Drudge Falsely Smears Gore
Posted on May 22, 2006
We usually don’t like to point to mud fights, but on something as deadly serious as global warming, we thought it proper to call out conservative Internet kingpin Matt Drudge who tried to peddle the apparently false story that Gore & Co. were hypocritically environmentally unfriendly at the Cannes Film Festival.
Matt Drudge is looking for any excuse to smear Al Gore and his new movie, An Inconvenient Truth. He?s been running this story, unsourced, all day:
Burn: Gore & entourage took 5 cars to travel the 500 yards from hotel to screening of global warming pic in Cannes…
ThinkProgress contacted Gore?s representatives, who unequivocally confirmed that Al Gore and his associates walked from the Majestic Hotel to the screening at Cannes. Further, Paramount has committed to making the entire tour promoting the film carbon neutral.
Matt Drudge removed from his web site an apparently false story about Al Gore being hypocritically unfriendly to the environment after a blogger called him on it.