Nice to see there are still real journalists in the world:

Al Gore’s speech Saturday at the American Institute of Architects convention was closed to the media, but you can read about it in today’s Express-News on Page 1B. How we cracked the former vice president’s iron curtain is a mildly entertaining story, but more on that later.

The why we crashed the speech is more important. Here is Express-News Editor Robert Rivard’s reasoning in asking the paper’s environmental reporter, Anton Caputo, to find a way to infiltrate the AIA confab:

“Al Gore and his crusade to raise awareness about global warming and climate change are issues of great public interest, and while he has the right to address the visiting architects behind closed doors, we have an obligation to make every effort to report on his speech to a wider audience.