Al Gore Love-fest at Oscars, “An Inconvenient Truth” wins Best Documentary


It was the worst kept secret in Hollywood as to who would win “Best Documentary”.  No other documentaries need apply for that Oscar category. The Oscars did not fail. Between pre-hype and during the all too long show, it was a Gore love-fest from start to finish and after into the early hours of the morning. The Oscars as some have stated were a  bore and a horror.

During his speech last night Al Gore made the following comment, “It’s not a political issue. It’s a moral issue.” See the video at Think Progress. Really, its not political? I would ask  some very important questions to Al Gore if he states its not political:

  1. If Global warming is not a political issue then why are other emerging nations such as China looked upon in a different manner than the US?
  2. This question hits on the point that many are asking Al Gore to run in 2008. If global warming is the #1 issue of our time and Al Gore is the lead dog of this movement, for what reason would Al Gore not run for President? If he truly cared about affecting a change then wouldn’t being President of the United States give him that greatest opportunity to do so? Then why isn’t he running then?
  3. Also in  his 30 year quest as mentioned last night in a global warming fight how come Al Gore did not do more in his 8 years as VP under Clinton? Hmm?

After winning “Best Documentary”, Al Gore used the platform to once again promote an environmental plug for global warming. First it was awarding the Dixie Chicks at the Grammy’s for their anti-war/GWB agenda and now The Oscars  giving  Al Gore with his  global warming agenda the prize. At what point does the credibility of these award shows go down the drain for not one of merit, but of political ideology? No one in their right mind thinks that Melissa Etheridge’s song, “I Need to Wake Up”  was better than anything that was nominated from Dream Girls. Not even close.

“An Inconvenient Truth,” which turned Gore’s lectures on the threat of global warming into a highly touted theatrical release, won the Academy Award for best documentary feature Sunday night.

Singer Melissa Etheridge also received the Oscar for best original song, “I Need to Wake Up,” which was written for the movie. (CNN)

A terrific round up at Hot Air with video and commentary.

If you liked this post, you may also like these:

  • Leonardo DiCaprio … A Global Warming One Hit “documentary” Wonder
  • Another Inconvenient Truth for Al Gore … Gore TN Mansion uses 20x’s Energy Consumption vs. the Average Commoner
  • Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth” Meets an Inconvenient Snow Storm
  • Al Gore’s Inconvenient or is it an Inconsistent Truth … His Lies About Global Warming … North Pole is Melting
  • Al Gore’s Inconvenient “Utility Bill” Truth … The Empire Strikes Back

  • Comments

    23 Responses to “Al Gore Love-fest at Oscars, “An Inconvenient Truth” wins Best Documentary”

    1. Miss-Underestimated on February 26th, 2007 11:58 am


      Does anyone have any info as to how the Gore’s came to and left the show? How bout Melissa? I am tired of being talked down to but these Elitests. Put your money where your mouths are.

    2. Scared Monkeys on February 26th, 2007 12:08 pm

      I would love to see just what cars all these celebs have parked in their garages.

      How many homes they own that need to be heated at all times with no one living in them.

      Just how many miles they travel on private air planes.

      Just because they show up at an awards show in a Hybrid when the cameras are rolling, what do they do the rest of the time?

    3. Miss-Underestimated on February 26th, 2007 12:20 pm

      The attitude that Hollywood has to us “commoners” is insulting. They are transparent and boring. All these “do gooders”

      Hollywoods massive homes could supply enough energy to light up small towns. “Who are you wearing tonight…..OH one million worth of jewelry from Tiffany’s…..the party’s after wards….such gluttony…and then you are going to preach to us. Please…. you don’t speak for me.

      Hollywoods wastes more sources, air, water, energy, land, etc. etc. on accident, than more of us commoners do on purpose.

      Get off your pedastels and come on down to earth.

    4. flippy on February 26th, 2007 12:45 pm

      Its a moral issue that has been made into a political one. There are many of these.

      Consider gay marriage. Objections to gay marriage all come down to a moral opposition to it. Yet, it is one of our “hot button” policitical issues of the day.

      The line gets blurred easily….there are many out there with a moral opposition w/o political interest, so to them it is purely a moral issue.

    5. Paul on February 26th, 2007 1:14 pm

      I’m against hypocracy too, like when a military deserter sends our young men and women to war.

    6. flippy on February 26th, 2007 1:18 pm

      That being said (#4), Al Gore certainly has political interests, so therefore (to him) the issue is political. He is, was, and will be a political opportunist.

    7. rainier45 on February 26th, 2007 1:36 pm

      Sacred Monkeys and Miss Underestimated,

      Excellent! If you feel so strongly about all of this wasted energy in hollywood, why don’t you begin a letter writing campaign urging them to cut back? Put YOUR money where your mouth is.

    8. flippy on February 26th, 2007 2:59 pm

      Madonna “Rocked the Vote” and presumably got many of my generation to vote for the first time….then didn’t vote. Blatent hypocracy….but did no harm and did some good.

      Everybody should do what they can, and mean well doing it…in the end we will all be the better for it. If we hold everyone to the highest standards then we will find ourselves dissapointed much of the time.

    9. Scared Monkeys on February 26th, 2007 3:17 pm

      #7. Because that is not our job. They are the ones that claims they are Greener than green.

      Nice try, but its up to those elitist big mouth hypocrites to put their money where their mouth is, not the converse.

      Who are you kidding? These selfish, self-important fools waste more and contribute more to green house gases than anyone of us could.

      They are the limousine liberal do as we say, not as we do crowd. God forbid they ever do anything that the little people do.

      BTW, there was a push in the past for Hollywood to do more conservation with their films. Their response was that it would hurt the economy and industry. There is some conviction for ya.

    10. Miss-Underestimated on February 26th, 2007 4:02 pm


      I do put my money where my mouth is, I don’t contribute to Hollywood via, theaters or DVD’s watch limited garbage on the boob tube. I think by and large us little people do more of the conservation then the Hollywood Elite. BTW I am doing my part see you responded to our posts.

    11. Flippy on February 26th, 2007 4:15 pm

      Okay, I will agree that the vast majority of the celebs at that event are harder than the rest of us on the environment.

      But, as this thread centers on Al Gore…Does HE practice what he preaches, at least to a reasonable degree? All that “green” pomp & pagentry was due to him…is his raising of awareness a “net good” or a “net bad”?

    12. Maggie on February 26th, 2007 4:57 pm

      #7 you said it. All the food they waste could feed the homeless and poor 5 times over, instead they would rather spend millions to hold a telethon and tell others to send money to help them. Where have all the classy stars of yesterday all gone. I don’t go to concerts or movies to hear political speeches. After all they too are just one person rich or not. They waste more than most people see in a lifetime on feeding their big self indulgent egos. I don’t listen to anyone who’s lips say one thing and their actions say the opposite.

    13. Scared Monkeys on February 26th, 2007 5:02 pm

      #11. This thread does not call out Al Gore specifically. It references the Hollywood LEFT’s love fest with him.

      For 30 years it was claimed that Al Gore tried to get his message out. REALLY?

      Where in any of his Tobacco growing, harvesting and selling days in Tennessee did Al Gore reference “GLOBAL WARMING”?


      If this is such an important issue … there is only one way Al Gore can effect the change that he wishes. To become President of the US. That is a true statement and fact that cannot be denied.


      This should be his platform if its the #1 concern of our time. The fact the he runs away makes no sense, does it?

    14. Bodo on February 26th, 2007 5:08 pm

      Gore isn’t quite as green as he’s led the world to believe

    15. Miss-Underestimated on February 26th, 2007 5:18 pm

      Oh, shat, I forgot Al invented the internet. Good thing, look at all the tree’s he saved, since we don’t have to use paper to communicate.

      Anything to be in front of the camera. Hey do any of you listen to Bill and Linda Gates or Warren Buffet.

      Warren does not have a limo or a driver lives in same small house for past 50 years. Bill and Linda quitely deliver aid and education across the globe. They don’t need to put out a documentary to get the word out.

      I am still waiting for Bab’s to put up a clothes line, Hey Babs, that is not trendy,for some people that is there only means of drying laundry.

    16. flippy on February 26th, 2007 5:27 pm

      1) Why Doesn’t he run…..
      Well, he is a polarizing figure and would run with the baggage of the 2000 recount and the hard-earned “sore loser” tag that would be hard to overcome. That’s my thought on why, but I have no special insight on that.

      2) 30 years trying to get the message out….
      Gore has often been creative with history. The fact that people out there actually believe that he invented the internet makes my skin crawl.

      Do I support him politically, “NO”. I would not vote for him (unless he was actually the best choice which does not look to be the case at this time).

      However, pretending that Global Warming is not a reality is not an option for me any more. I do not stand entirely behind this messanger…but he is better than nothing and far more affective than the qualified scientists who feed him his information but are not charismatic enough to pull it off the way that Gore is.

    17. rainier17 on February 26th, 2007 6:29 pm


      Answer, there was hardly any global warming science or evidence during the tobacco growing era, that’s why.

      Politicians are only able to do what their electorates want, and most people were too busy trying to figure out what kind of internet stock to buy in the nineties than pay attention to global warming…

      You ultra-right wing hysterical types amaze me. If Gore did decide to run for President, you’d be throwing a hissy fit claiming that he didn’t really care about climate change, and that it was the Presidency that he wanted all along.

      You won’t like hearing this, but as a moderate right winger who is concerned deeply about global warming, to hear the denials and reckless arguments put forth by the neo-con crowd against global warming reminds me of the way I felt hearing the rediculous denials of the Aruban Police Force, Joran Van Der Sloot, and the Kalpoe punks when asked what happened to Natalie Holloway. When evidence and circumstance pointed to the obvious (that jvs and the kalpoes had abducted, drugged and raped Natalie), these folks tried to confuse and cloud the issue. Same thing with climate change science. When the evidence is overwhelming that global warming is happening, along come the Scared Monkeys neo con crowd to confuse and cloud the issue. Again, I know you won’t like being compared to the JVS crowd, but you need to know how you come across to those who have made the effort to absorb and understand the science behind this issue.


      SM: NO, The HYPOCRACY of the LEFT amazes me. If one wants to be the spokesman for Global Warming, then they best walk the walk … BTW, not ultra-right.

      Another Inconvenient Truth for Al Gore … Gore TN Mansion uses 20x’s Energy Consumption vs. the Average Commoner

    18. Miss-Underestimated on February 26th, 2007 7:14 pm

      How did the great tundra melt? Dinosaur dodo fumes.
      If anything global warming has been going on since the ice age.

      What was before the ice age that caused the ice age? Two scientists, two different views. You cannot control nature. Maybe some day we will be hit by a huge comet changing the structure of half the earth, then what?

      No one has any answers, the problem comes when the talkers don’t do the walk, DO AS I SAY NOT AS I DO

      boring and tiresome to us commoners

    19. Miss-Underestimated on February 26th, 2007 7:15 pm

      BTW I wonder if Gore would have won under a different documentary, like….say…our border problem

    20. rainier45 on February 26th, 2007 7:40 pm

      whew….it just showed up….was beginning to worry about censorship there for a minute…must have disappeared momentarily when SM was replying.

      Yes, the occasional hypocricy of the left is irritating at times, but at least they’re trying to draw attention to the issue. Plus we cannot expect people’s economic decisions to change overnight, otherwise the economy would go into a freefall. In fact, we need a healthy economy to get us through this mess. The more of these tinsel town lefties buying hybrids, the bigger the economy of scale becomes, and the cheaper the vehicles become for the rest of us. For the agitated right winger, there are two choices: 1) either you buy into the science and try to persuade the lefties to walk the walk more, or 2) you don’t buy into the science in which case it doesn’t really matter a fig what the left ends up doing because according to you, there is no such thing as global warming.

      Miss Under-Estimated…..I’m a commoner but I sure as heck am not similar to you, nor would I want to be.

    21. Scared Monkeys on February 26th, 2007 9:34 pm

      #20. There is no censorship here as long as there are no personal attacks.

      Occasional hypocrisy?

      The question is if there is global warming is it a result of nature’s cycles? I am not sure of your age, but back in the 70′s the impending doom was the “Ice Age”.

      Nature is more powerful than anything man could ever invent. A volcano, a tsunami, an earthquake has far greater power than anything we could devise.

      That being said, does that mean that we should control pollutants into the atmosphere? Of course. Does that mean that we should find different forms of energy rather than relying on oil. Of course, an Energy police would be part of Homeland Security. However, does anyone know who was the last President who had an energy policy?

      Answer: Nixon


    22. Miss-Underestimated on February 26th, 2007 10:22 pm

      Really how twisted this has become. A fool would not be concerned of pollutants in the enviroment. It is amazing,as usual, how the topic is changed to ppl not caring about the enviroment, when the topic was of the Hollywood Elite and Mr. Gore and their better than thou stance.

      R-17 I am glad that you consider your self not similar to me. The issue,, still is by various scientist if there is, indeed a global warming and if indeed, it is caused by the humans on this earth or matter of nature itself, that being said, when Mr. Gore was raking in his cash on his tobacco crops, was he concerned about the effects of second hand smoke, or perhaps the health of those who were purchasing his tobacco?

      Was global warming an issue when Mr. Gore was in office and what did he or the administration that he was VP for do for global warming?

    23. katablog on February 26th, 2007 11:02 pm

      R-17 why on earth would I believe Al Gore when he’s way over the top in what he does?

      Are people hard on the environment? Yes, it’s true. But is there really “global warming” as Al Gore espouses? No. I don’t believe so. I believe that An Inconvenient Truth is hyperbole and full of hypocrisy and bad science. I believe we are in another 40 year weather cycle where we see warming and then over time (and the time is about up) the earth then cools.

      Should People be careful with non-renewable natural resources? Absolutely! Is the sky falling? Absolutely not!

      Is Al Gore a huge hypocrite? Yeppers!

    Leave a Reply

    Support Scared Monkeys! make a donation.

    • NEWS (breaking news alerts or news tips)
    • Red (comments)
    • Dugga (technical issues)
    • Dana (radio show comments)
    • Klaasend (blog and forum issues)
    E-mail It