Thursday, July 01, 2004

MOORE AFTER THIS. Does anyone know what Joe Scarborough and Christopher Hitchens were talking about on MSNBC last night? I tuned in briefly during the closing moments of another putrid Red Sox-Yankees game. They were claiming that Michael Moore had posted some outrageous comments on - something to the effect that more Americans must die in Iraq in order to wash away the sins of the Bush White House. Hitchens was of the opinion that Moore was taking the same line as the jihadi terrorists.

The transcript wasn't up this morning, so I don't know exactly what they said. But when I cruised on over to Moore's website this morning, I could find nothing remotely resembling what Scarborough and Hitchens were claiming. What is going on?

We already know that Hitchens doesn't like Moore.

Anyway, Media Log seeks elucidation. If anyone can point to Moore's alleged remarks, drop me a line.

IT DEPENDS ON WHAT THE MEANING OF "READ" IS. Jack Shafer finds that not everyone who's reviewed Bill Clinton's turgid, endless My Life has actually, well, you know, read it. I have. On the other hand, I guess that's why my review won't appear until next week.

NEW IN THIS WEEK'S PHOENIX. The Seventh Annual Muzzle Awards. Bring a copy to Governor Mitt Romney - but be sure to tell him the Phoenix is a newspaper, not a leaflet!

TUNE IN THIS MORNING. I'll appear on The Connection, on WBUR Radio (90.9 FM), at 11 a.m. to talk about my book on the culture of dwarfism, Little People. Appearing with me will be Laura Zirpolo, who helped organize last year's annual conference of Little People of America.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The transcript is up now at They tell a couple of lies and distortions here... one is where they take Michael Moore's stance on Osama Bin Laden's guilt or innocence (Moore says that everyone is innocent until proven guilty, even the lowest of scum, or something like that) as somehow meaning that Moore thinks Bin Laden is innocent. What bozos.

The other thing is what Dan was asking about, where they say that Americans must die. Moore was saying something a little different... that many Americans supported the war at first, trusting the president, and now must pay for that trust in blood. Not "should," which would be sick.

Basically, they can't seem to tell the truth about anything in that transcript, from what I can read. Clearly, we can dismiss Scarborough and Hitchens as the hacks that they are, and move on to more important topics.