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Wednesday, June 16, 2004

Fahrenheit 9/11 Coverage

Fox News has some surprisingly complimentary words for Michael Moore's new film:

As much as some might try to marginalize this film as a screed against President George Bush, "F9/11"--as we saw last night--is a tribute to patriotism, to the American sense of duty--and at the same time a indictment of stupidity and avarice.

Meanwhile Matt Lauer got tough with Moore in an interview, which makes me wonder: is the Today show still to be considered a liberal media pariah, with Katie Couric worthy of the wingers' scorn? (Ann Coulter once called Couric "the affable Eva Braun of morning TV".) Very confusing.

I also heard a TV report claiming the film title refers to the temperature being raised, or something like that, post-9/11. It's actually a reference to Ray Bradbury's book Fahrenheit 451, which the reporter missed, and Bradbury is not pleased. While I'm on this subject, read Neiwert's related post too. I expect more craziness as next Friday approaches.