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    Re: Do you have a positive or negative view of MICHAEL MOORE and WHY...

    He contributes little to nothing in originality with regard to politics, behaves like a five year old on a temper tantrum with a beard, and has contributed to the stain of the documentary genre.
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    Re: Do you have a positive or negative view of MICHAEL MOORE and WHY...

    Michael Moore is worse than Glenn Beck. I hold a negative view of Moore.
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    Re: Do you have a positive or negative view of MICHAEL MOORE and WHY...

    He's either dishonest or a ****in' dumbass, and he's a hard lefty besides.

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    Re: Do you have a positive or negative view of MICHAEL MOORE and WHY...

    I like Moore's films, they're extremely well done. The propaganda point is kind of overblown... but mostly, comparing all propaganda to Nazi propaganda is dumb. The United States also produced propaganda... Dr. Seuss drew American propaganda in the early 1940s. You never hear somebody say: Michael Moore's films are propaganda. You know who else produced great propaganda? DR. SEUSS! Moore's best films examine an issue in an interesting manner and offer a heaping dose of pathos that sometimes simplifies aspects of the issue to the point where they are misrepresented. But in films like Roger and Me, it's done so for the purpose of being entertaining and not to be dishonest.

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    Well, I don't appreciate Limbaugh anymore than I appreciate Moore. I think both are somewhat conspiracy theorists. I have a larger problem with Moore because his entertainment leads to people making drastic mistakes at the voting booths. Limbaugh advances a chauvinistic form of radical capitalism while Moore advances the sacrifice of individual rights over collective control. As I said earlier: totalitarianism.
    I think that's ridiculous. Do you really not understand the difference between socialism and fascism?
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    Re: Do you have a positive or negative view of MICHAEL MOORE and WHY...

    Quote Originally Posted by Mustachio View Post
    I like Moore's films, they're extremely well done. The propaganda point is kind of overblown... but mostly, comparing all propaganda to Nazi propaganda is dumb. The United States also produced propaganda... Dr. Seuss drew American propaganda in the early 1940s. You never hear somebody say: Michael Moore's films are propaganda. You know who else produced great propaganda? DR. SEUSS! Moore's best films examine an issue in an interesting manner and offer a heaping dose of pathos that sometimes simplifies aspects of the issue to the point where they are misrepresented. But in films like Roger and Me, it's done so for the purpose of being entertaining and not to be dishonest.
    Don't you know? It's not propaganda if it supports his point of view.

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    I think that's ridiculous. Do you really not understand the difference between socialism and fascism?
    Probably not, but that never stopped anybody else.

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    Re: Do you have a positive or negative view of MICHAEL MOORE and WHY...

    He fictionalizes and fabricates while manipulating information and calls it a "documentary". That and he's a hypocrite and has been one for quite a while. Frankly, I can't think of anyone with some semblance of consciousness or great, to have a positive view of the blob.

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    Re: Do you have a positive or negative view of MICHAEL MOORE and WHY...

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    He fictionalizes and fabricates while manipulating information and calls it a "documentary". That and he's a hypocrite and has been one for quite a while. Frankly, I can't think of anyone with some semblance of consciousness or great, to have a positive view of the blob.

    It's dumb to criticize someone for manipulating information - especially on this board where EVERYONE of us manipulate information for our political purposes.

    The idiotic thing is that people here are threatening violence over free speech and comparing him to brutal dictators who have killed millions of people.

    If douchebaggery over politics is the same as murder, then every tear Glenn Beck sheds kills at least 20,000,000 people.

    And I've seen more threats of violence from people on this board than I've ever heard from Michael Moore. Thus, I wonder who is closer to a brutal dictator. Someone who exaggerates in his documentaries or someone who would threaten to kill someone because of their political beliefs?

    You decide especially the next time you post images about shooting people or want to drown someone in a pool of crocodiles.

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    And by the way, I hadn't voted until now. And I went positive (I would have chosen neutral) because I hold him in much higher esteem now compared the people on this board who threaten to kill those they disagree with.
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    Re: Do you have a positive or negative view of MICHAEL MOORE and WHY...

    I don't really stand on one side of the fence or the other with Michael Moore. On one hand his documentaries can be somewhat entertaining. However, if one takes his movies as gospel they are seriously kidding themselves. They are heavily agenda driven and edited to be exactly that way. Plus, in every single one of his movies he does some big spectacle near the end in order to give one final push to his agenda...if you didn't already get what his agenda was in the first 3/4 of the movie. I think that these moments are completely absurd and only prove him to be an attention whore of the highest degree. I guess I could say that I agree with some of his message, but don't really like some of the methods that he uses to get that message across..and often it feels incredibly preachy. I think that Conservatives hate his guts in a similar fashion to how Liberals hate Glenn Beck. They are people who swear up and down that they are doing what is best for society, and I'm sure they even believe it through and through. However, they are really propaganda machines and very little more.

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    Re: Do you have a positive or negative view of MICHAEL MOORE and WHY...

    Quote Originally Posted by ElijahGalt View Post
    What is your overall opinion of Michael Moore, his work, and why?
    Michael Moore is nothing but a propagandist.

    Don't take anything he produces seriously.
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    Re: Do you have a positive or negative view of MICHAEL MOORE and WHY...

    He's a moron and I have zero interest in him. This is the same view I have of Glenn Beck, for the record.

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