Saturday, September 30, 2006



Oh dear, Mr. Stone. Now you've done it. After making a great film set around the chaos of the WTC collapse, a movie that was devoid of any sort of discernable agenda or angle, you went ahead and voiced your opinion. Not about 9/11, but about George W. Bush. Mr. Stone, welcome to Michael Moore's world.
Henceforth, you will be lumped in with Mr. Moore whenever a rightie wingnut feels the need to make an attack on the Left. The attack will be something unispired like, "Those folks on the left want to cut and run like Michael Moore and Oliver Stone and the rest of the Hollywood liberal elite."
For the record, Stone makes it clear that he takes issue with how the catastrophic events that took place that day have been deviously twisted for political gains by Bush and the GOP. From CNN:

"From September 12 on, the incident (the attacks) was politicized and it has polarized the entire world," said Stone. "It is a shame because it is a waste of energy to see that the entire world five years later is still convulsed in the grip of 9/11.
"It's a waste of energy away from things that do matter which is poverty, death, disease, the planet itself and fixing things in our own homes rather than fighting wars with others. Mr. Bush has set America back 10 years, maybe more."

"This war on Iraq is a disaster. I'm disgraced. I'm ashamed for my country," he said. "I'm also ashamed that America has attacked itself with its constitutional breakdowns. I'm deeply ashamed."

Of course, by exercising his Constitution right to voice his opinion, he has only let loose those dogs of hate from the kooky world of Rightyland. Already, Michelle Malkin has taken the bait, as she finishes her glorified cut-and-paste post with, "What a disgrace to the memory of the victims of 9/11." (Of course, a statement like this leads to the obvious question of how criticizing one's [s]elected leaders is somehow an attack on the victims of 9/11, but that would make me have to delve into the creepy, bile-filled mind of Malkin, a journey I do not have the stomach to take.) A couple of other barely mentionable blogs (here, here, and here if you'd like to peruse just a few examples) have also sounded the drumbeat against Stone.

I wonder how long before someone uses the phrase, "The Moore/Stone wing of the Democratic Party"? Any takers?

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