Friday, June 29, 2007

Inconvenient truths

Eric Alterman flames the self-satisfied Mainstream Media types who continually condescend to the star of this year's Oscar-winning Best Documentary. (OK, I admit, it's a stretch, but this is a movie blog, after all, so I had to find some way to rationalize my linking to it.) This is, hands down, the best piece I've ever read on the subject. You might consider forwarding it to people (especially self-satisfied MSM types and their Internet counterparts) who repeatedly take cheap shots at the man who won the popular vote in the 2000 Presidential election. Let them know that you see through their game, and you are not amused.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

From Altman's article
An Inconvenient Truth has turned out to be perhaps the most influential political argument by a private citizen since Rachel Carson's Silent Spring.

Interesting observation. The World Health Organization lifted the ban last year because there was no scientific basis for banning DDT. Silent Spring, was a political book which lead to the death of millions in developing nations.

Let's hope that all the junk science in An Inconvenient Truth doesn't kill as many people.