June 27th, 2004 | filed in News

Fahrenheit 9/11

Saw it this afternoon.

It was a swift kick in the stomach for me.

While I already *KNEW* most of everything that Moore presents in the movie fact-wise, the way he presents brings everything into brutal clarity. Couple that with the fact that I have more or less avoided seeing most of the war imagery coming out of Iraq and Afghanistan by getting my news via radio instead of TV, and my response to this movie was visceral.

I was sick with disgust with our leaders when it was all over.

Moore may be a masterful propagandist, as some say, but if you put this movie up against the wall-to-wall bias of the 24-hour/7-day a week onslaught of the forces of the FOX News Channel, I’d say it’s like pissing in the wind. Maybe I’ll be wrong, though — especially judging by the line that stretched around the floor of the theatre waiting to get into the next showing.

People want to see. And they should. Even if you disagree with Moore or his methods, you should still see this film. And drag your Republican friends if you can. You’ll have much to discuss when it’s over.

(On a side note, I just noticed the site was down for much the weekend! Looks like I overwrote the index.html file by accident when I was uploading to another directory. Whoops! Sorry about the outage. It’s obviously fixed now.)