Poisonous narcissism for the uninformed
The Democratic party lost me years ago, and by embracing Michael Moore they sure aren’t trying to win me back.
Moore’s been very effective at self-promotion. Amazingly (to me) for such a fat guy, he’s Hollywood’s #1 Narcissist of the week. His movies are “all about him”, and don’t bother with substance.
I previously posted on how Hitchens already ripped the film up one side & down the other, and now the movie’s at a cinema near you. Everybody has an opinion: from Chris Muir in today’s Day By Day,
It is not a documentary which seeks to present the facts truthfully. The most significant offense that movie commits is to cheapen the political debate by dehumanizing the President and presenting him as a cartoon.
Gwendolyn Tose’-Rigell, the principal at Emma E. Booker Elementary School (“I don’t think anyone could have handled it better,” Tose’-Rigell told the Sarasota Herald-Tribune in a story published Wednesday. “What would it have served if he had jumped out of his chair and ran out of the room?” ), that banner carrier of The Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy, the Chicago Sun Times
In December 1997, a delegation from Afghanistan’s ruling and ruthless Taliban visited the United States to meet with an oil and gas company that had extensive dealings in Texas. The company, Unocal, was interested in building a natural gas line through Afghanistan. Moore implies that Bush, who was then governor of Texas, met with the delegation.
But, as Gannett News Service points out, Bush did not meet with the Taliban representatives. What’s more, Clinton administration officials did sit down with Taliban officials, and the delegation’s visit was made with the Clinton administration’s permission.
and Jeff Jarvis (not exactly a Bush supporter)
In Moore’s view, you’re either with him or against him. Hmmm, who else looks at the world that way?
Yup, Moore is just he mirror image of what he despises. He is the O’Reilly… the Bush of the left.
But it’s Andrew Ferguson who hits the bulls-eye:
Will anyone care that the movie, viewed as either art or journalism, is a mess? “Fahrenheit 9/11” has a Palme d’Or from the Cannes film festival — and now the implicit endorsement of the Democratic Party establishment.
This embrace of Moore’s crackpottery is great news for Moore, very bad news for Democrats — just as the GOP’s kooky flirtations under Clinton did damage it has yet to recover from.
The Democrats are losers when embracing Moore’s poisonous narcissism for the uninformed.