To describe this film as dishonest and demagogic would almost be to promote those terms to the level of respectability. To describe this film as a piece of crap would be to run the risk of a discourse that would never again rise above the excremental. To describe it as an exercise in facile crowd-pleasing would be too obvious. Fahrenheit 9/11 is a sinister exercise in moral frivolity, crudely disguised as an exercise in seriousness. It is also a spectacle of abject political cowardice masking itself as a demonstration of "dissenting" bravery.
Like Bowling for Columbine, this film is a win-win proposition for Moore; if the audience finds it convincing, he wins, and if the entire audience is there only to write an article trashing it on the internet, they still bought a ticket. The only way to see this movie is if you can find a way to do it for free. In that spirit, rather than debunk it myself, I'll just post this link to someone else's debunking.
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