Hijacking Flight 93, Again

posted at 10:16 am on April 27, 2006 by Bryan

United 93 Discussion Page
Flight 93 Hijackers
Variety: United 93 Review
Zarqawi video
Bostom: Jihad begot the Crusades
David Beamer: The Film Got It Right

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Schlussel: Movie of the Year
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Excellent again!

Are the families of United 93 aware of what Universal is doing on that site?

modifiedcontent on April 27, 2006 at 10:23 AM

The forums at IMDB and RottenTomatoes are FILLED with conspiracy theorist, anti-American speech as well. What used to be a fringe element of our society is rapidly picking up steam and members….it’s really astounding how many cause-starved idiots are out there.

Remember that 10% of the opening weekend gross of United 93 is going towards the Flight 93 National Memorial Project in Washington, DC. So if you’re going to see the movie (and I hope EVERYONE will see this movie), please go early.

World B. Free on April 27, 2006 at 10:32 AM

Another outstanding performance. I will be seeing that movie, and no, I WILL NEVER FORGET.

As to the Universal site MM is speaking of, I went there a couple weeks back. I believe what she was refering to is the discussion boards that the public can access. At the time I looked at it, I was appauled. It was basicly hyjacked by the tinfoil hat crowd. Anyone posting anything remotely truthful were attacked with absolute venom. At least, that is the way I remember it, not sure I have the stomach to go look again. And they attacked the movie in the same way. It did not look to me like Universal actually supported or endorsed any of the views of the commentators.

MalkinFan on April 27, 2006 at 10:33 AM

Great Vent! Spot on. The mention os “Screw Loose”, I almost pissed my pants. Keep up the great work, Michelle, we can never have enough mention of the events of 9/11.

Wade on April 27, 2006 at 10:39 AM

I feel sorry for the pharmaceutical companies as it is quite obvious that many people are not filling their anti-psychotic prescriptions.

Moto Oda on April 27, 2006 at 10:40 AM

I will take off of work Friday afternoon so I can go see the movie during its opening weekend. (I will be working Monday, May 1st in opposition to the planned illegal rallies.) Tell your friends and families to do the same. We must be constantly vigilent in this War and to forget history dooms us to repeat history. The passengers on Flight 93 are heros and Universal should clean up the site in honor of their sacrifice. May God bless you all. As for me, I will NEVER EVER FORGET our generations Pearl Harbour. They started this war, we must finish it. Peace.

Reaganite on April 27, 2006 at 10:44 AM

I saw the A&E version when it aired a few weeks ago. In fact I believe they’re airing it again this Friday. It was deeply moving! Yes I was angry!
It’s no mystery why Libs don’t want Americans to see this movie. I’ve heard that this theatrical version has even More Impact! Imagine Americans United in their HATRED of Islamofacism! It reminds me of a Dennis Miller line, “Since when are we NOT allowed to hate our enemies? Did I miss a meeting?”
Libs want every problem solved in the courts! They do not understand war!

Gault on April 27, 2006 at 10:46 AM

I glanced at the Flight 93 site, and the article about why they hate us. I didn’t delve into the discussion forum, but the article itself didn’t seem too bad. Unfortunately, it wasn’t very challenging either; just typical modern-day PC revisioned history. It should mention that Islam spread from the begining by violence, and that the Crusades were a response to the Muslim conquest of all of North Africa, Spain, Southern Italy, the Levant, and Asia Minor.

For those who are interested in a comparrison of Christianity and Islam, I recommend a book called “Answering Islam: The Crescent in Light of the Cross.” Unfortunately, my copy is buried in our home library somewhere, and I can’t remember the authors or publisher. If I can find it, I’ll post them in another comment. The book itself is fascinating, giving a history of Mohammed and the rise of Islam. Parts of it get a little too deep into metaphsics when it compares the doctrines of the two, but in general a very good read.

In response to the claims people have made about it being too soon for a movie about the hijackings, I say where were these people when TV movies about Columbine came out mere weeks after the incident? Seems like the libs have no problem ‘cashing in on others’ sufferings’ when it promotes their agenda.

Jezla on April 27, 2006 at 10:50 AM

Ok, did a quick search on the web and found it. It was written by Norman Geisler and Abdul Saleeb. You can get it here:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0801064309/002-6835350-6650446

Again, it’s extremely interesting.

Jezla on April 27, 2006 at 10:56 AM

Hey everyone. Just to clarify in response to MalkinFan (great name, by the way): I’m referring to the official discussion site —www.u93.org–not just the forum boards.

Jezla: Thanks for your feedback. The narratives are worse than you think. Historically inaccurate and apologist. Haven’t we had enough modern-day PC revisioned history? I’ve had it up to my ears with tolerance for this claptrap. And to see it on the official website of a movie that’s supposed to honor the heroism of United 93?

Bah.

Michelle on April 27, 2006 at 10:57 AM

Thanks for the clarification, Michelle. I was looking at a different site that I originally thought was the official one, guess I was wrong.

http://www.united93movie.com/index.php

When I did check the boards to see if they were still like what I remembered, there was this message.
“We apologize for the removal of the message boards – due to technical difficulties all previous threads have been inadvertantly deleted. We invite you to renew your dialog and discuss your thoughts on the film.” Interesting….

MalkinFan on April 27, 2006 at 11:18 AM

During WWII we recognized the importance of using films to keep up morale. We didn’t wait until the war was over to make 30 Seconds over Tokyo or Guadacanal Diary or Casablanca. There wasn’t an out cry that it was too soon. Years after the war Hollywood began to produce movies that took a symapthetic look at our foes, The Enemy Below, for example.

I note that it wasn’t too soon for Michael Moore to make his film trashing the war. I hope that Flight 93 breaks records. I know Syriana didn’t. We can see the kinds of movies that the left wants to make and contrast them with the films the public wants to see. The public will buy movie tickets at outrageous prices to see The Passion of the Christ or Ice Age, not a nickle for Fatal Attraction II. You’d think producers would get the message.

mkstach on April 27, 2006 at 11:33 AM

Count me in this weekend. And I’ll be wearing my IMAO shirt that reads, “I don’t wish to be argumentative, but I disagree with the muslim belief that I should be killed.”

As a caller to Rush said a while back, the reason the Dems don’t like United 93 is that it reminds everyone that those 40 people did more in the War on Terror than the Dems have done in the four + years since. Brilliant.

pistolero on April 27, 2006 at 11:35 AM

Oh, and Excellent Vent. AGAIN.

pistolero on April 27, 2006 at 11:35 AM

I have zero tolerance for people who try to cast murderers in a positive light, or try to excuse their actions.

I am still dreading this movie, because I never want to relive the emotions I suffered on 9/11 ever again. Not through a film that reminds me of them, and not through watching another terrorist attack happen on U.S. soil live on Fox News. I will probably still go see United 93, but I’m going to have to drag myself into that theater, and consciously not let myself make excuses.

It’s important to remember who our enemies are, and a lot of people, myself included, need a reminder of that. It’s funny, but the occasional video of lone Muslim men talking to the camera from a cave in Afghanistan or a hovel in Iraq isn’t enough to keep me hating them. They can talk all they want – “Nuke Israel, kill the Jews, kill the Americans, kill the Christians,” etc – but until I see them actually killing… Beheading a bound, helpless, innocent man in front of the camera, or see the events of 9/11 played out, even in a dramatization, I don’t take them seriously.

And I should. We all should. These monsters are capable of so much destruction against peaceful people, and we need to let our government to fight them in every way they can, no matter how squeamish it makes us.

Okay, I’m just about done… One more thing that’s bugged me for the past few years: Can we come up with another word for “Islamofascist”? Doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue.

Savage on April 27, 2006 at 11:35 AM

When Hollywood gets it right, we need to give them credit and support movies like this.

realVerse on April 27, 2006 at 11:36 AM

About Hot Air–why I like it and why I don’t

I like it because I agree with most of the opinion expressed. And Michelle is entertaining.
But I don’t like it because it’s fluffy. The content is thin.

I use the web as my primary window to current happenings because it gives me access to Content. I don’t have to take some haircut’s interpretation of what the President said or of what a report reported. I can read it for myself. So, while it’s satisfying to have Michelle in the haircut role, her messages are no more reasoned or informative than the mantras I am forced to tolerate from my progressive friends. When we answer the Left with self-righteousness and snide innuendo, we are on their turf. Instead, how about pressing for a contest on ground where we hold the advantage—the theater of logic and facts.

There are two main kinds of advocacy media. One is directed to those who already agree. That’s what Hot Air seems to be. It brings attention to the messenger—“Aren’t I smart. Don’t you love me (or hate me)”. That’s not convincing. I don’t like pep rallies, so even though I may agree with what you’re saying, the manner of saying it is a turn-off. The differences that divide the world are too serious to treat as if they were a contest for ratings and awards.

The other kind of advocacy aims to convince the unconvinced. To succeed at this often means sowing the seeds, and remaining Anon, because the most convincing ideas are our own.

nona on April 27, 2006 at 11:37 AM

My spouse and I had planned to see the movie, not because we need anything to help us remember that day or honor those onboard, but to try to give a little credit to the movie industry when they in rare instances, actually produce a decent product.

Now, it seems Universal is determined to undermine even itself in it’s apologistic followup website. We’ll probably still see it, out of respect to those heroes and their families, but we won’t have the level of goodwill in our hearts toward communist infiltrated Hollywood for producing the film that we might have otherwise. Leftists always seem to find a way to self-destruct.

BTW, Rush Limbaugh indicated that 10% of the profits were going to the families fund throughout the duration of the run and not just the first weekend. FWIW.

Continuing to enjoy the Vents, Michelle. Keep it up.

notpcsinger on April 27, 2006 at 11:40 AM

I just returned from the flight 93 discusion board. The link above to the discussion area points to a post which, at least to me, apears to be from the mods of the discusion bbs.

chow on April 27, 2006 at 12:03 PM

These rants are excellent.

Silk on April 27, 2006 at 12:03 PM

Thank you Michelle for your efforts and emotion.. the piece today was well presented (I liked the DHIMMITUDE banner during the discussion of Universal)

truly excellent and to the point.

Charlie on April 27, 2006 at 12:11 PM

nona, a lot of us are not as eloquent and able to express our feelings as we’d like to be. We feel anger, frustration, helplessness, and we want to “vent”.

Thank God we have the Malkins and the Powerlines and all the other great conservative bloggers and talk radio hosts to help us put our thoughts out there and not feel outnumbered by the anti-American traitorous liberal main stream media.

The liberals are trying to brainwash America, especially our students. It’s an indoctrination process and until America wakes up and starts including “conservative points of view” as part of diversity training, the brainwashing will go on. Newspapers, TV stations, Colleges, and Hollywood needs to hire more conservatives.

Also, all of us are “soldiers” in this war. The terrorists wear no uniforms and therefore they look like “us. It’s up to each of us to be ready, to be on the look-out, and to be involved in keeping terrorists from committing the next 9-11.

United 93 proved that regular citizens are part of the USA’s army to fight back and defeat these cowardly Islamofacists.

We really are all in this together, we cannot rely on our soldiers to do it all for us, we all have a part to play. The passengers on United 93 made the ultimate sacrifice for us. Let’s not let them down.

I encourage everyone to email Universal and give them a piece of your mind regarding their “blame the victim” pro-terrorist mentality, they are only enabling terrorists. Let Univeral know that what they are doing will cause more of us to get blown up.

Richard Davis on April 27, 2006 at 12:15 PM

Put in terms Americans can MAYBE understand, there has been much talk over the years about “practicing” and “nonpracticing” Catholics…the United States had better wake up and understand that the only people who are actually “practicing” the religion of Islam, would be the people WE call “terrorists”.

The ONLY people who foolishly think that Islam is a “religion of peace” are the people who have not taken the time to actually read the Koran.

NRA4Freedom on April 27, 2006 at 12:35 PM

Excellent “Vent”, Michelle!

Jack.

Jack Deth on April 27, 2006 at 12:59 PM

Keep up the great work. I know this has to be a tough schedule to manage to get the “Vent” in everyday, but here’s hoping it keeps coming!!
Keith

kem on April 27, 2006 at 1:07 PM

Too bad there are no reports of any dialogue in the movie of the frustration that must have been felt by one or more passengers that were licensed to carry on the ground, but stripped of that right in-flight. Had even one law-abiding citizen that passed all of the rigorous background checks required to carry on the ground, been allowed to carry in-flight, the menial makeshift weapons the murderers/terrorists had would not have carried the day.

I am armed 24/7 and properly licensed. The only time I am stripped naked of this right is when I fly. Then, I must rely on a group of friendly, well-meaning flight attendants, to hold any terrorists at bay by turning the snack cart sideways in front of the restrooms while the unarmed flight crew exit the safety of the cockpit several times during the flight.

I’ll just have to bite my nails since my clippers didn’t make it passed the screeners.

atbay on April 27, 2006 at 1:12 PM

“Never, never, never forget.”

Damn right!

IRonnie on April 27, 2006 at 1:46 PM

DemocraticUnderground has been unable to know how to feel

Some of them have patriotism somewhere in their bodies (their livers perhaps?) and feel as strong about 9/11 as we do, but they realize that this will mean that Bush was right to take the fight to the terrorists. And then again the people who are insane are saying this is Bush propaganda and that its all Bush’s fault

Defector01 on April 27, 2006 at 1:50 PM

Another insightful VENT. Keep up the fantastic work, you’re a great American.

JP_Smith on April 27, 2006 at 2:10 PM

This is bizzare. The writer seems completely unaware that Egypt, Asyria, Lebanon,etc were Christian kingdoms whose residents were slaughtered, raped with the intent of impregnation, and enslaved by jihadist following the actual words of the Koran. They hate us because we are not Muslims. It is that simple. Muslims have said this over and over again and the intelligentsia of the West are deaf and blind.

pat on April 27, 2006 at 2:21 PM

Just one criticism, at the end you flashed the images of 9/11 a little too quickly. I know there are time constraints, but if you went a little slower, they’d have more impact.

Iblis on April 27, 2006 at 2:37 PM

Thank you for reporting on an issue the MSM would never bring up.

Paul C. on April 27, 2006 at 2:50 PM

I do believe there is a vast conspiracy going on. It is one that threatens the very fabric of our society and culture. It is a conspiracy that is insidious and very deeply underground. This conspiracy is funded by Arab oil revenues from the Arab countries. They are buying out, investing in and paying off major media companies in this country to support the Muslim religion, dhimmitude and to opoose any who speak to the truth of the terrorism threat. We need some of those with the expertise to do it to show us where the Arab and Muslim money is buyint Universal Studios, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the LA Times and dozens of journalists in the MSM. There are billions of our dollars out there in the Arab world being spent to defeat us. Now, someone, tell us who is being bought.

jj

jj on April 27, 2006 at 3:02 PM

Great report, Michelle. Your courage and persistence in exposing the truth – despite monstrous attacks on you personally and on your family by the vile occupants in the Islamofascist, lefty fever swamps – is an inspiration.

dhawbake on April 27, 2006 at 4:18 PM

Everyone, everywhere needs to read “The End of Faith” by Sam Harris. http://www.samharris.org/

Crude One on April 27, 2006 at 4:23 PM

Very good job today. I watched a small part of that video on youtube and was disgusted. And in the whole span of the Christian bashing on the forum, they should read Robert Spencer’s “The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (And The Crusades)”

TheStephenCoyShow on April 27, 2006 at 4:51 PM

The VENT feed for iTunes is working (except the first two days) now. Thank you!

Moto Oda on April 27, 2006 at 5:29 PM

I will be seeing Flight 93 to honor the true heroes of 9 /11. I will also purchase additional tickets, to increase the sales, and to give to my liberal friends. It is time they pull their heads out of the sand and understand the impact of 9 / 11.

im4eagles on April 27, 2006 at 5:29 PM

jj – why do you think they want to get rid of the NRA,
our firearms, and the Second Amendment.
Over my dead body will the traitors of this country take away my firearms and the ability to protect myself and my family!
“The People” in this country are only interested in
the dollar and what’s good for them.
Probally only about 30% of the population really cares
about this country. Scary!
The only thing that keeps me sane is my faith in God.
He is in control, but we have to be strong, faithful, and resist evil as long as we are here.

Truth Defender on April 27, 2006 at 5:59 PM

Never forget! Amen!

Joe on April 27, 2006 at 7:20 PM

Loose Screws? I made that joke yesterday about the same topic.

Then again, it is an obvious one…

I really liked this. It was the first Vent I’ve watched so far (SarahK yells at me anytime I read or watch anything involving Michelle Malkin). I think Michelle needs to work a bit on her line delivery, but it was a great production, nonetheless.

As for the topic, I’ve been watching these nuts in forums at IMDB since United 93 was announced. It’s hard to believe Rottentomatoes has linked to one review by a Cole Smithee that’s nothing but crazy conspiracy theories and no review of the movie. I just don’t get what the point is of these wacky theories? They really think that the government jumped into action to fake the events of 9/11, but couldn’t just plant WMDs in Iraq for PR purposes?

frankj on April 27, 2006 at 7:24 PM

Again, good work. I appreciate that you got a lot of extra material in on this one.

Suggestion: maybe once a week (or every ‘N’-number of episodes) pick a single topic and really get-into it like you did today.

solitas on April 27, 2006 at 8:45 PM

While watching this vent, if one doesn’t experience anger and pain, then they must not be an American! God Bless the United States of America.

SouthernConservative on April 27, 2006 at 8:56 PM

The loonywood crowd are the leaders in the Appeasers and Apologist crowd for the Islamists. See my blog at http://the-gathering-storm.blogsource.com/post.mhtml?post_id=316745. Why do they continue jamming their dhimmi, left wing propaganda down our throats even while they lose money at the box office because people don’t want to see that crap? Oh! That’s right. Clooney said that Hollywood will continue to take a liberal leftist stand even if no one comes to see their movies. I wonder if the studio heads know that according to Clooney, their companies are running a non-profit organization.

America is being bitch slapped by the political correct liberal moonbats on both sides of the Atlantic and we sit there and take it.

I think Hollywood has forgotten that their movies of the 1930s portrayed to the world that Americans were gangsters and playboys and made our enemies think we were a corrupt, week, self-absorbed, selfish society unable to mount the moral outrage if attacked. Hollywood made the mistake then and is making it again now giving the impression that our values cheap, self-centered and we don’t have the guts to defend our way of life.

WC on April 27, 2006 at 9:05 PM

Frank J., you’re going to start posting here? Yet another reason to keep watching Vent.

I’m a huge fan of your “arrogant opinions”, and I’m sure there are many more who watch your site just as much as we watch Michelle’s blogs. You keep up the funny and insight, I’ll keep up the reading and t-shirt buying.

Savage on April 27, 2006 at 9:10 PM

Loved the “Vent”. I went over to that Universal site and was amazed that Universal would be so insulting and offensive to Americans in one website.

Steve Tsouloufis on April 27, 2006 at 9:40 PM

Hey michelle, is there going to be a vent shirt in the future? I would definately buy one.
CHOW

chow on April 27, 2006 at 9:59 PM

Wonderful Vent concerning the movie, Michelle.

Everyone, hear me now. I am of mixed ancestry which includes North African Arab. I will be going to see the movie tomorrow.

DO NOT BE FOOLED INTO THINKING THAT THERE IS SOME VALIDITY IN THE CHARGES THAT THE MOVIE IS RACIST.

Those specific individuals who committed the hijacking were of Middle Eastern/Arabic descent. They were not Scots, not Irish, not Italians, not Greeks, not Danakil, not Filippino, not Chinese, NOT DANES, etc., who did the hijacking. That’s the way it is. Point blank and clear.

It would be totally IRRESPONSIBLE and a direct slap in the face to those Flight 93 heroes and their families to portray the low life, cowardly, criminal, animalistic, teenie-weenied, terrorists in a PC way. Indeed, it is not their ethnic origins that makes them terrorists, but it is WHAT THEY DO THAT MAKE THEM TERRORISTS.

We fight terrorists NOT because they are of Arabic origin, but BECAUSE THEY ARE TERRORISTS.

To use buzz words like “racist,” “insensitive,” “unfair,” etc., only help the terrorist cause and reduces the seriousness of the war against terrorism. That is something that we cannot afford to do.

Michelle is quite correct when she says: ” Never, never, NEVER forget.”

There is nothing to rationalize. There is nothing to feel guilty about. There is nothing to debate. AND THERE IS NOTHING RACIST ABOUT FIGHTING TERRORISTS AND IDENTIFYING TERRORISTS NO MATTER WHO THEY ARE!!!!!

The False Dervish on April 27, 2006 at 11:09 PM

Great video Michelle. I plan on seeing Flight 93 this weekend because I will never forget what the terrorists did to our country. In fact, if you haven’t seen this video of Islamic terrorists desecrating the American flag, and their hate campaign against America, please visit the Persecution blog where I wrote about it, and watch the 5 minute video. It will make you sick.

Persecution Blog- Flag Burning

stacyharp on April 28, 2006 at 12:08 AM

I need no reminder of the events of 9/11, and never will. I went to school with the sister of one of the flight attendants on Flight 93. I have been so, totally disgusted by the MSM, Democrats, and all the lefties out there that seem to wish the whole 9/11 event would just go away. After all, it really did get in the way of their power grab attempts! Just a shame that anything should become more important than them! Keep putting it to them, Michelle!

This whole “Islam- Religion Of Peace” farce makes me want to projectile vomit in the direction of it’s utterance!

sMack on April 28, 2006 at 1:26 AM

The United 93 movie makes me uncomfortable in general. I’m definitely going to see it in theaters, but I tend to think it’s probably too soon.

Another good edition of Vent, though, Michelle.

Tom Shakely on April 28, 2006 at 2:30 AM

i find it so interesting that the MSM all have been using the “Is it too soon?” meme in reference to “United 93″. Just as burning WTC photos are pretty much banned from the MSM, this is an attempt to lower attendence, and downplay the significace of this powerful film. More directly, this meme was focus grouped tested to invoke guilt for those “fence sitters” interested in seeing the film. Sick and warped, to say the least.

In a world of freedom, with clear distinctions of good and evil unbiased by the moral relativists, this film would be shown to every freshman high school student in America, on the first day of classes.

Da Bear

ursa5000 on April 28, 2006 at 8:30 AM

Words have meaning but so do actions, many have voiced strident opposition to the war and the President some see thia A pro-Bush film

I reject that it is a pro-truth and reality film

America will judge both this summer and on election day, they will vote with their wallets and with their hearts.

EricPWJohnson on April 28, 2006 at 8:36 AM

I want to add my thanks to Michelle for a well chosen subject for the morning’s rant.

If you haven’t seen it yet, take a look at how this morning’s edition of the WaPo denigrates the very idea that this film should ever have been made.

Although her review of the movie itself is quite positive, Ann Hornaday felt the need to refer to it as “morbid voyeurism” and a “questionable enterprise” and possibly “exploitation” which will probably be seen only by “rubberneckers, pilgrims or patriots.” But of course we Bible thumping, knuckle dragging, racist sexist homophobic right-wing lunatic fringe extremists must NEVER, EVER be permitted to question her patriotism. (And this from a newspaper that felt that it was critical for all Americans to witness and be morally educated by a movie centered on the uplifting and inspirational message about two gay sheep herders!)

Meanwhile, Paul Farhi is far more concerned with the fact that certain scenes cannot be recreated with absolute word-for-word accuracy because no-one on the flight survived to record verbatim transcripts. He asks “How far can a dramatic movie go in imposing its own reality before it distorts the public’s understanding of the event?” He also agonizes over the fact that the movie “…suggests that the terrorists killed the pilot and co-pilot, for example, but what occurred is unclear.” I guess Mr. Farhi prefers that only 100% perfectly accurate historical films should ever be made lest the poor uneducated and impressionable public might get confused and believe that Americans are capable of honorable and heroic actions when their lives and their country are threatened by murderous thugs. I’m sure that he thought quite highly of Oliver Stone’s ‘J.F.K.’

All in all, both articles are insipid reminders that MSM “journalists” inhabit a completely different planet than most of the population of this great nation.

Knight Owl on April 28, 2006 at 8:56 AM

Nona:

I have read your posting. I can understand your point of view, but I don’t think it applies to HOT AIR, or to Michelle, for that matter.

If I understand the term “fluffed” correctly, Michelle is not in the habit of inflating her stories. As I understand Michelle’s style of journalism, she does her interviews, examines what others say, double checks her sources and resources, and writes her stories accordingly and adds her view to it. This is no secret because we know where Michelle is coming from and she has never hidden that fact. Granted that Michelle does not have a Ph.D and perhaps her methods of research does not match those of a Ph.D, but when she writes her books, she does have references. And yes, she does have erratas.

You say that the content is thin. Well, this is a VLOG. I don’t think that it can be expected to compare it with an actually written column. The printed word is different than a narration. Furtheremore, the title is VENT where a person…VENTS! The style is different than an actual written column (but yes, many reporters do place their vents in their articles, the question is it the vent or the story that is being emphasized). Also, is there not perhaps a time factor involved when Michelle makes her VENT videos?

As we read the articles that are referred to in HOT AIR, there are always links that we can go to so that we may see the actual article or situation being referred to. This is significant because it is up to us to read the actual article OURSELVES so that we can decide for OURSELVES on the situation being reported. There is no cheerleading section here on this site. Yes, many of praise Michelle, we love her style, etc., but it is not blind obedience to her. For example, I posted that I do not think that Michelle believes that Kirsten fully agrees that there should be a single standard for reporters involved with leaks (her debate last night on O’Reilly). And I am not sure I totally agree with her on her book INTERNMENT (I have only skimmed through the book having just purchased it). Many of us have been her fans primarily because of her writings. Michelle appears on radio and TV only once in a while, not often. This VLOG gives us a daily dose of Michelle and her great team.

I do not believe that Michelle is giving us a haircut interpretation of the news, or whatever. Michelle is famous for not mincing words. Michelle’s journalist-mathematics states that 1+1=2. That’s it. Point blank and clear. No need for elongated sentences or formulae to get her point across. Once again, if a person feels that Michelle is not giving more information on a topic, then we can refer to the links accordingly.

And lastly, I do not see how Michelle comes across as being self-righteous or snide. She is a tough, no nonsense, jump in feet first lady who will not hide under a table in her writings or her debates. As far as her logic and facts are concerned, if she based her career on ignoring facts and logic, especially with her being conservative, her career would definately be over.

The False Dervish on April 28, 2006 at 11:06 AM

The False Dervish,
Well said.

MalkinFan on April 28, 2006 at 11:12 AM

EricPWJohnson, people who see this as a pro-Bush film have mental problem. It’s called Bush Derangement Syndrome. Patients who suffer from this illness are totally fixated on the idea that everything somehow revolves around George W Bush. It doesn’t! Snap out of it!

How is this not a “pro-truth and reality film”? Point out where the film goes wrong. Don’t just dismiss it because you don’t like to be reminded of what actually happened.

Yes, America will judge with their wallets, votes and hearts – whatever that means.

United 93 may not become a box office smash. Would that be a vote against Bush? No, that’s your BDS talking again! For many people the subject is still just too painful.

We will see what happens on election day. Don’t hold your breath. Bush’ numbers are down because many Republicans don’t like the way he’s handling immigration. Anyway, Bush is not up for election.

modifiedcontent on April 28, 2006 at 12:58 PM

How did this happen so soon? It’s 12:58 pm EST on Friday 4/28 and I’ve refreshed HotAir’s main page about 20 times already waiting for today’s Vent. This site has been up for only a few days, and I’m already addicted. Give me my fix! :)

gash on April 28, 2006 at 12:59 PM

“Never forget” indeed. Thanks again, Michelle, for fighting the good fight!

On a related note: If your stomach can stand it, surf on over to Roger Ebert’s site at the Chicago Sun Times and read his review of “United 93″:

http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060427/REVIEWS/60419006

The word “hero” appears only once, towards the end of the review, and then only in the negative (“no individual heroes”). The words “honor”, “courage”, and “self-sacrifice” are nowhere to be found (though “brave” does make a token appearance). Instead, we get yet another apology for Islam (“That the majority of Muslims disapprove of terrorism goes without saying”); a kudo for the Islamic theocracy in Iran (“on 9/12, there was a candlelight vigil in Iran for the United States…”); a glaring moral equivalence (“Most nations at most times go into battle evoking the protection of their gods…”); a gratuitous and irrelevant reference to “Farenheit 9/11″ and its criticisms of the President (“…President George W. Bush sat immobile in a children’s classroom in Florida for seven minutes after being informed of the attack on the WTC…”); and, finally, this:

“…[the film] depicts all of its characters as people trapped in an exorable progress toward tragedy. The movie contains no politics. No theory…We never see the big picture…”

To read Ebert’s review, “United 93″ is a movie about…nothing at all. Or, even worse, it’s a “tragedy”, where American hubris is as much to blame as Islamofascistic hatred and bigotry. Incapable of finding any meaning in the historical event itself–and there was plenty of it, as free-born men and women sacrificed their lives to prevent an even greater loss of American life–it’s not surprising, I suppose, that the movie is lost on him as well.

And yeah, it’s a damn shame about that closing title card…

garagerocker on April 28, 2006 at 1:01 PM

It is important to rally against the Islamofascists; to hate them even. It is also important to not hate individuals simply because they may be Islamic. As a Catholic I don’t hate Catholics but I do sometimes hate the Catholic Church – and I think that’s OK.

You are doing a wonderful job here Michelle.

Warm regards,

Barrett on April 28, 2006 at 1:13 PM

Michelle,
I’m hooked!…………When your Friday show (4/28) going to be up loaded?????????????

tim

trobles1 on April 28, 2006 at 1:59 PM

Ebert’s review is curious to me. He gives it a 4 star rating, but it is obvious from reading his review that he was looking and hoping for a reason to dislike it.

Needless to say, this is the most boring movie review I’ve ever read.

Heywood on April 28, 2006 at 2:00 PM

Barrett said: “It is important to rally against the Islamofascists; to hate them even. It is also important to not hate individuals simply because they may be Islamic. …”

Islam is a vile religion, a death cult founded by a 7th century warlord, murderer, rapist. Islam is a totalitarian ideology that preaches nothing but hate for non-muslims. Islam is the cause of many wars and genocides through the centuries. Whereever islam has taken root, societies stagnate and die. There is no excuse whatsoever for being a muslim and muslims should be held accountable for their choice.

modifiedcontent on April 28, 2006 at 2:10 PM

also…

Barrett,
As a fellow Catholic, I must point out to you that Jesus Christ is the Head of the Catholic Church. Therefore to hate the CC, it seems that you are saying you hate Christ.

I don’t think you mean to say that…

The word “HATE” also seems to be be a little harsh when describing Christ’s church. I realize you may disagree with some issues with the Church…maybe individuals.
That’s Okay.

Please remember: “…forgive us OUR trespasses AS we forgive those who trespass against us”

That’s hard to do but, it’s what we’re called to do, as all Christians know.

Peace
tim

trobles1 on April 28, 2006 at 2:12 PM

trobles1 – New edition of VENT coming very soon. stay tuned…

Michelle on April 28, 2006 at 2:26 PM

I think the word “Hate” is thrown around a bit too easly these days. To hate is to be willing to destroy that which you hate without provocation. I hate cockroaches. So I will kill them without them doing anything to me. But would I do the same to Liberals? Hell no. I need someone to laugh at. Would I do it to Christians? Nope. Muslums? Sorry, nope. Remember, I am speaking of unprovoced. Islamofascists? Hmmm, ok, you have a point,. but still, not because I have hatred of them, but only to secure the lives they may have stolen. My point is, the word “hate” is way too overdone. It is used to politicize that which should be moral.

MalkinFan on April 28, 2006 at 2:30 PM

i don’t know why anyone is surprised about Universal official web site – they want it both ways: to APPEAR patriotic by producing this picture and to still appease their leftist, anti-American base – Hollywood, through their blog.

pullingmyhairout on April 28, 2006 at 3:06 PM