Saturday, May 05, 2007

Al Gore, the Internet and really stupid Blogging Tories.

It's like a scab I can't stop picking at, so I'm going to give BT Brian Lemon yet another knee to the happy sack for his hideously misnamed "biased commentator offenders registry", only to demonstrate how appallingly worthless that site really is.

Here's Brian thinking he's got the drop on Al Gore:

Mr. Gore is known to stretch the truth, if not outright lie, from claiming to have invented the internet to being the role model for the book and film "Love Story".

Jesus. H. Christ.

How many times over how many years do you have to explain to these imbeciles that Al Gore did not claim to have invented the Internet!?!? What he did do was claim to have been instrumental in pushing for its creation, to the point where even Internet pioneers Robert Kahn and Vinton Cerf give him the credit for that:

Al Gore was the first political leader to recognize the importance of the Internet and to promote and support its development.

No one person or even small group of persons exclusively "invented" the Internet. It is the result of many years of ongoing collaboration among people in government and the university community. But as the two people who designed the basic architecture and the core protocols that make the Internet work, we would like to acknowledge VP Gore's contributions as a Congressman, Senator and as Vice President. No other elected official, to our knowledge, has made a greater contribution over a longer period of time.

But that's not the worst of Brian's sins -- oh, no, not even close.

Aside from Brian being an embarrassingly ignorant little turd regarding the history of the Internet, one might ask: Where is the "bias" there? Even if Gore had made a ridiculous and over-reaching claim, how on earth would that constitute "biased commentary"? How does that fit Brian's own requirement that entries on that piece-of-crap blog of his represent "a built in conflict of interest or bias?"

On the contrary, given the actual facts, it's safer to say that the "bias" lies, not with Gore, but with those dumbfuck conservatives who, like Brian, continue to peddle that jackass fairy tale.

There you go, Brian. You want bias? How about stupid wankers who persist in misrepresenting history in order to keep smearing a Democrat? That's definitely "bias" where I come from.


chris said...

Apparently, one's spouse is also cause for concern.
Poor Brian! The last of the air has leaked from his head.

Anonymous said...

That entire site makes no sense. Brian claims that he's trying to list "organizations and their representatives who appear in the media as "subject matter commentators" who may have a built in conflict of interest or bias."

But how does David Suzuki fit into that category? Suzuki doesn't simply claim to be a "subject matter commentator." He's an outspoken activist, and makes no bones about it. He doesn't try to hide it, he's right up-front about it. How on earth is that "biased"?

And while we're on the subject, how exactly does David Suzuki have a "conflict of interest"? Does he make money off of global warming?

That whole site is so stupid, it's beyond belief. Those people really are total retards.

That guy said...

How many times over how many years do you have to explain to these imbeciles that Al Gore did not claim to have invented the Internet!?!?

They will never ever learn this. They just don't want to.