June 22, 2004

The Public Evisceration of Michael Moore

"Ever wondered if there's a literary equivalent of someone attacking a hanging side of beef with a chain saw? Wonder no more." -- James Lileks

To describe this film as dishonest and demagogic would almost be to promote those terms to the level of respectability. To describe this film as a piece of crap would be to run the risk of a discourse that would never again rise above the excremental. To describe it as an exercise in facile crowd-pleasing would be too obvious. Fahrenheit 9/11 is a sinister exercise in moral frivolity, crudely disguised as an exercise in seriousness. It is also a spectacle of abject political cowardice masking itself as a demonstration of "dissenting" bravery.
-- Unfairenheit 9/11 - The lies of Michael Moore. By Christopher Hitchens

Posted by Vanderleun at June 22, 2004 8:13 AM
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Out of pure curiousity, what research have you done on the counting methods used by the State Department on worldwide terrorism.

Secondly, I am also deeply curious to know how it is that the entire State Department becomes 'subverted' during the course of an administration, and if they were able to subvert this organization of career government employees, why they weren't able to get a lot more traction out of DoS in the Iraq war lead in?

Just curious.

And finally, I'm not certain I follow you when you assert that Gerard is paid to understand things a certain way. I just don't quite follow you there.

Posted by: Bravo Romeo Delta at June 22, 2004 10:53 AM