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On comparing conservative reactions to Nobel Peace Prize Winners

We’ve seen the wingnut-o-sphere get completely unhinged at Al Gore being rewarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Examples of that include what’s been left in my comment section, as well as Pat Buchanan getting so frothy, he denounced the Nobel Committee as being “Swedish socialists”, which is kind of hard for it to be, since the reward committee is based out of Norway. Apparently, the base root of the criticism once you cut through its rabid frothiness, is that somehow the Nobel Committee either politicized the award on giving it to Gore, or somehow “cheapened” its worth, or that Gore’s personality means he didn’t deserve to get the honour.

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