Urbin Report

Tuesday, July 06, 2004

Reiland on Moore.

Ralph Reiland shows that Moore can parse works like BJ Clinton:

The biggest lie in Fahrenheit 9/11 is the picture of pre-war Iraq. Michael Moore shows a happy collage of smiling Iraqis in a beautifully tranquil country -- a kid getting his hair cut in a barber shop, a couple getting married, children flying kites. There's no picture of a gassed Kurd, no picture of the acid baths or eye gouging in Saddam's torture chambers, no picture of anyone being slowly lowered into an industrial shredder, no picture of Iraqi troops tossing premature babies out of incubators in Kuwait, no hint of why millions of Iraqis fled their homeland after Saddam came to power, no picture of how hard it is to fly a kite without hands.