If what Fox News reported Saturday is correct, conservatives all around the country might have been given a very early Christmas present by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
FNC’s Bill McCuddy announced the following from Hollywood during Saturday’s "Fox & Friends”:
The big story here out on the red carpet back to live action is that Mr., Mr. Al Gore who is going to walk this red carpet, still doesn’t have permission to go up to that podium if he in fact wins for “An Inconvenient Truth,” which sounds awfully inconvenient in and of itself. It’s something of a clerical error. This guy can not win or give an acceptance speech to save his life.
How delicious. McCuddy was asked to elaborate why that might be:
He’s not listed as a producer. Guggenheim, the guy he made the movie with is. But, he isn’t. And the Academy is locking down on that this year. They were tired of all those people going up and giving acceptance speeches. And now it’s kind of backfired. I have to believe that Gore is appealing that. But, unless he can get somebody from Florida and the attorney general to jump in, I’m afraid he’s not going to be up there.
In reality, Gore isn’t listed as a producer at the film’s website (emphasis mine):
Paramount Classics and Participant Productions present a film directed by Davis Guggenheim, AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH. Featuring Al Gore, the film is produced by Laurie David, Lawrence Bender and Scott Z. Burns. Jeff Skoll and Davis Guggenheim are the executive producers and the co-producer is Leslie Chilcott.
Talk about your inconvenient truths!
Of course, it seems quite likely the Academy is going to find a way to circumvent these new rules for Dr. Global Warming, dontcha think? After all, if it can ignore its own policies concerning documentaries to nominate Gore's nonsense as reported by NewsBusters here, it seems a metaphysical certitude that something as trivial as official credits aren't going to spoil this liberal lovefest.
In fact, it's seems possible that this whole rumor was designed to create a greater sense of intrigue around this event conceivably to boost ratings.