I know the American public has always displayed short-term memory but it was only ten months ago when fame and money hungry movie director Michael Moore unveiled his attempt to steer the election away from President Bush. And yes it was an attempt, a strong attempt but alas, a failed attempt. The problem was that his promotion of the film was based on weak liberal media propaganda that hoped to spread the word that Bush was losing the election, the majority of American people demanded change and the majority of the American public wanted George Bush out and John Kerry in.
This week, an article in The National Review by Byron York helps dispel the myth that is Michael Moore and his influence or lack of one on the election of 2004. The editor’s note on the site tells all you need to know about York and his recent book.
Byron York's new book, The Vast Left Wing Conspiracy, details how MoveOn.org, George Soros, Michael Moore, 527 groups, Al Franken, and other Democratic activists built a powerful new network to attack President Bush and his initiatives. One of the key strategies of those activists in 2004 was the effort to create an impression in the public mind that there was a wave of anti-Bush anger sweeping over the country, which would inevitably lead to the president's defeat in last November's election.
As a person (as many do) who reads books and newspapers, watches news programs and listens to the radio, I am familiar with these attempts at this failed impression. Everywhere from CBS and ABC news to Howard Stern and on to Jon Stewart, you could hear how America demanded change, the majority of Americans demanded change. At least to me, it all seemed so lame and lacking of any depth or truth. Often I asked myself and my friends and family the question, “If I could see through this thin and poorly fabricated propaganda, could others?” The answer was always yes. Now, truth be told thanks to Byron York.
Michael Moore has always seemed to come off as an arrogant and pompous opportunist and still does as I eagerly await (not really) his latest crock-umentary in 2007, Fahrenheit 9/11 ½ (and before you think I am crazy, this is not a joke). Moore is going to the well yet again to raid the American public’s pockets for more American cash. Since of course he loves to hate this country so much it only seems fair and reasonable that he attempts to go back to the scene of his crime and rob your piggybanks.