Fifty-nine Deceits in Fahrenheit 9/11 - Journal of Omnifarious
Jul. 26th, 2004
10:33 pm - Fifty-nine Deceits in Fahrenheit 9/11
This is a pretty good article, and the author seems very fair and detailed in how he dissects things. I feel that the republican press is far more guilty of using techniques like these, but I don't think that excuses Moore.
Actually, I don't think that. The republican press uses a rather different set of techniques that are aimed at achieving a similar result. *think* Moore uses half truths and sometimes outright lies to create very misleading impressions and stories. Fox, Limbaugh and others tend to deny that the other side's point of view even exists, and accuse people who don't agree with them of the most ridiculous 'crimes'.
As examples, Ann Coulter calling people 'treasonous'. Or Rush Limbaugh minimizing various forms of torture as 'soldiers blowing off steam' as if the very idea that a republican government could be responsible for torture were unthinkable.
I still don't think that excuses Michael Moore.
I hesitate to say conservative or liberal because I don't think those labels really have any useful meaning. I don't like either the democrats or the republicans. I think they both lead people on about their agenda while having a not-so-visible agenda that their big money backers pay them to carry out.
Edit 08:27 2004/07/27: I made examples of the republican press rhetorical techniques more specific in order to avoid accusing Rush Limbaugh of calling people 'treasonous' when I don't know that to be the case.