Michael Moore, political arsonist
: Michael Moore is really going over the edge. Variety reports on his next movie:
The project will depict the allegedly murky relationship between President Bush’s father and the family of Osama bin Laden. And it will suggest that the bin Laden family was greatly enriched by that association.
Moore is making a deal with Mel Gibson’s Icon Prods. to finance “Fahrenheit 911,” a documentary that will trace why the U.S. has become a target for hatred and terrorism. It will also depict alleged dealings between two generations of the Bush and bin Laden clans that led to George W. Bush and Osama bin Laden becoming mortal enemies….
“The primary thrust of the new film is what has happened to the country since Sept. 11, and how the Bush administration used this tragic event to push its agenda,” Moore said. “It certainly does deal with the Bush and bin Laden ties. It asks a number of questions that I don’t have the answers to yet, but which I intend to find out.”…
We all know crisis queens. Moore is a controversy queen.
: I don’t make fun of Moore because he’s against the war. I make fun of him because he’s so make-funnable.
I just found his piece about his Oscar speech in which he argues that the boos weren’t directed against him:
…before I had finished my first sentence about the fictitious president, a couple of men (some reported it was “stagehands” just to the left of me) near a microphone started some loud yelling. Then a group in the upper balcony joined in. What was so confusing to me, as I continued my remarks, was that I could hear this noise but, looking out on the main floor, I didn’t see a single person booing.
But then the majority in the balcony