Thursday, June 24, 2004

Michael Moore bashing. Christopher Hitchens, who's liberal credentials are well known, a former writer for The Nation and writing for Slate, totally trashes Moore's new movie. Money quote:
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.

The beating gets worse, as Hitchens picks the movie apart piece by piece.

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