Is the Liberal Media Protecting Al Gores Son, if He Was the Son of a Republican It Would Be on TV Everyday?

Question by mission_viejo_california: Is the liberal media protecting Al Gores son, if he was the son of a Republican it would be on TV everyday?
Al Gore III faces felony drug charges
Former vice president has little to say today about son’s arrest.
City News Service

MISSION VIEJO – Former Vice President Al Gore’s son faced drug charges today in Orange County as his father faced the media while preparing for an international music festival to highlight global warming.

Al Gore III, 24, a Los Angeles resident, was driving a blue Toyota Prius south on the San Diego (5) Freeway about 2:15 a.m. yesterday when a sheriff’s deputy stopped him at the Crown Valley Parkway exit for speeding, said sheriff’s spokesman Jim Amormino.

The deputy smelled marijuana and searched the car, finding less than an ounce of pot, but also the prescription drugs Valium, Xanax, Vicodin, Soma and Adderall, which is used to treat attention deficit disorder.

The Harvard graduate said he did not have a prescription for the drugs and admitted smoking pot shortly before being stopped, Amormino said.

However, authorities did not book him on suspicion of DUI because they decided Gore was not “impaired” by the marijuana, he said.

He was arrested on suspicion of drug possession — and speeding — and booked into jail in Santa Ana on $ 20,000 bail. One of his sisters, reportedly Sarah, posted his bail and he was released about 2 p.m. yesterday.

Appearing on NBC’s “Today” show for a previously scheduled interview, the former vice president — who is one of the organizers of this weekend’s “Live Earth,” a 24-hour, seven-continent concert series to promote the battle against global warming — was asked about the arrest.

“Well, we’re dealing with it as a private family matter,” Gore said, “and we love him very much, and we’re glad that he’s safe, and that he’s getting treatment, and we’re going to leave it as a private matter.”

Possessing less than an ounce of pot is a misdemeanor, but illegal possession of prescription drugs is a felony.

Gore is scheduled to appear in court Aug. 1. Prosecutors have not decided whether to file felony charges against him, said Susan Schroeder of the Orange County District Attorney’s Office.

Orange County offers three drug diversion programs that allow people to undergo treatment instead of going to jail, but participants must meet certain qualifications, she said.

Among the qualifications for the “Drug Court” program operated by the Orange County Superior Court, a participant must have no record of violence, drug trafficking or possession of drugs for sale, said court spokeswoman Carole Levitzky.

It is aimed at people with a second or third offense, and there “has to be a willingness” to go through drug treatment programs, such as attend a 12-step program, she said.

“It’s hard — they get tested frequently,” Levitzky said.

Schroeder said the programs basically require participants to enter guilty pleas. Under a drug diversion program put in place by the Legislature, the defendant enters a guilty plea, but the plea is not entered as a judgment and it is never recorded if the person successfully completes a program.

Under the Proposition 36 program passed by voters, a person pleads guilty and is sentenced to treatment instead of jail, she said.

The son of the former vice president was charged with marijuana possession in Maryland in 2003 after police stopped the car he was driving for not having its headlights on. In February 2004 he entered a substance abuse program as part of a plea agreement.

Gore was ticketed for reckless driving by North Carolina police in August 2000 for allegedly driving 94 mph, and in September 2002, military police arrested him on suspicion of drunk driving near a military base in Virginia.

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Answer by Chance20_m
It was on TV and radio for several days. If this is protection, I think they’ll decline it next time. After all, The Bush twins and other politico’s kids get in trouble all the time, it is on the news a day or two, then it’s gone. This doesn’t seem to fit the liberal conspiracy mold to me. But, you aren’t listening, are you?

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