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Gore's Film an Oscar Favorite but Violates Academy Standards, Critics Say ..("faked scenes")
CNSNews ^ | February 22, 2007 | Kevin Mooney

Posted on 02/22/2007 10:00:39 AM PST by IrishMike

Al Gore's movie on climate change is likely to win an Oscar for best documentary on Sunday even though it arguably violates the Academy's own criteria and should be disqualified, critics say.

But, they argue, the way in which the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has handled the issue in the past shows a clear political bias.

Documentaries that distort reality and shade the truth are insulated from criticism so long as they advance left-wing causes like global warming and gun control, said independent filmmaker Dan Gifford, a former Oscar nominee and Emmy Award winner.

According to the "rule 12" standard for documentary films established by the Academy, while it is permissible to employ storytelling devices such as re-enactments, stock footage, stills and animations, the emphasis must be on fact and not fiction.

The critics argue that in the case of "An Inconvenient Truth," the criteria are not met.

One point of contention in Gore's movie is animated footage of a polar bear struggling to find stable sea ice. Gore has argued that human-induced global warming is directly impacting polar bears' habitat and sea ice in particular. Consequently, he suggests, polar bears are forced to swim longer distances and sometimes drown in the process.

"A new scientific study shows that for the first time they're finding polar bears that have actually drowned swimming long distances - up to sixty miles - to find the ice," Gore says in the movie.

John Berlau, author of a new book on the environmental movement entitled "Eco-Freaks," claims the polar bear scene alone should disqualify Gore's film from consideration for best documentary, because it departs from reality.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: algore; boycotttheoscars; chickenlittle; democrats; globalwarming; goebbelswouldbeproud; govwatch; manbearpig; media; mediabias; msm; talkradio
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1 posted on 02/22/2007 10:00:43 AM PST by IrishMike
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To: IrishMike
And presenting the Oscar for Best Faux Documentary!


2 posted on 02/22/2007 10:04:08 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: IrishMike

They didn't hold Michael Moore to that standard, why would they make Al Gore toe the line?


3 posted on 02/22/2007 10:04:23 AM PST by william clark (DH4WH - Ecclesiastes 10:2)
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To: IrishMike

didn't Michael Moore win with his "documentary"? precident set


4 posted on 02/22/2007 10:04:40 AM PST by Republicus2001
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To: IrishMike
Documentaries that distort reality and shade the truth are insulated from criticism so long as they advance left-wing causes like global warming and gun control, said independent filmmaker Dan Gifford, a former Oscar nominee and Emmy Award winner.

Michael "Marx" Moore set the precedent with "Fahrenheit 9/11".

5 posted on 02/22/2007 10:04:43 AM PST by SolidWood (Attack Iran NOW!)
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To: IrishMike
He'll win it. Hollywood is too stupid and lazy to find out the truth for themselves.


6 posted on 02/22/2007 10:05:33 AM PST by darkwing104 (Let's get dangerous)
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To: IrishMike

Ah, the old DNC "forged but true" doctrine in application again..

Remember folks --- it's not the truth that matters but rather the seriousness of the charge..

Yet --- somewhere around 50% of American voters are stupid enough to believe anything the media or the DNC tells them..

Semper Fi


7 posted on 02/22/2007 10:08:52 AM PST by river rat (You may turn the other cheek, but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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To: IrishMike

Does not matter, the film bashes the USA, it will win.


8 posted on 02/22/2007 10:11:00 AM PST by nyconse
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To: IrishMike

There is no way the liberal freaks in Hollywood would allow any other documentary to win. Al's got a sure thing.


9 posted on 02/22/2007 10:14:20 AM PST by sgtbono2002 (I will forgive Jane Fonda, when the Jews forgive Hitler.)
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To: IrishMike
I watched part of Algore's bloviating movie, and there was one chart showing the mandatory fuel mileage requirements in different countries, including China. According to Algore, US companies can't sell cars in China because they don't meet China's fuel economy requirements. But GM cars are the most popular foreign models in China, so Algore blatantly lies.
10 posted on 02/22/2007 10:17:13 AM PST by Yo-Yo (USAF, TAC, 12th AF, 366 TFW, 366 MG, 366 CRS, Mtn Home AFB, 1978-81)
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To: IrishMike

Don't they have a Propaganda category?


11 posted on 02/22/2007 10:19:57 AM PST by epluribus_2
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To: IrishMike

We all know that 'documentaries' acclaimed by the left are more fiction than fact.


12 posted on 02/22/2007 10:20:33 AM PST by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: darkwing104
The truly inconvenient truth is that Global warming is controlled by the Sun. And worse, we are at a solar output peak, the only place to go is down.

I have spent too much time looking at these charts not to notice that the lows last a long time and the peaks only a very short while. It may be in 100 years we wish we had all of that CO2 in the atmosphere.

Check these out.. and wake up to smell the ice..

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1780834/posts?page=71#71

13 posted on 02/22/2007 10:22:28 AM PST by dalight
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To: nyconse

That seems to be the tie breaker these days.


14 posted on 02/22/2007 10:24:42 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (BTUs are my Beat.)
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To: TexasCajun


Dan Rather can present the award.

Dan:

"This movie is hotter than a dove egg on a Dallas sidewalk in July."


15 posted on 02/22/2007 10:30:32 AM PST by SaxxonWoods (Boycott all Leftist Media, ignore them and they will go away...)
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To: IrishMike

The Oscars like the Grammys have been hijacked by the treasonists long ago. Like the Dipsy upchucks sweeping the Grammys, so too will Al the psychopath sweep. He`ll win and he will get a standing ovation with the likes of Ed Harris, Martin Sheen, Susan Sarandon clapping their hands till they bleed while giving off looks of anger and determination to show viewers how concerned they are about this latest leftist fantasy.


16 posted on 02/22/2007 10:31:16 AM PST by Screamname ( Don Corleone, I am honored and grateful that you have invited me to your home on the wedding day of)
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To: river rat

>Ah, the old DNC "forged but true" doctrine in application again.. <

Actually it reminds me more of the RINO supporters on FR. "This is what I want to believe is true, so this is what I will call the truth."


17 posted on 02/22/2007 10:33:17 AM PST by B4Ranch (You're in America now. Here we speak English.)
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To: william clark
"They didn't hold Michael Moore to that standard, why would they make Al Gore toe the line?"

Neither can see their toes ??

18 posted on 02/22/2007 10:36:12 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true.)
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To: IrishMike
"Al Gore's movie on climate change is likely to win an Oscar for best documentary on Sunday"

One more reason to make sure no TV in my house is tuned in to the Oscars.
Let's see what ratings these Oscars in fakery get this year shall we?
If last year is any indication, the Oscar ratings will continue on thier downward spiral.
19 posted on 02/22/2007 10:38:38 AM PST by ShawTaylor
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To: IrishMike

Algore's phony movie is too fake to qualify as a documentary! (But he'll win an oscar anyway)


20 posted on 02/22/2007 10:42:27 AM PST by ozzymandus
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To: Republicus2001; william clark

Leftest agendas trump the truth.


21 posted on 02/22/2007 10:44:59 AM PST by IrishMike ("Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events.Small minds discuss people.")
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To: nyconse

Does not matter, the film bashes the USA, it will win.
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ala Jimmuh Carter


22 posted on 02/22/2007 10:46:38 AM PST by IrishMike ("Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events.Small minds discuss people.")
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To: Screamname

Like the Dipsy upchucks sweeping the Grammys
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That's good ... LOL


23 posted on 02/22/2007 10:49:06 AM PST by IrishMike ("Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events.Small minds discuss people.")
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To: dalight

A recent report on drought conditions in the SW shows that over the past 1,000 years, natural drought was a lot worse than it is now. Yet, we are supposed to tie our futures to lifestyle changes that will have little if any affect on the global climate. Click on the link and scroll to page 20 to see the telling graphic.

http://www.ose.state.nm.us/ClimateChangeImpact/completeREPORTfinal.pdf


24 posted on 02/22/2007 11:05:41 AM PST by CedarDave (The "Mark Levin Show" live feed has the best bumper music on the net. Listen tonight!)
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To: IrishMike

Forget the Oscars and their awards to PC films that the general public never watch. I'm going to tune in for the rerun of last weeks "Half Hour News Hour" on Fox. Even the critics are saying it was funny (except for the all too obvious laugh track).


25 posted on 02/22/2007 11:08:01 AM PST by CedarDave (The "Mark Levin Show" live feed has the best bumper music on the net. Listen tonight!)
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To: IrishMike
We were out to dinner over the weekend and one couple at the table were Dems, and teachers of course.

They don't believe in global warming, and said their daughter in law had them watch Gore's film the other night. The woman told us, that after it was over she told her DIL that Gore should rename the movie, "This is Al Gore, and I am in love with myself".

She said she felt the whole thing was a Gore is wonderful commercial.

This coming from a couple who let us all know they also hate Bush!

So maybe all of the left isn't buying this pig, Al is selling

26 posted on 02/22/2007 11:09:22 AM PST by Repub4bush (FWF.....Speechless!)
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To: IrishMike

The only substantive difference between the Al Gore movie and the films of Leni Riefenstahl is that Riefenstahl was a talented artist...


27 posted on 02/22/2007 11:10:19 AM PST by Zeppo (We live in the Age of Stupidity. [Dennis Prager])
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To: CedarDave

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1789096/posts


28 posted on 02/22/2007 11:11:22 AM PST by IrishMike ("Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events.Small minds discuss people.")
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To: IrishMike
"John Berlau, author of a new book on the environmental movement entitled "Eco-Freaks," claims the polar bear scene alone should disqualify Gore's film from consideration for best documentary, because it departs from reality."

The entire Global warming scam departs from reality. It's nothing but a disguise for global socialism, global governance, and implementation of a new world earth religion Mother Earth "Gaia" Worship.

The Kyoto Connection to Earth Worship

Teaching God's children to worship "Divine Nature"

29 posted on 02/22/2007 11:18:30 AM PST by Nathan Zachary
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To: ShawTaylor

All those Oscar, globe awards and other nonsense is just Hollywierdo self-worship and promotion of socialist idealism.

Look what a joke the last shin-dig was. The Ditzy chicks, because of their anti-Americanism, were worshipped even though their tour was a failure, their new album was a failure, and they are failures.(and fat Nat gained another 25 lbs)

Then commie media talked about it for a week straight.
I would have puked if I turned on the TV and saw that.
Ditzy chicks, and Anna Nicole, all day, every day, day and night, with Rosie O'dummie leading off with "Rosie's view from the far left" every morning, then ET,EW, and all those other Entertainment hourly shows.
Constant bombardment of Hollywierdo self worship and to top it all off, Al Gore worship too.

Society has really deteriorated if that is all that interests them, following the morbidly immoral lives of seriously twisted people.


30 posted on 02/22/2007 11:37:54 AM PST by Nathan Zachary
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To: IrishMike
From further in the article:

"We were in a place politically and culturally in the 1990s where you were labeled as a right-wing nut to even suggest the government's official story was untrue," Gifford said.

"The same ones now saying you can't trust your government and you can't trust what they're saying about Iraq are ones who said it was disloyal and unpatriotic to say you can't trust your government back in the 1990s," he added.

Gifford said the Waco documentary withstood the criticism because actual footage was used and compelling evidence introduced.

31 posted on 02/22/2007 11:39:13 AM PST by Duke Nukum (Chickens are part of the natural cycle of life, and that is why we play chickenball in the house.)
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To: SolidWood

F 9/11 wasn't nominated for any Oscars.


32 posted on 02/22/2007 11:45:13 AM PST by Borges
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To: IrishMike

Hey, it's Gore, it's Hollywood, who cares about faked scenes?


33 posted on 02/22/2007 11:48:10 AM PST by popdonnelly ([Democrats] are jubilant at our disasters and are cast down when the rebels are defeated -Sept. 1862)
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To: IrishMike

What studies have documented drowning polar bears and if they are they are to be found at all are they in peer reviewed journals? Just because Gore says its true doesn't make it so. The very fact that Gore uses an animation to make his case of drowning polar bears is suspect. He could have at least had the guys at Reuters gin up some phony photos of drowned polar bears being fished out of the water by the "green helmet" guy from Lebanon.


34 posted on 02/22/2007 11:48:11 AM PST by The Great RJ ("Mir we bleiwen wat mir sin" or "We want to remain what we are." ..Luxembourg motto)
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To: IrishMike

Micheal Moore's "documentary" was full of fake scenes and lies. Since when did that matter?


35 posted on 02/22/2007 11:49:34 AM PST by KoRn
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To: Borges

What for did Michael Moore get his Oscar then?


36 posted on 02/22/2007 12:17:10 PM PST by SolidWood (Attack Iran NOW!)
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To: william clark
They didn't hold Michael Moore to that standard, why would they make Al Gore toe the line?

Maybe because (for now at least) Gore can still see his toes?

37 posted on 02/22/2007 12:18:14 PM PST by Corin Stormhands (If you don't support their mission, you don't support the troops.)
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To: SolidWood

Bowling For Columbine. He launched into an anti-war rant and got booed off the stage.


38 posted on 02/22/2007 12:18:36 PM PST by Borges
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To: SolidWood
What for did Michael Moore get his Oscar then?

Supersize Me

39 posted on 02/22/2007 12:19:21 PM PST by Corin Stormhands (If you don't support their mission, you don't support the troops.)
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To: Borges

Ooops, my bad. You're right.

It was "Bowling for Columbine." Not "Supersize Me."


40 posted on 02/22/2007 12:20:34 PM PST by Corin Stormhands (If you don't support their mission, you don't support the troops.)
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To: Corin Stormhands

SSM was made by Morgan Spurlock. It was nominated but did not win.


41 posted on 02/22/2007 12:21:37 PM PST by Borges
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To: Borges

Thanks. I realized my mistake when I saw your post.


42 posted on 02/22/2007 12:23:03 PM PST by Corin Stormhands (If you don't support their mission, you don't support the troops.)
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To: Corin Stormhands

It's an understanble error though since I'm sure it's a phrase Moore yells out all the time at the Drive Thu.


43 posted on 02/22/2007 12:26:11 PM PST by Borges
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To: IrishMike
The Academy honored Leni Riefenstahl at the time of her death in their Oscar broadcast. While she may have done other work, it is her propaganda films for the Nazis that are shown in film classes.
44 posted on 02/22/2007 1:19:09 PM PST by weegee (No third term. Hillary Clinton's 2008 election run presents a Constitutional Crisis.)
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To: SolidWood

He set the precedent with Bowling For Columbine and Roger and Me.


45 posted on 02/22/2007 1:20:32 PM PST by weegee (No third term. Hillary Clinton's 2008 election run presents a Constitutional Crisis.)
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To: The Great RJ
He could have at least had the guys at Reuters gin up some phony photos of drowned polar bears being fished out of the water by the "green helmet" guy from Lebanon.


46 posted on 02/22/2007 1:50:58 PM PST by weegee (No third term. Hillary Clinton's 2008 election run presents a Constitutional Crisis.)
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To: dalight

read later


47 posted on 02/22/2007 3:43:20 PM PST by LiteKeeper (Beware the secularization of America; the Islamization of Eurabia)
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To: Yo-Yo

GM cars are also the most popular in Brazil.

And Brazil has very strict mileage standards, as well as a 20%-ethanol/80%-gasoline blend.

I was in Brazil for I while, so I can say this from first-hand observation.

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48 posted on 02/22/2007 3:47:39 PM PST by Westbrook (Having more children does not divide your love, it multiplies it!)
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To: B4Ranch

As my Mother's Irish grifter family was oft to say, "The truth is what you make of it."


49 posted on 02/22/2007 4:50:32 PM PST by Irish Queen (Nevada Gal)
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To: KoRn

Left agenda trumps the truth.


50 posted on 02/23/2007 4:08:59 AM PST by IrishMike ("Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events.Small minds discuss people.")
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