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1.0 out of 5 stars Touched a not-particularly-bright nerve, 6 Jan. 2008
This review is from: Michael Moore is a Big Fat Stupid White Man (Paperback)
Michael Moore has made a lot of enemies following his outburst against George W Bush while accepting his Oscar for Bowling for Columbine and, following on, Fahrenheit 9/11.

The thing is, their level almost always soon degenerates into fat jibes and accusations that he lies, yet with no actual proof to back up the allegations. Comeon, when the phrase "Big Fat Stupid White Man" makes up the title, you can already assume the level it will operate on. Indeed, it seems to prefer taking cheap potshots at Moore - the quote "Dude, Where's Your Integrity?" on the back cover is one - and again doesn't really offer anything other than a rant about Michael Moore being un-American because he dissed the President.

The chapters are set up in a way that take cheap jibes at Moore and his books, rather than valid points: it opens with An Open Letter to Michael Moore, a counter to the opening gambit of Dude Where's My Country - and continues in this vein for 272 pages, none of which have anything to really offer. Indeed, you can go on any message board and read the rants of any number of anti-Moore people that follow the same pattern and employ the same logic, but do it in a sentence with no illusion of intellectualism, yet this book has them and goes out of its way to prove how unitellectual it is (and, indeed, the aforementioned posters).

If you don't like Moore, formulate your own opinions, and argue them in a rational and logical way - don't pick up a book that cannot do that at any point, and only succeeds at leaving a bad taste in the mouth.
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