Well, it’s final: Al Gore’s schlockumentary won an Oscar Sunday evening. And, despite Bill McCuddy’s prediction Saturday, the former Vice President and soon-to-be-doctor did indeed get a chance to give an acceptance speech.
I'm sure you're all thrilled.
(Update: Drudge is reporting that Sunday's Oscar broadcast might be the third lowest rated in history.)
After producer Davis Guggenheim just gushed over Tipper’s husband, Gore spoke his piece (Hot Air has video available here):
Thank you. I want to thank Tipper and my family. Thank the Academy, and everyone on this amazing team.
Then, our hero got serious:
My fellow Americans, people all over the world, we need to solve the climate crisis. It’s not a political issue, it’s a moral issue. We have everything we need to get started with the possible exception of the will to act. That’s a renewable resource. Let’s renew it.
Can someone point me in the direction of the nearest water closet?
Editor's Note (Ken Shepherd | 09:49 EST): In his February 21 column, MRC President Brent Bozell wrote about how the liberal media's cheerleading of Al Gore falls into line with a long history of showcasing environmental alarmists such as Paul Ehrlich of The Population Bomb fame. Last August, the MRC's sister organization, the Business & Media Institute (BMI) issued a report about Gore's summer press blitz and the nearly six hours of national TV air time he had racked up by the end of July promoting his film. On the February 5 "Your World with Neil Cavuto," BMI director Dan Gainor predicted Gore's film would win the Oscar (video accessible here).