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The Hunting of the President
Topic by: sinisterguffaw
Posted: June 19, 2004 - 9:40 AM PDT
Last Reply: June 29, 2004 - 10:48 AM PDT

author topic: The Hunting of the President
sinisterguffaw
post #1  on June 19, 2004 - 9:40 AM PDT  
With all the hype surrounding Michael Moore's Farenheit 9/11, I wonder if this little gem is going to be overlooked or overshadowed by the always-entertaining-albeit-skewed views of Mr. Moore's film.

The Hunting of the President deals with the Clinton years and the hundreds of millions of dollars of tax money spent by the right to try to dig up dirt on Pres. Clinton. Yes, I imagine Hunting will also have a biased slant to it, but that doesn't make the points it presents any less valid.

Is anyone else eager to see Hunting?
JBellows
post #2  on June 19, 2004 - 1:28 PM PDT  
Honestly, I am not all that interested in either. I am so upset that my tax dollars were wasted by the Repubs in their attempts to smear Clinton, and I just don't see why I have to pay theater prices for a guy to basically say Bush sucks when people do it for free on the message boards. I'll wait until both are on video and in a moment of curiosity, add them to my GC queue right there next to Gasaraki (also heavily political).
woozy
post #3  on June 20, 2004 - 8:25 AM PDT  
I haven't heard of The Hunting of the President. I'm looking forward to Fahrenheit 9/11 although I was a little annoyed and irritated with Michael Moore's Bowling for Columbine. I thought he did a disservice to his arguments by setting up his arguments rather than arguing objectively. I ended up almost feeling sorry for Dick Clark (who can't *possibly* be blamed for the gun death) and Charlton Heston (only almost, the son of a #@$%!). But I *did* admire him for bad mouthing the war at the academy awards.
sinisterguffaw
post #4  on June 20, 2004 - 11:24 AM PDT  
Agreed. Bowling sometimes made Michael Moore look like more of an ass than the people he was trying to demonize. The documentary and humor elements of Bowling were spot on, but when Mr. Moore went on the hunt with his microphone and camera it became more of an attack than a open ground for discussion with his subjects. And although I do think winning Best Doc was well deserved, I still think it could've been just as powerful without the berating of celebrities. Even if Charleton Heston is a dirty so-and-so.

And I'm sure Farenheit will be the same way. Maybe his next doc wont be so political. Maybe another "plight of the working man" doc or something.
shanandjohn
post #5  on June 29, 2004 - 9:53 AM PDT  

> And I'm sure Farenheit will be the same way. Maybe his next doc wont be so political. Maybe another "plight of the working man" doc or something.
> ---------------------------------

Well he isn't a working man anymore so he won't be doing any more of those type of Docs. I think he is a sell out he just picks what ever topic is hot so he can see himself on TV.
Cinenaut
post #6  on June 29, 2004 - 10:48 AM PDT  
Another documentary (which you can pop in your queue if you like) is Uncovered: The Whole Truth About the Iraq War. I've only seen a trailer for it.

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