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The “Inconvenient Truth” Comes Out
Forget X-Men: The Last Stand and Superman Returns. For me, the must-see movie of the summer is An Inconvenient Truth, opening in select theaters today and across the country in the coming weeks. The eye-opening film is a movie-fied version of Al Gore’s slide show presentation about global warming.
How are oil-industry-funded skeptics handling the release of this major motion picture? Yesterday on Fox News Dayside, Sterling Burnett of the National Center for Policy Analysis decided to compare the movie to Nazi propaganda.
“You don’t go see Joseph Goebbels films to see the truth about Nazi Germany. You don’t go see Al Gore films to see the truth about global warming.”
Jeremy Symons, NWF’s Global Warming Campaign Director–the pro to Burnett’s con on the show–was able to slip in a final thought as the segment faded off into commercial:
“Sterling is an odd one to be casting aspersions on what Al Gore’s motives are, after all the oil industry has been giving him hundreds of thousands of dollars to his organization, just like tobacco companies used to do to try undercut…”
In my observations, An Inconvenient Truth has definitely been increasing the global warming chatter across our country. Am I right? Are we finally reaching a tipping point when it comes to not only knowing there is a problem but also stepping up and doing something about it? I and my potential future children certainly hope so.
Check out when An Inconvenient Truth is coming to your town. Oh, and from what I hear, the better a movie does opening weekend, the more theaters pick it up and keep it longer, so please go early and take a friend.
Once you see it, stop back in and post a review.