Yeah, I'm sure this Hitchens guy has an agenda of his own, wouldn't surprise me at all. Michael Moore has his as well. I guess what I wanted to say is that I don't trust any rich asshole who picks and chooses facts and arguments to push his view on you, regardless of his "side". Michael Moore is notorious for this. He doesn't care to call his movies documentaries when they're anything but. He hinged a lot of Bowling for Columbine on ambushing an old sick man (who may have well been evil, whatever, but that is a really poor way of making a real point). It's VERY easy to ambush idiots at Walmart, or old men at early stages of alzheimer's, and all his other stupid stunts that make his movies worthless as *documents*.
Yet people treat him as the paradigm of reason.
Comedy doesn't fuckign HELP. It's just like those people that think the Daily Show with Jon Stewart is somehow helping us. All it does is giggle and make snide remarks about events and people and never offers anything we can actually use. It sure makes people feel smart though - "haha look at the stupid politicians!".
I do understand that people who believe Michael Moore is a hero are, deep down, trying to help and have good intentions, but that doesn't mean Michael Moore makes great movies, is a great guy, or has great motivations. He is simply yet another asshole in this stupid vortex of shit we call politics, pushing the same bullshit tactics (lying, posing, posturing, presentation of selective truths, manipulation of weaker people, editing, stunts, etc.) as every other idiot on either side of the "political spectrum". It makes him no better than his counterparts on the opposite sides trying to also manipulate their followers, and that makes him just as worthless in my book.