It’s the battle of the Al’s and while fun to watch it’s hard to care about which scorpion wins.
Al Gore, with Current TV co-founder Joel Hyatt, filed suit against Al Jazeera America in Delaware Court of Chancery over $65 million being held in escrow.
Gore and Hyatt sold the unwatched network to the Jihadist propaganda machine in January 2013 for $500 million making him even more obscenely richer than he was.
As Current-TV had a viewership closer to a public access network airing a replay of a township commissioners meeting than, well, Fox, the Arabs were not interested in its content but in the favorable cable and satellite deals the network had.
Once a former vice president was no longer on the scene, however, Al Jazeera discovered the sweet circumstances to be rather ephemeral. It found itself in litigation with DirectTV and AT&T, along with being dropped by Time Warner Cable albeit it has since returned.
So they’ve be slow to give Gore and Hyatt all the money, which Gore and Hyatt want as the obscenely rich can never have too much.
Al Jazeera has not been doing much better than Current in its ratings, by the way.
Gore’s attorney in the lawsuit is again David Boies who represented him in the 2000 battle over the Florida election recount.
Al Gore Sues Al Jazeera