Michael Moore’s “Bowling for Columbine” took home the Oscar for best documentary. If Moore’s inane comments during his acceptance speech didn’t rile me enough, this article, sends me over the edge. The article’s author, David T. Hardy, makes no bones about his thesis: “‘Bowling’ uses deliberate deception as its primary tool of persuasion and effect.”
Hardy’s article is painstakingly well-cited, giving the reader every opportunity to double check his sources. In the piece, Hardy demonstrates that Moore uses fraudulent tactics and blatant lies in order to advance the gist of his movie. No words can sugar-coat Moore’s transgressions: The man is a liar. Hardy’s article is excellent in its well-cited destruction of “Bowling for Columbine.”
Hardy now has an entire site devoted to Mr. Moore. See it here. There are many other sites seeking to expose Moore: Moorewatch.com, Moorelies.com, and Micaelmoorehatesamerica.com is a site promoting the production of a documentary of the same name meant to expose Moore. True, these are not unbiased sources. The criticism certainly comes from the right. However, it seems quite clear that Moore is willfully duplicitous in his strategies to defame the right. At some point we need to drop party politics and castigate immorality where it is due.