After Gore Wins Emmy Media Falsely Claim He Also Won Oscar
See if you can spot the error in the following opening paragraph from the Associated Press concerning the exploits of soon-to-be-Nobel Prize laureate Al Gore:
So he wasn't elected president. Big deal. How many other presidential candidates have an Emmy and an Oscar to brag about?
Or this one from Reuters:
Six months after grabbing Oscar glory for his eco-documentary "An Inconvenient Truth," former Vice President Al Gore collected an Emmy Award on Sunday for his fledgling youth-oriented cable network, Current TV.
The problem is, even though he was allowed to join the award-winners on stage back in February during the Oscar presentation, he didn't win anything. The producers of the schlockumentary did.
Granted, the AP did finally point this out in its final paragraph. Yet, Reuters never made this clear.
Sadly, the most sycophantic report of Gore's victory Sunday came from Hollywood Today:
Former vice-president Al Gore can add Emmy- award winner to his already very diverse resume. He has already won an Oscar, been the Grammy's and as of last week Spain gave him the country's equivalent of the Nobel Prize for his efforts to build environmental awareness around the world. No other major politician has two Hollywood awards like this - Reagan and Schwarzenegger only ever received Golden Globes.
Can someone point me in the direction of the nearest restroom?