A call for a congressional investigation of Al Gore’s recent business dealings with Al Jazeera looms. Coming to the National Press Club on Tuesday to announce their demand for close attention: Cliff Kincaid, president of America’s Survival; Pamela Geller, president of the American Freedom Defense Initiative; plus Jerry Kenney, who has previously filed complaints with the Justice Department and the Federal Communications Commission over what he calls Al Jazeera’s “illegal broadcasts into the U.S.”
Mr. Gore recently sold Current TV, the news channel he founded in 2006, to Al Jazeera, an Arabic language network based in Qatar.
The former vice president, incidentally, is currently on a national tour for “The Future,” his new book.
“While Americans are packing theaters to watch the movie ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ and celebrate the death of terrorist Osama bin Laden, the former al Qaeda’s leader’s favorite TV channel is coming to 40 million to 50 million American homes,” Mr. Kincaid says. “Al Jazeera should be exposed as a homeland security threat that already has American blood on its hands.