I stopped paying attention to Al Gore 10 years ago, and by the ratings his network has gotten, apparently most of the rest of the country did as well. But now I think those who have felt some obligation to pay attention to him, whether they feel bad about the 2000 election or are committed climate alarmists, can now safely leave him behind. The patron saint of climate alarmism has sold his network to a Middle East news corporation, most of his payout (~$100 million) coming no doubt from oil profits.
On top of that, the article notes he and his partners were anxious to get the deal done in 2012 to avoid higher capital gains taxes that are now in effect. Keep that in mind next time he makes any comment about the 1%, of which he is a member in good standing, paying their fair share.