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Subject: Re: Dallas sees Sicko Date: 7/8/2007 1:31 PM
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<<And please, it's unreasonable to demand that everyone see Michael Moore's epic before commenting on it writes SP
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Say what!

If you are going to criticize something you should see, read or visit it.

That's 101.

buzman
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So you listen to Rush Limbaugh three hours per day to keep up with his line of argument?




Michael Moore is talking about a public policy he thinks should be adopted. I don't need his movie to discuss such issues in a thoughtful or rational way ---- not when I have my Liberal friends to carry on such a discussion.

If you are going to review the acting in a movie, I'd say you need to see it to judge it. That's not true when you are discussing the propaganda generated by a partisan on a political issue, which best describes Michael Moore.


I feel the same way about AlGore's propaganda epic, "An Inconvenient Truth." There is no particular reason I need to be the captive audience of a politician with a point of view to sell. I'm open to discussing the issues raised, and do so very often. I prefer to do so in forums like this one where ideas can be discussed back and forth rather than simply hearing the packaged political product.


There are occasions where listening to the propagandist in person is worthwhile. I attended one of Lewis Farrakhan's lectures once upon a time, I was impressed by the impact of a talented and charismatic propagandist. Similarly, I've seen Michael Moore's "Roger and Me" and "Bowling for Columbine" in which Michael Moore repeats his weak arguments in semi dramatic ways to showcase them to best effect.

All Michael Moore does is repeat the methods he showcased in "Roger and Me." Like Lewis Farrakhan and Rush Limbaugh, it's worth seeing once to see the methods used, but no one should feel obligated to sit through repeat performances unless they enjoy that kind of thing.



Seattle Pioneer



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