Read this. If you don't want to puke after reading Moore's quotes, you should probably just pack up and move to France. Or Iran.
Roger & Me was a funny film. I was able to overlook the out-of-context nature of it, and the leftist bias, and actually enjoy the humor of this movie. I did not, therefore, start out hating Mr. Moore. I felt he was a talented film-maker with an ideological axe to grind. And that's fine.
I started hating him when, in the immediate wake of 9/11, he pondered why it had happened. You see, in Moore's world, this was a direct result of the Bush administration's refusal to support the Kyoto Treaty. He wondered why the terrorists (freedom-fighters?) would attack New York, since that state went for Gore, and most of the murdered were likely Democrats.
Moore further sickened me when he predicted massive gains for the Democrats in the 2002 Congressional elections, and then erased his comments from his Web site after it became clear this was not to be the result. That is clearly an example of intellectual dishonesty in the extreme.
Then there was the fiasco when he turned his award-acceptance speech for Bowling For Columbine into a semi-lucid rant against Bush. What a pretentious prick! Did most viewers tune in to hear a political speech? No. So why subject them to it?
But the final icing on the cake of my contempt has to be the above-linked comments he so recently made. This guy is wishing for more American deaths in Iraq. This guy is hoping we fail there.
I wouldn't piss on a guy like Michael Moore if he were on fire.
But Mr. Moore isn't the problem, you see. The problem is that millions of people buy his books. Millions of people watch his movies. Millions of people think this fat, fat, FAT pile of shit is a fucking modern-day sage.
That's the problem.
There is a 5th column in the US today. It is comprised of the terrorists, and their supporters on the Left. (Not all Leftists agree with Moore. Few do. But enough do that it should scare us all.)
Will Nader renounce Moore's likely endorsement in 2004? Or does Nader think this is the kind of thing a responsible American thinks?