Current Staffers Lash Out At Al Gore Over Al Jazeera Deal

01/08/2013 11:51 am ET

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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