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Monday, November 12, 2007
Meanwhile ...
Topic: NewsBusters

Oliver Willis catches NewsBusters' Noel Sheppard making yet another malicious claim about Al Gore. In a Nov. 12 post, Sheppard claimed that Gore, who has joined a venture capital firm to guide investments that help combat global warming, "as brilliantly structured himself as a virtual financial hub of international investments associated with so-called global warming solutions whereby he'll benefit financially from any hysterical climate claim uttered by a media member, Hollywood sycophant, United Nations climate panelist, or, deliciously, himself." In fact, Gore is donating his salary to a advocacy group he founded.

As we've detailed, Sheppard has asserted without evidence that the only reason Gore is involved with global warming advocacy is for the money. 

UPDATE: Sheppard updates his post to respond to Willis, whom he calls "someone connected to such a high-profile Clinton campaign front as Media Matters," insisting that "the salary to Gore is totally irrelevant. His connection to the largest venture capital firm in Silicon Valley affords him financial and investment benefits far beyond the salary he’s being paid." Sheppard offers no evidence to support this claim.

Let the record show that Sheppard has never countered anything we have written about him, even though we, like Willis, are employed by Media Matters. We like to think that's because he can't counter the facts.

Posted by Terry K. at 10:11 PM EST
Updated: Monday, November 12, 2007 11:42 PM EST

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