Al Gore

Old politicians flock to new film media

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

Politicians are racing to produce films as an outlet to extend their influence after their Washington careers expire.

Why it matters: It used to be that high-powered politicos would look to establish themselves on cable TV or in the nonprofit world after leaving office. But as young consumers spend more time watching video online via apps like Netflix, politicians are seizing on the power of streaming video to influence the next generation.

Al Gore: The unintended consequence of Trump's climate change denial

Al Gore. Photo: Paul Marotta/Getty Images

Former Vice President Al Gore said on Friday that the unintended consequence of President Trump's resolute rejections of climate change is that more people are demanding that we take action to protect the planet, reports CNN.

The backdrop: Gore— who was in Atlanta on Friday to meet with climate change activists and expressed his support of the Green New Deal — besmirched Trump in his 2017 documentary: "An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power," and called the president's abandonment of the Paris climate agreement "indefensible."