Did Al Gore invent the internet? No. Did he say so? In a very narrow interpretation: Yes. Was that what he meant? No.
Richard Wiggins (in 2000 …!) on Al Gore’s role in the development of the internet.
Comment: And then you wonder why politicians often sound as though they have had their statements edited 217 times and only appear in carefully staged contexts. Because they rightly fear the “gotcha” effect.
HT: Eszter Hargittai.