Curse You, Critics of Gore! (And We Mean Literally)

By April 10, 2007Global Warming

The charges of Al Gore being a hypocrite over global warming — do what I say, not what I do — took new life this year when a local think tank, the Tennessee Center for Policy Research, revealed the astonishing electric bills the former Veep pays to power his mountaintop demesne. His personal energy use is 20 times the national average, the center reported.

Apparently some people take umbrage when you tell truth to power, or in Gore’s case, to massive consumers of power. Syndicated columnist Deroy Murdock reveals the hate that’s been directed toward the center’s employees, vile, ugly stuff.

“I was accused several times of being a ‘stupid, redneck bitch,'” recalls TCPR’s vice president Nicole Williams, who fielded numerous calls. “I repeatedly was called a ‘whore’ and asked ‘Whose whore are you?’ for three days straight, almost as if those were talking points… I was shocked by these sexist insults — basically attacking my gender.”

The death threats followed Williams to her home; she found an old home address posted online. She was by no means alone in receiving the onslaught, with much of the harassment taking the form of anti-Southern, anti-Christian bigotry.

Misogynistic, bigoted bluster? Huh. No wonder Gore’s having Don Imus Snoop Dogg headline his “Live Earth” concerts in July. Snoop’s just appealing to the target demographic.

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