More Andrew Malcolm nonsense

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Laura Bush's former flak is en fuego today!

Headline:

Take back Al Gore's Oscar, 2 Academy members demand in light of Climategate

Wow, Academy members, well at least 2, are really mad, and Malcolm dutifully treats their demands as news. But naturally as a proud member of the GOP Noise Machine, Malcolm leaves out any context about the absurd "demand."

For instance, exactly how many Academy members are there? The answer would help put the "2" in context, right? Well, there are more than 6,000 Academy members. In other words, approximately .05 percent of the Academy members want Gore to lose his Inconvenient Truth Oscar. But nonetheless, the Dem-hating Malcolm thinks the claim is news. (Hello Drudge link!)

And oh yeah, who are the "2"? One is (surprise!) a right-wing blogger, and the other guy has written for his pal's right-wing blog.

UPDATED: More serial mendacity from Malcolm. He claims the so-called "Climategate" emails were "leaked." Of course, they were stolen, not "leaked."

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