It was certainly impolitic of filmmaker Michael Moore, and possibly unfair as well, to tell the Hollywood Reporter in a recent interview that Barack Obama would only be remembered, a century from now, as the first black president of the United States. I am tempted to respond that while Obama’s race will always be the headline, its real significance is more like a footnote. He will quite plausibly be remembered more for other things, and some of them (though not a lot of them) are laudable. He began the process of moving the country away from our profoundly unfair and overpriced catch-as-catch-can private health insurance system toward some kind of socialized medicine. (Yeah, I said it.
Michael Moore appeared on Lawrence O'Donnell's show Wednesday night when the news broke that Penn State's Board of Trustees announced the firing of university president Graham Spanier and head football coach Joe Paterno.
Michael Moore said that his next documentary will prove that Jesus was gay.