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Saturday, February 07, 2004
The accuracy of the news proves its bias

From this Boston Globe report on the re-spinoff of BBN, one of the key developers of basic Internet technology:
Former AOL chairman Kenneth J. Novack, who stepped down in December as vice chairman of the company now called Time Warner Inc., will join BBN's board in his new role as a General Catalyst adviser. Referring to former vice president Al Gore's 1999 claim that he "took the initiative in creating the Internet" -- later recast by Republican spinmeisters as a claim by Gore to have invented the Net outright -- Novack said: "With all due respect to Al Gore, they are in fact the guys who invented the Internet."
Seems like not only a welcome palliative to an old dumb lie, but kind of a needle at the speaker, and at the Republicans. And this on the business news page!

Lest I be misunderstood: ehhhhhxcellent.

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