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MSNBC – 'Fahrenheit 9/11' wins top honor at Cannes

MSNBC – ‘Fahrenheit 9/11’ wins top honor at Cannes: “While “Fahrenheit 9/11” was well-received by Cannes audiences, many critics felt it was inferior to Moore’s Academy Award-winning documentary “Bowling for Columbine,” which earned him a special prize at Cannes in 2002.Some critics speculated that if “Fahrenheit 9/11” won the top prize, it would be more for the film’s politics than its cinematic value.”Michael Moore proves that the right politics can get a prize if you are a decent film maker. Moore knows his craft, but he lies, knows he lies, and gets away with it. Moore is akin to “creationist” Dr. Hovind. Hovind has a mail order degree and simply makes up most of his presentations. He gets away with it, because he tells audiences what they want to hear: even a simpleton knows evolution is false. Moore tells his audiences what they want to hear, so the fact that facts are disappearing from his films at an alarming rate disturbs no one.He is what disturbes me. Two works of fiction The Da Vinci Code and Fahrenheit 9/11 are taken as gospel by the chattering classes who run the nation. Both make traditional Christians look worse than the people we fight. Moore has more rage for Bush than Bin Laden. When will persecution come from this group? Ask students at California public colleges. It already happens there in the humanities. Expect it to spread, unless traditional Christians get some spine, make their own (better) films, and fight back in the culture. We don’t need apologetics as usual we need to fund gifted writers and story tellers to get into the multiplex now.

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