An Inconvenient Court Ruling

How embarrassing for Al Gore!

A British court has determined that Al Gore’s docudrama, “An Inconvenient Truth” contains at least eleven material falsehoods, and schools will have to issue a warning before they show pupils the movie. This means that teachers will have to inform pupils that there are other opinions on global warming and they should not necessarily accept the views of the film.

Newsbusters wonders if the Tuesday morning news shows are going to be covering this little tidbit of news. Nobody’s betting on it.

The court was deciding a case brought on by a British truck driver who filed the lawsuit to prevent Gore’s propaganda film from being shown in England’s public schools. The court decided:

In order for the film to be shown, the Government must first amend their Guidance Notes to Teachers to make clear that 1.) The Film is a political work and promotes only one side of the argument. 2.) If teachers present the Film without making this plain they may be in breach of section 406 of the Education Act 1996 and guilty of political indoctrination. 3.) Eleven inaccuracies have to be specifically drawn to the attention of school children.

The list of inaccuracies can be found at Newsbusters.

ManBearPig makes an appearance at Ed Gruberman’s.

Correction 10/11:

Newsbusters is now reporting that the ruling by the judge, Michael Burton on Wednesday listed nine (not eleven) key scientific errors.

Still problematic for a motion picture marketed as a documentary.

 According to the British Telegraph, Burton claimed these “errors had arisen ‘in the context of alarmism and exaggeration’ in order to support Mr Gore’s thesis on global warming.”

Henry Waxman To Investigate Conservative Talk Show Hosts?

When California Rep. Henry Waxman became the Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, we knew it was going to be bad. But did anyone actually think that he would stoop this low?

The American Spectator is reporting that Henry Waxman has asked his investigative staff to start compiling reports on Rush, Sean Hannity, and Mark Levin based on transcripts of their shows. He also is reportedly prepared to call in FCC chairman, Kevin Martin to discuss the Fairness Doctrine. (Wow! I did not see that one coming)!

“Limbaugh isn’t the only one who needs to be made uncomfortable about what he says on the radio,” says a House leadership source. “We don’t have as big a megaphone as these guys, but this all political, and we’ll do what we can to gain the advantage. If we can take them off their game for a while, it will help our folks out there on the campaign trail.”

Since this is a far left version of McCarthyism, a better name for Waxman’s committee might be The House Committee on Pro-American Activities.

If they want to be honest and upfront about it, I mean.

UPDATE:

If you want a good laugh, Rush has an excellent closeup of Waxman’s nostrils up on his site. Not for the faint of heart, however.

UPDATE:

Rush listeners have been calling Waxman’s office, since yesterday’s show, and are being told that this is just a rumor.

mmmm hmmm.

UPDATE 10/11:

The American Spectator stands by it’s story:

None of this is fictitious. One can only be curious if the powerful Waxman and his Democratic colleagues who have a penchant for passing House Resolutions will have the courage to clarify the issue by introducing a one-sentence House Resolution that reads: “Resolved: The House of Representatives supports the First Amendment of the United States Constitution.”