Knight Of The Mind

I'll do my best to present a philosophical and generally conservative look at current events and life, the universe and everything. Readers are invited to take all that's posted herein with a grain of salt. or if they prefer, a grain of salt, a slice of lime and a shot of tequila.

Location: Alexandria, Virginia, United States

Greetings and welcome. My name is Steve, I'm 35 years old and I work for the US Army as an Operations Research Analyst. Hence my blog title Knight Of The Mind.

Monday, July 05, 2004

FahrenHATE 9-1-1: A Roundup Of Propaganda

Michael Moore has bilked the radical left for every dime they hadn't given to Howard Dean over the internet. In the process, he has stepped into a hornet's nest of criticisms. Here is some of what people have written.

1)Moore Didn't Start the Fire. Why Fahrenheit 9/11 fails to ignite.
Brian Doherty (Reason Magazine).

Doherty wanted to like Fahrenhate because he doesn't like President Bush. He expressed disappointment over how poorly made and unbelievable a hatchett job the film actually was.

This doesn't bode well for the film's longevity. if Michael Moore can't win over the only bunch of Libertarians to go on record endorsing Al Gore in election 2K, he won't be in the theatres two weeks from now.

2)Michael Moore’s Fahrenheit 9/11 -- “Something Stupid This Way Comes”
| 3 July, 2004 | John Armor (

Mr. Armor had a different view of the film entirely. Like Doherty, he was disappointed. Unlike, Mr. Doherty, Armor was disappointed not to be watching Celsius 250. The temperature at which lard burns!

He seems to believe there's some pricking going on here, but it doesn't involve anybody's thumbs.

3) Be Like Mike - William Raspberry, Washington Post. I'll let Raspberry speak for himself. He proves how hard it is to actually come out swinging in defense of Fahrencrap 9/11 and still remain objective.

Michael Moore's "Fahrenheit 9/11" is everything you've heard. It is a searing indictment of the Bush administration's war on terror. It is an eye-opening expose of a president whose inexperience and limited intelligence make him tragically unsuited for the job. It is a masterful job of connecting the dots between Saudi money and the business interests of the president and his friends. And it is an overwrought piece of propaganda--a 110-minute hatchet job that doesn't even bother to pretend to be fair.

4) Independance Institute - Fifty-nine Deceits in Fahrenheit 911. David Kopel.

Kopel hates Moore so much that there almost isn't enough of Moore for him to hate. He points out an enumeration of cow flops emitted by King Hollywood in the course of the crockumentary. It's good, hard opinion journalism, but it falls into the nerd trap and renders the reader too soporific to chuck rotting fruit at the people who actually appreciate all of Michael Moore's hard work.

So tens of millions of $$$ later, where does this movie leave America. Preferably, out on the beach ignoring this cinematic garbage. Those not sun-worshipping, are now $7 poorer and more convinced.

Convinced of what? Nothing they they weren't convinced of before. You drink the Ghoul-Aide on this one or rapidly exit the theatre. Whichever route you choose, you leave more pissed-off.

Moore has nothing positive to offer. But that's just opinion #5; Knight of The Mind's verdict on this trolladytic exercise in cheapshooting that masquerades as a motion picture.


As you may or may not already be aware, members of the Watcher's Council hold a vote every week on what they consider to be the most link-worthy pieces of writing around... per the Watcher's instructions, I am submitting one of my own posts for consideration in the upcoming nominations process.
Here is the most recent winning council post, here is the most recent winning non-council post, here is the list of results for the latest vote, and here is the initial posting of all the nominees that were voted on.

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