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Al Gore and the Enquirer's non-checkbook journalism
Washington Post ^ | June 25, 2010 | By Howard Kurtz

Posted on 06/25/2010 6:07:00 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

The executive editor of the National Enquirer says the Oregon masseuse who made a sexual allegation against Al Gore asked the tabloid for $1 million but that the Enquirer did not pay her or anyone else in reporting the story.

Barry Levine said in an interview Thursday that the woman offered to sell her account through her lawyer but that "no money exchanged hands".

According to a source friendly with the Gores, Al Gore confirmed he received a therapeutic massage in his hotel room that night, and likely from the therapist making the accusation. But, the source said, Gore remembers getting a massage without incident and the therapist leaving on good terms.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: algore; lockbox; riskyscheme; runslikeagirl; sexpoodlegore

1 posted on 06/25/2010 6:07:03 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“Sex crazed poodle” - it couldn’t have happened to a nicer arrogant, condescending, self-righteous prick.


2 posted on 06/25/2010 6:09:43 AM PDT by Buckeye Battle Cry (Enjoy nature - eat meat, wear fur and drive your car!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
He requested and received a therapeutic massage in his hotel room? That's really all I need to hear.

3 posted on 06/25/2010 6:09:49 AM PDT by Genoa (Titus 2:13)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

excerpt:

"...the woman tells how Gore greeted her at the door of his room at the Hotel Lucia for the 11 p.m. appointment with a hug that "went on a bit long," then quipped "call me Al." Hotel staff had told the licensed therapist when booking her that the client was Al Gore, but that he was going under the name "Mr Stone."

Gore allegedly asked her to focus on his abdominal area and adductors -- the inner thigh muscles -- as well as his back and other areas.

While his lower body was covered with a sheet, she said, Gore "became vocal" with "muffled moans" and asked her to go lower, getting angry when she refused.

"It appeared he was demanding sexual favors or sexual behaviors," the woman said.

She then asked Gore to show her where he wanted to be massaged and he "grabbed my hand, shoved it down under the sheet to his ***** **** area, my fingers brushing against his ***** and firmly planted my hand on his pubic crest region and said to me 'There!' in a very sharp, loud, angry-sounding tone."

The woman told police she was caught in "a perfect storm" in a room with someone who was "Teflon-coated in terms of his credibility and celebrity status"..."

Police specifically responded to claims by the woman -- who said she remained clothed through the alleged encounter -- that she had noticed her black slacks had "stains" on them.

Police said they did not collect her attire because they believed it would not provide evidence.

“At this point, the Police Bureau does not consider this an ongoing investigation unless new evidence is received in this case,” Wednesday's police statement said.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/06/24/massage-therapist-claims-gore-groped/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+foxnews%2Fpolitics+%28Text+-+Politics%29&utm_content=My+Yahoo

4 posted on 06/25/2010 6:11:18 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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Remarkably similar to his one-time boss Bill Clinton. He probably figured if 'Slick Willy' Bill Clinton could get away with it, so could he.

ALL THE EX-PRESIDENT'S SCANDALS
Nurse backs up Clinton rape charge
Attended Broaddrick's wounds after alleged assault in Arkansas

June 26, 2003

[a few excerpts from article...]

Kelsey recalls Broaddrick saying the meeting with Clinton began with small talk, and "she was a little surprised he was by himself."

"She said he was showing her locations outside the window there in Little Rock, and then, all of a sudden, he just kind of grabbed her and started kissing her," remembers Kelsey.

"He overtook her and pushed her to the bed, and from that point on it was just a rape."

Kelsey says Broaddrick explained how her lip became swollen: "He bit her lip to try to keep her from struggling with him."

http://www.wnd.com/?pageId=19483

5 posted on 06/25/2010 6:11:52 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

algore always had a problem w/his memory.

Pray for America


6 posted on 06/25/2010 6:11:52 AM PDT by bray (Did Rush say Complete Failure?)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Wash Post said the same thing about Edwards


7 posted on 06/25/2010 6:12:42 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
"But, the source said, Gore remembers getting a massage without incident and the therapist leaving on good terms."

Of course, this is the same Gore who remembered inventing the internet.

8 posted on 06/25/2010 6:13:17 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Al Gore confirmed he received a therapeutic massage in his hotel room that night

A man of the people! We all get therapeutic massages in our hotel rooms when we travel, don't we?

ML/NJ

9 posted on 06/25/2010 6:13:21 AM PDT by ml/nj
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To: ETL

So the “warming” he has felt all along wasn’t global warming? We’ve been had! Hahahahahahahahahahahahaha! Loser.


10 posted on 06/25/2010 6:13:21 AM PDT by hal ogen ($10 (I think) amounts through the internet from all over the world.)
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To: bray

He didn’t remember any fundraisers at Bhuddist temples either.


11 posted on 06/25/2010 6:13:29 AM PDT by Oshkalaboomboom
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

eeeeeeewwwwwwwwwwwwwww algore
eeeeewwwwwwwwwwwwwww

yuk


12 posted on 06/25/2010 6:13:29 AM PDT by barbarianbabs (Liberty 5-3000)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Gore has followed his old boss’s teaching well, except for one thing....

he doesn’t have old snake head running around the media shouting, “sluts and nuts, sluts and nuts”.


13 posted on 06/25/2010 6:16:54 AM PDT by I cannot think of a name
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

"Nobel Prize people could sure pick em"

14 posted on 06/25/2010 6:16:56 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Didn’t he register under the name of Mr. Stone? If true why?


15 posted on 06/25/2010 6:20:09 AM PDT by mortal19440
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Well, we all know John Edwards was innocent of any affair also since he told us time and again....

Wait a minute.


16 posted on 06/25/2010 6:20:43 AM PDT by macquire
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To: Buckeye Battle Cry

“rotund” also. I started laughing when I read that.


17 posted on 06/25/2010 6:21:23 AM PDT by macquire
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

abdominal massage, Mr Stone?


18 posted on 06/25/2010 6:22:10 AM PDT by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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To: mortal19440

“VIP”’s do this all the time. Imagine the night desk staff going through the registration, twittering & texting “guess who’s staying here tonight”.


19 posted on 06/25/2010 6:23:32 AM PDT by macquire
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To: Buckeye Battle Cry

Please don’t insult the poodles.

I think “swine” may be a bit more descriptive, but don’t want to insult them either.

But you hit the nail on the head with the “self riteous prick” part.

Half a billion dollars made from a lie.


20 posted on 06/25/2010 6:24:16 AM PDT by Frenchtown Dan
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Read the masseuse's complete deposition at The Smoking Gun.

"Al Gore A "Crazed Sex Poodle?"

21 posted on 06/25/2010 6:25:03 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Buckeye Battle Cry

Al “Bukake” Gore.


22 posted on 06/25/2010 6:30:14 AM PDT by KC_Conspirator
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To: Joe 6-pack

“Of course, this is the same Gore who remembered inventing the internet.”

Also, if you read the full police report, it is plausible to claim this. The woman was desperate to get out of the room without being raped, so she intimated that she was tired that night, but “maybe next time” Al Gore was in Portland. Fear pervades her account of the incident even as Al Gore was “giggling” repeatedly and appeared to treat her behavior as just a cat and mouse game. I think he truly couldn’t comprehend a women might not be interested in sex with him.


23 posted on 06/25/2010 6:33:49 AM PDT by DrC
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To: ml/nj

if she still has the garment with the spunk stain, the story is told.


24 posted on 06/25/2010 6:36:56 AM PDT by stickywillie
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Anonomous name - late night massage in his hotel room, Got it.

How many carbon credits did he need for that?


25 posted on 06/25/2010 6:37:08 AM PDT by rod1
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To: ETL

“Police said they did not collect her attire because they believed it would not provide evidence.”

This is BS and if she still has the pants uncleaned, even today they likely could recover DNA evidence from them. This is how police have been able to resolve murders that occurred 20 years ago—by applying the latest DNA techniques to forensic evidence collected way back when.

She reportedly phoned a friend that very night and told her the story. I would think the combination of this friend’s contemporaneous account, the DNA evidence and the masseuse’s email correspondence with the hotel would be sufficient for an IMPARTIAL investigator to obtain a conviction. Portland ain’t exactly in a Red state, so it’s pretty clear that politics rather than good policing were at play in this ugly incident.


26 posted on 06/25/2010 6:38:59 AM PDT by DrC
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To: TornadoAlley3

“abdominal massage, Mr Stone?”

Given the size of this requested assignment, it’s amazing she got done in under 3 hours...


27 posted on 06/25/2010 6:40:57 AM PDT by DrC
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To: macquire

“Imagine the night desk staff going through the registration, twittering & texting “guess who’s staying here tonight”.”

You may be right about this being commonplace for VIPs, but FWIW, the police report clearly shows the desk staff WERE aflutter with Mr. Gore’s presence, so the alias apparently didn’t do him a whole lot of good.


28 posted on 06/25/2010 6:44:54 AM PDT by DrC
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To: TexasCajun

And then go find out that she is a Journalist, too.


29 posted on 06/25/2010 6:49:36 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (What)
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To: DrC

Yes, imagine the NIGHT desk staff’s reaction if the day staff was acting like teeneyboppers!

Maybe you haven’t encountered a lot of night desk staff. If not, lucky you.


30 posted on 06/25/2010 6:53:43 AM PDT by macquire
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To: Sacajaweau
She was so concerned about this happening to others she refused to cooperate with a police investigation and then waited 4 years for The National Enquirer to tell her story and save all those other women from the Sex Crazed Poodle.

It may have indeed happened but the woman's actions are suspect.

But if she has kept her Poodle-Stained slacks, it will be entertaining.

31 posted on 06/25/2010 7:05:16 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Al Gore has been lying all these years about global warming, why wouldn’t he lie about this. I don’t trust him as far as I could throw him...which given his corpulence, wouldn’t be very far.


32 posted on 06/25/2010 7:25:01 AM PDT by bballbob
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To: Joe 6-pack
"But, the source said, Gore remembers getting a massage without incident and the therapist leaving on good terms."

Al must be a big Tipper ...

33 posted on 06/25/2010 7:32:53 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: DrC
Yes Politics played a part in this as well as quick action by the algore team in covering up this incident.

“Red State”, no way exactly!

Portland is a haven for tie-dyed, pony-tailed bleeding hearts. I would not live there if you bought the house for me. Years ago, Oregon worried about being “Californicated”. It has come true.

34 posted on 06/25/2010 8:41:10 AM PDT by BatGuano (You don't think I'd go into combat with loose change in my pocket, do ya?)
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To: Frenchtown Dan

I’m not insulting the poodles. I’m just quoting his sexual attack victim from the her written statement to the Portland P.D. as posted on The Smoking Gun.com. She said he came at her “like a sex-crazed poodle”.


35 posted on 06/25/2010 9:04:35 AM PDT by Buckeye Battle Cry (Enjoy nature - eat meat, wear fur and drive your car!)
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To: Buckeye Battle Cry

I know, I read it too, just bustin’ chops a bit.
But I must admit, I like my mother’s poodle more than I like anything about algore. In fact, I like root canals better than I like algore.


36 posted on 06/25/2010 9:14:45 AM PDT by Frenchtown Dan
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To: Buckeye Battle Cry

I am not surprised in the least to hear Al Gore described as a ‘sex-crazed poodle’.

This would explain his great love of trees.

Son of Tom Tom, the Cybers’ Son
http://www.myspace.com/tomtomcybersson


37 posted on 06/27/2010 4:01:45 PM PDT by jadedalex (Gore and Poodles...)
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