Mark Goldblatt compounds The Dowd Rule in National Review Online. One "I Wish I'd Said That" quotation:
Quick aside on Moore: Flip through his book next time you pass it on a shelf. Note the SENTENCES IN CAPITAL LETTERS. Note the preponderance of exclamation points! In the current climate, Moore is a wobbling monument to the false impression that mouthing egalitarian clichés from the Sixties constitutes a reasoned worldview; in a more literate time, Moore would pass for a JERRY SPRINGER GUEST!
I don't link too often, but this one is too good to pass up.
Speaking of Moore, he's hawking his new movie, "Bowling for Columbine" with an email campaign urging people to go to advance screenings. A few folks have already Fisked the email a bit, but he's such a big target, I'm sure there's room for a few cheap shots ala pundit joyeux.
and no one, in all the advance screenings I have attended, has left the theatre with anything short of rage.
"I paid eight bucks to see that piece of crap! EIGHT BUCKS!"
With this movie I have broadened my canvas to paint a portrait of our nation at the beginning of the 21st century, a nation that seems hell-bent on killing first and asking questions later.
And here I thought you broadened your canvas because you couldn't fit into it anymore.
If it does poorly, I will have a difficult time finding the funding for the movie I want to make next -- a film about 9/11 and how Bush is using that tragic day as a cover for his right-wing agenda.
Don't let that happen. Don't let the NRA have one more success by stopping the wider distribution of this movie. And, together, let us not remain silent in our opposition to Bush's phony war against Iraq.
Why, just the other day, I saw Charlton Heston going door-to-door asking people not to go see "Bowling For Columbine".
It's all there... the paranoia, the delusions of grandeur, and the supersize bags of cheeze doodles.