Gore and the Pundits: A Tentative Embrace

While Al Gore received generally hostile coverage through the primaries--marked by frequently inaccurate coverage of his supposed inaccuracies (Washington Monthly, 4/00)--media treatment of him softened dramatically starting in August, about the time that he picked Sen. Joe Lieberman (D.-Conn.) to be his running mate. The centrist corporate media loved the centrist, pro-corporate senator. "The best thing Al Gore did at this convention, he did the week before when he chose Joe Lieberman, because I think Joe Lieberman was the best thing about that convention," ABC's Michel Martin said (This Week, 8/20/00). "No question about it," seconded This Week's resident liberal […]