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June 19, 2004

Fox News Likes Moore's Film

Fahrenheit 9-11. Absurd, right. Exactly, most people there don't even like the idea of it - but a Robert Freidman who works there, does.

(Except apparently Fox ripped it off its news site between now and yesterday, because I can only find a
Google Cache, which I'll file here.).
... But once "F9/11" gets to audiences beyond screenings, it won't be dependent on celebrities for approbation. It turns out to be a really brilliant piece of work, and a film that members of all political parties should see without fail.

As much as some might try to marginalize this film as a screed against President George Bush, "F9/11" — as we saw last night — is a tribute to patriotism, to the American sense of duty  —  and at the same time a indictment of stupidity and avarice.

Readers of this column may recall that I had a lot of problems with Moore's "Bowling for Columbine," particularly where I thought he took gratuitous shots at helpless targets such as Charlton Heston. "Columbine" too easily succeeded by shooting fish in a barrel, as they used to say. ...