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Sale of Current TV helps make Al Gore richer than Mitt Romney, Forbes estimates

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  • Millsap fan Taylorsville, UT
    Jan. 10, 2013 11:03 a.m.

    Current tv was mostly garbage, I wonder if that will change with it being sold away.

    Isn't it sad that Gore goes around the world in his private jet telling us all to ride our bikes more and drive less, than goes back to one of his 4-5 mansions that use more energy in a month than we do in a year?

  • Liberal Ted Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 10, 2013 11:04 a.m.

    That Greedy Gore. Interesting how he tried to finalize the sale, before the new taxes were set to kick in. Shouldn't he relish the thought of paying higher taxes and doing his fair share?

  • Joan Watson TWIN FALLS, ID
    Jan. 10, 2013 11:27 a.m.

    He is free to make all the money his heart desires. Money becomes a problem only when it is not used for the benefit of others. Sadly amassing money may not produce a wise and better man, husband or father.

  • Bleed Crimson Sandy, Utah
    Jan. 10, 2013 11:47 a.m.

    I think it's time for Mr. Gore to pay his "Fair Share". Whatever that means!

  • Johnny Triumph American Fork, UT
    Jan. 10, 2013 1:17 p.m.

    Amusing that so many democrats took such issue with Romney's wealth...

  • FT salt lake city, UT
    Jan. 10, 2013 1:37 p.m.

    Most of the DN bloggers will now conclude that he must be smarter than Mitt and more qualified to be president.

  • 4601 Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 10, 2013 2:26 p.m.

    The parasitic Mr. Gore has earned more for doing less than anyone. And to think the D's wanted him as president. There goes the moral high ground myth.

  • Elcapitan Ivins, UT
    Jan. 10, 2013 2:46 p.m.

    Liberal Ted: Is not he one of your guys? Why don't you speak to him about his hypocracy?

  • Mountanman Hayden, ID
    Jan. 10, 2013 3:36 p.m.

    He fooled lot of people but not anymore!

  • William Gronberg Payson, UT
    Jan. 10, 2013 5:16 p.m.

    Mr. Romney had plenty of wealth to purchase a “clue” at Mark Leder's house last May. That 10K dinner group were as clueless as he was when it came to the “47 percent”. His and their wealth did not serve the Republican Party very well that day.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Jan. 10, 2013 5:35 p.m.

    Will Obama blame Gore for being greedy, and not paying a little more?

  • Pack Layton, Utah
    Jan. 10, 2013 8:00 p.m.

    It is an inconvenient truth that he has amassed much of his wealth from the global warming fiasco.

  • Newspaper Reader Highland, UT
    Jan. 10, 2013 8:01 p.m.

    Who cares?

  • Ernest T. Bass Bountiful, UT
    Jan. 10, 2013 8:34 p.m.

    The righteous are always richly blessed. The more money, the more righteousness and the more blessings.

  • ModerateBob Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 10, 2013 10:13 p.m.

    Don't worry, this will be a temporary situation. Scary to think what Mitt's net worth will be 12 years after losing this election. The guy hasn't had a pay check since 1999, and turned down multiple offers north of 30 mil/year after losing the last election.

  • Tekakaromatagi Dammam, Saudi Arabia
    Jan. 10, 2013 10:56 p.m.

    The fact that it was sold to Al-Jazeera who are apparently partly owned by the emir of Qatar raised a lot of eyebrows. Someone talked with people in Current and they were upset. They felt that Al Gore had sold out to 'Big Oil'. They were disappointed that he sold out on his liberal values.

    Back in the Cold War we made mistakes in that when the head of some military junta in Central or South America said that he supported democracy we gullibly believed him. Our naivete created messes that still persist.

    In today's world, there is an equally dangerous myth. Just because someone says that he is liberal, doesn't mean that he is liberal. Gore is just a dogmatic. He follows the political dogma, or rather, n his case, he creates the offical dogma which others follow.

  • Ironhide Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 11, 2013 12:19 a.m.

    Gasp!!! He's officially out of touch and incapable of relating to 95% of America. Hope he doesn't run for president, the country can't handle success and lots of money in a leader. People who have lots of money can't lead because of their wealth. Repeating those ideas enough won a presidency, most certainly not sound policy and strong plans. I figured obama would at least pull a clinton and move to the middle after the election, since he doesn't have a party to hold him accountable next election cycle, but no, he's just more inept at bringing two sides together than previously thought. A major opportunity to show his migration having passed, we'll see if anything changes going forward.

  • Mountanman Hayden, ID
    Jan. 11, 2013 6:38 a.m.

    Al Gore suffers from what all liberals must endure; numerous impossible ideological paradoxes, a series bridges too far to gap. On one hand they enthusiastically embrace Darwinism (survival of the fittest) but reject capitalism which is economic survival of the fittest. They deeply love Darwinism but enthusiastically accept Marxism (from each according to their ability and to each other according to their need);complete philosophical opposites. They use rabid environmentally extreme rhetoric and junk science to criticize capitalism while demanding the rest of us do as I say, not as I do. They have great difficulties and ample criticism for anyone who achieves financial success, unless of course the person profiting is one of their own. It is the most hypocritical, fundamentally flawed and self contradictory ideologies possible and it is ripe with internal contradictions. It is dangerous because it produces men and nations like Al Gore.

  • Liberal Ted Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 11, 2013 7:37 a.m.

    The person that was re-elected in November is also a very rich man. Yet the media never talked about his net worth, and the amount or the lack of his charitable giving. At least Mitt gave up 30% or so of his wealth on his own. Democrats might need someone to hold their hand and force them to give. But, for the rest of us we are charitable (the kind that you don't have to be forced).

    With that said that person in office takes our guns, raises the taxes on rich and poor for they are all alike to him, gives tax breaks to his wealthy friends warren buffett, gore, pelosi etc. Health care premiums are going up, people are being reduced to less than full time work hours, ice is building up in parts of the world and melting in others as it always has, and we find ourselves facing $20 Trillion in debt.

  • Cats Somewhere in Time, UT
    Jan. 11, 2013 8:29 a.m.

    He has a right to make as much money as he can and pay as little in taxes as possible. He also has the right to sell to a network that is despicable but is (according to Al Gore, himself) more in line with his values than Glenn Beck who also made a preliminary offer. BUT, the hypocrisy is hilarious.

    Is there ANYONE who could take Al Gore seriously at this point?

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Jan. 11, 2013 8:59 a.m.

    Didn't Gore make a ton of money when he invented the internet?

  • UtahBlueDevil Durham, NC
    Jan. 11, 2013 9:09 a.m.

    Hey class warfare republicans... you seem to forget that the hole in your class warfare narrative you have conjured is that many of the richest Americans are actually democrats.... oh wait... let me put that in a language you understand.... socialist liberals.

    Warran Buffet, undoubably one of the wealthiest and most successful businessmen has favored the Obama plan over the Romney plan since day one. There is no anti rich agenda here... but keep telling yourself that. The richest cities in the nation voted "liberal". At some point, your going to have to realize that liberal and rich anr not antagnoistic terms.

    One of the most eco friendly homes is owned by the richest person in this country - Bill Gates. At the same time, my boss, very conservative, and very eco friendly... all our new buildings are LEED certified, and we generate our own energy via solar. What you all think is true... just isn't. There is no one size fits all description that fits all people.

    Get over it. Al Gore just proved he is a better businessman evidently than Romney...and is still a liberal. It means absolutely nothing.

  • mohokat Ogden, UT
    Jan. 11, 2013 9:21 a.m.

    And to think he was almost the President of The U.S. Scary Huh! But then again look who we have now.

  • no fit in SG St.George, Utah
    Jan. 11, 2013 11:26 a.m.

    Don't you think Mitt Romney is ecstatic hearing about Gore and his success in the business world?
    Doesn't it justify all Romney and cohorts praised about the best of business owners and capitalism?

  • DEW Sandy, UT
    Jan. 11, 2013 1:56 p.m.

    So What! Does Mitt really worried? Nah!

  • Wonder Provo, UT
    Jan. 11, 2013 2:08 p.m.

    Very few, if any, Democrats "hate" rich people. I know all of you tea partiers think that is so, but it just isn't the case. Many Dems are, in fact, richer than many Repubs. It is no big expose' that so and so Democrat is rich. Yes, we know that already -- after all, Warren Buffett is probably a Democrat. Wealth isn't the issue. So Gore is rich. So what. So Romney is rich. So what. That was never the issue. The issue is/was public policies that favor the wealthy over the poor and middle class. Dems think that the rich have been inordinately favored under the tax policies of the past decade. That's all. We don't want all of their money. We don't envy them. We don't hate them. We just think that a progressive tax policy makes for a better society. We think a democratic (little d) government has a place in society and don't believe it is the source of all evil.

  • FT salt lake city, UT
    Jan. 11, 2013 2:14 p.m.

    Conservatives always like to shoot the messanger instead of debating the message. Mitt's the one who constantly stuck his foot in his mouth, not Gore or the Lib's. The Republicans have no one else to blame but themselves as to why they lost the election. Just keep on attacking lib's like Gore, Peolosi and Obama instead of putting forth VISIBLE solutions to the issues if you want to stay on the sidelines. Chris Christie is the only legitimate Republican currently out there on the national stage and conservatices dislike him. See how far a Ryan/Santorum ticket gets you in 2016.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Jan. 11, 2013 3:04 p.m.

    So the rich libs need to pay their fair share? Pay a little more? Are greedy? It's like burglars preaching "thou shalt not steal".

    I created the internet, and we're polutting the air.

  • the truth Holladay, UT
    Jan. 11, 2013 7:47 p.m.

    @UtahBlueDevil

    Warren Buffet and bill gates do not care about income tax.

    They do not pay income tax.

    They have already made their money!

    All money they make now is just on paper,

    And they not have to pay any personal income tax until they cash in.

    According to you "There is no one size fits all description that fits all people"

    That applies to the right as well. A lesson the so-called compassionate, tolerant, and diverse left should have learned.

  • UtahBlueDevil Durham, NC
    Jan. 11, 2013 8:08 p.m.

    @truth...

    "According to a letter Buffett sent to Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-Kansas) that the Congressman posted , the billionaire had adjusted gross income in 2010 of $62,855,038, taxable income of $39,814,784, and a federal income tax bill of $6,923,494. That makes his effective tax rate, as a percentage of AGI, just 11.06%"

    Source: Forbes Magazine. 62 Million now as a percentage of Buffett's overall wealth isn't that much, but to the rest of us, I could be happy with it. But Buffett paid over $6 million in Income Taxes.... which runs contra to your claim of " They do not pay income tax.".

    And you are correct, my statement about one size fits all does apply to both right and left. ... never claimed otherwise.

  • Grammy3 SOUTH JORDAN, UT
    Jan. 12, 2013 1:33 a.m.

    All I can say is Al Gore is a total joke and hypocrite. So what if he is richer than Mitt. I could care less. I know that Mitt Romney is a good man who gives so much of his time and wealth to serve others. I do not ever hear anything like that about Al Gore or any other one back there who belongs to the Government.

  • Richard Smoker Provo, UT
    Jan. 12, 2013 1:01 p.m.

    I get down on my knees and thank God every night that five honorable men helped save us from Gore, so we could have righteous men like George W. Bush and Richard Cheney. Here's hoping the Tea Party can take our country back.

    Best Regards,

    Dick

  • Hank Pym SLC, UT
    Jan. 12, 2013 5:40 p.m.

    @ 4601 2:26 p.m. Jan. 10, 2013

    "The parasitic Mr. Gore has earned more for doing less than anyone."

    Even Mitt & his ilk on Wall St????

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    Jan. 13, 2013 11:16 a.m.

    If we should have elected romney because he was a successful businessman, we should have elected Al Gore for the same reason.