Al Gore is a McCarthy-ite

Steven Mufson reports in today’s Washington Post that Kansans for Affordable Energy, a non-profit funded by coal interests, has taken out full page advertisements in local papers warning that a recent decision by the Governor’s administration to block the construction of two coal fired power plants will make Kansas energy dependent on the likes of Vladimir Putin and Hugo Chavez.

To which Bruce Niles of the Sierra Club responded, “This is McCarthyism.”

If baseless alarmism equates with McCarthyism, then what does that say about Al Gore? My colleague Marlo Lewis has documented the Goracle’s tall tales, and a British judge last month ruled that copies of his documentary, An Inconvenient Truth, could be distributed in schools only if they were accompanied by a disclaimer listing the film’s factual errors.