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Sunday, February 25, 2007
More Hateful Rhetoric from Sheppard
Topic: NewsBusters

NewsBusters' Noel Sheppard loves to heap his brand of scorn on things he hates, such as Keith Olbermann or any critic of the Bush administration.

This time, Sheppard's tagets are Al Gore and the Washington Post -- specifically, the Post doing a front-page article on Gore's unusual path from vice president to Oscar-nominated filmmaker. From a Feb. 25 post:

The headline on the front page read: “Al Gore, Rock Star; Oscar Hopeful May Be America's Coolest Ex-Vice President Ever.”

No, this wasn’t the National Enquirer or some other cheesy tabloid that you try to ignore when you’re at a supermarket checkout counter.

This was the Washington Post.

And, much like the headline, the text despicably read like a tabloid story about Britney Spears' shaved head or Elvis sightings in Las Vegas.


This is pretty sickening, isn’t it? But there’s more:


Had enough? I have. Those that are interested can read the rest at their own risk. I’ve got to go wash my hands, and disinfect my keyboard. 

Apparently, in Sheppard's world, it's "despicabl[e]" and "sickening" that anyone should be nice to Gore.

Sheppard has previously mocked Gore's "An Inconvenient Truth" as a "schlockumentary" and a "farcical political advertisement" and attacked Gore and his "liberal, hypocritical, millionaire friends." 

In a earlier Feb. 25 post, Sheppard touts an attack on Gore and "An Inconvenient Truth" by the Cato Institute's Patrick Michaels. But Sheppard fails to note Michaels' and Cato's ties to oil, coal and energy interests.

Posted by Terry K. at 11:03 AM EST

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