Being rich is bad, because Mitt Romney. We all know that by now. There is an exception to this rule, though: If a rich person says things that liberals agree with, that gives him a free pass to do whatever he wants. Such as, say, earning a fortune by screaming that global warming is going to kill us all, and then selling out to a bunch of oil billionaires.
It can still come back to bite him in his fatcat ass, though. The Hollywood Reporter has news of the latest problem for the President of the Environment:
Current TV’s $500 million sale to Al Jazeera has prompted a lawsuit that claims co-founder Al Gore originally was opposed to the deal but had a “change of heart” on selling his cable network to oil-rich Qataris.
The lawsuit was filed Tuesday in San Francisco Superior Court by John Terenzio, who presents himself as a highly regarded media consultant, executive and TV producer who conceived the idea for the distribution of an American version of Al Jazeera.
Now, Terenzio claims that he has been cut out of the lucrative deal…
According to the lawsuit, “Plaintiffs are informed and believe that Gore was adamant in his rejection of the proposal to sell his liberal, environmentally friendly network to the oil-rich Quataris who owned Al Jazeera. Apparently, Gore had a change of heart.”
Dollar signs will do that. They can change that heart right around.
Can we all stop pretending Al Gore really cares about anything but money? He already had more than he could ever spend, and then he made an even bigger fool of himself and jumped headfirst into another big pile of it. He is a greedy, unprincipled boob who is completely disconnected from reality. Thank goodness he lost the election.