Sunday, May 20, 2007

Up is down, black is white...

... and Fox News just gave a glowing review to Michael Moore's new film:

Filmmaker Michael Moore's brilliant and uplifting new documentary, "Sicko," deals with the failings of the U.S. healthcare system, both real and perceived. But this time around, the controversial documentarian seems to be letting the subject matter do the talking, and in the process shows a new maturity.

Unlike many of his previous films ("Roger and Me," "Bowling for Columbine," "Fahrenheit 9-11"), "Sicko" works because in this one there are no confrontations. Moore smartly lets very articulate average Americans tell their personal horror stories at the hands of insurance companies. The film never talks down or baits the audience.

This bizarre event (didn't Roger Friedman get the official Fox News memo that Michael Moore hates America?) is even stranger than that story about the Feds trying to seize the film's negative because he took some sick people to Cuba. Speaking of which:

Moore said he made a second master copy of "Sicko" and had it shipped it to France immediately just in case of potential government issues.

Foiled, government agents! You don't stand a chance against such a cunning mind.

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