Gore Breaks 2000 Election Silence

This could so easily happen again…

Al Gore couldn’t believe his eyes: as the 2000 election heated up, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and other top news outlets kept going after him, with misquotes (“I invented the Internet”), distortions (that he lied about being the inspiration for Love Story), and strangely off-the-mark needling, while pundits such as Maureen Dowd appeared to be charmed by his rival, George W. Bush. For the first time, Gore and his family talk about the effect of the press attacks on his campaign—and about his future plans—to the author, who finds that many in the media are re-assessing their 2000 coverage.

2 Responses to “Gore Breaks 2000 Election Silence”

  1. BernieOHare says:

    Michael, Wow! That’s the best piece I’ve read in some time. It amazes me how powerful the press can be in a close race.

  2. I agree. I saw an interesting clip on MSNBC this morning that I am going to have to throw up here later that highlights just how badly the media does not get it.

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