I certainly understand that criticism. I disagree with it. Because I think Al Jazeera has obviously long since established itself as a really distinguished and effective news gathering organization. And by the way, its climate coverage has been far more extensive and of high quality than any…Al Gore • Defending his sale of Current TV to Al-Jazeera, which is owned by the Emir of Qatar, Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani. He was asked by Matt Lauer about the sale on the context of his criticism of the oil industry’s control of media outlets (key phrase, from his recent book: “Virtually every news and political commentary program on television is sponsored in part by oil, coal and gas companies…”)… and his answer was kind of a non-answer.