October 22, 2003

Boycotting the boycott

As H.D. Miller points out, maybe somebody ought to explain to all those who are buying Michael Moore's latest book at Wal-Mart that they're screwing up the BfC Wal-Mart boycott promotion.

Posted by Dr. Frank at October 22, 2003 07:39 PM | TrackBack

I think if people stopped to think about things like that then we wouldn't have so many problems. They are either worried about looking cool or saving money or the third option they are morons who just don't get it.

Posted by: Heather at October 22, 2003 10:13 PM

I really like Moore sometimes. I think he's an extremely talented comedian but it's so irritating when someone is completely blinded by their own politics. I'd like to think that everyone would be able to take a look at themselves and laugh sometimes but Moore only seems to be able to do that to others. He's very good at it, but it would be a lot more genuine if he would look at the mess of both conservative and liberal politics.

Posted by: Justin at October 23, 2003 04:50 AM

It's really a bummer that Michael Moore is so pretentious and egotistical. He obviously does all this uncontested researching and fact checking in a ploy to draw attention to himself (and not the ubjustices he claims) and make a crapload of money to buy heroin. If he had any soul, he would become a republican who's content to sit back and protect america's freedom from colored people.

Posted by: asdf asdf at October 23, 2003 06:26 AM

I'm not sure how freeing millions of Iraqis is sitting back in contentment, but that's certainly an interesting way of looking at it. ;)

Posted by: JB at October 23, 2003 02:08 PM

It does seem hypocritical to buy Moore's book at Wal-Mart. Of course, such "hypocrisy" is impossible when it comes to buying the books of right-wing geniuses like Ann Coulter and Bill O'Reilly, whose readers have no principles to betray.

Posted by: Jason Toon at October 23, 2003 09:56 PM

Hey, Jason: I'm not all that bothered by hypocrisy, which I think is probably a kind of general human condition. I do think that promotional activism can have ironic commercial implications, as here. As for the three authors in question, principles aside, I think anyone who buys any of those "books" probably deserves them.

Posted by: Dr. Frank at October 24, 2003 04:06 PM

maybe people just enjoy reading. perhaps that's why they buy the books, where ever they may be sold...which walmart is certainly not the only place. and i really think if you all would try to take an outsiders look at what you write here, you would find that you're no better than the people you bitch about. you're all whining about what you think is right and wrong and you make fun of people who don't agree. i don't think any of you are being very smart or political, i think you're very silly. if you're all so intelligent and open-minded, why is it that you can't take other people's point of view? i think you're all cowards who are afraid to come out from behind your brains and live in the real world.

Posted by: asdlkfsadfoiewh at October 28, 2003 06:31 PM