Wednesday, June 23, 2004

What does Stephen F. Hayes author of The Connection: How al-Qaeda's Collaboration with Saddam Hussein Has Endangered America think about the 9/11 Cimmission's staff report?

It was poorly worded, self-contradictory and vague. It seemed to reach conclusions not warranted by the evidence. And it added to the confusion on an already difficult issue. The staff statements felt like the cursory treatment given to an issue by an individual – or group of people – wanting to put the Iraq-al Qaeda issue to bed, rather than explore it in a serious way. Even the commissioners are running away from their own staff statements.

Everywhere Michael Moore looks, people are out to get him. Now his movie is rated "R". Horrors, 15 and 16 year olds will have to get an adult to take them. You would think that these kids never get into R-rated movies.

His web site is under attack.

Some very sophisticated individuals have been hacking into and shutting down our Web site, he said. It is an hourly fight to keep it up. We are going to find out who is doing this and we are going to pursue a criminal prosecution.

Of course, it is entirely possible that his web site couldn't keep up with the extra demand caused by all of the publicity. This is known as the Slash Dot Effect because it happens to sites mentioned on SlashDot. Of course, the hacker story gets more press.

Then there is Moore's threat to sue anyone who says anything bad about him. Slate has a lot to say about that.

All of this keeps Moore's name in the news and assures that his feature-length political ad will have the biggest opening of any documentary ever.

So why does Moore still sound like he is a victim?

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