In a flourish of rhetoric that is both bizarre and clumsy, Bert Prelutsky uses his Nov. 8 WorldNetDaily column to liken Al Gore to serial killers. Noting that a handful of infamous serial killers "all lived for at least 10 years after being found guilty of their heinous crimes," he then writes: "Which brings us to Al Gore. How is it he is still around, still having media attention paid to him, still trying to pass himself off as one of the big brain people?"
Prelutsky also recycled a couple of old discredited smears about Gore, writing: "It was bad enough when he was claiming to be the model for the boy in 'Love Story' and even worse when he was claiming credit for the Internet." As we pointed out a very long time ago, 1) Gore was merely repeating a newspaper article in which the claim was made and that was "all I know"; 2) "Love Story" author Erich Segal has, in fact said that Gore was a model for the lead male character; and 3) Gore actually does deserve some credit for the legislative role he played in laying groundwork for the modern version of the Internet.