Thursday, October 21, 2004

An idiot exercising his right to "free" speech

After a month of protests and letters to the editor, the left's designated village idiot, Michael Moore, finally arrived at Utah Valley State College in Orem, Utah. Tagging along for the ride was Utah-native (in name only) Rosanne Barr (not many in Utah are proud of this fact). Reports of his visit can be read here and here, with a report of "protests" here and photos here.

As was expected, he pretty well bashed the President with half-truths and lies. The crowds were very pro-Moore/anti-Bush, but what else would you expect from college students living away from home for the first time in the lives? I call it the "I can think for myself now" syndrome. Most college students, the first time that they are away from home on their own, will go to great lengths to espouse ideas and concepts that are diametrically opposed to their parents. They do this, not because they actually believe in this crap, but just to show themselves (and their parents) that they can. Ergo, a large turn-out for Michael Moore in the heart of conservative Utah.

Because of protests and to give the illusion of "balance", the college had earlier hosted conservative Sean Hannity. I thought that they should have invited the film makers of "FarenHYPE 9/11" to speak after Moore to rebut the obvious lies found in his film, but that would have made too much sense. Trying to cancel the show would have illicted hysterical cries of "Censorship!" from the media (which never screams "Censorship!" when the liberals are trying to suppress a conservative book or film which is critical of John Kerry), therefore, it was a foregone conclusion that Michael Moore would be able to spread his lies in Utah.

If there is a silver lining in all of this, Michael Moore spent a day to come to Utah and try to influence students to vote against Bush. Since Utah is already solidly in the Bush camp, he pretty well wasted his time when he could have been in one of the battleground states, spreading lies, so this looks like conservatives in Utah sacrificing for the greaater good of another four years of President Bush.


At 4:41 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oy. What a smug blowhard. The cheery thing is that he'll be forgotten far sooner than President Bush will.


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