January 4, 2013

Danny Moloshok, File/Associated Press

“Little Al Gore,” argues Bill O’Reilly of Fox News, was born with a silver spoon in his mouth— a factor that explains his liberal noblesse oblige. Not to mention his advocacy in a Reuters interview two months ago for higher tax rates on the rich, or people like himself.

And so O’Reilly, like the rest of the conservative media crew, has pounced on Gore for allegedly trying to hustle the sale of Current TV before year’s end in order to escape higher tax rates. At least that’s what the New York Times says went down.

Hypocrite, says O’Reilly.

A similar sentiment comes from NewsBusters.

And a similar sentiment comes from the Washington Times.
Whatever Gore’s intentions, the sale closed on Wednesday, scuttling any tax-shielding strategy. Or perhaps Gore, a 20 percent stakeholder in the property, secretly dragged his heels so as to incur higher rates!

Erik Wemple writes the Erik Wemple blog, where he reports and opines on media organizations of all sorts.