'Today' show displayed a quote from Gore's new book. It reads, 'Virtually every news & political commentary program on TV is sponsored in part by oil, coal & gas companies...' So Lauer asks Gore if his sale of Current TV to a network owned by the emir of an oil-earnings-fueled Middle East country (Qatar) doesn't smack of a contradiction. To which Gore had a lame response. 'I certainly understand that criticism. I disagree with it'