Mr. Gore went on to say “The NRA is a complete fraud because it is financed by the gun manufacturers.” Gore’s belief is that the NRA is in league with the gun manufacturers as opposed to actually defending the Second Amendment rights of the people.
Walter Mossberg also saw an opportunity to question Gore on the sale of Current TV to Al Jazeera. In a rambling explanation, Mr. Gore justified the sale.
“I did extensive diligence and found some pretty remarkable things, it has won major awards around the world for integrity in journalism I felt it was the most interest and disruptive move on the chessboard.”
Maybe you have to be from Al Gore’s planet to understand that last sentence, but even if the NRA were funded by gun manufacturers, that wouldn’t make it a fraud. Gun manufacturers and gun owners have common interests, the same way that book publishers and book owners both have common interests.
On the other hand an environmentalist taking $100 million from an oil tyranny to turn over a cable channel over to their propaganda purposes is a complete fraud.
It was bad enough when Al Gore was claiming to be an expert on Global Warming while putting out books that he had never written.
It was bad enough when Al Gore got into business with hedge funds while claiming that his plans to tax people for Carbon was for the good of the planet.
But with the Current TV sale, Al Gore has gone too far. Just like at the Buddhist temple, Gore disgraced himself in a way that it will take even liberals a while to unsee.
Now all Al Gore can do is keep asserting that “big money” (like his own) has hijacked democracy at the behest of special interests (like his own).
While people may have different views of the NRA, it is open about its mission and fulfills it. The NRA doesn’t cash in on the government. It doesn’t claim to be for gun rights while taking $500 million from those who are against the second amendment.
Gore has been dishonest about his agenda, hyping up a crisis for cash. Gore has never been honest about his agenda and he always been out to make money by playing Chicken Little. And he’s still making money doing it.
The only total fraud here is Al Gore.