Stuart Varney goes off on the "gross hypocrisy" of Al Gore

One of Glenn's favorite cable news commentators had a few strong words for Al Gore earlier today. Stuart Varney found the decision the former Vice President to avoid the coming tax increase by rushing the sale of Current before the end of the year to be nothing short of "gross hypocrisy".

Varney, a man who left England for America to escape to rise in socialism, is clearly less than pleased with the current direction of America. He's even less pleased when the individuals pushing us further and further down this road doing everything they can to avoid the repercussions of their policies.

Yesterday, along with the news of Gore selling Current to Al Jazeera and reaping a $100 million dollar payday in the process, was another detail about the deal. Al "pay your fair share" Gore rushed the deal so that it would be finalized before the end of 2012 in an effort to avoid to coming tax increase on the wealthy.

So while Gore preaches things like this...

"The single most popular proposal we had was to reduce taxes on working people and lift the higher rate.  Let's give an incentive to work and let's ask the most fortunate in our society, including me and you to do our fair share. And we ought to do that again."

…his actions speak a little louder.

Here's Varney's epic reaction:

"They ought to do their fair share.  Well, as it turns out, the liberal multimillionaire mogul tried to push to complete a deal to sell his Current TV channel to Al‑Jazeera before any of the new tax hikes would affect his big payday. So sir, let's get this straight.  Al Gore wanted to unload Current television during the George Bush era tax rates before the Obama tax rates that harken back to the Clinton/Gore tax rates went into effect. 

I don't want to spoil the mood on the couch but you know, let's call it for what it is.  That is gross hypocrisy.  Here's Al Gore extremely wealthy, ultra leftist.  He's scrambling to book a profit on the sale of his TV network last year, when the tax rates are low.  He will do anything to avoid selling it this year, as exactly that's what happened, when he has to pay a higher tax rate.  That is hypocrisy."

Stuart Varney went on to say:

"How do you feel about guys who say, hey, you, you've got to pay more money in tax.  I think it's a good thing.  We should all share the sacrifice.  Oh, but I, I will do my utmost to avoid the tax that I'm forcing on you."

But that's not all he was upset about. Varney continued his brutal takedown of Gore onto the issue of to whom he sold his television network.

"Al Gore sells this Current TV to Al‑Jazeera, which is owned by the oil sheikdom of Qatar, right?  So 'Big Al' who hates Big Oil is actually making a ton of money by selling it to Big Oil.  Is that not ‑‑ is that not hypocrisy?"

One of the other commentators Varney was speaking with noted the other interesting note about the deal with Al Jazeera — Gore had other options, like TheBlaze.

"Al says to Glenn Beck — Glenn Beck wants to buy this TV network — So Al says, 'no, we're very sensitive to the networks not aligned with our point of view.'  In other words, get lost, Glenn Beck.  But okay, Big Oil, the sheikdom of Qatar."

And the biggest disgrace of that situation to Varney is, of course, that Gore is a former Vice President of the Unite States of America who just sold is news network to an anti-American news channel called Al-Jazeera.

Watch the exchange here:

"Isn't that incredible — those three points?" Glenn asked after hearing the audio.

He added that it's amazing no one has really gone after Gore for his hypocrisy all of these years. Glenn remembered how Gore was the darling of the media during his time at CNN.

"Everyone loved him because he was Mr. Global Warming," Glenn recalled.

Somehow the former Vice President has managed to win an Academy Award, the Nobel Peace Prize, a Grammy — just about every possible award you can imagine.

"He's a total joke," Glenn remarked. He recalled meeting The Simpson's Harry Shearer.

"He's brilliant, very funny.  But very, very left," Glenn described him. "We don't have any of the same views. I shouldn't say that — I bet we would surprise each other on how many decency points we have in common.  But politically speaking, we don't share a lot in common."

While attending one of Gore's 'Live Earth' speaking events, Shearer woke up to what a fraud Gore really is.

"He said, 'I was standing there on this huge platform with all of these trucks and these jets flying into it and everything else,' and he said, 'It dawned on me sitting backstage, I'm like, this is bogus. This is bogus. If these people believed any of this, we wouldn't be doing any of this.' And I mean, he was honest about it.  I mean, at least people like Harry Shearer, you know, is honest about it."

Well, Harry Shearer may be honest, but one thing's for sure, Al Gore doesn't have an honest bone in him.

"Restoring Hope" has been a labor of love for Glenn and his team and tonight is the night! "Restoring the Covenant" was supposed to take place in Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Gettysburg and Washington D.C. but thanks to COVID-19, that plan had to be scrapped. "Restoring Hope" is what was left after having to scrap nearly two years of planning. The Herald Journal in Idaho detailed what the event was supposed to be and what it turned into. Check out the article below to get all the details.

Glenn Beck discusses patriotic, religious program filmed at Idaho ranch

On July 2, commentator Glenn Beck and his partners will issue a challenge from Beck's corner of Franklin County to anyone who will listen: "Learn the truth, commit to the truth, then act on the truth."

Over the last few weeks, he has brought about 1,000 people to his ranch to record different portions of the program that accompanies the challenge. On June 19, about 400 members of the Millennial Choir and Orchestra met at West Side High School before boarding WSSD buses to travel to a still spring-green section of Beck's ranch to record their portion of the program.

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The current riots and movement to erase America's history are exactly in line with the New York Times' "1619 Project," which argues that America was rotten at its beginning, and that slavery and systemic racism are the roots of everything from capitalism to our lack of universal health care.

On this week's Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck exposed the true intent of the "1619 Project" and its creator, who justifies remaking America into a Marxist society. This clever lie is disguised as history, and it has already infiltrated our schools.

"The '1619 Project' desperately wants to pass itself off as legitimate history, but it totally kneecaps itself by ignoring so much of the American story. There's no mention of any black Americans who succeeded in spite of slavery, due to the free market capitalist system. In the 1619 Project's effort to take down America, black success stories are not allowed. Because they don't fit with the narrative. The role of white Americans in abolishing slavery doesn't fit the narrative either," Glenn said.

"The agenda is not ultimately about history," he added. "It's just yet another vehicle in the fleet now driven by elites in America toward socialism."

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Acclaimed environmentalist and author of "Apocalypse Never" Michael Shellenberger joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to warn us about the true goals and effects of climate alarmism: It's become a "secular religion" that lowers standards of living in developed countries, holds developing countries back, and has environmental progress "exactly wrong."

Michael is a Time "Hero of the Environment," Green Book Award winner, and the founder and president of Environmental Progress. He has been called a "environmental guru," "climate guru," "North America's leading public intellectual on clean energy," and "high priest" of the environmental humanist movement for his writings and TED talks, which have been viewed more than 5 million times. But when Michael penned a stunning article in Forbes saying, "On Behalf of Environmentalists, I Apologize for the Climate Scare", the article was pulled just a few hours later. (Read more here.)

On the show, Micheal talked about how environmental alarmism has overtaken scientific fact, leading to a number of unfortunate consequences. He said one of the problems is that rich nations are blocking poor nations from being able to industrialize. Instead, they are seeking to make poverty sustainable, rather than to make poverty history.

"As a cultural anthropologist, I've been traveling to poorer countries and interviewing small farmers for over 30 years. And, obviously there are a lot of causes why countries are poor, but there's no reason we should be helping them to stay poor," Michael said. "A few years ago, there was a movement to make poverty history ... [but] it got taken over by the climate alarmist movement, which has been focused on depriving poor countries, not just of fossil fuels they need to develop, but also the large hydroelectric dams."

He offered the example of the Congo, one of the poorest countries in the world. The Congo has been denied the resources needed to build large hydroelectric dams, which are absolutely essential to pull people out of poverty. And one of the main groups preventing poor countries from the gaining financing they need to to build dams is based in Berkeley, California — a city that gets its electricity from hydroelectric dams.

"It's just unconscionable ... there are major groups, including the Sierra Club, that support efforts to deprive poor countries of energy. And, honestly, they've taken over the World Bank [which] used to fund the basics of development: roads, electricity, sewage systems, flood control, dams," Micheal said.

"Environmentalism, apocalyptic environmentalism in particular, has become the dominant religion of supposedly secular people in the West. So, you know, it's people at the United Nations. It's people that are in very powerful positions who are trying to impose 'nature's order' on societies," he continued. "And, of course, the problem is that nobody can figure out what nature is, and what it's not. That's not a particular good basis for organizing your economy."

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Dr. Voddie Baucham, Dean of Theology at African Christian University in Lusaka, Zambia, joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to explain why he agrees with Vice President Mike Pence's refusal to say the phrase "Black Lives Matter."

Baucham, who recently drew national attention when his sermon titled "Ethnic Gnosticism" resurfaced online, said the phrase has been trademarked by a dangerous, violent, Marxist movement that doesn't care about black lives except to use them as political pawns.

"We have to separate this movement from the issues," Baucham warned. "I know that [Black Lives Matter] is a phrase that is part of an organization. It is a trademark phrase. And it's a phrase designed to use black people.

"That phrase dehumanizes black people, because it makes them pawns in a game that has nothing whatsoever to do with black people and their dignity. And has everything to do with a divisive agenda that is bigger than black people. That's why I'm not going to use that phrase, because I love black people. I love being black."

Baucham warned that Black Lives Matter -- a radical Marxist movement -- is using black people and communities to push a dangerous and divisive narrative. He encouraged Americans to educate themselves on the organization's agenda and belief statement.

"This movement is dangerous. This movement is vicious. And this movement uses black people," he emphasized. "And so if I'm really concerned about issues in the black community -- and I am -- then I have to refuse, and I have to repudiate that organization. Because they stand against that for which I am advocating."

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