John on October 3, 2007 at 10:58 am
Sometimes it’s a victory to just state the obvious. That’s what happened today in the UK where a judge declared that An Inconvenient Truth is biased:
Stewart Dimmock said the former U.S. Vice-President’s documentary, An Inconvenient Truth, is unfit for schools because it is politically biased and contains serious scientific inaccuracies and ‘sentimental mush’.
He wants the video banned after it was distributed with four other short films to 3,500 schools in February.
Mr Justice Burton is due to deliver a ruling on the case next week, but yesterday he said he would be saying that Gore’s Oscar-winning film does promote ‘partisan political views’.
This means that teachers will have to warn pupils that there are other opinions on global warming and they should not necessarily accept the views of the film.
They’ll still be able to show the film but they’ll have to point out the inaccuracies in it as well. Something tells me some teachers are going to do a better job than others.
[HT: Hot Air]