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March 06, 2005

Moore grist for the mill: Plump Pundit a Portly Pariah!

McQ of Q and O seems to be having a good time with a recent SF Examiner article by Kathleen Antrim on the decline of Michael Moore's star among the Hollywood left. (McQ titles his post "Moore in eclipse on the Left Coast." He needs to proofread more carefully; clearly he meant to write "Moore CAUSES eclipse on the Left Coast." *rim shot*)

Proof that Moore's in the waning phase: The article starts with fat jokes. Why, the nerve, to criticize a major artist just because he happens to be endowed with abundant avoirdupois!

First, Michael Moore threw his creative weight and his celluloid into defeating President Bush's re-election.

It continues with delicious, hateful gossip from Moore's ex-manager:

[Moore's former manager Douglas] Urbanski feels no compunction in talking about the only client he ever fired. In fact, he fired Moore with a 10-page letter.

"A more dishonest and demented person I have never met," Urbanski wrote me in an e-mail, "and I have known a few! And he is more money obsessed than any I have known, and that's saying a lot."

Urbanski believes that Moore hates America, hates capitalism and hates any normal concept of freedom and democracy.

My goodness! Where on earth does he get that idea?

Many blame him for provoking conservative voters and contributing to John Kerry's defeat in the presidential election. He's become the No. 1 favorite target of leftists.

"In certain [Hollywood] circles he is a shutout," Urbanski said.

I've had mixed reactions to Moore's fall from grace, which I had noticed even before Nov. 3.

My first reaction was:
Thank God, they're finally realizing this guy is nothing but a one-note fake-populist polemecist, pitching his tired schtick only to the faithful (and Osama Bin Laden).

My second reaction was:
Oh, no. They're realizing that their ham-fisted demonizing isn't working at the polls. What if their politics stay the same, but their tactics become more subtle? What if the Nancy Pelosi/Ted Kennedy/Barbara Boxer wing takes over and somehow learns how to hide their message well enough to win elections? God help us all!

My third reaction was:
Hey, they haven't stopped their ham-fisted demonizing at all! They're just doing their usual thing — putting all the blame for their defeat on the shoulders of one person, who will be marked as a pariah. As long as they're focusing on Moore as the problem, they won't change their philosophies or tactics or attitudes. They'll find another champion, another non-beautiful outsider, someone else they can cheer and then exile when the next election doesn't go their way. Just keep focusing on the messengers, Hollywood. Never examine your message. That's it. Keep making EtherPundit a very happy girl.

Posted by EtherPundit at March 6, 2005 08:57 AM   Category: Michael Moore

Comments

No qutesion this is the place to get this info, thanks y'all.

Posted by: Jaylan at September 28, 2012 09:56 AM

Thanks for that! It's just the aswner I needed.

Posted by: Frumy at September 30, 2012 11:55 PM