Gore To Murdoch: You're Not In The Journalism Business, Properly

When SXSW Interactive keynote interviewer and Wall Street Journal tech journalist Walt Mossberg challenged interviewee Al Gore on his decision to sell Current TV to Al Jazeera, a media company controlled by fossil fuel producing state, Gore got a bit testy. So did Mossberg. At one point, Gore turned the table asking Mossberg why he works for a boss like News Corp. chief Rupert Murdoch, Mossberg noted, "But Rupert Murdoch is not in the oil business." To which Gore rejoined, "No, but he's not properly in the journalism business either." And now, following Current TV's sale to Al Jazeera, neither is Gore.

2 comments about "Gore To Murdoch: You're Not In The Journalism Business, Properly".
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  1. Gerard Corbett from Redphlag LLC, March 9, 2013 at 6:57 p.m.

    The Gore family was also in the mine industry and made a lot of their wealth from Zinc mining in Tennessee. So put that in your shovel and smoke it Al!

  2. Hans Morgenstern from Independent Ethos, March 10, 2013 at 9:58 a.m.

    OK, so it seems Gore's ideology doesn't correspond with Al Jazeera (I imagine there were other decision makers in the process too). That does not mean Gore is wrong to call out Fox for what it is: news dressed up as entertainment with no regard for objectivity.

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