Tuesday, June 22, 2004
Christopher Hitchens reviews Michael Moores' Fahrenheit 911 and finds crap.
Hitchens' reminds me of how far from his quality of writer I am when he tells us that:
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.
What is wrong with Hitchens' review? He's too polite. With the recent actions of Moore's distributor, we can see that they accept endorsements of Fahrenheit 911 from terrorists. Can they make their allegiance any clearer?
Robin 8:48 AM