It is hard to do better than Al Gore for pure entertainment.
I'd have to go back and re-read the coverage, but I believe that he did claim to invent the internet and he did claim that he (preppie) and Tipper were the inspiration for Love Story. What am I missing? ( I don't remember Love Canal - I stopped listening at that point)
“Modern politics seems to require and reward some capacities that I don’t think I have in abundance … such as a tolerance for … spin rather than an honest discussion of substance. Apparently, it comes easily for some people, but not for me,” Gore says.
Peretz reports specifically on Gore’s coverage in The New York Times and in The Washington Post, each of which reported and/or referenced Gore’s supposed claims that he invented the Internet, that the two main characters in Love Story were based on him and Tipper, and that he discovered the toxic waste at Love Canal.
Submitted by D.B. Jackson