For those who take Michael Moore seriously, here’s some reminders why you shouldn’t:
In a typically inane passage of Downsize This!, Moore’s slapdash satire of the political landscape, he pens a chapter proclaiming “O.J. Is Innocent.” …
After I faxed Simpson, he called me from his new home in Pacific Palisades. “Obviously, I like Michael Moore,” says O.J., who met the filmmaker when Simpson was a surprise guest on Moore’s talk-show pilot last fall. “I think he is an unusual, independent person, and I’ve learned to appreciate independent thinking more today than ever before.”
Moore is so independent, in fact, that he made a defense of O.J. that eluded even Simpson’s excuse-rich defense team. For the populist avenger, the most racially charged double murder in history boils down to an issue of class. O.J., according to Moore, couldn’t possibly have killed Ron and Nicole–because O.J. is rich. And rich people, who won’t do their own shopping or de-grout their own toenails, wouldn’t stoop to offing their ex-wives when “there are so many unemployed, desperate individuals” willing to ice someone for $200.
I’ve seen Moore repeat this on TV. He sincerely believes O.J. is innocent.
He’s also open to the possibility that 9/11 was an inside job:
REPORTER: We want to get some ideas, your comments, on 9/11 being an inside job because since your last movie, which gave us a lot of information…
MOORE: Right, right, right.
REPORTER: … we now are in possession of all other kinds of facts and evidence.
REPORTER: And we know that 9/11 was an inside job.
REPORTER: So we want to get your comments on that.
MOORE: Well, I’ve had a number of firefighters tell me over the years, and since Fahrenheit 9/11, that they heard these explosions, that they believe there is much more to the story then we’ve been told. I don’t think the official investigations have told us the complete truth. They haven’t even told us half the truth. And so I support, and I hope, you know, if there’s a new administration or somebody could open up a new investigation of this before we get too far away from it, to find out the whole truth. Let me just give you one thing that has—I’ve asked for for a long time. I’ve filmed before, down at the Pentagon, before 9/11. There’s got to be at least 100 video cameras ringing that building, in the trees, everywhere. They’ve got that plane coming in with 100 angles. How come we haven’t seen the straight—I’m not talking about stop-action photos, I’m talking about the video. I want to see the video, I want to see 100 videos that exist of this. Why don’t they want us to see that plane coming into the building? Because, you know, if you know anything about flying a plane, if you’re going 500 mph, if you’re off by that much, you’re in the river. To hit a building that’s only 5 stories high that expertly, I believe that there will be answers in that video tape and you should demand that that tape is released.
Just something for the lemmings to ponder.