Another reason not to trust the British press

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It tends to make things up. Here's the latest from the Times of London (via Foxnews.com):

Al Gore today compared the battle against climate change with the struggle against the Nazis.

Did Gore actually make reference to "the Nazis"? Not that we can see. He made a reference to Winston Churchill, but was mum about Nazi. (Does that surprise anyone?)

Not that that mattered because it sure made for a better article to suggest Gore did talk about Nazis, right? And of course, right-wing bloggers loved it:

From Hot Air:

Invoking the Nazis is about as hyperbolic as it gets. What's next, the aliens from Independence Day?

See, Gore had invoked "the Nazis." Except, of course, that he hadn't.

The Times later cleaned up the article and removed the bogus Nazi reference. The punch line? Right-wing bloggers were indignant that the Times had scrubbed the bogus reference; a reference which Gore never actually made. Tiny hurdles like that never stop right-wing bloggers, why should it stop the Times of London?

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