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UrbanDictionary.com defines the Gore Effect as a “phenomenon that leads to unseasonably cold temperatures, driving rain, hail, or snow whenever Al Gore visits an area to discuss global warming.” But Al doesn’t even need to be there in person. In fact, it sounds like the temperature dropped below freezing at Current TV headquarters yesterday because he wasn’t there.

Linda Stasi at the NY Post reports on yesterday’s meeting between Current staffers and their new Al Jazeera bosses:

Ominously missing was the creator of Current, the self proclaimed inventor of the Internet and savior of clean energy, Al Gore, although his partner, Joel Hyatt, stood proudly with the Al Jazeera honchos.

“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 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…

“Al was always lecturing us about green. He kept his word about green all right–as in cold, hard cash!”

Sounds like morale is low these days at Current PBUH. Hey, it could’ve been worse. Just imagine if Gore had sold to Glenn Beck!

Kudos to exiting Current TV host and Michigan-ruiner Jennifer Granholm, who attended the meeting, for actually asking about Al Jazeera’s severance package. If Current staffers are lucky, it won’t be literal.