Aloha, back from a very-much-needed vacation. Certainly not ready to return to work, nor necessarily to catch up on all the news I missed ("I wouldn't say I missed it, Bob..."), but I thought this little recap of the latest Michael Moore fiction by Slate was good:
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.