Gagworthy moment of the week: WaPo piece on “rock star” Al Gore (UPDATE: GORE & Co. WIN – VIDEO ADDED)

Posted by: ST on February 25, 2007 at 6:00 pm

He’s been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. He was a “hot ticket” recently in Canada. CBS Early Show anchor Harry Smith wondered aloud a few weeks ago if Gore should be considered a “prophet.” And today, the WaPo posted an unnewsworthy piece on Al Gore – on the front page – that describes him as a “rock star.”

Could the mediots possibly slobber over this guy any more?

Well, yes, if he wins a Best Documentary Oscar tonight for “An Inconvenient Truth”, expect a statue to be erected in his honor somewhere close by the “gw doomsday vault” – scaling down his ego to fit might make building the statue there a problem, though.

Al Gore Photograph by Jeff Riedel/EW
Al Gore: Hero or zero?

For what it’s worth, here is a complete list of nominees (scroll) in the Best Documentary feature category, which reads like a left wing “must watch” list:

“Deliver Us from Evil” (Lionsgate)
A Disarming Films Production
Amy Berg and Frank Donner

“An Inconvenient Truth” (Paramount Classics and Participant Productions)
A Lawrence Bender/Laurie David Production
Davis Guggenheim

“Iraq in Fragments” (Typecast Releasing in association with HBO Documentary Films)
A Typecast Pictures/Daylight Factory Production
James Longley and John Sinno

“Jesus Camp” (Magnolia Pictures)
A Loki Films Production
Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady

“My Country, My Country” (Zeitgeist Films)
A Praxis Films Production
Laura Poitras and Jocelyn Glatzer

The pre-Oscar love fest has been joined by none other than Jimmy “give Hamas a chance” Carter. Watch him speak lovingly of Gore here.

Although he does have some competition from some other left wing ‘talent,’ I predict a Gore win, for the same reasons I believe the Chicks won 5 Grammy awards a few weeks ago. Because who votes on the winners? None other than the famously Nutrootian Hollyweird left. And it doesn’t get much more Nutrooty than Al Gore.

Hat tip: Noel Sheppard at Newsbusters

Update: Allah’s providing a running commentary of the Oscars here and notes that the “Goracle” adulation started early on.

Mon AM Update I: Here’s a shocker: Gore & co. win and the Gorgasms continue.


Former US vice president Al Gore (L) accepts the Oscar for Best Documentary, “An Inconvenient Truth”, during the 79th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California
(AFP/Gabriel Bouys)

Mon AM Update II: Here’s video of the ‘big moment’:

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    1. Severian says:

      A man is like a fraction whose numerator is what he is and whose denominator is what he thinks of himself. The larger the denominator the smaller the fraction – Leo Tolstoy

      By this measure, Gore must be approaching a big fat goose egg, as 0/infinity just about describes it.

    2. steveegg says:

      Al Gore: Hero or zero?

      I vote for Sub-Zero!

    3. forest hunter says:

      Coldest day on record in Tokyo yesterday. BTW – They have been keeping records here longer than the lists of lies streaming from Gore and his fellow defeatocrats.

    4. Drewsmom says:

      That picture is pathetic, his head is too big for his body.
      Heard algore is spose to be on the red carpet tonight, gag me with a spoon.
      I wish he’d bring his stupid ass down here to Alabama
      where we’ve been in the teens at night == global warming is not here….:d

    5. Severian says:

      Look! Back there, in the bushes, it’s ManBearPig!!!!!

      Excelsior!!!

      ;)

    6. They’re having Gorebasms. Shame on the WaPo for that mush.

    7. forest hunter says:

      Are the sales of pet al-Algoreocks on sale still/yet?

    8. This is just beyond sickening!! It seems unfathomable to me that anyone takes this nut seriously.

    9. Tom TB says:

      “The World According to Algore”; I’ll think about the script as I shovel the snow here in CT.

    10. sanity says:

      This was too funny when I read it this morning…

      Politician-environmentalist Al Gore made a mock attempt at announcing his candidacy for the US presidency at Sunday’s Oscars but was yanked from the stage before he could get the words out.

      Queried on stage by actor Leonardo DiCaprio whether he had a “major, major announcement to the world here tonight,” former vice president Gore, whose film “An Inconvenient Truth” is nominated for an Academy Award, hesitated, and then pulled out an apparent statement to read.

      “Since being up here, you’ve been very convincing,” the Democrat told the audience.

      “Even though I honestly had not planned on doing this, I guess with a billion people watching, it’s as good as time as any. So, my fellow Americans, I’m going to take this opportunity right here and now to formally announce my intention…”

      But suddenly the Oscars orchestra struck up its keynote tune, signalling that Gore and DiCaprio had overstayed their time and had to leave the stage — and leave the mystery of Gore’s intentions for the 2008 race still unanswered.

      Gore, vice president under Bill Clinton, narrowly lost the 2000 presidential race to now-president George W. Bush.

      Despite the speculation, Gore has repeatedly denied he intends to run for the Democratic nomination in next year’s race.

      Link

      Sounds like DiCaprio and Gore had this planned, since he just happened to have a prepared statement ready when DiCaprio “read his line” of a major, major announcement for the world…

      But the best laid plans….

      Must have been a Hillary supporter in the Oscar Orchestra….lol

    11. Severian says:

      I thought documentaries were supposed to be factual, not fantasy? This is from Lord Monckton’s fisking of Gore’s little ditty (I don’t have the link handy on this machine, google it if you want the whole document, which is quite enlightening):

      • Gore promoted the now-debunked “hockey stick” temperature chart for the past 1,000 years in an attempt to prove man’s overwhelming impact on the climate, and attempted to debunk the significance of the mediaeval warm period and little ice age (for discussion and references, see below).
      • Gore insisted on a link between increased hurricane activity and global warming that most sciences believe does not exist (for discussion and references, see below).
      • Gore asserted that today’s Arctic is experiencing unprecedented warmth while ignoring that temperatures in the 1930′s were as warm or warmer (NCDC, 2006);
      • Gore said the Antarctic was warming and losing ice but failed to note, that is only true of a small region and the vast bulk has been cooling and gaining ice (see my first article).
      • Gore hyped unfounded fears that Greenland’s ice is in danger of disappearing (for discussion and references, see below).
      • Gore erroneously claimed that ice cap on Mt. Kilimanjaro is disappearing due to global warming, though satellite measurements show no temperature change at the summit, and the peer-reviewed scientific literature suggests that desiccation of the atmosphere in the region caused by post-colonial deforestation is the cause of the glacial recession (see my first article).
      • Gore made assertions of massive future sea level rise that is way out side of any supposed scientific “consensus” and is not supported in even the most alarmist literature (for discussion and references, see below).
      • Gore incorrectly implied that a Peruvian glacier’s retreat is due to global warming, while ignoring the fact that the region has been cooling since the 1930s and other glaciers in South America are advancing (see Polissar et al., 2005, for an interesting discussion of glaciers in the tropical Andes).
      • Gore blamed global warming for water loss in Africa’s Lake Chad, though NASA scientists had concluded that local water-use and grazing patterns are probably to blame (Foley and Coe, 2001).
      • Gore inaccurately said polar bears are drowning in significant numbers due to melting ice when in fact 11 of the 13 main groups in Canada are thriving, and there is evidence that the only groups that are not thriving are in a region of the Arctic that has cooled (Taylor, 2006).
      • Gore did not tell viewers that the 48 scientists whom he quoted as having accused President Bush of distorting science were part of a political advocacy group set up to support the Democrat Presidential candidate, John Kerry, in 2004.

      Gee, I never thought I’d say this, but Gore makes Michael Moore-on look accurate! /:)

    12. sanity says:

      [chuckles]

      If your name is GW, your blamed for EVERYTHING.

      GW Bush

      (GW) Global Warming

    13. Severian says:

      OMG sanity! George Bush’s initials are GW. Global Warming is abbreviated GW! Coincidence? I think not! :-?

    14. sanity says:

      And if you think about it Sev, GW, whether it is the President or Global Warming, seems to be blamed for anything and everything, whether it is true or not……

    15. Great White Rat says:

      Looks like I’d better change my handle here before I get blamed for some future fictional catastrophe…:-ss

    16. Stonelake says:

      Hey sanity- you seem to have missed a key fact about the Gore “announcement”. It was what is commonly known as a “joke”.

      You could tell, because it was verrrry stiffly delivered by two people not really known for their comedy. See Gore’s reaction after the music starts. He kind of oversold it.

      But it’s a decent gag, a little self-deprecating, potentially funny.

    17. Severian says:

      Al Gore a “green” prophet? I don’t think so. Mega-hypocrite is closer to the mark. From Drudge:

      POWER: GORE MANSION USES 20X AVERAGE HOUSEHOLD; CONSUMPTION INCREASE AFTER ‘TRUTH’
      Mon Feb 26 2007 17:16:14 ET

      The Tennessee Center for Policy Research, an independent, nonprofit and nonpartisan research organization committed to achieving a freer, more prosperous Tennessee through free market policy solutions, issued a press release late Monday:

      Last night, Al Gore’s global-warming documentary, An Inconvenient Truth, collected an Oscar for best documentary feature, but the Tennessee Center for Policy Research has found that Gore deserves a gold statue for hypocrisy.

      Gore’s mansion, [20-room, eight-bathroom] located in the posh Belle Meade area of Nashville, consumes more electricity every month than the average American household uses in an entire year, according to the Nashville Electric Service (NES).

      In his documentary, the former Vice President calls on Americans to conserve energy by reducing electricity consumption at home.

      The average household in America consumes 10,656 kilowatt-hours (kWh) per year, according to the Department of Energy. In 2006, Gore devoured nearly 221,000 kWh—more than 20 times the national average.

      Last August alone, Gore burned through 22,619 kWh—guzzling more than twice the electricity in one month than an average American family uses in an entire year. As a result of his energy consumption, Gore’s average monthly electric bill topped $1,359.

      Since the release of An Inconvenient Truth, Gore’s energy consumption has increased from an average of 16,200 kWh per month in 2005, to 18,400 kWh per month in 2006.

      Gore’s extravagant energy use does not stop at his electric bill. Natural gas bills for Gore’s mansion and guest house averaged $1,080 per month last year.

      “As the spokesman of choice for the global warming movement, Al Gore has to be willing to walk to walk, not just talk the talk, when it comes to home energy use” said Tennessee Center for Policy Research President Drew Johnson.

      In total, Gore paid nearly $30,000 in combined electricity and natural gas bills for his Nashville estate in 2006.

      Oh the humanity! Oh the hypocrisy! Oh what a little piggy!:@)

    18. forest hunter says:

      It’s very hard to believe that Mr. Bedhead and the other actors were moved to act. I suggest they continue their moving acting back to the planet from whence they came. al-Algore can go back to his mansion and act like was all a dream.

    19. forest hunter says:

      Who was the ‘Can ya see me now?’ after-market pair of globes framed with the black storefront that Gore was stuck to, when Mr. Bedhead turned and as if to say “HEY! I’m TALKIN’ here!”