Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Al Gore - Hollywood Hypocrite!

'ol Al will feel right at home among the self-rightous attendees at the Acadamy Awards next month; where Roger Simon expects him to take home a statue:

Whatever its ideological virtues, Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth is a highly conventional business, part over-blown campaign film replete with puffery about the candidate and corny jokes about the opposition, part earnest Discovery Channel-style documentary with the usual didactic visual aids and animations. It is light years from the cutting edge of the documentary form. In fact, it borders on the stodgy.
Yet—in a year with few clear Oscar favorites—with the exception of Helen Mirren’s title performance in The Queen, Gore’s global warming flick stands alone as
a lock for an Academy Award this February 27th.
It won’t deserve it.

An Inconvenient Truth will be judged almost entirely on its ideology and hardly at all on its cinematic value or lack thereof....

But like all Hollywood phonies, Al talks the talk, but expect others to walk the walk.
Remember, extreme personal sacrifice is the duty of the proletariat! Anyway, from today's NY Post:

...some political types are laughing at the hypocrisy of Al Gore, who prides himself on his environmental righteous-ness, yet serves on the board of Apple, which has been singled out by Greenpeace because it uses un-recyclable toxins in its products...

More on Gaseous Gore:

Public records reveal that as Gore lectures Americans on excessive consumption, he and his wife Tipper live in two properties: a 10,000-square-foot, 20-room, eight-bathroom home in Nashville, and a 4,000-square-foot home in Arlington, Va. (He also has a third home in Carthage, Tenn.) For someone rallying the planet to pursue a path of extreme personal sacrifice, Gore requires little from himself...
...Gore has held these apocalyptic views about the environment for some time. So why, then, didn't Gore dump his family's large stock holdings in Occidental (Oxy) Petroleum? As executor of his family's trust, over the years Gore has controlled hundreds of thousands of dollars in Oxy stock.

Can't wait to hear his self-rightous speech, and see the nodding heads and smug faces of the obscenely rich and famous in attendance as they applaud like caged monkees for a "cause" they have no desire to shoulder the load for...

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