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Al Gore: Fox News & Talk Radio ‘Propaganda’ Has Created a ‘Hostile Environment’ for Progressives
The Blaze ^ | Feb. 1, 2013 | Madeleine Morgenstern

Posted on 02/02/2013 11:24:57 AM PST by Mozilla

Al Gore said President Barack Obama was forced to be cautious during his first term in office because of the “propaganda” served up by Fox News and talk radio that created a “hostile environment for progressive ideas.”

The former vice president — who has been on somewhat of a media whirlwind since the sale his Current TV to Arab news network Al-Jazeera — made the comment during an interview to promote his latest book with PBS’ Charlie Rose this week in New York.

“I think it has been a pretty hostile environment for progressive ideas,” Gore said.

“And why is that?” Rose asked. “That you’re saying it’s a very hostile environment for progressive ideas because of the importance of money in corporations? Or — ”

” — and Fox News and the right-wing talk radio,” Gore said as the audience laughed. “It’s not that complicated. In Tennessee there’s an old saying, if you see a turtle on a fence post you can be pretty sure it didn’t get there by itself. And the fact that we have 24/7 propaganda masquerading as news, you know it does have an impact.”

Gore went on to decry “the lobbying situation, the big money situation” that leave progressiveness at a disadvantage. Rose named the conservative Koch brothers, but pointed out there are equally well-funded individuals on the liberal side. Gore interrupted that that it was a “false equivalency,” and the audience cheered.

He also had some kind words for billionaire investor George Soros.

“People talk about George Soros — George Soros is a wonderful guy and he’s had an influence, I wish he had more influence.”


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: algore; guncontrol; lamestreammedia; msmbias; progressives; radicalleft; secondamendment; talkradio
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1 posted on 02/02/2013 11:25:01 AM PST by Mozilla
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To: Mozilla

Al Gore for president


2 posted on 02/02/2013 11:28:36 AM PST by joshua c (Please dont feed the liberals)
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To: Mozilla


3 posted on 02/02/2013 11:29:00 AM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Mozilla

So, shrieking liberals, MSNBC, a pervasive fear of saying anything so that you aren’t attacked for violating political correctness, and extreme leftist attacks on basic human rights don’t create a hostile environment for conservatives?

Day is night, black is white, etc.


4 posted on 02/02/2013 11:31:37 AM PST by iacovatx (Conservatism is the political center--it is not "right" of center)
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To: Mozilla

How to take over a country:

Flood it with money, thus making the money worthless. DONE

Take over the media. DONE

And Soros is an expert in taking over countries.


5 posted on 02/02/2013 11:31:59 AM PST by kitkat
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To: Mozilla
"“I think it has been a pretty hostile environment for progressive ideas,” Gore said. "

Why Al? Because there is a significant number of Americans who don't like your fellow travelers running rampant over their lives and their children?

6 posted on 02/02/2013 11:34:20 AM PST by Tench_Coxe
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To: Mozilla

“I think it has been a pretty hostile environment for progressive ideas,” Gore said.

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7 posted on 02/02/2013 11:35:35 AM PST by smoothsailing
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To: Mozilla
And the fact that we have 24/7 propaganda masquerading as news, you know it does have an impact.

Right, we know all about NBC, CBS, ABC, PBS, MSNBC, CurrentTV, etc., Al.

8 posted on 02/02/2013 11:36:04 AM PST by LibWhacker
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To: iacovatx

Saul Alinsky tactics

Always remember the first rule of power tactics (pps.127-134):

1. “Power is not only what you have, but what the enemy thinks you have.”

2. “Never go outside the expertise of your people. When an action or tactic is outside the experience of the people, the result is confusion, fear and retreat.... [and] the collapse of communication.

3. “Whenever possible, go outside the expertise of the enemy. Look for ways to increase insecurity, anxiety and uncertainty. (This happens all the time. Watch how many organizations under attack are blind-sided by seemingly irrelevant arguments that they are then forced to address.)

4. “Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules. You can kill them with this, for they can no more obey their own rules than the Christian church can live up to Christianity.”

5. “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon. It is almost impossible to counteract ridicule. Also it infuriates the opposition, which then reacts to your advantage.”

6. “A good tactic is one your people enjoy.”

7. “A tactic that drags on too long becomes a drag. Man can sustain militant interest in any issue for only a limited time....”

8. “Keep the pressure on, with different tactics and actions, and utilize all events of the period for your purpose.”

9. “The threat is usually more terrifying than the thing itself.”

10. “The major premise for tactics is the development of operations that will maintain a constant pressure upon the opposition. It is this unceasing pressure that results in the reactions from the opposition that are essential for the success of the campaign.”

11. “If you push a negative hard and deep enough, it will break through into its counterside... every positive has its negative.”

12. “The price of a successful attack is a constructive alternative.”

13. Pick the target, freeze it, ersonalize it, and polarize it. In conflict tactics there are certain rules that [should be regarded] as universalities. One is that the opposition must be singled out as the target and ‘frozen.’...

“...any target can always say, ‘Why do you center on me when there are others to blame as well?’ When your ‘freeze the target,’ you disregard these [rational but distracting] arguments.... Then, as you zero in and freeze your target and carry out your attack, all the ‘others’ come out of the woodwork very soon. They become visible by their support of the target...’

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9 posted on 02/02/2013 11:36:25 AM PST by Mozilla
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To: Mozilla

Progressives have created a hostile environment for all free peoples.

The difference is, that our hostility clarifies that Progressives are idiots and evil.

Their hostility toward free people deprives them of their personal liberties, property, and dignity.


10 posted on 02/02/2013 11:38:01 AM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Mozilla

Sorry Al. I’ve been “hostile” toward you commie libs since you started crawling out of the sewers in vast numbers back in the early 60s. FOX News and talk radio had nothing to do with it.


11 posted on 02/02/2013 11:40:55 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Now Playing. Obama II - The Revenge of My Father.)
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To: Mozilla

That’s why he sold out to Al Jeezera - he wanted more “balance” on US cable stations.


12 posted on 02/02/2013 11:45:09 AM PST by glorgau
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To: Mozilla

So, how is Al Gore’s sale of Current T.V. going to advance his view point? He had a chance to give voice to his viewpoint, but saw it as losing proposition and decided to sell his station to Al Quaeda TV.

Oh, that’s right, Al Gore is a big phoney who talks about the environment out of one side of his mouth and then runs up huge utility bills in his palatial mansion and creates hundreds of tons of c02 emissions flying his personal jet to all those important global warming conferences.

This guy is the King of hypocrisy.


13 posted on 02/02/2013 11:46:31 AM PST by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: Mozilla

Just think this evil POS was a few votes from being POTUS..

Owl Gore should be in prison for treason for foisting his global warming carbon credit scam on us..


14 posted on 02/02/2013 11:50:29 AM PST by Popman
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Al Gore’s comments are classic leftist technique—blame your opponent for doing the things you do, for example blame conservatives for being racist, hateful, dishonest, mean, etc. ad infinitum.

Never in the history of the United States has there been such oppressive hostility toward traditional American values, families, culture, common sense, merit, striving, responsibiliby, healthy behavior, learning, or anything else good. If only there was some hostility toward progressives because, unopposed, their plans will cause great suffering and tragedy among the good people of the greatest society that has ever existed—Constitutional and free America.


15 posted on 02/02/2013 11:51:51 AM PST by iacovatx (Conservatism is the political center--it is not "right" of center)
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To: Mozilla
Much of politics is about creating "hostile environments."

Al's done a lot of that on his own.

But if he really felt strongly about this, wouldn't he stay in the fight, rather than take the money and run?

16 posted on 02/02/2013 11:55:23 AM PST by x
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To: Mozilla
the “propaganda” served up by Fox News and talk radio that created a “hostile environment for progressive ideas.”

We can only hope this is true.

17 posted on 02/02/2013 11:57:08 AM PST by Mark17 (California, where English is a foreign language)
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“Gore went on to decry “the lobbying situation, the big money situation” that leave progressiveness at a disadvantage.”

What a miserable excuse for a human being he is.

Lars Larson had Gore on his radio program this week and he did grill him good!
Mentioned the REAL money was going to pseudo science through liberal universities to back up Gore’s theories along with the paid for media.

No, Gore wasn’t real happy.


18 posted on 02/02/2013 12:03:19 PM PST by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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Well if he cannot see the media bias against conservatism on CBS, NBC, ABC, MSNBC, CNN, PBS...

it is no wonder that he cannot see the global cooling going on right now.

19 posted on 02/02/2013 12:51:26 PM PST by justa-hairyape
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I hate the term “progressive”. It sounds like such a good thing! Unless you combine it with something else - like “progressive cancer”. Or “progressively going blind”.

I prefer to use the term “fascist prog” for these criminals.


20 posted on 02/02/2013 2:15:44 PM PST by zagger
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It took time and the right opportunity but the Berlin Wall fell, nothing lasts forever.

Let them whine, the people want an enemy defined, they defined themselves gloriously.


21 posted on 02/02/2013 2:24:35 PM PST by Eye of Unk (AR2 2013 is the American Revolution part 2 of 2013)
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Surely this is a parody... Ha sane pol would say such utter rubbish.


22 posted on 02/02/2013 4:12:57 PM PST by Pikachu_Dad (Impeach Sen Quinn)
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To: Mozilla

Surely this is a parody... Ha sane pol would say such utter rubbish.


23 posted on 02/02/2013 4:13:05 PM PST by Pikachu_Dad (Impeach Sen Quinn)
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Surely this is a parody... Ha sane pol would say such utter rubbish.


24 posted on 02/02/2013 4:13:05 PM PST by Pikachu_Dad (Impeach Sen Quinn)
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To: Mozilla

Surely this is a parody... Ha sane pol would say such utter rubbish.


25 posted on 02/02/2013 4:13:09 PM PST by Pikachu_Dad (Impeach Sen Quinn)
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To: Mozilla

Surely this is a parody... Ha sane pol would say such utter rubbish.


26 posted on 02/02/2013 4:13:09 PM PST by Pikachu_Dad (Impeach Sen Quinn)
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I don't give a shit if my state knows I'm a fool, I'm about to go Al Gore on your ass. Dammit.
27 posted on 02/02/2013 4:31:02 PM PST by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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Fox and Talk has simply stated the Communist words they speak and they hate that.


28 posted on 02/02/2013 5:04:41 PM PST by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off.)
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To: eyedigress
Wish I could remember the NFL referee's name, but he looks like an angry Al Gore. My wife even calls him that when he appears on screen.

Unfortunately, Al Gore ALWAYS looks angry these days, so maybe we'll call him "regular Al Gore".

Can someone help me with a stupid question? If Current TV was a money pit and had virtually no viewers, WHY would Al-Jazeera purchase it? I know my cable lineup doesn't carry that channel. Not like there's a big demand for anti-American propaganda. We already have plenty of that with the alphabet stations. It will just be the same, with more anti-Semitism thrown in.

29 posted on 02/02/2013 5:24:45 PM PST by boop ("You don't look so bad, here's another")
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To: Mozilla

I wish Gore would move to Qatar.


30 posted on 02/02/2013 5:32:13 PM PST by Zionist Conspirator (Ki-hagoy vehamamlakhah 'asher lo'-ya`avdukh yove'du; vehagoyim charov yecheravu!)
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To: boop
WHY would Al-Jazeera purchase it?

They now own a station in the US with full access rights.
31 posted on 02/02/2013 5:37:36 PM PST by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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Network I might say.


32 posted on 02/02/2013 5:39:12 PM PST by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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