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Wednesday, June 07, 2006

 

In Algoreland, Failure is a Success

By Nathan Tabor

As eco-expert Al Gore’s movie, “An Inconvenient Truth,” continues its limited run, one has to question the success of a movie that has pulled in a measly $1.34 million in the last two weeks. Gore’s apologists are claiming that if you look at the small number of theaters the movie is playing in – 77, the average take is almost $18,000 per outlet. Of course, it certainly helps if the 77 theaters are located in liberal strongholds such as New York City or Los Angeles. Try showing this political film in Winston-Salem, North Carolina or any city in Texas. How anybody can triumph a movie that has pulled in a mere $1.34 million and call it a success is beyond ludicrous – except in Algoreland.

To take this liberal spin to an even more confusing level, it’s now being reported that Gore’s name can no longer be found on Paramount Studio’s poster campaign for the 100-minute film. "It's not a political movie," a top studio executive said (Uh-huh), but that still doesn’t explain the removal of the ex-Vice President’s name from the posters, as the Drudge Report reveals -- http://www.drudgereport.com/ Research from a competing film studio might be on to something more obvious as to the name wiped clean of the newest print run of posters; “…marketing research showed little audience interest in a movie starring Al Gore,” says a movie executive.

Could it be that the only inconvenient truth here is that the movie is a box office bomb?
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