[Gore] did not know, as the others did, that the conference was being streamed…

As reported by the NYT. Oops. Now we know why we heard the real Gore speaking, not just the made for TV version of Al. And… due to this story going viral, we get the “Full Monty” at last.

From AspenJournalism.org

These remarks were recorded in the Doerr-Hosier Center, where the event took place, through the center’s sound board. The reporter who recorded them, Brent Gardner-Smith, had a press pass to the event and was recording what he understood to be remarks that were also being streamed on the Internet and were therefore public.

Here’s the essence of Gore’s “bullshit” remarks in high quality audio, plus other highlights we haven’t heard before.

Below is the audio of his entire talk, nearly 90 minutes.

…and the highlights, with notes below:

:03 on the lack of online business models that can support investigative reporting

:56 On Tahir Square being more literal and metaphorical, including emergence of new consciousness

4:44 does not buy that the Internet is inherently polarizing

6:36 On assumptions regarding free markets

7:23 on the workings of the brain and distraction

8:39 our culture is based on distraction

9:00 on dominance of money in campaigns

9:37 fools errand to try and change campaign finance laws, but Internet can help

10:19 need for public square

11:14 has to be a neutral place to share common information

12:23 on effort to pin 9/11 on Saddam Hussein

14:18 recent debt debate also influenced by propaganda

15:19 on creating a shared reality online

16:18 problem-solving requires “a single reality”

17:11 reason can triumph over wealth and power, but in the TV age, wealth and power triumph

18:37 on the importance of New York and DC to PR efforts

19:39 how the debt ceiling debate was influenced by TV ads

20:19 share reality helped make the U.S. great, now we’re making bad decisions without it

21:05 tobacco interests fighting back on TV in the ’60s

21:47 On “The Merchants of Doubt” and tobacco regulation

22:46 On the use of propaganda in the climate debate. (The “bullshit” cut).

23:36 No longer acceptable to even use the word “climate.”


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Al is getting more desperate as his “business” loses traction. Wait for even more bizarro behavior as the public leaves him behind.

LOL … this is TOO GOOD!!!!


Does this guy think everyone, except for him are knuckle dragging morons? He’s been telling lies so long he actually believes them! Virtually everyone of his points is the exact opposite of reality.


None of the guys in his unit in Vietnam could stand this fraud.

Made the Fox Special Report this evening, though Brett Baier regrettably used the term ‘denier’ of the targets of the Goracle’s ire.
/Mr Lynn

Richard A

I second Jim !

Doug Badgero

He is the goofy guy sitting on a park bench talking to himself………..why does anyone listen?


This “there is no warming thing”, it’s nonsense. Man-made CO2 traps heat. It’s not — ‘It may be Chinese aerosols.’ Bullshit! ‘It may be low level volcanic aerosols.’ Bullshit! ‘The heat is in the pipeline’ Bullshit! ‘It can’t be sun spots.’ Bullshit! ‘It’s still getting warmer.’ Bullshit!

Well, that’s a sensible explanation for Pottymouthgate.


90-minute rambling, ranting “lectures.” Sounds like a Cuban dictator I once knew…


We are not out of the woods yet. The democrats just names their member of the deficit committee.
Reid Will Name Sens Murray, Baucus, Kerry To Debt Panel -Source
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) will name Sens. Patty Murray (D., Wash.), Max Baucus (D., Mont.) and John Kerry (D., Mass.) to a panel of lawmakers created as part of last week’s deal to raise the debt ceiling, a Democratic official said.
Murray, a member of the Senate Democratic leadership team, will be named the co-chairman of the committee, the official said.
Note: Kerry and Murray supported CAP and TRADE.
Kerry, Boxer: U.S. ‘Needs’ Cap-and-Trade on Carbon Emissions Even if Energy Costs Rise
Democratic Sens. John Kerry and Barbara Boxer told CNSNews.com that the nation must adopt the Obama administration’s cap-and-trade proposal to reduce carbon emissions, even if it results in massive increases in gasoline and electricity prices.
When CNSNews.com asked the Massachusetts Democrat whether the country could afford cap-and-trade during the recession, Kerry responded, “Yes, yes, yes, and yes.” He added: “The cap and trade system is – in fact – going to help us kick our economy back into gear.
Here is what Murray said….
Max doesn’t read his bills either….
Lets see who the republicans put on the committee………………

Peter J

Paraphrasing Al Gore, all I can say is “a zebra never changes its spots”.

Peter J says:
August 9, 2011 at 9:09 pm
Paraphrasing Al Gore, all I can say is “a zebra never changes its spots”.

Nor does ManBearPig change his underwear.

David Davidovics

I can’t thank you enough for posting this. Hearing his tantrum will give me a warm fuzzy feeling for the rest of the week.

Francis Bacon

[off topic ~mod]


Gore will be remembered forever as a liar, a fraud, and a traitor.

You’d think the guy would have released by now that it’s not a good idea to do or say things behind closed doors that he wouldn’t want the news media or public to learn about.


Al Gore’s comments reminded me of “On Bullshit,” in which Princeton professor Harry G. Frankfurt explored the term and defined it to be a declaration made by one who is indifferent to its veracity but intends that it influence the listener.

Hey Cap’n Trade – your ship of fools is sinking!
It musta hit an iceberg.
(hope he goes down with the ship)


And this stuttering, unconfident and frequently incoherent shambler was almost the leader of the first nation. I’m more than a tad shocked.
How come a nation of 200+ individuals got distilled into such an unrepresentative and incapable fraction?
I love democrasy but, sometimes, just have to say thanks to FLA


Imagine him as president, well imagine him watching Clinton be president, oops. Well we now have a president that does not mention Climate only Carbon tax. Maybe as in carbon tax our way back to the stone age.


OK- for clarification let me replace the words ‘200+ individuals’ with 200 Million+ talented individuals!

Theo Goodwin

john says:
August 9, 2011 at 8:51 pm
Reid has chosen to turn it into a circus.

At 8:51 PM on 9 August, john goes a bit off-topic about the National Socialists (c’mon, there’s nothing “Democratic” about ’em any more) selected by Dingy Harry to serve on the wholly unconstitutional “deficit committee,” including two of the more persistently idiotic “Cap-and-Trade” advocates, Kerry (Taxachusetts) and Murray (Washington).
john finishes up by speculating:

Lets see who the republicans put on the committee….

Well, if they don’t select Rand Paul (Kentucky) from the Senate and Ron Paul (Texas) from the House, they’re “just jerking off.”

Amino Acids in Meteorites

Yes Al, it is not warming. That ended in 1998.

Wes M.

“They pay pseudo-scientists to pretend to be scientists to put out the message” seems like it would be more accurate used on Gore and his ilk than actual respected scientists simply stating the truth about this crock.


And this should finish the night off BBC in big S@@@.

Hey Al, what science training do you have? (Cue crickets please!)

Not Forgotten

Eisenhower addressed this very point in a rarely-quoted segment of his famous military-industrial complex speech, in 1961:
“The prospect of domination of the nation’s scholars by Federal employment, project allocations, and the power of money is ever present and is gravely to be regarded. Yet, in holding scientific research and discovery in respect, as we should, we must also be alert to the equal and opposite danger that public policy could itself become the captive of a scientific-technological elite.”

Not Forgotten

Plato said in the Republic:
Either kings must become philosophers or philosophers must become kings. Making scientists into politicians or public icons is something akin to the latter, but begs the question: how does the ethos of understanding the physical world relate to the ethos of understanding people? From my experience, they do not often go hand-in-hand.

This is a classic case of someone being seduced by his own advertizing, and it is a fatal tendency.

Jim Turner

RoyFOMR says:
OK- for clarification let me replace the words ’200+ individuals’ with 200 Million+ talented individuals!
Try again Roy! I believe the US population passed 200 million sometime in the ’70s. It’s over 300 million now.

Peter Miller

When you get found out as a fraud – you rant, you don’t apologise.
This is a normal human reaction.

Gore can read the tea-leaves as well as anyone. And when his little carbon empire comes crashing down, he’ll activate Plan B. Big Al and some unemployed climate modelers will form a pop music group. It’ll be known as the Al Gore Rhythms. 🙂

He doesn’t seem to realize that he is the “tobacco” salesman who is denying the science. — John M Reynolds

Another Gareth

I wonder what this will do to Al Gore’s standing in the corporate speaker business. People can now get a very good idea of what they are going to get before they part with money and they might not be all that impressed by what Gore has to say.

Philip Thomas

Isn’t the swearing, the passion and the reported knowledge that Al knew nothing about the streaming, and so was off-guard, just a viral campaign by the AGW movement? When an organised movement like this wave its right hand, you should be looking at what is is doing with the left.


So they asked him to speak and Al just delivered his stool samples per usual?


“The reporter who recorded them, Brent Gardner-Smith […]”
I’m going to keep my eyes and ears open for any news reports of a “tragic accident” happening to Mr. Gardner-Smith in the coming months. He did a very big no-no and I don’t think Don Vito Gorelioni was pleased. ;o)

Jimmy Haigh

And people pay big money to listen to this idiot? I’ve never heard such a load of absolute crap.

Tom in Florida

RoyFOMR says:
August 9, 2011 at 9:54 pm
“I love democrasy but, sometimes, just have to say thanks to FLA”
Don’t just thank us, it was the great State of Tennessee ( Big Al’s home state) that didn’t vote for him either.

j ferguson



“None of the guys in his unit in Vietnam could stand this fraud.” He was a hero of the journalistic corps, wasn’t he?

This poor fellow is getting more bizarre as time passes.
So this is what eco-nuts talk like behind closed doors? Hey Al, you need to make sure the door is closed.

Bruce Cobb

In a different time and place, he would make a great dictator. One reality, his. Woe betide anyone refusing to go along with that one reality.

R John Muench says:
August 9, 2011 at 11:58 pm
Hey Al, what science training do you have? (Cue crickets please!)

He got a D- in the subject that launched his ministry. Kind of gives you warm fuzzies to know the man who wants to remake the world in his own image basically flunked science. (not)

John B

Why are y’all so upset? You guys here ARE bullshitting the world. Some of you are probably wondering when the prayers of that Perry guy are finally going to work and will put an end to the unrelenting heat and drought in Texas (to mention one example of the statistically clearly increasing number of record heat). Oh, I forgot, the weather outside is not real, it’s Al Gore with a giant furnace pestering you. Or it’s the devil incarnate tempting you with evidence for arhhgglobal warming. Evidence? Defined as: what FAUX-news tell you is as true as the bible?


Doug Badgero says:

August 9, 2011 at 8:41 pm
He is the goofy guy sitting on a park bench talking to himself………..why does anyone listen?

Spot on, Doug. Gore is the LEAST qualified to critique climate “pseudoscientists”. Why, talk about abject stupidity–Gore is the quintisential example. He’s also a prime example of conflict of interest.
Good one, Larry Fields: (Al Gore Rhythms–for those of you who are a bit slow: “algorithms”). However, his preferred algorithms for climate are as tainted as his language.


a follow-up and a bit of “cover” for gore!
10 Aug: Tennessean: Karen Lee-Ryan: Al Gore’s expletives make waves on Internet
Some websites have posted the audio saying Gore is “losing it” or has become “unhinged” or is “irate” during his remarks, but the first reporter to break the story disagrees.
“Those reports are out of context,” says Brent Gardner-Smith, editor of the non-profit Aspen Journalism. “He wanted to make a point about how false information gets injected into democratic debate.”
However, Gardner-Smith, who initially reported the story on Thursday and has watched it go viral today, says “I raised my eyebrows at the language…but it was appropriate in the context. Still startling, but appropriate.”

I wonder when Gore will establish his climate-haven, perhaps to be called “Gore-town” where green individuals (we understand the dual meaning and irony involved) would be able to be totally “safe” from the predations of deniers and climate disruption….forever?
p.s. I suspect that “Gore-town” will remain fictive with a population of exactly 1, unless even he doesn’t believe his utterances.