February 24, 2008

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Maybe the reason that right wingers hate Hollywood so much can be explained by the Academy Awards Best Documentary Feature category at last night's Academy Awards. No amount of Jack Bauer-ticking clock scenarios or heartwarming whitewashed happy endings can negate the truths brought forward by documentary filmmakers like Alex Gibney or his fellow nominees Charles Ferguson, Michael Moore, Richard Robbins and Andrea Nix Fine, who are all--separately and collectively--leaps and bounds in front of the pathetic news media in informing the general public of what's happening in our world. Bringing forward those facts--and we all know that facts have a liberal bias--that may be painful to watch, but necessary to know must be an anathema to those who confuse jingoism for really caring about this country.

So congratulations to Alex Gibney (and a big round of applause to fellow blogger and Taxi to the Dark Side Executive Producer Sidney Blumenthal) for making sure we know what is really happening in our names that cuts through media spin.

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