Wednesday, September 01, 2004

Michael Moore

Here is a link to the USA today getting Michael Moore to write for them.


I felt a little better once I read this:

"Political conventions have become predictable rituals, four-day cheerleading sessions for both parties. So USA TODAY is offering readers an alternative perspective. Liberal filmmaker Michael Moore, director of Fahrenheit 9/11, is writing daily from the Republican convention in New York. A month ago, conservative National Review columnist Jonah Goldberg weighed in from the Democratic convention."

and I noticed the web directory: "...News/opinion/2004-08-30-Moore-gopamerica_x.htm".

It was not under the news section, it was under the opinion section, where it belongs.

cube

update: yea I cannot stand Michael Moore...He always ask questions, that the only reasonable answer is what he wants to hear.

"I asked one man who told me he was a "proud Republican," "Do you think we need strong laws to protect our air and water?"
The government should not be involved.

"I asked whether women should have equal rights, including the same pay as men.
The government should not be involved.

"Would you discriminate against someone because he or she is gay?"
The government should not be involved.

The government should not be involved. Would be the only thing that I would ever say to that man, if he talked to me.


6 comments:

Dave Justus said...

I would answer those questions differently.

"Do you think we need strong laws to protect our air and water?"

Obviously. Environmental issues are neighborhood effects that the marketplace on it's own cannot regulate. All environmental regulation should be based on sound science however and have a focus on results, rather than pedantic follow of prescribed practices. Also, the economic costs of these regulations needs to be carefully considered versus the benefits.

"I asked whether women should have equal rights, including the same pay as men."

Yes of course. Any right that the government acknowledges for men should be acknowledged and defended for women as well. Like men, women needed to be allowed free speech, the right to bear arms and all of the other rights we cherish in our democracy. As to the question of equal pay, the government should take steps, where needed, to ensure that all people, men or women, have the ability to negociate with an employer for compensation without any fear of coersion.

The last question is a bit more complex, but as the current hot question of gay discrimitation is the gay marriage debate, saying the government should not be involved is only valid if you believe that the government should not be involved in any marriage. That is a position that many do hold, but it was not explicit in your statement so I don't know if that is what you meant.

Michael Moore can be answered, and with logical, reasonable answers that are not what he would want to hear.

Cubicle said...

"The last question is a bit more complex, but as the current hot question of gay discrimitation is the gay marriage debate, saying the government should not be involved is only valid if you believe that the government should not be involved in any marriage. "

yea i lean toward that, i have fairly funny liberal reasons and conservite reasons against the goverment being involved in marriage.

I agree with you whole heartly. I wonder if the answers you gave were similar to the once actually given, but were edited out (another reason to dislike moore).

Dave Justus said...

I expect that Moore is telling the truth...sorta...

I expect that he asked those questions of a lot of people. He only reported the one guy that gave him the answers he wanted though.

Cubicle said...

oh yea i forgot about the selective memory trick.

that would get his point of view across very well also

Karlo said...

I think we should clone Michael Moore and send thousands of his doubles out into the world to make mischief, ask awkward questions, and shake down the established order. After all, democracy is not a tea party (or in the case of the Republic Party, a cognac party hosted by wealthy corporate sponsors).

Cubicle said...

Karlo,

You forget, because of the emmense population boom, corporations beating down the poor, rich countires paying farmers not to plant crops their will not be enough food to support those clones.

Of course if you were to say lets clone a really hot chick that does not eat much, i will be all for that.

cube