Al Gore

Is Al Gore’s Al-Jazeera TV Deal a ‘Homeland Security Threat’?

By on 2.2.13 | 3:34PM

Has Al Gore sold out American interests to dangerous foreign influences? The former vice president's "sale of Current TV to Al Jazeera is not a laughing matter," says investigative journalist Cliff Kincaid.

"This transaction is a homeland security threat that violates numerous U.S. laws," says Kincaid, who has called for a congressional invesigation of the reported $500 million sale and writes:

Al Jazeera’s correspondent in Afghanistan, who interviewed bin Laden, was sent to prison for being an agent of al Qaeda. In Iraq, after the American invasion, the same thing occurred. Al Jazeera’s first managing director was exposed as an agent of the Saddam Hussein regime and the channel promoted the anti-American insurgency. The coverage inspired foreign Jihadists to come to Iraq to kill American soldiers, as captured terrorists acknowledged in interviews.

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‘Gasland:’ Like Moore and Gore

By on 1.25.11 | 9:22AM

The Academy Award nominations were announced this morning, and among those chosen for best documentary was "Gasland," the Josh Fox propagandizer about the alleged dangers and abuses by the natural gas industry. I guess we shouldn't be surprised that an association of Hollywoodites, who in the past have honored error- and lie-riddled films by Michael Moore and Al Gore, would give Fox similar superlative consideration.

For a reminder, you can find out the facts behind some myths promoted by "Gasland" in Commonwealth Foundation's Policy Brief last June on natural gas, and a few more debunked by Energy in Depth.

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All is Not What It Appears to Be

By on 9.23.10 | 10:55AM

Hey! Did you know that what is depicted in those nature documentaries is not always genuinely "in the wild?" It's often set up in controlled circumstances, according to Chris Palmer, author of a new book that uncovers the tricks used by wildlife videographers. From the Washington Post:

...At 63, he has written a confessional for an entire industry. "Shooting in the Wild," published this year by Sierra Club Books, exposes the unpleasant secrets of environmental filmmaking: manufactured sounds, staged fights, wild animals that aren't quite wild filmed in nature that isn't entirely natural.

Nature documentaries "carry the promise of authenticity," Palmer said, speaking on a morning stroll through the manufactured wilderness of the National Zoo. Nature filmmakers profess to present animal life as it is lived, untouched by mankind. Yet human fingerprints are everywhere.

Palmer's book underscores the fundamental challenge of wildlife filmmaking: Nature is frequently boring. Wild animals prefer not to be seen....

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Gore Likes What’s Going On Down Under

By on 8.18.10 | 11:07AM

One of Al Gore's minions posted at his personal blog yesterday a plea for Americans to stage nationwide protests similar to those he's read about in Australia.
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Correction/Apology

By on 6.9.10 | 11:52AM

On Monday I posted a blog about a Texas 4th-grader who had allegedly won a contest in the "junior division" of the National Science Fair for a project titled "Disproving Global Warming."
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If the Kids Only Had a Pet Byrd

By on 6.7.10 | 10:01AM

Climate Depot's Marc Morano points out a Beeville, Texas fourth-grader's victory in the junior division of the 2010 National Science Fair with her project, "Disproving Global Warming."
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Time for Lunch, Not an Interview

By on 4.13.10 | 9:50AM

Bill O'Reilly last night showed footage of Fox News reporter Jesse Waters trying to get answers out of Al Gore about Arctic sea ice recovery and his financial interests in his continuing effort to keep global warming environoia alive.
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Lying Across the Pond

By on 3.9.10 | 3:47PM

According to Newsmax, Al Gore is telling people in other countries that opponents of his "inconvenient" global warming dogma have staged a "massive, organized campaign" against him.
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Gore Effect Hits Wisconsin Today

By on 1.7.10 | 7:22PM

Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle was set to announce in Madison and Milwaukee press conferences today his "Clean Energy Jobs Act," which for some strange reason had the term "global warming" expunged from the legislation that is largely the product of his Task Force on Global Warming.
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