Wednesday, June 23, 2004

Unfairenheit 9/11 - The lies of Michael Moore. By Christopher Hitchens

It's quite interesting to see how many people are being intensely vitriolic about Michael Moore's new film. I haven't seen it yet, but will do as soon as it opens here in the UK.
In this piece, Christopher Hitchens attacke Moore for being didactic and one-sided. Interestingly this piece fails for exactly the same reasons that he claims the Moore does. Hitchens, it seems, is unable to conceive that there might be any cause for concern at Bush's foreign policy; the wars he has embroiled the US in; the damage Bush has done to America's standing worldwide.
He seems to want to trumpet the virtues of the US, the belief in the right to free speech etc, but only if the free speech is that which he and the American right want to hear.

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