Wednesday, May 19, 2004

Michael Moore Hates America
From today's Political Diary: Michael Moore, the loudmouth director whose Bush-bashing film "Fahrenheit 9/11" just won a 20-minute standing ovation at the Cannes Film Festival, is being tailed by Mike Wilson, a young filmmaker who plans to explode the Michael Moore myth with his own documentary.

Mr. Wilson is using techniques similar to the ones Mr. Moore employed to ridicule General Motors chairman Roger Smith and National Rifle Association President Charlton Heston in earlier films. First, Mr. Wilson spent a year trying to get an on-camera interview with Mr. Moore. When he was rebuffed, he finally confronted Mr. Moore at a book-signing in Minnesota. "He started screaming at me," Mr. Wilson recalls. "We were able to get the whole thing on film. We've decided to call the film 'Michael Moore Hates America.'"

Mr. Moore is notoriously sensitive to criticism. When Alan Murray of CNBC took him to task in his Wall Street Journal column for serious factual inaccuracies in "Fahrenheit 9/11," Mr. Moore ignored Mr. Murray's specific objections and responded "What would you expect from the WSJ, the biggest pro-business, pro-war paper in the country?"

Nuff said.


Beth said...

What I love about you guys is that when you see something you don't like, you decide to lower yourself to its level instead of sticking to your own principles and being bigger men.

Matto said...

As long as they give prizes for being at that level (e.g., Academy Awards) it seems like a good level to be at.

Beth said...

Hey, I've never liked Michael Moore that much, but if we're going to play at that level, I'm down so long as the Right stops whining about Moore.

Be against him or be like him. Your choice.