Book Review of Michael Moore Is a Big Fat Stupid White Man

Katharina By Katharina, 14th May 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Michael Moore Is a Big Fat Stupid White Man
by David T. Hardy and Jason Clarke

Michael Moore Is a Big Fat Stupid White Man

This book would have come in handy during journalism class. I would have done a report on this book instead of a topic I don’t remember anything about. I crammed as much superficial fluff into the paper to make it the five pages needed and not have to give an oral report.

I have a natural skepticism for anything that is said to be absolute, which makes me skeptical of documentaries. I watched Bowling For Columbine and it left a bad taste in my mouth. I had a difficult time reconciling how Charlton Heston was portrayed in the movie with how I saw him. I was too busy with life to dissect what the movie said and what was the actual truth.

Then I found this book on a clearance shelf and looked it over and decided to buy it. I read through the first chapter and then skipped on to the chapter about Bowling For Columbine. I was flabbergasted and then not all that surprised that what was not taken out of context could be considered outright lies.

The chapter is accurately named ‘Searching for the Truth in Bowling For Columbine’. The authors carefully laid out how Moore was deceitful and a downright liar when he pieced this movie together. They show how the movie was spliced together to give the picture Moore wanted to give of Heston and the NRA. Moore accuses Heston and the NRA of marching in Denver and holding a rally just a week after the Columbine shootings.

The real story is that the NRA is required by law to have a meeting every year for the members to discuss and vote on the organizations business. That meeting was set in Denver the year before and the shootings happened too soon for the meeting to be rescheduled. They were required by law to move forward with the meeting. The NRA actually cancelled all events except the meeting. Moore attributes Heston’s now famous “cold, dead, hands” speech to the Columbine meeting when it actually didn’t happen until a year later in Charlotte, North Carolina.

This is just a minuscule sampling of the misleading and mistruths that Michael Moore has perpetrated on his audiences. There is much more in this chapter about the falsehoods in Bowling For Columbine.

This book takes an in depth look at Moore’s career and all of his falsehoods. It may seem to some that it is sour grapes on those Moore is targeting. However, there has to come a time when enough is enough of the lies that are presented as truth.

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Book Review, Bowling For Columbine, Charlton Heston, David Hardy, Distortions, Documentary, Falsehoods, Guns, Jason Clarke, Lies, Michael Moore, Nra, Opinion, Politics, School Shootings

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I am a graphic artist for a publishing company that deals mainly in community newspapers. I am interested in writing about conservatism, education and family

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
14th May 2014 (#)

Interesting post

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