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Current Staffers Lash Out At Al Gore Over Al Jazeera Deal

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 05:  Former Vice President Al Gore is honored at the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human R
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 05: Former Vice President Al Gore is honored at the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights 2011 Ripple of Hope Awards dinner at Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers on December 5, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Getty Images for RFK Center)

The staffers at Current TV are reportedly very unhappy with Al Gore over the sale of the network to Al Jazeera.

Current, which Gore helped found, was sold to Al Jazeera on Wednesday. The network had been aggressively looking for a buyer for months, and Gore and co-founder Joel Hyatt were reportedly "thrilled" with the sale.

Current staffers had their first meeting with their new bosses on Monday. Gore was not there, but "the displeasure with Gore among the staff was thick enough to cut with a scimitar," The New York Post's Linda Stasi reported.

She spoke to one staffer who lashed out at Gore and called him a "bullshi--er."

"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 staff member said.

"Al was always lecturing us about green. He kept his word about green all right—as in cold, hard cash!" the staffer added.

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