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Monday, August 09, 2004
Jeffrey Overstreet is coming to Michael Moore's defense. Overstreet is suggesting that Moore's premise has legs; Moore's problem is his own sloppiness. Overstreet's contention is that the Bush administration won't "fess up" and the American people have been "taken for a ride." Oh have they? Overstreet should develop those ideas more fully, and provide something, you know, like facts, to back that up. It doesn't help him to cite Dave Kopel's list of Moore lies in Farenheit 911 while he's at it.

I said this before, and I'll say it again: If Overstreet has an issue with the Bush administration, he should say so. He should study the issues and report on them. If he is not willing to do so, he should not make veiled comments in his film reviews. He is too good a writer and critic to resort to a form of laziness typically reserved for college newspapers and punk rock fanzines.

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