Fahrenheit 9/11 Does Not Even Deserve the Dubious-Yet-Ubiquitous Description “Based on a True Story”

See this article at Slate for an unusually detailed (for a Web article) look at the highly controversial leftist propaganda piece. Here is an excerpt:

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.

… And I thought the end of the Cold War had also brought an end to the great age of propaganda!

One Reply to “Fahrenheit 9/11 Does Not Even Deserve the Dubious-Yet-Ubiquitous Description “Based on a True Story””

  1. “We were used to such messages in the communist days. Everybody has open eyes and can understand that this is propaganda. It was a weak film that tells us nothing new.”
    —Vaclav Klaus, president of the Czech Republic, after watching the Michael Moore documentary Fahrenheit 9/11. (Reuters, July 12, 2004)

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