Tuesday, December 26, 2006
Our Lazy GOP/Media Complex: Still Lying About Al Gore
Candidates turn to Web to reach voters By PHILIP ELLIOTT, Associated Press Writer Sun Dec 24, 8:37 PM ET WASHINGTON - Al Gore claimed he invented it. John McCain predicted it would revolutionize political campaigning. Howard Dean made it pay — and then some. Ah, the Internet.And this, ladies and gentlemen, is precisely why the reality-based side of the blogosphere came into being: Because for far too much of the time, our corporate media is nothing more than a transmitter and reviver of Republican-generated bullcrap, bullcrap that our press dutifully repeats and internalizes no matter how conclusively it's debunked. The press corps has known for nearly eight years that the whole "Al Gore claimed he invented the Internet" nonsense -- along with every other major piece of anti-Gore media spin -- was itself invented by their good buddies at the Republican National Committee, but they would rather eat ground glass than admit this. (Or they are the laziest twits would ever stood in shoe leather. Or, as is all too likely, both.)
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