Friday, July 02, 2004

Krugman Paragraph of the Day Those who have seen the movie...the ENTIRE movie...know that F911, while undoubtedly an editorial, is at the end a patriotic movie. A movie that reminds you that dissent is a more essential component of loving your country than supporting the President no matter the policy. The former is what happens when you live in a democratic republic with free speech. If the the latter is your guide, you might as well live in a dictatorship. This pretty much sums up my feelings on all of the pundits and the others engaging in lame attempts to be critical of Moore's movie for how he interprets facts:
There has been much tut-tutting by pundits who complain that the movie, though it has yet to be caught in any major factual errors, uses association and innuendo to create false impressions. Many of these same pundits consider it bad form to make a big fuss about the Bush administration's use of association and innuendo to link the Iraq war to 9/11. Why hold a self-proclaimed polemicist to a higher standard than you hold the president of the United States?
To quote a lamo pundit, Indeed. For Pundits and, let's face it, bloggers like me, who constantly take facts and spin 'em in our own fashions to criticize Moore for doing the same thing is clearly idiotic.
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