michael moore

The final word, from the New York Press:

Michael Moore may be an ass, and impossible to like as a public figure, and a little loose with the facts, and greedy, and a shameless panderer. But he wouldn’t be necessary if even one percent of the rest of us had any balls at all.

Say what you want about Moore, but he picked himself up and _did_ something, something approximating the role journalism is supposed to play. The rest of us — let’s face it — are just souped-up shoe salesmen with lit degrees. Who should shut their mouths in the presence of real people.

*UPDATE*: Okay, that wasn’t the last word. The last — and to my mind, best — word on Moore’s movie is contained in this Paul Krugman column. It’s a must-read.