Mental Image of the Day

James Christopher via Kurt Loder via Cattalarchy:

After marveling at Moore's rosy view of the British health care system
in "Sicko," Christopher wrote, "What he hasn't done is lie in a
corridor all night at the Royal Free [Hospital] watching his severed
toe disintegrate in a plastic cup of melted ice.  I have."

The whole review is worth reading.  Many folks seem to think Michael Moore is brilliant until he makes a film about something with which they are actually familiar.  Which, come to think of it, encapsulates my entire view of the media, not just Michael Moore, as well.  Nothing will reduce your confidence in the media more than reading an article on a topic about which you have intimate knowledge.


  1. jlm28:

    I enjoy your blog. So true on the media. I don't know much, but I noticed long ago whenever I read a business article that I was intimately involved in, there were always mistakes in the reporting. It made me question whether anything I read in the press was accurate.

  2. la petite chou chou:

    Agreed. The link was a great read. I've also run into a lot of stuff in the media and also people's general perceptions caused by the media that I often feel compelled to correct. (Usually about animals since that is my major background.)