Wednesday, March 17, 2004

The End of Bob Somerby

I really hope not, but I'm pretty sure this sentence by Ron Fournier might be enough to send poor Bob off a bridge.

Just as Bush convinced many Americans in 2000 that Democrat Al Gore fabricated his biography and record, Bush and Kerry hope to open a credibility gap.

As Bob reminds us regularly, it wasn't the "right wing media" or "the Republicans" who regularly lied about Gore in order to "open a credibility gap," it was people like Ron Fournier who did.

Exhibit A. Ron Fournier in the Associated Press, March 15, 2000.

Gore, who once claimed to have invented the Internet, e-mailed Bush and said Democrats won't air TV ads purchased with unlimited, unregulated donations called "soft money" unless Republicans do so first.