Bill Maher had a little fun with Al Gore over the end of his marriage at the beginning of last night's show, but at the end of the show, as part of his "New Rules" segment, Maher produced a rant that no doubt made Gore smile (or will, if he hasn't seen it yet). Read the whole thing (or wait for the clip to appear on Maher's web site), but here's what I thought was the central quote:
"Media, could you please stop pitting the ignorant vs. the educated and framing it as a "debate." The other day, I saw a professor from the Union of Concerned Scientists face off against a distinguished expert on Tea Partying, whose brilliant analysis, recently published in the New England Journal of Grasping at Straws, was that we shouldn't teach climate science in schools because kids find it scary. As they should. I hope they're peeing in their pants."