The New York Times is reporting that Disney has told Miramax not to distribute Michael Moore’s latest anti-Bush film.
I’m sure the usual crowd will call this a victory for Evil Corporations™, but I’ve a different take on this.
From what has been released of this film, it’s so odious that it would end up turning swing voters off in a major way. Moore wouldn’t know subtelty if it dropped a MOAB on his corpulent ass, and based on what’s been released at this point Fahrenheit 9/11 would not only be over-the-top in its attacks against Bush, but disgustingly so.
Of course, Moore will play the martyr nevertheless:
Mr. Moore does not disagree that “Fahrenheit 911” is highly charged, but he took issue with the description of it as partisan. “If this is partisan in any way it is partisan on the side of the poor and working people in this country who provide fodder for this war machine,” he said.
If by "poor and working people" he means arrogant limousine liberals, washed out peaceniks, and America-hating bombthrowers he’d be right. However, Moore really does think that his hateful brand of partisanship is some kind of secular crusade.
Moore’s arrogance truly knows no bounds.
UPDATE: Captain’s Quarters has an excellent piece giving more of the background to this decision.