March 30, 2003

Kristin Hohenadel's March 30, 2003 special to the Los Angeles Times, "Michael Moore, the new diplomat" (to Europe) is an eye-opening analysis of Michael Moore's rise to infamy. His 1989 documentary, "Roger and Me," had redeeming value because it spoke to the plight of ordinary working people. However, his head got so unreasonably swollen from his vitriolic bestselling book, "Stupid White Men," and his disturbing, Oscar-winning documentary film, "Bowling for Columbine," that his common sense membrane ruptured from left-wing extremism. Indeed, even though he pandered his anti-American tripe to France and Europe weeks before, the French press hit the mark by calling him, "the hero of the leftist fight in the United States, and "Bowling for Columbine" "an American diatribe." They went on the say that "Moore's Achilles heel is this awful self-aggrandizing streak, his flaunting of plain guy compassion... "Bowling for Columbine" is a big confused hectoring righteous mess..."

That said, Michael Moore's March 27, 2003 Los Angeles Times commentary, "I'd like to thank the Vatican," isn't funny; no excuse, nor does he speak for the majority of Americans, who are not liberal in his warped sense of the word. He's simply crude and so full of himself, because of his success at preaching to the liberal choir, that he thinks he speaks for us like other celebrities of his ilk (Barbara Streisand, Martin Sheen, Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins). Alas, at the Academy "Rewards," poor Michael -- once one of us -- now swims on his belly with other bottom feeders, political dregs and America-haters who arrogantly exercise the tyranny of the minority. "Shame on you, Mr. Bush?" No, shame on you, Mr. Moore. It's too late for you to deflect the inescapable truth that you are just an ungrateful American representing nothing but yourself as a stupid white man.