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Thread #53144 Message #819036
Posted By: GUEST
05-Nov-02 - 11:09 AM
Thread Name: BS: Michael Moore's Bowling for Columbine
Subject: RE: BS: Michael Moore's Bowling for Columbine
So Jon G. Bartlett, it looks to me as if you have a pretty intense dislike for Moore on a personal and/or political level, because the opinions you are expressing about the film strikes me as being more sour grapes than film critique.
I also disagree with your characterization of the word "fraud" as being mild-mannered in the way you intended to use it. The word fraud is a strong one, and the context of your original use of it does not suggest someone intending to post in a gentle, mild mannered way. I would also argue that you are being quite hypocritical by saying you have "nothing but respect" for people you just previously accused of being frauds.
It is hard for me to accept personal attacks and villification of the filmmaker as legitimate criticism of the film. But then, that is me.