Daniel Henninger writes that Michael Moore’s Fahrenheit 9/11 is “moviemaking for bicoastal cultural elites. They get to look down at the opposition, at ‘Bush,’ but they also get to feel superior to their own foot soldiers in the proletarian heartland. With no need to distinguish truth or detail, Fahrenheit 9/11 is moral carpet-bombing from 10,000 feet. ”
Next up for a Hollywood is a remake of John Frankenheimer’s 1962 classic, The Manchurian Candidate. Like virtually all modern remakes of vintage Hollywood films, it will no doubt be terrible. But it wasn’t remade as a loving homage to Frankenheimer. As Frank Rich of The New York Times writes, “I cannot recall when Hollywood last released a big-budget mainstream feature film as partisan as this one at the height of a presidential campaign.”
Don’t forget this is the newspaper which called Michael Moore “a credit to the republic“. So if they think that the new Manchurian Candidate is partisan…baby, it’s partisan.