I will agree with the Pittsburgh City Paper's review however:
I do have one suggestion for Gore: Cut some of the ice-cap footage in favor of more explicitly calling the mainstream media on their abdication of facts, as they earnestly over the last decade worked to provide “both sides of the story.” There is no “other side” among scientists; the debunking of global warming has been a PR campaign waged by interested parties. But the media’s complicity — witness the attention paid to State of Fear, Michael Crichton’s global-warming-is-a-crock novel—has helped create the popular misconception that global warming is a theory that doesn’t even have accord within the scientific community. Big chunks of the Arctic melting is a remote abstraction, but helping people get savvy about media is part of the larger solution.Truth also gives a wide berth to politics — Gore calls out just one bad apple in the Bush administration, as if both sides of the aisle aren’t ignoring fresh policy in favor of self-interest, laziness or some other reliable political trait. That gang we’ve elected can’t even mandate U.S. autos to match the efficiency of cars in China, our partner in consumption and ecological villainy.And speaking of lies and the lying liars who tell them, check out David Sirota's KOS diary on his exchange with ABC News "reporter" John Stossel on CNBC. Stossel used to be a consumer advocate but now he never met a multinational corporation (or Republican idea) he didn't like. Here's the money shot in their debate on the minimum wage:
Mr. SIROTA: Well, listen, John, I would encourage you stop reciting these dishonest talking points and the chatter you're hearing on the cocktail party circuit because the stats don't bear that out in any way at all. And here are the stats that you cannot dispute. In states that have raised the minimum wage, above the federal level, those states have created jobs at a far faster rate than the states that have not. That is because, when you raise the minimum wage, you put money into the pockets of people who will spend it and it spurs the economy. Now, that might not be heard in your book which purports to debunk lies, but those are the facts.Hahahahaha! That's telling 'em!
Mr. STOSSEL: Well, if those are the facts, why stop at $7. We should pay everybody 20 bucks, 40 bucks an hour. Then we'll really have buying power. It's just...
Mr. SIROTA: You're changing the subject. You're changing the subject because you know you're wrong.
Mr. STOSSEL: Well, the study side, and I now realize who you are because you, on my Amazon page, he came on and said, `I'm a smarmy-looking liar.'
Mr. SIROTA: You are.
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