Fahrenheit 9/11 On Television Tonight

Tonight on "Channel 4", a broadcast television station here in London, Michael Moore’s documentary Fahrenheit 9/11 is airing. The station has been hyping this all week – it seems that every time I turn on the channel in my hotel room, they’re running the preview. And the breakfast shows have gotten into it too. The "presenters" chortle on air, in an almost giddy way about the public airing of the movie tonight. Perhaps worse are the ones that show a clip, then react in a dramatic way and comment about the "importance" of the viewing event. No wonder Bush and many things American are ridiculed here. It certainly won’t be any better after this airs tonight. To get a sense of the build up ahead of the airing, read the program description here.

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