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TomCADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-24-11 12:22 AM
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59. Gore Spends Most Of Time Discussing Facts Of Climate Change and Corporate Media
Yet, article after article portrays Gore's essay as an anti-Obama attack while ignoring most of the substance of Gore said, particularly how our media is failing to educate and inform the public.

Al Gore offers some criticisms of President Obama, but also offers some very generous praise of President Obama, which is generally ignored by the media. So, his article is portrayed as a "blast" of President Obama, which is a total mischaracterization.

What is amazing is that amazing uniformity of the news articles discussing Gore's article, which is why I encourage folks to read the article in full. I read it, and was outraged at just how different the article was from how it was portrayed in the media. Worse, shortly after the articles discussing Gore appeared, then the corporate media began another round of stories discussing how Gore's alleged trashing of President Obama is the latest example of the Left's dissatisfaction with President Obama.

Imagine that! Gore was once dismissed in 2001 as a corporatist by some on the "left," now he is the heart and soul of the left.

Finally, these mischracterizations once again impair the ability of the public to hold Republicans and our corporate media accountable. The narrative has been written. Blame Democrats. Give Republicans a free pass. Rinse and repeat.
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