1. Wednesday, June 23, 2004

    you’d think after eight years in office 

    theyd find something other than a blowjob to bash Clinton over, but nah.

    and you’d think that Christopher Hitchens wouldn’t come across as such a rabid bitch in his whiny slate peice, but some people think thats the only way to get attention.


    although it is sorta funny seeing hitchens so incredibly pissed off that michael moore even had the gall to make a movie about what most of america believes to be a pisspoor handling of the 9/11 tragedies and our president’s insistence to invade iraq even though bin laden had no ties to iraq.

    here are some excerpts from todays 4,300+ word movie review in Slate:

    *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.

    *I never quite know whether Moore is as ignorant as he looks, or even if that would be humanly possible.

    * How dumb or thuggish do you have to be in order to counter one form of stupidity and cowardice with another?

    And those are the nice parts.

    Before Hitchens dared Moore to a debate, one that would be only slightly more interesting if rush limbaugh officiated it, or it was held in a steel cage, he reached so far as to defend president bush in the clip that is now being used in the farenheight 9/11 trailer.

    “The president is also captured in a well-worn TV news clip, on a golf course, making a boilerplate response to a question on terrorism and then asking the reporters to watch his drive. Well, that’s what you get if you catch the president on a golf course. If Eisenhower had done this, as he often did, it would have been presented as calm statesmanship. If Clinton had done it, as he often did, it would have shown his charm.”

    and then he fell for the red herring of trying to prove moore wrong about saddam’s importance and the war in iraq, when all along everyone at this point knows that iraq has nothing to do with 9/11 other than in bush’s mind.

    either way i hope hitchens stops being jealous that moore kicked his ass by making a trifecta of documentaries that are the three biggest docs ever released in the history of film.

    meanwhile hitchens has made 5-6 docs that no one has ever seen.

    keep writing for slate, bro. i hope it gets you far.

    ed smirk + matt welch + gonzo lives