Sunday, March 15, 2009

23:30 Channel 537 Showtime "Sicko"

This is the Michael Moore documentary about the American health system.

This isn't a flick I've seen, but in general I think Moore is overrated. He makes films in a documentary style that are actually more like directed forms of propaganda. He's also not afraid to ham it up for the camera ("Roger in Me" he goes ahead and keeps talking at a microphone even after the lights are turned off -- this is pure work for the camera).

We're running through a quick history of the American health care system, as viewed from the executive branch, starting with Nixon.

Really nice clip of a propaganda film showing the evils of socialized medicine (narrated by pre-Prez Reagan). Complete with doctors having to ride in the back of open pick-up trucks because their towns have too many doctors.

Nice animation of money from health organizations pointing at a series of Republicans walking out on stage.

"My mom quit nursing because of Hillary Clinton."

- b1

"I think Michael Moore shouldn't push so hard. He'd have more credibility."

- Special K


Blogger Keith Rollin said...

"Roger in Me"? Michael Moore does porno?

5:58 PM  
Blogger Keith Rollin said...

Hmmm...I guess so: "I think Michael Moore shouldn't push so hard."

6:01 PM  

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