    • wellswmn97

      HUH?????Wow…..with a straight face he said that????

  • Nds Nds

    My only hope is that this is the beginning of a trend of them feeding on themselves.

  • Brandon Godbee

    Pat looks funny in the opening video still… just sayin

  • zelda

    when you lie with infidel dogs you get fleas!! That’s his own fault for selling to them anyways

  • Aqati

    This is what he gets for making millions off Global Warming lies! Hahaha

  • disqus_UuishN3ZfL

    Ha Ha Ha Serves this ass hat right. And who do you think an Arab court is going to side with Al? Dumbass

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  • Today22011

    Could cable companies not carry the Al Jazeera news ??
    Or is that not a relevant point between Gore and Al J. ??

  • It 2 it 567

    AL GORE, a –primetime– agent of the CFR —RED CHINA handover
    ————————————–TREASON op——————————————.

    LOOK in ANY direction.

    WHY are these people STILL at LARGE?

  • Jack Ross

    As this article points out, the weather isn’t actually getting weirder at all:

  • Jeffrey Wyrwitzke

    This is what happens when you make a deal with the Devil. Tough luck, Al Gore.

  • Ron Red

    A new twist in AL Gorezeera…

  • ReformSchool

    Al Gore was too busy being a millionaire playboy to notice what Fort Worth’s Tandy Leather did first to Boston’s Radio Shack, and yet again to Chicago’s Allied Radio. The Greedy often get outfoxed by the Seedy. You reap what you sow!

  • peterp77

    Al Gore thought he was dealing with honorable people. Silly man.

  • SuperBeeee

    Don’t screw with Howard Metzanbaums son in law Joel Hyatt!

  • jonsen

    They probably just realized they got ripped off when they bought that stinker of a network.

  • wispi

    When thieves deal with thieves, what do you expect.

  • Bill Jorgensen

    Ya’ll never mention the hienous part of this whole deal……..Al Gore sold American families out to the Pro-Muslim Al Jazeera, he gave then a place in your childrens bedrooms, your den, into your home…….Gore sold America out for the gold………………..but again this is not new to Gore……….remember when Gore and Clinton went to the west coast MOsque and came away with bags of money……..they both sold us out a long time ago.

  • Mike

    I don’t understand. The muslim liars lied to the global warming liar?

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