Didn’t I tell you?


This morning, in my post about Al Gore’s ‘win’ of a Nobel Prize, I compared his ‘win’ with a student caught smoking and being awarded a Student of the Week prize, and an athlete winning at the Olympics after cheating, and a murderer being awarded celebrity status.

Well, it turns out that others were thinking along the same lines: Think Tank: Withdraw Gore Film’s Oscar. Says the article:

On the eve of Al Gore’s award of the Nobel Peace Prize, a think tank wrote the president of the Academy Awards asking that the Oscar given to his film “An Inconvenient Truth” be taken back in response to a British High Court ruling that found 11 serious inaccuracies in the documentary.

Dr. Muriel Newman, director of the New Zealand Centre for Political Research, told Academy President Sid Ganis and Executive Director Bruce Davis “the 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 place-getter elevated,” she said, according the Australian Associated Press. “While this is an extremely unpleasant duty, it is necessary if the integrity of competitive sport is to be protected.

Here’s how significant the Nobel Prize is: Jimmy Carter also won it! (And, didn’t Yassir Arafat also win one?) Thank God that the British High Court saw through this nonsense and did the right thing.



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