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Computer Generated Image From “The Day After Tomorrow” Used in “An Inconvenient Truth”

April 24, 2008

Chalk up another falsification tied to Al ‘charlatan’ Gore’s all to ‘convenient lie’.

If ya can’t make it fake it.
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Gore Used Fictional Video to Illustrate ‘Inconvenient Truth’

By Noel Sheppard | April 22, 2008 (NewsBusters)
It goes without saying that climate realists around the world believe Nobel Laureate Al Gore used false information throughout his schlockumentary “An Inconvenient Truth” in order to generate global warming hysteria.

On Friday, it was revealed by ABC News that one of the famous shots of supposed Antarctic ice shelves in the film was actually a computer-generated image from the 2004 science fiction blockbuster “The Day After Tomorrow.” [audio available here]

Video can be found at link.
SAM CHAMPION (ABC NEWS)

(Voiceover) Al Gore’s 2006 documentary, ‘An Inconvenient Truth,” makes the same point with actual video of ice shelves calving. Which shots have more impact?

AL GORE (FORMER UNITED STATES VICE PRESIDENT)

And if you were flying over it in a helicopter, you’d see it’s 700 feet tall. They are so majestic.

SAM CHAMPION (ABC NEWS)

(Voiceover) Wait a minute, that shot looks just like the one in the opening credits of “The Day After Tomorrow.”

KAREN GOULEKAS (VISUAL EFFECTS SUPERVISOR)

Yeah, that’s, that’s our shot. That’s a fully computer generated shot. There’s nothing real in there.

Adding delicious insult to injury, this was presented by one of ABC’s foremost global warming alarmists Sam Champion during Friday’s “20/20″:[…]

H/T Mr Pink Eyes

Who has this to say…

This whole scam has been based on questionable science. More and more scientists are starting to question it even as politicians begin to glom onto it. Global warming is a political issue, not a scientific issue, or even a moral issue as Al Gore has claimed it is. Why are politicians glomming on to it? Thats an easy one, for tax revenue. They want to guilt the American people into paying more taxes to save the environment.

Which is a great lead in to…

Takeover by the State: Global Warming Alert From Britain
(Human Events)

[…]It is essential that we see these developments for what they really are: A thinly-veiled attempt by devotees of the state to take over a western society the like of which has not been seen since the Soviet-sponsored revolutions of the late 1940s.

The practical consequence of these plans — should they succeed — will be a radical empowerment of the state which will end up with virtually unlimited powers to regulate nearly every facet of life. Everything from the way people travel to the manner in which they furnish and maintain their homes will now be subject to governmental decree and oversight. Those who refuse to comply will be punished — and severely so — if the words of Miliband are anything to go by.

This is precisely why the idea of man-made global warming so appeals to those on the political left. Being ideological cousins of erstwhile socialists, they share a desire to expand government regardless of the cause or issue they ostensibly espouse. In global warming they have sensed the perfect opportunity, for if the underlying claim is true and the planet is indeed headed for destruction, then the impending catastrophe can only be averted by united action on a grand scale. And such action can only be taken by a strong state which has been granted a wide range of powers to deal with this life-or-death crisis.[…]

Karl Marx is smiling from beyond the grave no doubt.

Let’s not forget…
Junk Science: Al Gore’s documentary on climate disaster has been ruled a work of fiction by a British judge. In legal terms, his global warming hysteria has been assuming facts not in evidence.

As an added punch…

“GORE-ITIS”

THE BEST OF AL GORE’S LIES AND EXAGGERATIONS

Tired of enduring Al Gore’s endless misrepresentation of the truth during the 2000 Democratic primary, in December candidate Bill Bradley’s campaign issued a pamphlet dealing with Gore’s inability to tell the truth:

“The [Bradley] pamphlet, which addressed the issue of prescription drugs, accuses Gore of ‘uncontrollable lying,’ a disease described as ‘Gore-itis’. . . . The pamphlet, labeled a ‘prescription form,’ describes a mock disease requiring a treatment with truth serum. ‘Al Gore needs to tell the truth,’ it said.” (The Associated Press, 12/11/99)

While Bill Bradley subsequently apologized to Gore for the pamphlet, Time magazine noted it was because he was “furious that his campaign had descended to Gore’s level.” (Time, 12/20/99) What Gore has lacked over the years in creative and innovative policies, he has made up for in creative and innovative story telling. However, no matter how creative and innovative Gore’s stories are, they are not honest. Here is a collection of some of the best of Al Gore’s lies and exaggerations.

Gore Created the Internet? Lie Number One! The Gore Lie

“During my service in the United States Congress, I took the initiative in creating the Internet.” (Al Gore, CNN’s “Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer,” 3/9/99)

The Truth

The U.S. Defense Department Created the Internet. “The Internet, originally called ARPANET, dates to 1969, when the Defense Department began funding the project. Gore, then 21, was still eight years away from joining Congress.” (The Associated Press, 3/11/99)

Gore Was the Inspiration for Love Story? Lie Number Two!

The Gore Lie

“Around midnight, after a three-city tour of Texas last month, the Vice President came wandering back to the press compartment of Air Force Two. Sliding in behind a table with the two reporters covering him that day, he picked slices of fruit from their plates and spent two hours swapping opinions about movies and telling stories about old chums like Erich Segal, who, Gore said, used Al and Tipper as models for the uptight preppy and his free-spirited girlfriend in Love Story; and Gore’s Harvard roommate Tommy Lee Jones, who played the roommate of the Gore-like character in the movie version of Segal’s book.” (Time, 12/15/97)

The Truth

Not According to Love Story Author Erich Segal. “Vice President Al Gore acknowledged Sunday a ‘miscommunication’ on his part in leading reporters to believe he and his wife were the model for the 1970s romance novel ‘Love Story.’ The author, Erich Segal, told The New York Times he was ‘befuddled’ by the comments in the first place. He said he called Gore, and the vice president said it was a misunderstanding.” (The Des Moines Register, 12/15/97)

Gore Led a Crusade Against Tobacco? Lie Number Three!

The Gore Lie

“When I was a child, my family was attacked by an invisible force that was then considered harmless. My sister Nancy was older than me. There were only the two of us, and I loved her more than life itself. She started smoking when she was 13 years old. The connection between smoking and lung cancer had not yet been established. But years later, the cigarettes had taken their toll. It hurt very badly to watch her savaged by that terrible disease. Her husband Frank and all of us who loved her so much tried to get her to stop smoking. . . . Tomorrow morning, another 13-year-old girl will start smoking. I love her too. Three thousand young people in America will start smoking tomorrow. One thousand of them will die a death not unlike my sister’s. And that is why until I draw my last breath, I will poor pour my heart and soul into the cause of protecting our children from the dangers of smoking.” (Al Gore, The Democratic National Convention, 8/28/96)

The Truth

Yet, 4 Years after the Death of Gore’s Sister the Press Reported: ‘“Throughout most of my life, I raised tobacco,’ the Tennessee senator hollered. ‘I want you to know that with my own hands, all of my life, I put it in the plant beds and transferred it. I’ve hoed it, I’ve dug in it, I’ve sprayed it, I’ve chopped it, I’ve shredded it, spiked it, put it in the barn and stripped it and sold it.’” ([New York] Newsday, 2/26/88)

Gore Was Still Growing Tobacco and Receiving Money From Tobacco Interests Years After His Sister’s Death. Tobacco was still grown on the Gore family farm years after Gore’s sister’s death. (CNN’s “Inside Politics,” 3/19/99) Furthermore, “from 1979 until the end of 1990, he [Gore] accepted $16,440 from tobacco political action committees.” (The Washington Post, 8/30/96)

Gore Worked for 20 Years on a Test Ban Treaty? Lie Number Four!

The Gore Lie

“I’ve worked on this for 20 years because, unless we get this one right, nothing else matters.” (Gore 2000 web site, 10/14/99)

The Truth

Gore’s Own Words Prove Past Opposition to the Treaty. In 1988, Gore chastised his Democrat colleagues for supporting the ban and clearly indicated that he would have voted against the comprehensive test ban as a senator:

Q: “If you’re elected president, will you suspend all U.S. nuclear weapons tests, upon taking office, and then proceed to conclude a formal test ban treaty?”

GORE: “Well, just as President John Kennedy made our world safer by getting a treaty banning atmospheric explosions, I would seek a treaty with the Soviet Union banning underground explosions as well. But before doing so, I would pin down the answers to two questions that are important to our national security:”

“First of all, can we firmly verify whether or not the Soviet Union is exploding low-yield tests on its territory? The evidence now coming from the scientists indicates that there are ways to negotiate cooperative agreements with the Soviets to make that possible. But we need the answer before the test ban rather than after.” (C-SPAN, Remarks by Al Gore at the Democratic Presidential Forum sponsored by the “Stop the Arms Race Political Action Committee,” 9/27/87)

Gore’s emphasis on the need for the continued testing of weapons systems to preserve the U.S. deterrent capability extended to many strategic systems. When his fellow Democrats advocated a ban on the flight-testing of missiles, Gore was scathing:

“They took positions that are wildly out of touch with what mainstream Democratic voters believe. . . That’s not exaggerated political rhetoric, that is absolutely the case. The very idea of having a complete ban on all flight-testing of missiles when we rely on deterrence for the survival of our civilization. . .” (The Washington Post, 2/22/88)

Gore Has Always Been Pro-Choice? Lie Number Five!

The Gore Lie

“And know this, I will always, always defend a woman’s right to choose. Every time Congress has tried to play politics with that fundamental personal right — imposing gag rules, and attaching anti-choice language to any bill they can think of — we have stood up to them and stopped them.” (Al Gore, Remarks at Women for Gore Event, 6/1/99)

The Truth

Gore Was Pro-Life as a Congressman. “It is my deep personal conviction that abortion is wrong. I hope that some day we will see the current outrageously large number of abortions drop sharply. . . . Let me assure you that I share your belief that innocent human life must be protected . . . In my opinion, it is wrong to spend federal funds for what is arguably the taking of a human life. . . .” (Letter from Rep. Al Gore to a Constituent, 7/18/84)

“During my 11 years in Congress, I have consistently opposed federal funding of abortions. In my opinion, it is wrong to spend federal funds for what is arguably the taking of a human life.” (Sen. Albert Gore Jr. Letter to a Constituent, 5/26/87)

“Calling abortion ‘the most complex issue that any candidate faces,’ Albert Gore Jr. said Wednesday that he doesn’t believe the courts have struck a proper balance between the rights of a fetus and woman’s right to terminate an unwanted pregnancy. ‘I don’t believe a woman’s freedom to live her own life, in all cases, outweighs the fetus’ right to life,’ the 4th District congressional candidate said, predicting that the abortion issue will be the forerunner to a whole series of issues in which medical technology and basic human rights come in conflict. Gore said he favors a cautious, case-by-case approach.” (The Nashville Banner, 7/29/76)

Gore’s Reporting Resulted In the Imprisonment of a Bunch of People? Lie Number Six!

The Gore Lie

“In 1987, Gore’s eagerness to play up his image as an investigative reporter led to one of the worst gaffes of his short-lived campaign for the presidency. Gore told The Des Moines Register that his reporting ‘got a bunch of people indicted and sent to jail.’” (Columbia Journalism Review, 1/93)

The Truth

In 1988 Gore Was Caught Lying About His Career as a Reporter. “Presidential candidate Sen. Albert Gore Jr. says he made an honest mistake when he said a Metro councilman had gone to prison after Gore wrote stories as a Tennessean reporter.”

“In an interview published last Sunday by the Des Moines Register, Gore was quoted as saying he ‘got a bunch of people indicted and sent to jail’ while working as a reporter for The Tennessean in the 1970s.”

“A story appearing in yesterday’s editions of The Commercial Appeal, a Memphis newspaper, says Gore exaggerated his record as an investigative reporter for The Tennessean.”

“Two persons were indicted as a result of an investigation into alleged corruption on the Metro Council in Nashville during the period in which Gore was covering the council. Neither of them was imprisoned as a result of the charges.” (The Tennessean, 10/4/87)

Gore Faced Enemy Fire in Vietnam? Lie Number Seven!

The Gore Lie

“And I was shot at. . . . I spent most of my time in the field.” (Al Gore, The Washington Post, 2/3/88)

“I carried an M-16 . . . I pulled my turn on the perimeter at night and walked through the elephant grass, and I was fired upon.” (Al Gore, Los Angeles Times, 10/15/99)

The Truth

Gore No Longer Mentions Combat Duty on the Campaign Trail. “On the campaign trail today, while he suggests no combat heroics, he nonetheless mentions his service in Vietnam proudly.” (Los Angeles Times, 10/15/99)

Gore Had Bodyguards Assigned to Keep Him Out of Harm’s Way in Vietnam. “In Vietnam, Alan Leo, a photographer in the press brigade office where Gore worked as a reporter, said he was summoned by Brig. Gen. K.B. Cooper, the 20th Engineer Brigade’s Commander, and told Leo that he, Cooper, ‘had a great amount of respect for the senator.’ He asked Leo, the most experienced member of the press unit, to make sure that nothing happened to Gore. ‘He requested that “Gore not get into situations that were dangerous,’” said Leo, who did what he could to carry out Cooper’s directive. He described his half-dozen or so trips into the field with Gore as situations where ‘I could have worn a tuxedo.’” (Newsweek, 12/6/99)

Gore Would Never Mess With Social Security? Lie Number Eight!

The Gore Lie

“Social Security Benefits Will Remain Untaxed. . . . I sincerely believe that any plan to tax Social Security benefits would place an unforgivable burden on our senior citizens who are currently trying to enjoy their retirement years in the face of ever-increasing prices . . . it is totally inconceivable . . . It is unfair . . .” (Albert Gore Jr. column, Carthage Courier, 2/21/80)

The Truth

Gore Has Voted to Raise Taxes on Social Security. In 1993, Gore cast the tie-breaking vote for the largest tax increase in history that included $25 billion in higher taxes on Social Security benefits. (Bill Clinton & Al Gore, Putting People First, 1992; CQ Vote #247: Adopted 51-50: R 0-44; D 50-6, with Albert Gore Jr. casting a “yea” vote, 8/6/93; “The Economic and Budget Outlook: An Update,” Congressional Budget Office, 9/93)

Gore Co-Sponsored McCain/Feingold Campaign Finance Reform? Lie Number Nine!

The Gore Lie

“Gore noted that he had backed a sweeping campaign finance bill sponsored by Senators John McCain, Republican of Arizona, and Russell D. Feingold, Democrat of Wisconsin. ‘Unlike Senator Bradley, I was a co-sponsor of it,’ Gore said, ‘and I feel that it’s very important to get the influence of special interest money out of our politics.’” (The New York Times, 11/24/99)

The Truth

Gore Never Even Served with Sen. Feingold. Sen. Russell Feingold was not elected to the U.S. Senate until 1992, the year Al Gore left the Senate to become Vice President, therefore making it impossible for Gore to be a co-sponsor of any McCain/Feingold campaign finance reform legislation. (The Almanac of American Politics 1994) Even Bill Bradley Called Gore on This Lie. “Gore not only did not, but could not have cosponsored McCain-Feingold. Russ Feingold was not elected until 1992. Al Gore quit the Senate in 1992 to become Vice President. Feingold and Gore never served together.” (Bill Bradley for President Press Release, 12/7/99)

Gore Supports the Death Penalty? Lie Number Ten!

The Gore Lie

“Defending his position on the death penalty, Gore said, ‘I’ve always supported it because I think society has a right to make careful judgments about when that ultimate penalty ought to be applied.’” (The Associated Press, 11/19/99)

The Truth

Gore Voted Against the Death Penalty. Gore voted against the death penalty for drug kingpins. (CQ Vote 140: Adopted 66-32: R 38-6; D 28-26, 6/28/90) Gore voted against the death penalty for terrorists. (CQ Vote #12: Rejected 25-72: R 5-38; D 20-34, 2/20/91)

Gore Discovered Love Canal? Lie Number Eleven!

The Gore Lie

“I found a little place in upstate New York called Love Canal. I had the first hearing on that issue and Toone, Tenn. But that was the one that started it all.” (Al Gore, The New York Times, 12/10/99)

The Truth

Jimmy Carter, the Federal Government and Local Residents All Found Love Canal Long Before Gore Did. “Mr. Gore held Congressional hearings on the matter in October 1978. But two months earlier President Jimmy Carter had declared Love Canal a disaster area, and the federal government, after much howling by local residents, had offered to buy the homes.” (The New York Times, 12/1/99) Lois Gibbs, the Leader of the Love Canal Home Owners Association, Rebukes Gore. ‘“He did not begin Love Canal,’ Lois Gibbs, legendary leader of the Love Canal Home Owners Association, said Wednesday in an interview.” ([New York] Newsday, 12/3/99)

Gore Wrote Superfund? Lie Number Twelve!


The Gore Lie

“I have written the law, along with one other principle author of the superfund law, and amendments to the other major law in this area which requires that companies improperly disposing of hazardous waste, must bear the financial consequences of cleaning it up.” (Al Gore, The League of Women Voters Democrat Debate, 4/16/88)

The Truth

Rep. James Florio Authored Superfund. Rep. James Florio (D-N.J.) wrote the first Superfund law. (CQ Vote#510: Passed 351-23: R 123-14; D 228-9, 9/23/80) Though he did not author the law, Gore did vote for it. However, he also criticized Superfund for being “far too small to make a reasonable start on correcting this enormous environmental problem.” (Al Gore, Congressional Record, 5/16/80)

Gore Wrote the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)? Lie Number Thirteen!

The Gore Lie

“[Bradley’s proposals were] an old-style approach that spends a lot of money but doesn’t have any new ideas. [He proposes] the expansion of the Earned Income Tax Credit. I was the author of that proposal. I wrote that, so I say, welcome aboard. That is something for which I have been the principal proponent for a long time.” (Al Gore, Time, 11/1/99)


The Truth

Gore Was Not In Congress When the EITC Was Passed. The EITC Act was originally passed in 1975. Gore did not become a member of Congress until 1977. Gore did not write the EITC Act of 1975. (Buffalo News, 12/13/99; U.S. News & World Report, 12/20/99)

Gore Negotiated an Agreement that Provided Internet Protection for Children? Lie Number Fourteen!

The Gore Lie

“I helped to negotiate an agreement with the Internet service providers to put a parent protection page up and give parents the ability to click on all of the web sites that their children have visited lately. That’ll put a lot of bargaining leverage in the hands of parents.” (Al Gore, ABC’s “Nightline” Democratic Debate, 12/16/99)

The Truth

Gore Had Little or Nothing to Do with Internet Protection for Children. “The [Internet] industry had been working for a year with bipartisan members of Congress on putting a link to on-line child-safety resources on the front page of Internet portals – with no participation from the Vice President.” (editorial, The Wall Street Journal, 5/6/99) Bartlett Cleland, a board member of the nonprofit Internet Education Foundation, said: “There was no Gore involvement. They hijacked this issue. He makes it sound like he led the project. I can’t imagine what he will invent tomorrow.” (The Washington Times, 5/6/99)

Gore’s Discussion With A Speech Writer Had A Major Impact On Hubert Humphrey’s 1968 Democratic National Convention Acceptance Speech? Lie Number Fifteen!

The Gore Lie

“As young Gore later often told the story, he had been interviewed the day before by Charles Bartlett, the veteran Chicago Sun-Times columnist from Chattanooga, a family friend who had known Albert Gore Sr., the senior senator from Tennessee, since his early days in the House. Bartlett ‘had passed the apogee of his career’ by 1968 but was ‘still a very eloquent writer,’ Gore said, and was one of those helping Humphrey with his speech at the convention. ‘And he came and spent an hour with me, asking what people my age thought about the war.’ As Gore sat in the convention hall and looked up at Humphrey in the spotlight, he thought that he heard his own words coming back to him. He was convinced that the vice president’s speechwriters had incorporated his suggestions into the acceptance speech — evoking ‘the end of an era,’ the promise of a ‘prompt end to the war,’ the assertion that no one wanted ‘a police state,’ the call for ‘young Americans . . . to continue as vocal, creative and even critical participants in the politics of our time.’ Hearing those phrases, Gore said later, led him to the conclusion that ‘there was no doubt Mr. Bartlett had faithfully conveyed some of the feelings that I had tried to describe.”’ (The Washington Post, 12/27/99)

The Truth

The Individual Gore Spoke With Had No Link to Humphrey in 1968. “But was Gore only imagining his role as interpreter for his generation? According to Bartlett’s description of those long-ago events, that might be the case. ‘I had nothing to do with Humphrey,’ Bartlett said in a recent interview. ‘I had no contact with Humphrey at all. If I talked to Al, it was perhaps for a story. I had absolutely no link at all with Hubert Humphrey in 1968.’ When presented with Bartlett’s response, Gore quickly retreated from his earlier recollection. ‘Faulty memory. Faulty memory,’ he said of himself and his oft-told story.” (The Washington Post, 12/27/99)

Gore Lives on a Farm Today? Lie Number Sixteen!

The Gore Lie

“I’ve spent some of my time growing up on a farm,’ Gore said. “I live on a farm today. I have my heart in my own farm. Yes, I live in Washington, D.C., when I’m working there. And yes I grew up more there than I did on the farm. But my heart is in Smith County, Tenn.” (ABCNEWS.com, 12/23/99)

The Truth

Gore Lives At the Naval Observatory In Washington, DC. “In yet another one of his patented Goreisms, the vice president appeared to reopen the question of whether he was raised as a city boy or a country boy. In the process of trying to find common ground with a questioner, Gore claimed that his current home is a farm – referring to his family’s farm in Carthage, Tenn. He quickly qualified the statement by noting that he lives in Washington ‘when I’m working there.’” (ABCNEWS.com, 12/23/99)

And we should be listening to this man?
He would not know the truth if it slapped him upside the head.

Neil

  1. Wow, that is more lies than I thought! I could overlook the Internet and Love Story things, but the Inconvenient Truth thing, his gross hypocrisy, and especially the tobacco thing are too much. Hopefully this will put to rest any rumors of him “rescuing” the Dems from the Hillabama fights.

  2. 2008 April 25

    Yes Gore is sure a piece of work alright. Pathological or just a fool? Hard to tell.

    Maybe both… :P

    Though his global warming hoax has been swallowed hook line and sinker by many. Some people will fall for anything these days besides the truth.

  3. 2008 April 25

    I think it is amazing how a marketing ploy – became an award winning film and nobel prize winner. All so Al can sell his totally useless “carbon credits”

    Barry’s last blog post..Some More Interesting Sights in Liberia

  4. 2008 April 25

    Hiyas Barry

    Welcome!

    Leftards like to feel they are doing good. A collective pat on the back as it were. If it fits in with their socialist leaning sympathies they are in hog heaven.

  5. 2008 April 27

    OMG Has anyone else noticed that we are being bombarded with tv commercials that are green in theme?
    Like all of a sudden in the last few days.

    Arrgh!!!!

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