Andrew Sullivan’s ham-handed attack on William Raspberry’s defense of Fahrenheit 9–11 really makes Raspberry’s column (and, by extension, the film) seem a lot better than I felt like it was when I first saw it. We’re seeing here the confluence of both the very severe inherent flaws of the “fisking” genre and, apparently, a rightwing driven absolutely batty by the prospect of seeing their president get hit below the belt. Meanwhile the right threatens to establish a dictatorship if “responsible” voices on the left on the left don’t restrain Moore. Well now.