Politics from the Palouse to Puget Sound

Thursday, March 15, 2007

When Al Gore Lies, it Isn't Precisely a Lie

James Taranto at Opinionjournal.com found this beauty yesterday. Algore doesn't lie, he over-represents.

There is no controlling legal authority when it comes to lying about global warming.

Q: There's a lot of debate right now over the best way to communicate about global warming and get people motivated. Do you scare people or give them hope? What's the right mix?

Gore: I think the answer to that depends on where your audience's head is. 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 it 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.

I suppose that this is forgivable because he buys truth credits someplace.

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