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Wednesday, June 30, 2004

Giving propagandists a good name

Right Hook at Salon quotes a great on-air flip-out over Fahrenheit 9/11 from Hugh Hewitt on Fox News:

"The movie gives propagandists a bad name. At least it could have been well-made anti-American tripe. Instead it is a crudely made and insufferably dull march through the fever swamps of the unhinged left. It is pulling in big bucks, which is a testament to the disposable income of the swamp residents, but put me down as one in favor of even broader distribution and bigger box offices for the picture. It is an anchor around John Kerry's neck as ordinary Americans not filled with self-loathing will despise Moore for his transparent lies and not trust a political party that does not reject them ... "

Wow, the assumptions you have to have for that to make even the smallest lick of sense!
For one thing, you have to believe Fox News is giving propagandists a good name. And that this gives propaganda a good name:



And of course, you have to accept that no matter how well-verified, a fact becomes a "transparent lie" simply by seeing how it might not support the BushCo agenda.
But my favorite assumption is that the only reason that the movie did so well at the box office is because liberals are so incredibly rich. Because you have to have piles of cash lying around to afford that budget-breaking $10 it takes to see the movie. Actually, my ticket was $8.25, a small sum to my millionaire self.
Closer to the truth might be that yes, for someone like me, $8.25 is a bit high to go see a movie. Fahrenheit 9/11 was the first movie I've seen in a theater since, um, School of Rock or possibly Return of the King. See! I'm a rich liberal, rolling in the dough, having actually paid this outrageous sum to see 3 whole movies in a year's time!
Certainly, the working class existence of George W. Bush and the tuxedo-wearing working class he calls "his base" in the movie is beneath my snooty rich sneaker-wearing ass. God knows none of them have $8.25 to go see a movie, and it's downright incompassionate of us to just willfully go to the movies like this, almost rubbing their noses in the fact that $8.25 is the sort of disposable cash they can only dream of.

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