Defying the stereotype that Hollywood luminaries are tree-huggers and bleeding-heart liberals, conservative Academy members Roger Simon and Lionel
Chetwynd are trying to rewrite history. Incensed that Al Gore won an Oscar for An Inconvenient Truth in wake of "climategate," they're urging the Academy to strip him of his award.
The two right -wingers believe the scandal--which revealed climate scientists attempting to distort climate data--discredits Gore's "fictionally done film." Simon, a screenwriter, told the Los Angeles Times that
he's never heard of an award being revoked, nevertheless he said, "I
they should rescind this one." He is also the CEO of Pajamas Media, a
conservative blog network where he posted the politically-charged video below:
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