I said it. Their reaction to Errol Morris’s Oscar win is asinine:
Errol Morris appears to be a moral midget. Can we say that? How can you compare Vietnam to the current war? One went on for a decade plus and ended with concentration camps in South Vietnam. The other flushed Saddam Hussein down a historical latrine in three weeks. I hereby nominate that from now on the winner of the best long-form documentary gets fifteen seconds to prattle until the band swells up and relieves us all.
Spoken like a man who didn’t see the movie. “The Fog of War” is a masterpiece, and Robert McNamara is an eloquent defender of American hegemony and has brilliant, sensible things to say about what does and doesn’t work when states go to war. Tim Graham needs to read a book or something.