Ed Driscoll

ROGER SIMON ON FAHRENHEIT 911:Now

ROGER SIMON ON FAHRENHEIT 911:

Now I know I will be criticized for making this statement without seeing the film (perhaps fairly). But I did see the trailer the other night and what is being emphasized in the advertisement is that the documentary reveals the shocking news that Bush helped the Bin Laden family leave America immediately after 9/11. Now Hitchens, of course, shows how this is a bald-faced lie. Bush critic Richard Clarke has acknowledged his sole responsibility for that. (I blogged about this a few weeks ago.) It seems to invalidate the entire film without having to go further. It will be interesting to see how the critics respond. Don’t look for the Cannes Film Festival to rescind the Palme d’Or. After all, Quentin Tarantino informed us that his jury had awarded the film the prize “for aesthetic reasons.”

Of course they did.