Monday, September 06, 2004


Michael Moore Tells The Truth. For Real! Ultra Link Edition!

Well Michael Moore finally admitted the truth. Fahrenheit 9/11 is not a documentary. Maybe it was the American Heritage Dictionary that helped him out. The Tender Vittles:

ADJECTIVE: 1. Consisting of, concerning, or based on documents. 2. Presenting facts objectively without editorializing or inserting fictional matter, as in a book or film.
NOUN: Inflected forms: pl. doc·u·men·ta·ries
A work, such as a film or television program, presenting political, social, or historical subject matter in a factual and informative manner and often consisting of actual news films or interviews accompanied by narration.

However it happened, Moore decided that the Best Documentary category was not appropriate for his film. You can read the story here. You go look now!

Now I know Moore may contend, and even truly believe within himself, that he is just helping his fellow documentarians (although Super Size Me isn’t really a documentary either), but let’s face it folks, that notion is about as grounded in reality as Christmas in Cambodia. Moore’s film will be going for Best Picture. Even in Hollywood, I don’t think Moore’s Disease has spread far enough for him to win in that category. My prediction: Moore will not win an Oscar this year for Best Picture. I would tell you the film that will win, but since I’m writing about Moore, I figure it’s ok to use the tradition of the left to vote against something, rather than for something.

Every silver lining needs a cloud, and the cloud here is this: Moore took himself out of the Best Documentary category, when the Academy should have done it a long time ago. Anyone remember the alleged documentary Bowling For Columbine?

Special thanks to Tech Central Station and Paul at Wizbang for doing such great work collecting information and putting it in one easily accessible place.

Unsubstantiated Gossip Update: The Academy didn’t appreciate the criticism after giving an Oscar for Bowling For Columbine, so they sent a little bird to Moore, giving him the chance to pull the plug before they did. It’s nice to have friends on the inside.
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