Michael Moore Is A Big Fat Stupid White Man

Michael Moore Is A Big Fat Stupid White Man

Book - 2004
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Watching Michael Moore in action--passing off manipulating facts in Bowling for Columbine, spinning statistics in Stupid White Men and Dude, Where's My Country?, shamelessly grandstanding at the Academy Awards, and epitomizing the hypocrisy he's made a king's fortune railing against--has spurred authors David T. Hardy and Jason Clarke to take action into their own hands. In Michael Moore Is a Big Fat Stupid White Man, Hardy and Clarke dish it back hard to the fervent prophet of the far left, turning a careful eye on Moore's use of camera tricks and publicity ploys to present his own version of the truth.

Postwar documentarians gave us the documentary, Rob Reiner gave us the mockumentary, and Moore initiated a third genre, the crockumentary.

How, they ask, does Moore pull off a proletarian, "man-of-the-people" image so at odds with his lifestyle as a fabulously wealthy Manhattanite? And how large of an impact do his incendiary, ill-founded polemics have on the growing community that follows him with near-religious devotion? Loaded with well-researched, solidly reasoned arguments, and laced with irreverent wit, Michael Moore Is a Big Fat Stupid White Man fires back at one of the left's biggest targets--politically and literally.

Publisher: New York : HarperCollins Publishers, c2004.
ISBN: 9780060763954
Branch Call Number: 791.43658 Hardy 2004
Characteristics: viii, 246 p. ;,22 cm.
Additional Contributors: Clarke, Jason


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Dec 21, 2012

Not a great read, but does a good job of highlighting Moore's populist approach of preaching to his Birkenstock crowd. Regardless of his high school political analyses, Moore's ultimate purpose on earth, whether he intends it or not, is to show that anyone, yes anyone, children, can be successful if they work hard enough.

Dec 20, 2012

I couldn't really get into it.


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