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Re: Media myths (Was Townsend)

>Dan wrote--
>  "I called for a congressional investigation and a hearing. I looked around
>the country for other sites like that. I found a little place in upstate New
>York called Love Canal. Had the first hearing on that issue," Gore said.

No, no, no, said Donna, worrying that we were about to veer off-topic into 
a political debate.  There is an entire paragraph left out of that 
quote.  The "first hearing" he had was about a little town called TOONE, 
which was in Tennessee, and was before Love Canal, and he really was the 
first to call attention to it.  It's been very well documented, and he was 
also the first to call for a wider set of hearings on other sites that were 
contaminated.  A search of the Washington Post database will show that the 
newspaper issued a correction and explained that they had indeed distorted 
Gore's quote about Love Canal.