In your honor, Mark Steyn is rerunning his post-Oscar column from last year.
Off-camera, the act's not so funny. Here is his initial reaction to September 11, as posted on his website:
"Many families have been devastated tonight. This just is not right. They did not deserve to die. If someone did this to get back at Bush, then they did so by killing thousands of people who DID NOT VOTE for him! Boston, New York, DC, and the planes' destination of California - these were places that voted AGAINST Bush!"
So Mohammed Atta should have dive-bombed his jet into New Hampshire or Alabama?
September 11 was a great clarifying event - within two or three days, we had adjusted to it and absorbed it, but for a few hours that Tuesday what we said and did as we watched office workers jump to their deaths offered a definitive glimpse into who we really are. It's not the politics - in the heat of the moment, to ascribe the event to Bush's rejection of Kyoto is perfectly understandable - but the stunted ugliness of measuring the justness or otherwise of murder according to how one filled in one's ballot. That's the real Michael Moore.
Nothing "fictitious" about that.
By the way, one can hardly be surprised that Moore took top honors at Cannes, considering how much the French prize tripe.