Gregory G. H. Rihn (milwaukeesfs) wrote,
Gregory G. H. Rihn

Fahrenheit 9/11

On July 5th we did the patriotic American thing and thumbed our noses at our government by going to see Michael Moore’s anti-Bush rant, “Fahrenheit 9/11.” Not that ranting is a BAD thing--. Actually, the piece was much less strident than reviews had lead us to believe, although still quite merciless in its attack on our administration’s fatuities and dishonesties. Is it fair? No. Is it balanced? No. Is it good cinema? Sure is. There wasn’t much there that we weren’t previously aware of, but there was some new information, and all of it packaged in very accessible and affecting way. This is the kind of scorched-earth, take-no-prisoners criticism we have been getting from characters like Limbaugh, Hannity and Coulter for years. They have had the gall to claim that they are ‘fair and balanced’ and whine about ‘liberal media bias.’ Well—“Fahrenheit 9/11” is what liberal media bias really looks like. The right has been asking for it for years, now they’ve got it, and they can’t take it.

If you’re a committed Bush supporter, I doubt this film will change any minds. If you are doubtful at all which way to vote this November, by all means, see it now. And if you are supporting “regime change at home,” go and see it as a way of sticking out your tongue at the neocons. (Not to mention Michael Eisner of Disney who also, as Snoopy says, “deserves to be BLEAHED.”)
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