It is my belief that the US media killed Gore’s election chances. And would do so again, were he to run in 2008. Perhaps to prove that they weren’t wrong in 200o or something. Seriously, read any recent article by one of the worthy pundits at WaPo or NYTimes and as soon as they have finished mentioning that An Inconvenient Truth is interesting they’ll wander of into a discussion of his clothes or his mannerisms.
I leave actually proving any of this with examples as an excercise for the reader.