For the record, I must repeat here that Al Gore did win the 2000 election for president of the United States. That he didn't fight hard enough to secure that victory is a tragedy for hundreds of thousands of Iraqis in addition to people all over the world.
Joe Conason makes an excellent point in Salon about how the media used to savage Gore on a regular basis:
Historians will someday ask why the United States entered a century of enormous challenges under the stewardship of a man who was so manifestly unsuited to high office and why he prevailed over a man whose judgment, experience and courage were so clearly superior. False images and phony stories created by the media will certainly figure in their answers.
Read the entire article here.