… is a review of The Dark Knight by some right-wing nutjob in the Wall Street Journal. It goes like this:
“There seems to me no question that the Batman film “The Dark Knight,” currently breaking every box office record in history, is at some level a paean of praise to the fortitude and moral courage that has been shown by George W. Bush in this time of terror and war.”
I wasn’t aware that invading a sovereign nation required “moral courage”. However, I suppose some “fortitude” is needed to trample over human rights, or torture people.
Oh, wait -
Batman is a vigilante. He operates outside the law. He’s a criminal. So, by the same argument, George W Bush must be a criminal too.
The article also says:
“Conversely, time after time, left-wing films about the war on terror — films like “In The Valley of Elah,” “Rendition” and “Redacted” — which preach moral equivalence and advocate surrender, that disrespect the military and their mission, that seem unable to distinguish the difference between America and Islamo-fascism, have bombed more spectacularly than Operation Shock and Awe.”
Hang on. Islamo-fascism? That would be right-wing Muslim extremists who blow people up and fly planes into skyscrapers, then. Who are apparently not the same as right-wing American extremists who advocate invasion, extraordinary rendition and torture. Right-wing. Fascism. They look the same from where I’m standing.
Anyway, here’s the full article. Enjoy.