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June 30, 2004

On Michael Moore

I will take it on faith that Michael Moore's film is humorous propaganda. As lefty humorous propaganda goes, I tend to prefer that of Al Franken. From the Right, I prefer that of Dennis Miller. So when is Dennis Miller going to make a movie?

Who cares?

I find it disheartening that the Left does itself in so simplemindedly by trumpeting this kind of tomfoolery as serious polemics. Then again it most certainly speaks to the level of thought and gut responses many people take to their political views. What can I say? There are certainly those among the blogosphere whose reputations would suffer by quoting Cobb's wit and wisdom. I'm happy to be on the blogrolls of many an august writer out there but I don't expect all that many trackbacks from all of those who even link here permanently. My point is that everyone has their level of seriousness, and it's a disappointment that my ideological antagonists stoop so low for aid and comfort. Then again who am I?

I am someone who refuses to be taken in by Moore, and I'm rather ashamed that it has come to this - faux documentaries. Then again, our side has Ann Coulter and Sean Hannity. Celebrity Deathmatch anyone?

Posted by mbowen at June 30, 2004 06:09 PM

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I have no interest in seeing the movie.

That being said, have you forgotten about "The Clinton Chronicles" and how it was pimped on "The 700 Club"?

Posted by: DarkStar at June 30, 2004 06:25 PM

I think you're understating the film by dismissing it as merely humorous propaganda--it's far more insidious than that. It's the lefty version of the Clinton Chronicles.

It's the 90 Minute Hate.

Picture of dead baby? Cue picture of a smirking Bush. Clips of gung-ho American soldiers bragging about the rush they get? Cue more pics of dead Iraqis and grieving mothers.

It's almost Pavlovian. Moore rings the bells and the audience salivates accordingly.

I saw it Tuesday, so I am fully entitled to whine about it.

Posted by: Christopher Cross at July 1, 2004 12:12 AM

What do you do when you are surrounded by salivating maniacs? Leave the building quickly. At some point you cannot dignify the idiotic. I am satisfied that sensible and intelligent folks like Hitch have dissed it and I leave it at that. In the end, all you have to say it that it was fatuous and wrong, and never reference "its" predictions no matter how they turn out. Anyone can come up with mindless speculation - if subsequent research bears them out that doesn't validate their thinking. (Can you smell the WMD irony here?)

Again I point back to this...

In the end there were only two options. Regime change or containment. Everyone should have their reasons. You can hope the President's ideas are yours, but ultimately you are on a train going in one direction or another.

Posted by: Cobb at July 1, 2004 12:25 AM

heh, I laughed loudly at all the "inappropriate" times.

Were I less than 6'3", 230 I'd have been in trouble--but alas.

Oh, other fun bit? The first trailer was for "The Motorcycle Diaries"--the new movie about Che Guevara...

Posted by: Christopher Cross at July 1, 2004 01:44 PM

Do they give an Oscar for "Outstanding humorous fiction"???

Posted by: True_Liberal at July 1, 2004 03:05 PM

I take it back. I'm not going to watch this film. I feel slightly better spending the 10 bucks on popsicles for my kids.

Posted by: Cobb at July 10, 2004 06:05 PM