You just know Christopher Hitchens isn’t a conservative shill after his mean-spirited hatchet job on the late President Reagan. Even he sees the lies upon lies that stupid white man Michael Moore is spewing out. What makes it worse is that it’s disguised as documentary/expose filmmaking.
The liberal useful idiots and Eurotrash French eat up his stuff like it was gospel. Witness his Best Picture award at Cannes. What a mockery that was. And we’re supposed to forgive the French for turning their backs on us with regard to Iraq? Those polls that said over 30% of them actually wanted Saddam to win the war must not have been a fluke. Here’s a sample of the article, appropriately titled Unfairenheit 9/11, but you must read it all:
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.
By all means, go see the movie, but read Hitchens’ article either before or after. Personally I will see it, but I’d never pay ten smackolas for that tripe. I’ll wait for it to be a bargain video or DVD rental at the shopette.
As for the French….the underdog Greek national football team just eliminated the mighty(is overrated spelled with one r or two?), defending champions from Euro 2004. They’re going nuts in Athens’ Omonia Square right now.
Woohoo! I bet the French team would like to crawl up and hide in Michael Moore’s neck fat right about now.
On a related sports note from yesterday: As if the gut-wrenching defeat to France in the opener wasn’t hard enough, the England team lost to the hosts, Portugal, on a phantom foul that robbed them of a game-winning goal with 2 minutes left. It will go down in history as one of the worst calls ever. The country’s mourning today, not even being able to gather up the energy to be hooligans. Now they know how the 2001 Raiders felt.