ok, three people have sent me this from the Apple Headlines site, so we should discuss it for 2 reasons: 1) I could be wrong 2) any excuse to talk about how much I love Al Gore. Good choice, Nobel committee.
Anyway, this one doesn't count because in headlines quotes usually mean they are quoting someone. Newspapers have copy editors. It might also be a practice of the writer distancing him/herself from a highly emotional word that isn't unbiased enough to use without quotes. Anyway, in this case it's a quote of Mr. Gore. The blurb under the headline reads:
The BBC News indicates that Al Gore feels “honored” at being awarded the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize, seeing it as a “chance ‘to elevate global consciousness’ about the threat posed by climate change.”
So the quotes don't indicate that we're not sure whether or not he was given the honor, they indicate that he said "I'm honored." I'm not really sure what the quotes within the quotes mean, is Gore citing somebody else in what's already quoted?