Thursday, May 1, 2008

Michael Moore on Larry King

Here’s the open and close of his interview from last night with Larry King on CNN in case (like me) you missed it. There are five more parts: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.

I know a lot of people dismiss Michael Moore as an extremist, an inflammatory socialist, a rhetorical blowhard, a radical moonbat, or whatever... but I’ve always felt those criticisms were entirely misplaced. Contrary to the ludicrous caricatures and baseless smears routinely trotted out by the malicious, shrieking punditocracy of the Right, he’s one of the most astute political commenters around, a keen observer of the social landscape, and is, I believe, actually quite “mainstream” in his beliefs and opinions (check the latest polls). Moreover, I think he’s a fundamentally decent guy with a sensible moral compass and a wicked sense of humour that “speaks truth to power” as they say. Taking all of those favourable attributes into consideration, I suppose the intensely virulent animosity he typically generates from The Forces of Evil should come as no great surprise.