Jeff Jarvis has an excellent and pointed evisceration of Michael Moore’s propaganda that is nearly as good as Christopher Hitchen’s. Jarvis hits why Moore’s latest polemic is so horribly anti-American:
After leaving the theater and walking by the black man now shaking his head at what Moore had wrought and the people with bring-down-Bush clipboards, I made my way back to New Jersey through the PATH train at the World Trade Center where, most of you know, I was on 9/11. And now I was shaking my head. Michael Moore did not present bin Laden and the terrorists and religious fanatics (from other lands) as the enemy who did this. No, to him, our enemy is within. To him, our enemy is us. And that’s worse than stupid and sad and it’s most certainly not entertaining. It’s disgusting.
Moore’s film clearly is the basest of propanda, a shamefully manipulative piece that presents only one side of the story. The way in which Moore portrays pre-war Baghdad as being some kind of idyllic setting – no mass graves, no tortures, no rapes, is simply disgusting. Moore isn’t anti-war he’s cheerleading for the other side.
As National Review‘s Byron York astutely points out, the way in which the Democrats have embraced this film is massively idiotic. The Democrats are now on record as supporting a piece of filth that argues that the Iraqis were better off with Saddam, that the attacks of September 11 were a ruse so that Unocal could build an oil platform.
Quite frankly, I hope this film does very well. I hope that every Democrat sees it, and I really hope that John Kerry gives it a hearty endorsement.
There could be nothing better to show how shamelessly partisan and completely out of touch with the realities of this war the Democrats are. Tying the Democrats to Michael Moore must have Karl Rove smiling – and he doesn’t have to do a thing.