Quote Of The Day: Al Gore Says Its OK To Lie About Global Warming Because Darn It, It’s Important!

“In the United States of America, unfortunately we still live in a bubble of unreality. And the Category 5 denial is an enormous obstacle to any discussion of solutions. Nobody is interested in solutions if they don’t think there’s a problem. Given that starting point, I believe it is appropriate to have an over-representation of factual presentations on how dangerous (global warming) is, as a predicate for opening up the audience to listen to what the solutions are, and how hopeful it is that we are going to solve this crisis.” — Al Gore

Hat tip to The Corner for the story.

Update #1: Questions for Al Gore about how he portrayed global warming in his documentary.

Hat tip to Ace of Spades HQ for pointing out the column.

Update #2: On a related note, here’s how South Park treated Al Gore in their “global warming episode”.

Mr. Mackey: M’kay, students, we have a very special guest speaker today. Who can tell me the name of our country’s last vice-president?

Kyle: Dick Cheney?

Mr. Mackey: No, the last one.

Butters: Bill Clinton.

Mr. Mackey: No, Clinton’s vice-president. [no one has an answer] He is here today to talk to you students about some very serious issues. Please welcome Al Gore.

Stan: Who?

Al Gore: Thank you, Mr. Mackey, students of South Park Elementary.. I’m here to educate you about the single biggest threat to our planet. You see, there is something out there which threatens our very existence and may be the end of the human race as we know it. I’m talking of course about…Manbearpig.

Kyle: Manbearpig?

Al Gore: It is a creature which roams the earth alone. It is half man, half bear, and half pig. Some people say that Manbearpig isn’t real. Well, I’m here to tell you know, Manbearpig is very real, and he most certainly exists. I’m serial. Manbearpig doesn’t care who you are or what you’ve done. Manbearpig simply wants to get you! I’m super-serial. But have no fear, because I am here to save you! And someday, when the world is rid of Manbearpig, everyone will say “Thank you, Al Gore. You’re super awesome.”

Mr. Mackey: Uhhh, ohhhkay, thank you Mr. Gore.

Hat tip to Free Republic for the pic and the South Park Scriptorium for the script excerpt.

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