Hitchens vs. Moore II?
Christopher Hitchens challenges Michael Moore in his Slate review of Fahrenheit 9/11:
"Any time, Michael my boy. Let's redo Telluride. Any show. Any place. Any platform. Let's see what you're made of."
Hey, I was there at the Telluride Film Festival on that day - August 31, 2002 when they talked on stage outside in Elk's Park. And sure enough I was able to find a photo I had taken of them being civil.
TALKING SHOP AT SHOW
- Hitchens smoked incessantly and talked in a low, rough voice while Moore played the crowd like a violin.
I, for one, would love to see the gloves come off if they meet again.
Meanwhile the 'Moore War' is getting bigger by the day. John Gorenfeld over at Salon writes about the lengths the right-wing have gone to to stop Moore's film including an e-mail campaign.
He writes about the futility of the campaign since the e-mails seem to be piling up in the wrong e-mail boxes:
A lowly theater payroll employee inexplicably listed on [MoveAmericaForward's] e-mail list of "leading movie executives" is confused about how he became a central front in the War on Moore (he did not wish to be identified). As he sat in his office Friday, messages pinged into his in box. Dryly, he read aloud his favorites: "'I will never see a movie again' ... 'I will not support a business that aids a piece of crap sub-human like Moore in spreading his anti-american bullshit ...'"
And I thought spam was a problem...