Another documentary about how Hate Radio/Fox News has helped turned the Right into an army of bilious, ignorant, skull-fucked zombies.
I got half-way through writing this post before I realized I was wrong and reversed myself.
Here was my initial take --
I'm sure it is a fine film -- the trailer looks good and I'm sure once the Underground smuggles a copy into God's Country, I'll watch it with great satisfaction. In someone's basement. With the blackout shades pulled. And Full Metal Jacket playing loudly on the teevee upstairs. Just to be safe.That being said, I have no idea who the target audience is for this sort of film. I mean, sure, Liberals will watch it, but we're already members of the choir. Already on the team. And if that is the only group of people you want to reach, then way to go. Nothing wrong with making a sorta Liberal political/art-house film for the discerning few.But I would assume that, as a Liberal, the goal would be to make it as accessible as possible to a wider audience than just those people who already agree with you completelyWhich is why I wonder what Chomsky is doing on the screen. Now if for some ultra-complex reason I cannot pretend to understand, the filmmaker's strategy is to make sure that no one outside the already small circle of Liberals -- my circle -- pays any heed to this film whatsoever, except to ignore it and deride it, then I can think of no better person to put on-screen than Noam Chomsky (unless you have access to the reanimated corpse of Saul Alinsky.)I'm sure I'll agree with almost everything Mr. Chomsky will say. I'm sure I will nod my head. I might even mutter a "Hell, yeah!" if the spirit moves me, but if the intended audience is anyone other than me, then I am baffled by the decision to include someone to whose presence -- unfairly or not -- signifies to anyone not in our club that they need not bother to pay any attention to anything they are about to see...
But you know what?
We live in an age where any documentary, essay, white paper or humble blog post that even hints that the Right has been bred into an army of bilious, ignorant, skull-fucked zombies is going to be ignored by the multitudes and dismissed and sneered at by the Beltway and the Right anyway, so have at it!
May as well be hanged for a sheep as a lamb.