The New York Post’s Linda Stasi quotes a highly upset “high placed Current staffer” in a story today on the fallout of the channel being sold to Al Jazeera. The story notes that part-owner Al Gore did not show up at the first all-staff meeting since the sale to discuss the future (or lack thereof) of the cable newtwork:
“Of course Al didn’t show up,” said one high placed Current staffer. “He has no credibility.
“He’s supposed to be the face of clean energy and just sold [the channel] to very big oil, the emir of Qatar! Current never even took big oil advertising—and Al Gore, that bulls***ter sells to the emir?”
The meeting, while not contentious, was, according to staffers who spoke on the condition of anonymity, miserable.
The displeasure with Gore among the staff was thick enough to cut with a scimitar.
“We all know now that Al Gore is nothing but a bulls***ter,” said the staffer bluntly.
We do stories on the tax code, and he sells the network before the tax code kicked in?
“Al was always lecturing us about green. He kept his word about green all right—as in cold, hard cash!”
The unnamed staffer’s critique is pretty much the same as the one I made last week. Nice to know we are on the same page.