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Lefty extraordinaire Eric Alterman has a new piece in which he faults the media for picking apart Jabba the Nut's smash hit porkumentary. Alterman seems to have his pinko panties particularly in a wad about MSNBC's Gwen Ifill:

It would be a more effective critique, to put it mildly, if Ifill could come up with a single factual claim that Moore did not support. [my italics] But even so, it's quite a leap. After all, how many people are likely to die for Moore's misportrayals?

"A single factual claim that Moore did not support"????? Jesus Christ. I'm not even going to waste my time repeating what his respected colleagues have written on this subject (see Michael Isikoff in Newsweek, David Brooks in the New York Times, and Richard Cohen in the Washington Post).

But what is truly stupendous is Alterman's rhetorical question, "how many people are likely to die for Moore's misportrayals?" If surrender our prerogative of self-defense to the UN, as millions of Fahrenheit 9/11 viewers can't wait to do, then many thousands of Americans very well could die for Moore's "misportrayals."

I love seeing Party hardliners like Alterman sneering at their more conscientious colleagues who've found fault with Fatty's fibs. The party line from the "digital Bolsheviks": the facts in the movie may all be untrue, but the conclusion is correct. That would be like saying the Soviets murdered millions, but their goals were admirable. Oh wait, I almost forgot - people like Alterman have been saying that for decades.







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