British Headline: ‘Gore Criticised for Lining His Own Pockets’
It appears America's closest ally is beginning to see through Al Gore's international global warming con game.
On November 30, the Nobel Laureate was the keynote speaker at the Fortune Forum's Summit 2007 in London, "An historic evening of spectacular entertainment, dining and inspiration to raise global awareness and to influence good policy."
Unfortunately, the former vice president badly disappointed attendees which included Prime Minister Gordon Brown, Sir David Frost, Sir Bob Geldorf, and former Prime Minister Tony Blair.
In fact, by all accounts, Gore was a miserable flop. Think American media will be sharing this revelation with their patrons any time soon?
While you ponder, England's Daily Mail reported Sunday (emphasis added throughout):
Al Gore has come under fire for making personal gain from his mission to save the planet after charging £3,300 a minute [about $6,600] to deliver a poorly received speech.
The former American Vice-President was also accused of being "precious" at the London event, demanding his own VIP room and ejecting journalists, despite hopes the star-studded gathering would generate publicity for the fight against global warming.
Many of the audience at last month's Fortune Forum summit were restless as Mr Gore, who has won both a Nobel Peace Prize and an Oscar for his campaigning work this year, delivered the half-hour speech that netted him £100,000 [about $200,000].
Seems a metaphysical certitude our media will thoroughly ignore the Global Warmingist-in-Chief's deplorable behavior:
But a source told The Mail on Sunday: "Many guests looked tired and began to talk among themselves during his speech. Heads began to twitch with tiredness.
"Al uses his position for great personal gain. He goes from event to event delivering a similar speech, earning a large fee, and a lot of the time he doesn't actually inform the audience.
"He refused to speak to journalists and security would usher away VIP guests and the Press.
"He was being very precious and demanded his own VIP room before the event, where he held his own exclusive reception.
"The other guests were cut off. It was very clear that many guests were disappointed by this."
How long has NewsBusters been telling you that this whole charade is about Gore getting rich? But I digress:
Even some of the charities benefitting from the event were unhappy with the actions of 59-year-old Mr Gore and his entourage, especially the way they treated invited guests.
Paul Hetherington, media relations manager for WaterAid, said: "Pictures couldn't be taken and people were being moved out of the main hall so they couldn't experience the event. It was very disruptive.
"We had to apologise to people who were invited. We wanted to say thank you for all the support that many people had given us, but some of them were asked to leave.
"Many guests were invited by the hosts, so why should the speaker have any control over these guests and removing the media? It defeated the object of trying to raise awareness of the cause."
When will people learn that the only cause Al Gore has ever been concerned with is himself?