CBS/VF Poll: 56% of Americans say world would not be very different if Gore had been President. - @Mosheh, CBSNews
“It is positive development that in addition to ongoing probes in the UK, the FBI has launched an investigation into the conduct of News Corp. employees. These inquiries must allow for a full public airing of the behavior of these irresponsible news outlets. If criminal behavior is found to have occurred, I hope those liable are prosecuted.
However there is also a need for a broader conversation about how the media has fallen down on its responsibilities — not by tapping the phones of celebrities, politicians and victims of crimes and terrorist attacks – but by failing to insure the public is truly informed about the most pressing issues of the day.”
Gore, of course, has been locked in battle with News Corp. lately over its subsidiary Sky Italia’s decision to drop Current TV. Gore claimed that the channel was dropped because it hired Keith Olbermann, a frequent News Corp critic, but News Corp insiders told The Guardian it was because the two sides couldn’t reach a commercial agreement. - POLITICO
Raw Audio: Gore’s Accuser Speaks
Police release raw audio of an interview with the massage therapist who accuses former Vice President Al Gore of sexual assault in 2006
Vice President Al Gore in The New Republic on the Gulf Oil spill:
…the illusion that we can meaningfully reduce our dependence on foreign oil by taking extraordinary risks to develop deep reserves in the Outer Continental Shelf is illuminated by the illustration above. The addition to oil company profits may be significant, but the benefits to our national security are trivial.
Gore posts this chart showing U.S. oil consumption. That itsy-bitsy gold sliver at the top of the chart represents how much of oil we use that could be obtained from new drilling off our own shores.
“Well, you know, the — the global warming deniers persist in this air of unreality. After all, the entire north polar icecap, which has been there for most of the last 3 million years, is disappearing before our eyes. Forty percent is already gone. The rest is expected to go completely within the next decade. What do they think is causing this?”