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Saturday, October 13, 2007


So Al Gore has won his Nobel Peace Prize. (Heaven help us if he decides to run for president now!) I was hoping it would actually go to someone who did something to further, you know, peace in the world, but I didn't really expect it. In light of some of the others who've won the NPP, I wouldn't exactly be bragging about it.

The irony of this is that AIT is increasingly - and rightfully - being slammed for its numerous errors, even in a court ruling,

Mr Justice Burton identified nine significant errors within the former presidential candidate’s documentary as he assessed whether it should be shown to school children.

and calls are being made to have him stripped of his Oscar.

“Given that the Oscar Award was presented in the documentary category and not the drama category, the only appropriate action now is for the Academy to rescind the Award as it was clearly inappropriately classed as a documentary.

“The truth, as inconvenient as it is to Al Gore, is that his so-called documentary contained critical distortions that are quite contrary to the principles of good documentary journalism. Good documentaries should be factually correct. Clearly this documentary is not."

How's that for a contradiction.


  1. Thanks for taking the time to post all of these articles! I knew Gore would be awarded the Nobel Prize, but it still made me sad to see this.

    In the US children are forced to watch his movie in school and told that is the truth. Recently a court did rule that the kids would also have to be told some of the things incorrect about the movie when they see it. You know they say a picture is worth a thousand words, so I don't know how much the incorrect facts are brought to view. I hate that our schools are used for policical commentary instead of teaching the basics!

  2. From what I've heard, kids in Canadian schools aren't being given a choice, either. There was even one school in BC I read about that sent the kids home for the summer with copies of the movie.

    One of the many reasons I'm glad we ended up home schooling. The public education system seems to have been taken over by special interest groups and causes du jour!

  3. I wanted to correct a comment I made. It is the Great Britian court system that has ruled to give the children the information that is not correct in the movie before seeing it. I though I heard the US had done that. I would hope everyone would do the same.


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