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What do we think of Michael Moore? (1 Viewer)

Mick JH

Member
With Moore's new book "Dude, Where's My Country" hitting shelves, I wonder what the forum populous thinks of Mr. Moore and his shenanigans.

As a film fan, I enjoyed his movies but having read Stupid White Men, I feel that Mike is one hell of an idiot. Many of his views are silly and some of his statistics have been discreditted. He's rather over-the-top in many of his views. His novels were entertaining, nonetheless, but I felt like I was being media-raped just like Murdoch or Turner do at every opportunity while reading, only this time on the left wing.

Thoughts?
 
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jjmulletman

We love him.


Okay, he's a bit of an ass, but at least he stirs things up and makes life a little more interesting.

Seriously -- I cannot remember who won film of the year at the Oscars, but I will allways remember Michael Moore and his dreammy eyes, his thick glasses, and his unkempt beard. **sigh**
 
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DesignerJim

I totally LOVE that guy!

Michael Moore is one of my favorite contemporary revolutionaries. Sure, he goes over the top sometimes, but he's trying to get people's attention. Sure, he spins things a bit, but he's trying to make a point. Some of his statistics may be a bit inflated, but they're more or less proportional, y'know. I mean, until I saw 'Bowling', I didn't realize what a disproportianate amount of shootings we have in America as compared to other countries - it's something like 10 times more than the rest of the industrialized world, COMBINED. Really disturbing. And the cartoon he did in that movie, about the scared white people - freakin' brilliant.

- Jim
 

safari invasion

Senior Member
"Bowling..." was pretty interesting, really an eye-opener. I think his ideas that violence is driven by the media is off, though. I would say people kill each other because they don't like each other and feel they have no other choice, not because the media freaked them out. Pretty interesting fellow overall, though.
 

godisthyname

Senior Member
Revolutionary my arse. Much of what he has to say is so utterly specious as to not require criticism. He is not good at arguing. He is not intelligent. He is not a revolutionary. He picks easy targets to attack and though he backs his leftist moronic ideas up with evidence most of this so-called evidence has been disproved. As for his opinions, what makes him different to the average ill-informed lefty?

In conclusion, Michael Moore is a lefty arsehole. His next book should be Dude where's my common sense? Shove your books up your arse Mikey.
 

Guineapiggy

Senior Member
godisthyname said:
Revolutionary my arse. Much of what he has to say is so utterly specious as to not require criticism. He is not good at arguing. He is not intelligent. He is not a revolutionary. He picks easy targets to attack and though he backs his leftist moronic ideas up with evidence most of this so-called evidence has been disproved. As for his opinions, what makes him different to the average ill-informed lefty?

In conclusion, Michael Moore is a lefty arsehole. His next book should be Dude where's my common sense? Shove your books up your arse Mikey.
I'll give you one advanced warning, I'm not going to stand for you posting more things like that.
 

godisthyname

Senior Member
I don't see the moderator indication under your name Sir so I won't heed your warning. For some reason you want to censor me, just because I hate Michael Moore . . . well then you are just as bad as him. If somehow my account is suspended then I'll simply sign up again, easy as that. Don't threaten me Guineapiggy for trivial things like that and don't threaten me unless you have something to back it up with.
 

Plitec

Member
'Godisthyname' your not right wing by any chance are you?


... it's just a hunch.

Oh yer, just one quick thing. "He is not good at arguing. He is not intelligent."

.....Ever looked at your president? ...just a thought
 

Guineapiggy

Senior Member
Guys, guys, this clearly isn't going to register with mr. Isthyname. I have confirmation the powers that be are dealing with this as we speak, though he does need to learn of an IP ban before he spills his master plan next time...
 

godisthyname

Senior Member
I've heard of IP bans little pig and incidentally I am using a proxy . . . hmm anyway Plitec I am a little right wing but that doesn't affect my judgement on Michael Moore being a moron, and I'm English not American, and Tony Blair is very intelligent.
 

godisthyname

Senior Member
Hmm I'm trying to figure out just what happened here. I'll summarise the argument:

Mick JH: What do you think of Michael Moore?
Godisthyname: He is an arsehole
Guineapiggy: I'm warning you
Godisthyname: Who are you to warn me?
Guineapiggy: Let's have him banned
 

godisthyname

Senior Member
Oh well. If thats the way you want to be, you just be that way. All I did was criticise Michael Moore. If it was the language you objected to you should have just said mind the language but for some reason you are being incredibly odd towards me.
 

Capulet

Senior Member
I don't like MM's position at all. He is a typical example of the left in the USA, and if the right came out with a different agenda tomorrow the left would change theirs so it was in direct contention. MM does pick very easy to finger, very hard to fix, social problems to present to his fans. I think he holds as much social relevance as Geraldo.

What MM has to do is provide answers to the problems he points out. He needs to progress from "This is broken" to "this is broken, and here's how to fix it." Until he does that, he's nothing more than your typical armchair socialist (re:lefty) and not worthy of any laurels.
 

Penelope

Senior Member
You know what? I'm a redneck socialist - I was a Union officer for five years and an activist for over twelve. You know what's wrong with MM? Precisely what is being stated by some right wing leaning whoever. I watched Bowling for Columbine and didn't find it a bit entertaining. I have a great sense of humour but I was caught by the - yeah .. so what's changed? - syndrome.
guineapiggy - settle down as you are only making the people you oppose look more rational.
godisthyname - I'll challenge you to a road rally - we'll meet somewhere in the middle.
 

Capulet

Senior Member
I live in Calgary, King Ralph's nest, so Penelope is quite right when she says I'm a Righty (Progressive Conservative). In Canada, there's very little difference between the Right and the Left, except for as the official opposition either one will stand diametrically opposed to the policies of the other, until it's their turn in office.

That being said, Mike needs to take the energy that he's built in the population and turn it towards some good. What he neglects to say in his movies is that the problems exist, and continue to exist (even though everyone's aware they need to be adressed) because there is no easy solution available, and the current social systems are better than nothing.
 

Penelope

Senior Member
I wasn't saying you were a righty Capulet. If you are it doesn't make you less of a person in my view. Just misguided. ;-)

I've been having a running dialogue with a left wing radical in LitOrg. I enjoy his comments but find it to be too much of an American slant. I know the United States is a superpower but they don't control the world. Multi-national corporations do and they hold no loyalty to any country.

MM's books & movies do nothing to address the bigger picture and poke at balloons with dull pins so nothing pops.
 
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