Predictably, Michael Moore Is Making a Trump Documentary

Once a vital, unique voice mixing political discourse and comedy, Michael Moore has since joined Bill Maher in becoming a stringy-haired relic of a liberal base that long ago left them for any number of Daily Show correspondents. Yet just as Maher apparently still has a show on the air, so too has Moore needlessly continued his obvious if often valid attacks on the right—which, as of late, has mostly meant going after Donald Trump.

In 2016, Moore put out the concert documentary of sorts, Michael Moore in Trumpland, and earlier this month, he announced a Broadway show he describes as “a humorous play about a country that’s just elected a madman.” But it seems that’s still not the end of his prolonged “so, ya heard about this Trump guy?” set. Now, Moore has announced Fahrenheit ‪11/9, a new film about—you guessed it—the horrifying, flaxen-haired President man. The film’s title is a reference to Moore’s 2004 doc Fahrenheit 9/11 but also to November 9, the date it was made official that, Christ, Trump would be running the country.

But while we know the broad subject of the new film, further details are scarce. It’s said “filming on Moore’s new Trump documentary has been done under a strict cloak of secrecy.” We’ll just have to try and imagine: what could it be like to watch a comic persona go after Donald Trump?

  • Jeremy Tilton

    11/9, clever. So he’s essentially equating the votes of 60 million Americans to the actions of terrorists. Just in case people have any doubt that Moore and his ilk have completely lost touch.

    At least we can all rely on it being completely factual and not at all biased like Dinesh D’Souza’s counterargument of how the end of the world comes from the other side of the aisle.

    Pass.

    • jaime_arg

      He’s equating the election to terrorists the same way the word feminazi equates feminists to the original Nazis™.
      He’s not.
      It’s an allusion to his previous work based on a numeric coincidence.

      The election (and continued support by republican officials) of the orange moron is certainly unprecedented, shocking, harmful, and worthy of analysis, the same way 9/11 was. In that sense they are absolutely comparable events.

      • Jeremy Tilton

        You’d be perfect for his “documentary”.

        • jaime_arg

          You’d be perfect for the Wikipedia article on ad hominem fallacies.