It's truly hard to know who is more full of shit: conservative Academy members Roger L. Simon and Lionel Chetwyn who are demanding AMPAS take away Al Gore's AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH Oscar in light of what may or may not be a scandal in the academic community over climate change OR LA Times blogger Andrew Malcolm and his editors who reported the story:
"No, it wouldn't do anything for the environment.
But two Hollywood conservatives (yes, there are some) have called upon the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to rescind the prestigious, profitable gold Oscar statuette that it gave ex-Vice President Al Gore et al two years ago for the environmental movie AN INCONVENTIENT TRUTH.
Roger L. Simon and Lionel Chetwynd, both Academy members, are among a small, meandering pack of known political conservatives still believed to be on the loose in the liberal bastion of movie-making...
Chetwynd and Simon were prompted to make their hopeless demand this week by the leak two weeks ago of a blizzard of British academic e-mails purporting to show that scientists at the University of East Anglia Climatic Research Unit systematically falsified data to document the appearance of global warming in recent years.
The university is reportedly investigating the claims, which added dry fuel to the never-ending political debate over whether the Earth really is warming as a result of human activity or if it's just normal natural cycles and the debate is what's heated. The demand to withdraw Gore's award provides yet another opportunity to argue."
Newsflash to Malcolm and the LA Times: Al Gore doesn't have an Oscar to take away.
Add to the list of things that we have to serially debunk on this blog the fallacy that somewhere in Al Gore's ever-so-green mansion in Nashville sits a little gold man.
The Oscar for Best Documentary went to director Davis Guggenheim, not to Gore.