Posted on April 21, 2006
This is the sort of thing that’s going to happen when you let a conservative columnist write for the LA Times (I can almost read the anguished letters to the editor now):
Consider the trailer for “An Inconvenient Truth,” Davis Guggenheim’s documentary about (Al) Gore’s green crusade. The movie’s poster shows penguins walking across a desert. The trailer says, “If you love your planet … if you love your children … you have to see this movie.”
So you see: The producers – uniquely, for Hollywood types – don’t really care that much about turning a dime on the movie. They care about your children. Is all. Those of you who don’t love your planet or your children are of course free to take a pass. You bastards.
But – WAIT FOR THE IRONY!
Hence the irony of the title “An Inconvenient Truth.” It is the green scare that has no patience for inconvenient truths. For example, Gore blames the disappearing snows of Mt. Kilimanjaro on global warming, but a 2003 study in Nature identified the clear-cutting of surrounding moisture-rich forests as the culprit.
Well, that’s one example. There are others, which may or may not be dispositive. Read it then, and keep an open mind.
But watch out for THE AD HOMINEM!