Al Gore Wins Oscar for Best ‘Documentary’
Al Gore won the Best Documentary Oscar last night for his global warming polemic “An Inconvenient Truth.” Crooks and Liars has the video of Gore’s acceptance speech.
Gore joins a growing line of liberal political activists to win major awards in recent years: The Dixie Chicks, Michael Moore, and Hillary Clinton come readily to mind in the “arts.” Then there’s Jimmy Carter and virtually every other recent winner of the Nobel Peace prize.
One wonders how long these awards will retain their credibility? It’s bad enough that actors and directors often win awards for mediocre late-career performances as a make-up for being snubbed for more deserving work over the years. But to so overtly use these awards to send a political message can’t sit that well with the majority of the country to whom that message is being sent.