Hitchens on Michael Moore
From the transcript of Scarborough Country:
But speaking here in my capacity as a polished, sophisticated European as well, it seems to me the laugh here is on the polished, sophisticated Europeans. They think Americans are fat, vulgar, greedy, stupid, ambitious and ignorant and so on. And they’ve taken as their own, as their representative American someone [Moore] who actually embodies all of those qualities.
Hitchens can be wickedly funny. Penn Jillette and Bianca Jagger were on the same program, suggesting it might be worth a look. Here’s Jillette: “I want to go way back. I‘m carny trash. My background is carnival. And when you compare Michael Moore to P.T. Barnum, I get very upset.”