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    Well, his essentially correct claim was that a Tennessee newspaper had quoted Erich Segal claiming Al and Tipper were the inspiration for Love Story.

    The newspaper had misquoted Segal, but Gore had no way of knowing that.  Segal understandably denied the Gores were the inspiration for the couple but acknowledged that Oliver was a composite of Al and another fellow student.  THEN the SCLM jumped on it, because it fit the "Gore is a liar" meme.

    This is all covered in Franken's book.

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