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Fahrenheit 9/11


Hold up! Before you read on, please read this...

This post was published more than 13 years ago

I keep old posts on the site because I often enjoy reading old content on other people's sites. Not everything that is old is bad. It can be interesting to see how views have changed over time: for example, how my strident teenage views have mellowed and matured.

But given the age of this post, please bear in mind:

  • My views might very well have changed in the 13 years since I wrote this post. I have written some very silly things over the years, many of which I find pretty embarrassing today.
  • This post might use language in ways which I would now consider highly inappropriate or offensive.
  • Factual information might be outdated.
  • Links might be broken; embedded material might not appear properly.

Okay. Consider yourself duly warned. Read on...

I’ve just seen this film for the first time, and it was largely as I expected. It missed most of the real points, and padded out with general silliness. It was distressing to see that bereaved parents were being abused to make a weak political point. There were some point where I shouted at the screen in protest at completely unfair and stupid accusations, and several points where I actually laughed out loud at some observations (one of the most memorable being that the Saudi Embassy was at the heart of Washington’s decision making process because it was located opposite one of the most important government buildings – the Watergate Hotel).

The BBC series The Power of Nightmares was far better, soberly and sensibly exploring the background issues that Michael Moore tried to sensationalise. And, judging by the US Election results, failed.

This 267th post was filed under: Reviews.

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