“He brings up a lot of good points, and he can be funny, but he goes too far.”

This is my 71 year-old mother’s reaction to Michael Moore — and, were I shot up with sodium thiopental, it would probably be my reaction, too.

Moore’s been a wonderful and necessary thorn in the side of Corporate America since Roger and Me came out in 1989. He has a knack for finding the absurd in our culture and emphasizing it in order to cause maximum frustration. His sloppy persona, which has only gotten more extreme with age, is something like a bull in a china shop, knocking over notions of propriety and, sometimes, shattering them into a mess of good ideas. Read more…

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