At Issue: The energy consumption at Gore's private home.
Matt Drudge, the right-wing's favorite closeted gay headline writer, has just issued a "report" claiming the "Gore mansion uses 20 times the average household eneregy consumption." This follows other ridiculous headlines which have claimed, among other things, that Gore travels in a "motorcade of five limos and an SUV." A number of right-leaning blogs and commentators have adopted this latest talking point, which is untrue because the Gore household uses solar power and carbon offsets to reduce their carbon footprint.
So many responses to choose from: For decades, haven't you people denied the science behind global warming? If you're trying to take a jab at someone's energy consumption, doesn't that mean humans exacerbate climate change? Does this have anything to do with Gore's Academy Award win for "An Inconvenient Truth" and his nomination for a Nobel Peace Prize ... ?
Gore Responds To Drudge (Think Progress)
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