Posted by: Anonymous Coward
on July 14, 2004 04:40 AM
I agree with you to a certain extent on your distaste with Michael Moore but you're missing the point. Moore is just counterbalancing the right leaning bias in the main stream media. I am horrified at just how misleading and biased all media around the world really is. Only the BBC and The Times still practice fair and balanced journalism.
In defence of Moore though, he doesn't say anything directly wrong in his publications. He may state something that may be only 80% true or he may not tell the whole story just to get his point of view across but the Bush Administration and Blair did lie about Iraq having WMD and Iraq having links with Al Queda and 9/11.
In Moore's book, "Dude, Where's My Country?", Moore says that the Democrats are just as bad as the Republicans. He's not totally one sided. Fahrenheit 911 is just a brief synopsis of Dude, Where's My Country?
I didn't find Moore's film too astonishing. He basically said that the American started the Iraqi war for money and that the proletariats of America are the ones who have to pay the price. What's new?
BTW, Moore sounds pretty silly when he speaks about the situation in Northern Ireland. He should stick to what he understands, America.