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Gore claims "I took the initiative in creating the Internet,"
but mixed up Web addressing. An August 8, 1996 story by Bob Schieffer
on the CBS Evening News shows Bill Clinton and Gore looking
over the shoulders of school kids who appear to be surfing the Web.
Clinton asks Gore: "What's our e-mail address, Al? You know
that?" Gore replies with a Web address: "Yeah, w, w, w,
dot White House." Gore pauses and an aide pipes up "dot
gov," prompting Gore to add an erroneous extra "dot"
as he instructs the student to enter "dot gov dot."
are these people?
During January 17, 1993 pre-Inaugural tour of Monticello, Thomas
Jefferson's home, shown live by C-SPAN, Al Gore asks of busts of
George Washington, Benjamin Franklin and Marquis de Lafayette: "Who
are these people?" Also along on the tour: wife Tipper as well
as Bill and Hillary Clinton. for
CNN dug out classic video of Gore boasting in 1988 about tobacco:
"I've put it in the plant beds and transferred it. I've hoed
it. I've suckered it. I've sprayed it." for
On August 28, 1996 every network carried Al Gore's speech to the
Democratic convention in Chicago, which dwelled on the tragic story
of his sister Nancy's 1984 death from smoking. He tremulously pledged:
"Until I draw my last breath, I will pour my heart and soul
into the cause of protecting our children from the dangers of smoking."
Created the Internet
"I took the initiative in creating the Internet,"
Al Gore preposterously claimed on the March 9, 1999 Late Edition/PrimeTime,
but that didnt faze CNNs Wolf Blitzer who just kept
tossing softball questions. for
a really big fan
Singer Courtney Love recounted on the May 20, 1999 Late
Show with David Letterman how at a Democratic fundraiser in
Hollywood Al Gore told her "I'm a really big fan of yours."
When she asked him to name one of her songs, she relayed how "he
couldn't do it, he couldn't do it!" Disney's Mr. Showbiz.com
provides this profile of the singer Gore said he enjoyed: "Her
on-stage antics have included at one time or another cutting herself,
berating her audience, performing simulated fellatio on fans, and
stage-diving into the mosh pit where fans have torn off all of her
clothes. She usually performs extremely drunk, although some say
it's just part of her act. She has assaulted fans, and she once
attacked Katherine Hanna of Bikini Kill. As a result, Love was subjected
to a court order to refrain from violence and attend anger-management
NBCs Tom Brokaw declared as "simply wrong"
Al Gores claim that 18 to 20 year-olds can buy a handgun,
but Dan Rather made it sound like a partisan political dispute:
"You may want to note that critics say Gore misspoke himself
Gore now called Clintons behavior "inexcusable,"
but Gore once boasted: "I feel extremely privileged to have
been able to serve with him as his partner for the past six years....Americas
great President, Bill Clinton." for