In a February 10 Washington Times column, Jeffrey Kuhner called Michael Moore "the Riefenstahl of our time - someone who uses film in order to aid and abet the mortal enemies of the West." Kuhner further wrote that "Moore - like most transnational leftists - is a traitor."
From Kuhner's column:
Michael Moore is a hypocrite. He embodies all that is wrong with Hollywood: He is a shameless, self-serving propagandist masquerading as an idealistic "artist."
Like many on the radical left, his philosophy boils down to one seminal idea: hatred of America.
"Fahrenheit 9/11" was not simply a crude piece of anti-Bush propaganda. It was a deliberate attempt to distort the reality of what occurred in the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001: that radical Islam had declared war on America. Just as the infamous director, Leni Riefenstahl, produced "Triumph of the Will" as a propaganda tool to bolster Adolf Hitler's regime and demoralize the Western democracies in the struggle against Nazism, Mr. Moore's "Fahrenheit 9/11" sought to undermine America's resolve to confront Islamic fascism. He is the Riefenstahl of our time - someone who uses film in order to aid and abet the mortal enemies of the West.
Mr. Moore - like most transnational leftists - is a traitor. He has betrayed his country by calling for its defeat in Iraq. He has betrayed his fellow progressives through his blatantly hypocritical behavior. And he has betrayed his fellow filmmakers by peddling cheap propaganda as art. His celebrity status is a damning indictment of contemporary Hollywood.