November 30, 2002


A THANKSGIVING TURKEY: Last night Dave and I finally saw Bowling for Columbine. P.J. O'Rourke once wrote that Bill Clinton seemed like he "knew what he was talking about—until he talked about something I knew." The wonder of the blogosphere is that there's someone out there who knows something about everything. Enter the name Michael Moore into the Search field on InstaPundit, and you'll find dozens of people who know-- Canadians who know he's lying about what Canada is like, Littletonians who know he's lying about what the Lockheed Martin plant near Columbine High School makes (sattelite launchers, mostly), historians know he's lying about history, and reporters who know he's lying about Tamara Owens, the probably drug-addicted mother who's son took a gun to school from the crackhouse they were living in (Moore portrays her as an honest, responsible, and hardworking mother victimized by welfare reform). B.S. doesn't fly quite like it used to-- but then again, people who care about actual facts aren't this movie's target audience.

Posted by John Tabin at November 30, 2002 12:28 AM