Too busy talking about the cooling that is caused by the warming...
The two reporters for Al Gore's TV Current, an on-line journal based in San Francisco, held since March, were found guilty of illegal entry and sentenced to 12 years hard labor, the North Korean news agency said on Monday.
Al Gore and his on-line network have yet to speak out on the actions by the North Korean government -- the arrest and now the sentencing.
The pair, Laura Ling and Euna Lee, were arrested by the North Korean authorities on March 17, after traveling through northern China to the North Korean border to do a story on trafficking of North Korean women. They may not have even been in North Korea at the time of their arrest. North Korean border guards probably crossed the Tumen (the river that forms the border) while Ling and Lee were filming on the Chinese bank, according to Reporters without Borders.
There's been a virtual news blackout at Gore's TV Current, his on-line TV station has suppressed readers' comments, refused to report the story about his own reporters. TV Current even posted a guard to keep the press out, as reported by the SF Weekly.
Now, the two journalists, Ling and Lee, have been convicted and sentenced.
Then and now, the former Vice President remains silent.
Wow, look at Albert supporting the right to free speech and the freedom of the press....