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Wednesday, May 05, 2004

Disney Censors Dumbo

The far left's Minister of Propaganda is once again bleating about the unfairness of it all. Michael Moore, having apparently escaped from the clutches of George Bush and the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy (VRWC), has now discovered another threat to his life, liberty, and pursuit of an all-you-can-eat buffet: Disney.

Michael seems to suspect that Disney is keeping his new film, Fahrenheit 911, under wraps for fear of angering Governor Jeb with its criticisms of President George. Disney hasn't commented so we can't yet know why for the delay, but anyone who is familiar with Moore's deceptiveness and self-agrandizing paranoia shouldn't be surprised by this latest furor. The Cannes Film Festival is just weeks away, and Fahrenheit 911 is in competition without having received - gasp! - any buzz at all. Well, Michael has made sure there's some buzz now.

Having not as yet seen the film I can't comment on its quality. But I can comment on the quality of the man who made it; he's a deceitful jerk with delusions of adequacy and a lack of personal grooming skills. Perhaps Disney has joined the VRWC, but there's also the chance they're not releasing the film because it's crap, or because they're afraid it's filled with half-truths and lies of omission like his last one. Personally, I hope they get it into the theaters post haste. My philosophy on such things is that one should never be afraid to let a fool speak, because in so doing he will inevitably reveal his foolishness to the world at large.


Oh, and no filthy lie about the evil hobo killer this evening. Moore has (more than) filled up the holding cage here at the zoo, so Professor Reynolds will just have to wait his turn.