Saturday, June 26, 2004

Moore Moore Moore

Did anyone catch Michael Moore on Howard Stern Friday morning? It was awesome. In case you don't listen to Stern on a regular basis, he was really into Bush after 9/11. It was hard for us lefty types to listen as he ranted and raved about bombing Iraq back to the stone age. For someone with such big free-speech issues he was the first guy to scream about Moore's acceptance speech at the Academy Awards along with trashing all sorts of "hollywood types" who spoke out against the president.

However on Friday, Stern apologized to Moore for what he had said. He admitted to trashing him and said he was really sorry about it.

And what did Moore say? Did he gloat about it? Did he rub it in Stern's face? Did he hand him a big steaming plate of "I told you so?"

Would you?

No. Moore told Stern that he needn't apologize because everyone has the right to believe their president. Everyone wants to believe that their country is doing the right thing. And there's nothing wrong with that.

I think Michael Moore is, once again, setting a great example for all of us to follow. Some of us are going to see this film and get all smug and frustrated and shit and think "duh! I knew that! That's what we've been yelling about in the streets for the last two years!"

But we need to restrain ourselves. We need to create a soft place for our fellow countrymen to land. We know the excrutiating pain of being disillusioned. However, we've been living with it for awhile now. It's fresh to so many others who just wanted to believe in our president. There's nothing wrong with that.


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