Michael Moore’s new film is raising temperatures across the nation. Fahrenheit 9/11 pokes at the Bush White House using the same sort of sandbox tactics, as conservative talk radio. These days even Rush Limbaugh is focused on Michael Moore; something that’s likely to send even more movie-goers to the theatre.
From dinner tables to bars and barbershops, there’s a new battle on for the hearts and minds of voters, with everyone wondering what effect, if any, Michael Moore’s cannonball film will have as it lands in a pool normally reserved for of the likes of Bill O’Reilly. With many Americans still trying to decide how they feel about the war and who should lead, the country partisan politics goes from the squawk box to the silver screen.
Richard Just, Editor of The New Republic Online;
Siva Vaidhyanathan, Cultural Historian and Media Scholar, New York University