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Al Gore learns it's tough to continually sell your fear-mongering if your predictions never come true
Like a movie release from the Book of Revelation.
There were supposed to be mega-tornados carving trenches across a weather-ravaged nation. ...But tornadic activity has been in near-constant decline since the 50's. We were supposed to see Katrina-like storms with shocking regularity. Instead, we enjoyed a decade-long cat-3 storm drought - the longest in the nation's history. The polar ice caps were supposed to be free of ice, sea levels would rise, our cities would be underwater, and we'd all grow gills like Kevin Costner in Waterworld.
So of course, Al Gore decided to buy a $9 million ocean-front mansion in a gated community near Montecito, California.
Such has been the way of the world in the years since the 2006 release of Gore's "An Inconvenient Truth." Part propaganda film, part self-serving glory vehicle, part endurance test, the film was a big hit. ...But the predictions it made have run into a slight "not-coming-true" snag.
So, what's a left-wing fear monger to do? That's right, make a sequel!
"An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power" just enjoyed its first weekend in wide release and let's just say that Kim Jong Un isn't the only loopy politician with a bomb on his hands.
As the Washington Times reports:
Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power” drew a lukewarm response from moviegoers, ranking 15th at the box office in its first weekend of wide release and earning tepid reviews from audiences.
The sequel to Mr. Gore’s influential 2006 climate-change documentary “An Inconvenient Truth” has earned about $1 million since its limited release July 28, prompting one critic to say Paramount Pictures “effectively sabotaged” the rollout.
As we all know, losing is never Al Gore's fault - even when it happens at the box office. Never mind that the apocalypse foretold in his last cinematic screed failed to materialize, there must be someone to blame. How 'bout Florida? ...Nah it's been done.
I know, let's blame the studio that released this dog!
“This was not supposed to happen,” said writer D.R. Tucker in the Washington Monthly.
In a Monday post headlined “Al Gore Gets Ripped Off Again,” he said Paramount had botched the nationwide release with its two-weekend platform strategy, instead of seizing on anti-Trump momentum to whip up enthusiasm with a splashy one-weekend launch.
“Paramount apparently couldn’t be bothered to aggressively promote ‘An Inconvenient Sequel’ as the movie Trump and [EPA administrator] Scott Pruitt didn’t want you to see — and giving American audiences a decent chance to see it,” Mr. Tucker said. “By failing to do so, the studio effectively undercut its own product.”
That's better. Gore, and his endless array of failed Criswell-esque predictions, have been absolved. Now he can keep selling his end-times snake oil.
After all, every night the evening news is like a nature hike through the Book of Revelation....
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