The Corner

Ups and Downs for Gore

While Al Gore is the favorite to win the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday, a British court has found that his film is both partisan and contains no fewer than eleven material inaccuracies that need to be drawn to students’ attention if it is going to be shown in schools.  The details will be on Planet Gore soon, but for the moment, you can go to for the full embarassing truth.  One would hope that this result will provide impetus for legal challenges to it being shown in schools over here.

As for the impending laurel wreath, am I the only one who finds it depressing that, while past laureates like Mother Teresa and Albert Schweizer spent decades working with the poor in terrible conditions, Gore wins for making a movie?  Moreover, a movie of himself giving a lecture?  Moreover, a movie whose upshot is that the poor in Calcutta and West Africa should be denied access to the energy that can lift them out of poverty?  Given the universal praise the man gets, perhaps I am.

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