April 4, 2003

Moore is Less

I have been planning a post on the various distortions, exaggerations, and outright lies in Michael Moore's "documentary", Bowling For Columbine. This was based on several articles I had read critiquing the film as much more of a political polemic than a documentary. I am happy to report that as of today, I don't have to assemble all those links and examples from all over the web, because Dave Kopel of NRO has produced the definitive work on the topic for all of us. It's long, but since they're showing this movie in schools as a statement of fact, if not history, for heaven's sake, please get the word out that it's a pile of crap!

My own feeling is that Moore is rather Al Frankenesque in his need to piggyback on the fame of another person to "create" some celebrity for himself. Franken had his Rush, Moore has his Bush. I am breathless with anticipation of what has been reported is Moore's next "project". A documentary (naturally), exploring the insidious connnections between the Bush family and the bin Laden family. If anyone can get to the bottom of that one, I'm sure Moore is the guy, tough, muckraking journalist that he is.

UPDATE: From the I-couldn't-have-said-it-better-myself file, this quote from the refreshing Dennis Miller on Leno's show the other day, regarding Michael Moore:

He's going to wake up every day for the rest of his life, and he's going to tell us how he hates everything about this country except his right to hate it. And then we say that we love it and he's going to tell us what naive sheep we are and that he's the true patriot because he hates it and he sees all the problems in it. Yeah, right, Mike. You know something, if my yawn got any bigger they'd have to assign it a hurricane name, okay? Michael Moore simultaneously represents everything I detest in a human being and everything I feel obligated to defend in an American. Quite simply, it is that stupid moron's right to be that utterly, completely wrong.

Don't sugarcoat it, Dennis.

Posted by dan at April 4, 2003 11:23 PM