Sunday, December 26, 2004

Fahrenheit 911

I couldn't sleep so I popped in F911. I have had the DVD for several months now, but never got around to watching it. Some how I knew I would need it. It surprised even me and I had very low expectations. I feel confident I could disprove or at least shed serious doubt on every single accusation Moore makes. But, that isn't even necessary, others have already done it far more eloquently than I ever could. Moore falls back on his recurring theme "scared white men" that made him so popular with bowling for columbine. Lawyers and white men seem to be the only PC targets to ridicule these days. I would hate to be a white male lawyer.....

Back to the movie. Conspiracy theories abound, too many to list. I'll pick one, the Saudi's link. At least I think that is one of the main themes.

Since we started importing oil from Saudi Arabia I believe every President has had direct ties with the Saudi's. For fun I ran a google search on Bill Clinton to find a link to the Saudi's. I was surprised to find a tie to the Saudi's after 911 in about 15 seconds.

"In 2002, Bill Clinton traveled to bin Laden's hometown of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, to address a group of Saudi businessmen. He was paid $267,000"

"Hillary Clinton makes $750,000 in payments from three Arab nations with ties to the 9/11 hijackers in 2003, including a $267,000 speaking fee from a group funded by the family of Osama bin Laden."

and I am not a professional at this. I could go on forever, I won't. The underlying issue that gets over looked is what I want to write about.

Why is Michael Moore, a shock jock film maker, a proven liar (repeatedly), an extremist, a propagandist, a.... (insert colorful adjectives here) given the benefit of the doubt repeatedly and legitimized by comments like "there's also a heck of a lot of truth in his film?" You know if you give 1000 monkeys 1000 video cameras they could come up with a heck of a lot of truth too.

Fahrenheit 911, sparking anti-americanism near you.

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