Michael Moore Is a Big Fat Stupid White Man

Michael Moore Is a Big Fat Stupid White Man 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 Academ

  • Title: Michael Moore Is a Big Fat Stupid White Man
  • Author: David T. Hardy Jason Clarke
  • ISBN: 9780060779603
  • Page: 489
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 InWatching 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.

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    1. I don't personally know Michael Moore, but I do like his films. I've always found in them that he comes across as very reasonable and intelligent, if not a bit of a show-off (Stanley Kubrick and Wes Anderson are show-offs too, but like Michael Moore, deeply talented in their craft and good at evoking emotion and consideration in their viewers). This book itself everything it claims Michael Moore is - pushy, hypocritical, grandstanding and pretentious. "Ooh, look at us smart people, making fun of [...]

    2. Republican Propaganda6 July 2012 I really do not know why I actually purchased this book but I can say that after I finished reading it I made sure I got rid of it as quickly as possible. While I agree with a number of accusations that the writers have made against Michael Moore I must admit that this is an example of the pot calling the kettle black. Further, once I got to the end and checked out some of the websites that they referred me to I discovered that this book was little more than Repu [...]

    3. Resistance to MM's monopoly on anti-Americanism had to come eventually, pity it came in this rather disasterous, incohesive collection of tirades against him. Basically it's just a load of articles pulled together, all pretty much repeating the same thing over and over again. If this is all they can throw at him, no wonder he's one of the most popular Americans in the world.

    4. Successful neither as comical nor as refutation, relying on strawpersons, red herrings, and (obviously) argumentum ad hominem.

    5. If half of the stuff in this book is true, Michael Moore is a dangerous man. The authors have meticulously documented their sources and findings of outright disregard for and manipulation of the facts. And if the facts don't fit to help make his point, apparently he will just make up new facts. I was never a fan of Michael Moore (I thought his Roger and Me was humorous but not after learning how he put it together-more fiction than documentary) but didn't really care for his wash-rinse-repeat fo [...]

    6. I have to admit, one of the main reasons I read this was because I agree with the title so much. However, I did learn a thing or two from the critics' arguments. It basically boils down to this: Bowling For Columbine was a crock of shit, edited to show and tell only what Moore wanted it to, so that it would give his opinions on the matter instead of a well rounded argument on the big picture like a documentary is supposed to. It was Columbine and gun-ownership in America according to Moore, not [...]

    7. Th[e] general belief in the inherent iniquity of American capitalism, the evil of all corporations, and the elite conspiracies to defraud ordinary Americans are all classical tropes of the paranoid American left, and Moore endorses every single one of them. There's almost a beauty in the way he backs up every left-wing prejudice, from hatred of successful white people, to hostility to car owners, the ability to drop Sweden into every argument about the welfare state, and the notion that capitali [...]

    8. I read this originally to give equal time to the right that writes these books. I can't ever seem to understand Ann Coulter or Michelle Malkin, but at least I know enough about Michael Moore to understand this book. I loaned this book out on bookcrossing in what is called a "book ring" but it ended up captured by a military wife. The most interesting person on that ring was a Michael Moore supporter that said something like "he's poking holes at someone poking holes" which seemed to mean he was [...]

    9. Ok it's right wing but why I read and enjoyed this book is because Moore IS a big fat liar! Like a lot of other so called 'documentaries' or 'mockumentaries' you really need to do your own research to get to the truth and not take things on face value.Moore is the one of the worst at what I call leftist propaganda for the gullible masses. Moore lies so often and offers up ridiculous 'theories' in his books and movies that his whole argument of 'lying governments' and 'dishonest business people' [...]

    10. When I bought this book I actually thought it was Michael Moore's book, but I read it anyway. And I'm glad I did. Up until that time, I'd never really given much thought Moore's credibility, though his documentaries had seemed vaguely compelling, especially Bowling for Columbine. Now I have learned everything Moore shows or says has to be checked and double checked. And while I usually agree with Moore politically, I've stopped taking him seriously.It's been years since I read this book, and I n [...]

    11. Well this book's title says it all. I hate Michael Moore with a passion and the authors of the this book just re-enforce that. This book is basically about Moore's movies and how they are all full of s##t. They break down his movies scene by scene and take apart all Moore's so-called truths. Although it is a little dated now, it is still an interesting book to read. So if you hate Michael "I am getting fatter with every movie I produce because I can afford to bathe in gravy" Moore, this book is [...]

    12. If you think Michael Moore is just a huge ass who makes documentaries for profit and not for truth, then this is the book for you. A left wing nut job to his core, Moore has his film "Bowling for Columbine" picked apart piece by piece to show how the truth was manipulated for Moore's own gain. From the tile of his movie (Moore claims the shooters went bowling with the bowling team the morning of the massacre - they didn't), to the end credits, This shows difinitively just how big an ass Moore is [...]

    13. To me this book was significant because of when I read it, which was when I was like 12. At the time I idealised Michael Moore due to a few of his books and movies, this book gave me a nice and verified shining contrast of what I thought of him as a person.I didn't become some right wing nut job, but, it did teach me something really important. That its worth investigating everyone and everything before you start spouting rhetoric. I'm not sure that was the intention of the authors, but I did en [...]

    14. Intriguing--although out-of-date (It speaks of "Fahrenheit 911" as "coming out soon"), it takes literally every book and movie that Moore has made and picks it apart, piece-be-piece, to show the inaccuracies and fallacies of his work. It then shows (in both the main body of the writing and the bibliography) sources of information that prove that Moore lies, cheats, and steals in an attempt to make money off the misrepresented fear of others. I definitely recommend this book to any and everyone, [...]

    15. I am a big detractor of Michael Moore and his lies and propaganda, and while this book illustrated a great number of Moore's lies and personal flaws, it seemed a bit repetitive and light on when it came to real arguments. I feel that there could be a better account of why fans and viewers should be wary of Moore's claims and techniques. Further, it seemed to have a Republican bent, and I feel that it would have more weight from a neutral or Democrat point of view.

    16. Well I picked this up cause of the title. I found this was an enlightening read for me. Guess I'm one of those that fell for all his lies. I've watched all his movies and of course, believed what I was seeing. that isuntil I read this book. Well written and well researched as you can tell by the extensive Notes and Sources section in the back of the book. I'm glad I read this cause I now agree with the title.

    17. I love political commentary, so I expected this book to be anything but academic. It was actually very informative and intelligently written by two college students who never bought into his b.s. and expose Moore for the theatrical con artist he really is. The Jesse Jackson of the film industry, Moore is desperate for recognition of anything, and manipulates his way to success. As the book shows, Moore is anything but stupid, and this is purely entertaining and educational.

    18. While this book certainly does a good job of building a case against Moore, the fact is that I'm just not interested in the man. I'm not intrigued to hear his side of the story, and have no desire to learn anything else at all about him. Hardy and Clarke have done a decent job instructing me about their views of Moore, but that's about it.

    19. Talk about an expose!! This is a must read, for all you that hate him and even more so, to open up the closed minds of those that "love" him.He's the master of "Do as I say, not as I do" and, like most elitist socialists, thinks himself above everyone else most especially those he leads around by the rings in their noses!

    20. The title is perfect, just saw and American Carol in theaters and so wish the main character was actually Michael Moore and he would take responsibility for the lies he has propagated on America the greatest country in the world.

    21. A response to Moore's "Stupid White Men", you won't believe how Moore has duped the public with his camera tricks, selective video editing, and outright falsifications. It's all well documented here.

    22. It's been years since I've read this book, but from what I remember it was extremely informative (albeit clearly biased against Michael Moore, but with a title like that, it's obvious) A pretty amusing read, too.

    23. I'm not a conservative by any stretch of the word, but I despise Michael Moore. I dislike all propagandists, but especially ones who try to pass blatant lies off as the truth.

    24. You can probably guess what my review would state if I were to really write one. I gave it 5 stars and would give it 6 if I couldyou put it together.

    25. A much-needed collection of intelligent essays and fact-checking to counter Moore's hypocrisy and his falsified sensationalism.

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