Please leave Al Gore out of this

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News orgs are all over a McCain adviser's contention that the Arizona senator, through his legislative leadership, helped create the Blackberry. But why does the media have to dig up the old Al Gore-invented-the-Internet tripe?

From AP: "Move over, Al Gore. You may lay claim to the Internet, but John McCain helped create the BlackBerry."

Al Gore did not "lay claim" to the Internet. That wasn't true in 1999 when the press, and the GOP, peddled it. And it's not true today.

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