'Can oil and sanctimony mix?'
After the deal was announced, you might think that Gore would have chosen to modulate his criticism of the oil industry, given his personal debt to Qatar crude. Wrong. That month, Gore went on NBC's "Today" to promote his book, "The Future: Six Drivers of Global Change." In the book, Gore wrote, "Virtually every news and political commentary program on television is sponsored in part by oil, coal and gas companies" - like that was a bad thing.