Due to too little time, I didn't write about the wonderful news that Inconvenient Al Gore's documentary won 2 Oscars. This is so satisfying. Congratulations, Al! I will always love you. But the media fell silent when this happened including much of the big 'liberal' blogs.
(ENS) - Former Vice President Al Gore won the Oscar for Best Documentary for his climate change warning film "An Inconvenient Truth," last night at the 79th Annual Academy Awards, highlighting a night devoted to environmental awareness.
In fact, the award went to director Davis Guggenheim and producers Lawrence Bender, Laurie David and Scott Burns, but it was really Gore who was being recognized for focusing international attention on the issue of global warming and he joined the winners on stage for the acceptance.
"I made this movie for my children," Guggenheim said in his acceptance speech. "We all did. And we did so because we were moved to act by this man... all of us were inspired by his fight for 30 years to tell his truth to all of us."
Al Gore's daughter makes cartoons that are the funniest things on earth. Go, Bender!
Environmental news services online celebrated this news. So did a communist-based news service in China. But when I googled for this story, there were virtually NO media I could link to because this incredible victory and honor for Al Gore was 'disappeared'. I went to the biggest of the big American newspapers, the New York Times which claims to print the news that fits and they saw fit to mention this news in the fifth paragraph of a very thin article that simply listed the Oscar victories. One sentence.
The odious Rich who was a movie critic before being elevated to 'pundit' status said nothing. He has a lot of Al Gore's blood on his dirty hands. Because he criticizes Bush, a lot of people link to him or talk excitedly about him but the Daily Howler keeps close tabs on the endless stream of abuse and lies the mainstream media floods into our political and cultural landscape.
THAT’S RICH: Normal people have a word for it: Lying. We refer to Frank Rich’s inexcusable column in Saturday’s New York Times. Rich—the self-admiring incompetent who, along with Maureen Dowd, ginned up that fateful Love Story nonsense—doesn’t believe you should vote for Al Gore. But instead of trying to argue his case, he quickly started spinning you blue:RICH: The [Gores’] books celebrate The Family, the one cause every Democrat feels compelled to embrace after Monicagate. The reviews for the author are thumbs up… Rich—who, incredibly, can’t stop talking about Monica Lewinsky!—implies that Gore is “embracing” the family due to Lewinsky concerns. But of course, the Gores have staged a Nashville “Family Reunion”—a forum on issues facing the family—every year since the early 90s (see below). Like all pundits, Rich knows this fact; he simply doesn’t want you to know it. So he dumps the fact from his piece. Prepare yourself for a dark, mordant chuckle: In this baldly dissembling way, Rich warns you about Al Gore’s character!
I expected the left blogsphere to celebrate wildly when the Academy Awards honored Al Gore. I remember when Farenheit 9/11 was given an award: the TV station run by total right wingers, ABC, had its crew boo very loudly into microphones! None of the mainstream press pointed this out, of course. Instead, they deep-sixed this embarrassment and ditto, the filmmaker himself. Michael Moore is seldom in the news these days. Like Al Gore.
I'm not really blaming the left side of the sphere for dropping the ball, they are trapped in the same matrix they complain about so bitterly. But instead of merely reacting to whatever the right spews forth, we have an obligation to talk about the good news that concerns us and indeed, I, myself, am just as trapped as everyone else in this stupid molasses news cycle.
The main tool I use to avoid this is to read mostly foreign news. It is also an eye-opener because it holds up a dim mirror to ourselves. But the main thing is, the rotting corpse of a demented, corrupt, pill-popping gold digger has been top news for weeks with everyone running every possible fragment of a storyline to milk this rancid cow of a story and at the same time, a man who should have been President of the USA because he won the popular vote, is ignored when, for the very first time, someone of his political stature has won an Oscar!
Well, after throwing every possible bric-brack at Jimmy Carter for telling the harsh truth about Israel is doesn't surprise me to see Al Gore being ignored because he is warning us about our own actions destroying our own planet. What next? Warnings about World War III?
Back to the bad news, everyone!