Agence France Presse reports on a speech Al Gore gave in Edinburgh Sunday at the International Television Festival in which he says "democracy is under attack."
Does he mean by Osama, or by Ahmadinejad, or by Nasrallah (Hizballah)? You know he doesn't! He means here in the good old US of A! Why? Because the media is "more controlled and centralized!"
Uhhhh.....Al. I think you may have missed the blogosphere. You should have paid attention after you invented the internet. I think you may have missed Fox News. I think you may have missed the decline in subscribers at all the major MSM newspapers. I think you may have missed the new reality that the MSM can't get away with making up the narrative any more, whether it is Dan Rather and the Texas Air National Guard or Reuters and fauxtography in Lebanon.
The real danger to democracy in the U.S., to the extent that it exists, is campaign finanace reform which is pushing the Democratic Party into the hands of left—wing billionaire extremists, as documented in David Horowitz' and Richard Poe's new book Shadow Party.
Trust Al to get it completely backwards. Who says the US of A isn't lucky?
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