Censure would greet conservative using Al Gore's tactics

A political conservative leveraging shrill argumentation on a judgmental view of substance abusers would be censured for insensitivity. Not Al Gore. Intolerant exaggeration made the former US vice-president a wealthy Nobel laureate. At a Center for American Progress summit in Washington, DC, Gore on Oct. 24 called the Keystone XL pipeline an "atrocity, a threat to our future" and damned anyone with a different view. US lawmakers resistant to his radical precautions against global warming, he said, are like an "alcoholic father who flies into a rage whenever the term 'alcohol' is mentioned." With more such empathy for people with problems, he said, "Junkies find ve...

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