June 26, 2004
Hollywood just can't go low enough. A while back, the Dixie Chicks had their little liberal claim to fame when they claimed they were "embarrassed" to be from Texas, given that's where Bush is from. But there's a new moron out there basically trying to disgrace America wherever he goes. He's had quite a few controversial documentaries out, including his latest which is now in theatres, called Fahrenheit 911, which has been labled extremely biased by many. Even his own fact checkers have claimed it "is an Op-Ed piece, it's not a news report", effectively acknowledging that's it's very much an opinion-based film.But he's not satisfied with just making incendiary movies. This column in the NY Times points out a few of his vocalizations in other countries. He has his freedom of speech, but I'm embarrassed to be from the same country as he is, and I think he should be ashamed of what he says. He decries the economy, jobs, and the intelligence of America. The economy is generally looked on world wide as the model economy, and is easily the world's greatest. Millions cross our borders to find better jobs. The majority of innovation and technology come from America. He's followed his caustic bias to the point of complete incredulity and lack of fact. And that's on top of just being despicable. Again, because this is such a great country, he has freedom of speech, but so do I, and I think he should just leave this country and never return since he has nothing decent to say about it.
Posted by charr at 2:51 PM
David Brooks' summation of Michael Moore's comments overseas literally made me sick. I can't *believe* Michael Moore has any credibility left at all. How can he get away with inciting violence in Iraq? How can he take the upperhand, calling terrorists "minutemen" and "revolutionaries"? That's disgusting. He's using the volatility of the world to pad his bank account - he is the worst form of opportunist. Can we call him Hanoi Mike yet?
For once Cameron, I agree with you. The only problem is that by talking about him, we make him even more controvercial and popular. The best way to deal with a big-mouth (i.e. Rush Limbaugh) is to ignore them and let them hang themselves. It's innevitable, they can't help it.
Eh, Moore is absolutely disgusting. There is an article by Christopher Hitchens, who cannot be labeled by any stretch of the imagination "conservative friendly." He's not even "conseravtive tolerant." Even so, Hitchens is disgusted by Moore and his mess. Cameron, I couldn't link to this article. When I tried to post, I got a comment submission error that said there was "questionable content" and that the reason was because the link was to MSN. Let me know if you want to read it; I'll email you the address.I do have to disagree with Jason about talking about Moore. I think it's important to talk about Moore and his movies. As long as his movies are treated by some (Hollywood, mainly) as documentaries, then people who know better need to be vocal about what packs of lies his "documentaries" are.
I too am disgusted with Michael Moore. I get so tired of listening to people who are in no way interested in the truth. I am sick of people pursuing their own little agendas in the name of patriotism. As far as I'm concerned, Michael Moore doesn't care about this country. He should move to France.
I find it interesting that Moore still gets credited as a documentary. As shown earlier and by many this is a piece of fiction akin to "Sneakers" ala "my voice is my password". Moore simply took a lot of clips and some clever editing to create a work of fiction much like "Primary Colors" did.
I'll stand alone here for a change.I saw the movie last Friday. Moore's got a lot of Limbaugh tactics. However, like Limbaugh, not everything he says is false. He raises legitimate questions, enough to make me overlook his obnoxiousness. I'm not going to throw the baby out with the bath water as far as this movie is concerned. And for the record, I voted for Bush.