Is Michael Moore an Idiot?
by Mark Silva
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. - Get this: Michael Moore, the filmmaker, had this to say about the onslaught of Hurricane Gustav on the eve of the Republican National Convention.
"I was just thinking, this Gustav is proof that there is a God in Heaven.'' Moore said with a chuckle in a televised interview.
"That it would actually be on its way to New Orleans for Day one of the Republican convention up in the twin cities at the top of the Mississippi River,'' Moore said, in an interview with MSNBC's Keith Olbermann, on Countdown.
Unfortunately I have time to look stuff up today, I almost agreed with you out of turn just because it sounded scandelous. Fact is he didn't hope or pray for a hurricane, he says "I hope no one is hurt, and everyone has shelter." He was eluding to the irony of the situation in light of Rev. Dobson praying for rain at the DNC, and the Katrina fiasco the Bush administration failed miserably in handling.
Moore is pretty far left, but he does seem to do a pretty good job uncovering facts main stream media leaves behind. After Ferenheit 911 everyone said how wild and crazy his accusations were about the war in Iraq, and now it turns out he was right about almost everything he said in the movie. Now his movie Sicko has again been getting attention, so instead of talking about the issues brought up there, the media will pull up soundbites similar to what these posts are debating - he somehow wished for Hurricane Gustav, and is glad for it, which is false - instead of talking about the issues raised in Sicko.
Side: the whole interview
My sentiments exactly David. He is very far left but he's a ferret! He discovers things that others would like to remain very well hidden. He is by far no idiot but I can understand that some of the off-handed remarks he makes would make it seem so. I've seen all of his films and read some of his books and one can certainly get lost in his thought patterns...but...think of all the times he was called an idiot or worse and how many times his views turned out to be right on the money. I would never write him off as the Rush Limbaugh of the left though! I almost always choose to allow time to prove him right. He cannot be ignored, nor should he be. This guy does his homework and reveals details one would rather not hear or contend with. If those who are not a fan of Moore take a look at the films he's made and try to remain open, I think you'll discover who he really is.
Side: Mass media would love it if he were
A lot of you know that I try really hard not to lower myself and resort to name calling, but this isn't name calling, it's a fact!
The definition of "idiot" is "an utterly foolish or senseless person." If his comment doesn't show this, then I'm out of touch.
Side: it even needs to be capitalized