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American Opinion - On a bad correlation by Moore on terrorism:

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An excerpt from recent editorials in newspapers in the United States:

From The Associated Press

On a bad correlation by Moore on terrorism:

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Ultraliberal filmmaker Michael Moore is so intellectually bankrupt that he hardly warrants the credit of a return argument. But sometimes his blather is so disgusting and offensive, you can't resist.

Moore famously loves the Cuban model, which even Fidel Castro admits doesn't work, and hates American capitalism, throwing up a little in his mouth on every trip to the bank.

His latest fatuousness, though, may be his worst: a mindless contention, in support of a proposed mosque near ground zero, that fast food kills more people than died there from terrorism. ...

His point seems to be that there's a moral equivalence between a McDonald's and the hijacking of crowded airliners and the purposeful flying of them into buildings to kill all those aboard and those in the way.

Does that seem a little bereft of elementary-level thinking to you?

For one thing, no one is being hijacked and flown into a burger joint; folks go there quite on their own. For another thing, it can be done in moderation, and at no significant risk -- whereas there is nothing moderate about flying planes into office buildings. ...

Most importantly, it's a fairly straightforward proposition for someone to avoid a Big Mac. On the other hand, those folks working at desks in the World Trade Centers on Sept. 11, 2001, did absolutely nothing imprudent to bring on their nightmarish deaths. One second they were working, perhaps daydreaming about dinner or weekend plans; the next second they looked up and saw the horror of a commercial airliner's nose barreling right at them. Close your eyes and picture that. ...

Such thinking as his is beyond repulsive. It's grotesque and vile. ...

-- The Augusta (Ga.) Chronicle

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