Sunday, June 27, 2004

Playground rules: Hitchy thinks Mikey Unfair Chris Hitchens is mad at Michael Moore for being in his esteemed estimation unfair. We all know that lies, deceit, and bullshit that leads to the death of thousands is far less damaging to the state of world affairs and American culture than being unfair. In one of his delusional statements, Hitchy mentinos that: One of the many problems with the American left, and indeed of the American left, has been its image and self-image as something rather too solemn, mirthless, herbivorous, dull, monochrome, righteous, and boring. How many times, in my old days at The Nation magazine, did I hear wistful and semienvious ruminations? Where was the radical Firing Line show? Who will be our Rush Limbaugh? I used privately to hope that the emphasis, if the comrades ever got around to it, would be on the first of those and not the second. But the meetings themselves were so mind-numbing and lugubrious that I thought the danger of success on either front was infinitely slight. Sounds like he is missing all of those cool, joyful, energetic rethugnicans. Yeah, when I think of Firing Line, I say to myself... Man, William Buckley just exudes charisma and excitement!" Hitchy goes on to say: To describe this film as dishonest and demagogic would almost be to promote those terms to the level of respectability. To describe this film as a piece of crap would be to run the risk of a discourse that would never again rise above the excremental. To describe it as an exercise in facile crowd-pleasing would be too obvious. Fahrenheit 9/11 is a sinister exercise in moral frivolity, crudely disguised as an exercise in seriousness. It is also a spectacle of abject political cowardice masking itself as a demonstration of "dissenting" bravery. Ok, Hitchy lets elevate chimpy McFlightsuit to respectability but take down critics because you think they are unfair? WTF?!
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