Yesterday, the staff at Current TV were called to an “all-hand” staff meeting at their home office in San Francisco which was teleconferenced to their other offices (NY and LA). The purpose of the meeting was to meet their new
Sultans Emirs Head-Honchos
According to Lisa Stasi TV Critic for the NY Post the honchos included two of Al Jazeera’s top guys: Ehab Al Shihabi, executive director of international operations, and Muftah AlSuwaidan, general manager of the London bureau. The meeting didn’t include former boss, Man-Bear-Pig himself Al Gore (perhaps he was busy with his chakra)
The staff told Stasi that they were none too pleased with their former Boss.
“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 meeting, while not contentious, was, according to staffers who spoke on the condition of anonymity, miserable.
The mostly left-leaning group—some still in denial —weren’t buying what Al Jazeera was selling.
And what are they selling? Al Jazeera’s image of —are you ready?— “inform, inspire and entertain!”
The “new” American Al Jazeera will, according to Shihabi, appeal to the American audience with a mixture of national and international news—and, of course, entertainment.
…..How do they feel about Gore the savior of green energy now?
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.
We do stories on the tax code, and he sells the network before the tax code kicked in?
“Al was always lecturing us about green. He kept his word about green all right—as in cold, hard cash!”
Sorry to burst their bubble but it was ALWAYS that way for Gore.