Assigned Reading: Academy Members: Take Back Al Gore’s Oscars
(FROM: Los Angeles Times)
Great idea by two conservative Hollywood types. But I’m less concerned about his Academy Awards and more concerned about his Nobel Peace Prize. Yes, this year, we’ve seen that the prize isn’t quite all it’s cracked up to be — but that doesn’t take away from the fact that, in order to win a few years ago, Gore beat out a woman by the name of Irena Sendler.
Irena Sendler, in her nineties at the time of the nomination, was known for singlehandedly saving more than 2,500 Jewish children from the concentration camps during the Holocaust. Thousands upon thousands of Jewish men, women and children now living and breathing–some of which, I’m sure, are in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences–owe their very existence to Ms. Sendler.
Instead of awarding the prize to her, however, it went to a man who developed a pseudo-documentary riddled with inaccuracies and entirely based on a complete fraud. The Oscar, see, isn’t the award I’d like rescinded.