And more Moore
: The Sun-Times has two good stories on one page about Fahrenheit followups. In the first, reporter Tom McNamee does a straightforward fact-check on the film. In the second, a MacArthur genius got so upset over the film that he found himself starting a revolution with nothing but his pooper scooper:
Saturday night, a 64-year-old man was walking his Doberman through a South Side neighborhood where residents have been complaining about dog owners not cleaning up after pets.
Patrol officers stopped the man — community activist Sokoni Karanja, a onetime recipient of a prestigious MacArthur Foundation fellowship — to see if the dog, which was on a leash but without tags, had a license, police said.
But, officials said, Karanja became agitated and threatened to sic the dog on the officers. A scuffle ensued, and Karanja was arrested and slightly injured.
“He just saw ‘Fahrenheit 9/11,’ and apparently he was telling the police officers, ‘George Bush does not control me,'” said Prairie District Lt. Dave Caddigan.
Police Capt. Eugene Roy said “the best way to summarize is he was distraught and upset after viewing the movie, and his wife attributes his behavior to that.”