Gore's Concern About Earth

Copyright 1998 The Washington Times
March 19, 1998

Vice President Gore called The Washington Post's executive editor, Leonard Downie Jr., on Friday. "I've never called to complain" about Post coverage before, Gore began.

"But I thought about it and thought about it, and I decided I just had to call because you've printed a picture of the Earth upside down" on the front page of the paper, Gore said.

"Well, nobody else has called," Downie responded, but thanks anyway.

After he hung up, Downie thought: "What do you mean 'upside down?' " This is outer space, after all. Upside down to whom?

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