Tuesday, July 27, 2004

Fair and Balanced Commentary

Scott Simon of NPR (yes, that's National Public Radio) assesses Michael Moore's Farenheit 911 in an OpinionJournal piece entitled "When Punchline Trumps Honesty". Here's the bottom line:
[W]hen 9/11 Commission Chairman Kean has to take a minute at a press conference, as he did last Thursday, to knock down a proven falsehood like the secret flights of the bin Laden family, you wonder if those who urge people to see Moore's film are informing or contaminating the debate. I see more McCarthy than Murrow in the work of Michael Moore. No matter how hot a blowtorch burns, it doesn't shed much light.
I may have to rethink my aversion to NPR. Well, I might give Scott Simon a shot. But Nina Tottenberg is just too much.