More Inconvenience For Al Gore!

This is getting good.

The director of An Inconvenient Truth is being asked to return his Oscar in the wake of the British High Court Ruling, Thursday.

Former New Zealand MP Dr Muriel Newman, director of web-based think-tank the New Zealand Centre for Political Research emailed Academy president Sid Ganis and executive director Bruce Davis with the request on Friday morning.

A British judge ruled an Inconvenient Truth, whose director Davis Guggenheim won an Academy Award for best documentary feature, contained scientific errors.

The judge said the film could be shown in British schools, although it must have guidance notes to prevent political indoctrination.

The controversial documentary starred former US vice president Al Gore talking about the perils of global warming.

“The truth, as inconvenient as it is to Al Gore, is that his so-called documentary contained critical distortions that are quite contrary to the principles of good documentary journalism.

“Good documentaries should be factually correct. Clearly this documentary is not,” a statement from Newman said.

“This situation is not unlike that confronting sports bodies when their sports stars are found to be drug cheats. In such cases, the sportsmen and women are stripped of their medals and titles, with the next placegetter elevated.

“While this is an extremely unpleasant duty, it is necessary if the integrity of competitive sport is to be protected,” she said.

…Not that this will necessarily go anywhere. There was a similar effort in 2003 to revoke Michael Moore’s Oscar for Bowling For Columbine because it was said to be a work of fiction.

“The Academy can reward propaganda, if it pleases. It can reward anti-Americanism, if it pleases. But its own rules establish that it cannot reward fiction as ‘best documentary.’ We call upon the Academy to enforce its own rule.”

The same argument can be made for An Inconvenient Truth.

Hat tip: Newsbusters

Related:

Gore Effect in progress:

Gatewtay Pundit is reporting that ice cap growth in Antarctica has reached record levels.

Meanwhile Gore is reportedly traveling overseas in order to collect the Nobel Peace prize which will be announced Friday, which apparently he is convinced will be his.

Expect record low temperatures in Oslo, tomorrow.

SHOCKER!

Gore wins Nobel Peace Prize, jointly with the U.N.’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

Bummer.

The New York Sun was hoping it would be General Petraeus.

Apparently Gore is attending Barbara Boxer’s fund-raiser in San Francisco as originally planned. He will collect his prize at a later ceremony.

Expect lower than normal temperatures in San Francisco today.

Powerline lists The Nobel Peace Prize’s greatest hits.


Judge Censured Over “Nice Butt” Remark

A judge in New York just missed getting stripped of his robes for telling a female defense lawyer, Ruth Boyer, in his courtroom that she had “a nice butt”.

The incident happened in 2005, and was reported to the state Commission on Judicial Conduct, which has finally scolded the jurist for his “inappropriate” remark.

Justice Edmund Caplicki, 62 claims he was only repeating what Boyer’s client, a man accused of theft, had said about her butt, but exacerbated matters when he quizzed three other defendants about it, and then repeated the comment  to Boyer.

Frankly, a case could be made that he was obsessing about the poor woman’s butt.

And she reportedly, was not amused.

“Is that so bad?” Caplicki apparently, laughingly asked her.

The commission, decided Caplicki’s behavior amounted to “an aberration” and limited his punishment to a public censure.

YAF Students Call For The Expulsion Of GWU Hoaxsters

Now that seven students have taken credit for hundreds of fake, racist posters that targeted Islamo-Fascist Week at George Washington University, the conservative group, The Young Americans Foundation is calling on the university to expel them.

FrontPageMagazine reports:

“Vicious personal attacks levied on students are intolerable, and should not go unpunished,” Ron Robinson, president of the Young America’s Foundation, wrote to GW President Steven Knapp.

In a letter (downloads PDF) obtained by The Washington Times, Mr. Robinson cited a statement Monday by GW Student Association Executive Vice President Brand Kroeger, who said he “would support expulsion” of students responsible for distributing the “heinous” posters.

As Muslim students recoiled in horror at the posters, that said “Hate Muslims? So do we!”, the Young American Foundation was immediately blamed by university officials.

Adam Kokesh, and the six other culprits defended their actions in a letter to Hatchet, the School newspaper, calling the hoax, a “creative political action”:

“We exposed the upcoming Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week … for the celebration of racism it is,” the students wrote. “[T]he hyperbolic nature of the [poster] was aimed at exposing Islamophobic racism. … We hope that as a community we can come together to oppose the true racist propaganda that we initially set out to expose.”

In the meantime, GWU officials, seeming a bit behind the learning curve, don’t seem ready to take any disciplinary action:

“We are making progress in the investigation and will have an updated press statement when the investigation is concluded,” said Tracy Schario, director of media relations for the university.

What’s left to investigate, people? The guilty parties already confessed!

UPDATE:

Major food fight on H&C! Two YAF students against Kokesh.

Video at Hot Air

UPDATE (10/13):

 Well, it’s official.

No expulsion of the hoaxsters planned.

George Washington University President Steven Knapp has no plans to take disciplinary action against a group of students involved in an anti-Muslim flier hoax, a university spokeswoman said yesterday.

When it was originally believed that the conservative YAF students were responsible for the offensive fliers, Knapp said ‘we’re not going to tolerate it’.

He changed his tune when it was discovered a liberal group was behind the hoax.

As Emily Litella would say….”Never mind!”