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Old 11-25-2007, 12:47 AM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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Speaking to the New Statesman, a British magazine, longtime actor/environmentalist Robert Redford makes some snarky comments about former Vice President Al Gore, his Nobel Peace Prize notwithstanding.

"It was not a happy, easy time," Redford says of being an eco-warrior in 1969, "because those were the days that the oil and gas companies pretty much controlled the show on propaganda. Anyone speaking about solar energy would be smashed down as being a radical, a tree-hugger and granola-cruncher, or what have you."

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Old 11-25-2007, 10:00 AM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Sounds like "sour grapes" on Redford's part. Gore had the clout to bring the environmental issue to the forefront. Redford admits in this interview that the way to get people's attention is "to tell the story, using modern-day scenarios and modern-day devices". Exactly what Al Gore has done.
Robert Redford gets heated up about the Bush environmental agenda, clean energy, and more | By Amanda Griscom | Grist | Main Dish | 13 Nov 2003
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Old 11-25-2007, 06:27 PM
 
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Would be lovely if they would both disappear.
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Old 11-26-2007, 06:32 AM
 
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Sounds like "sour grapes" on Redford's part. Gore had the clout to bring the environmental issue to the forefront. Redford admits in this interview that the way to get people's attention is "to tell the story, using modern-day scenarios and modern-day devices". Exactly what Al Gore has done.
Robert Redford gets heated up about the Bush environmental agenda, clean energy, and more | By Amanda Griscom | Grist | Main Dish | 13 Nov 2003

Sour grapes??? Nah, Redford's within his right to be a little miffed that a Johnny-come-lately to a cause that he's endured that much criticism for upholding gets such high recognition... All for saying what Redford's been saying for over 30 years now...

Though maybe Robbie's just pissed that he didn't think of producing an enviro-documentary with pretty pictures and suspect scientific data???
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