Reason contributor Todd Seavey, with more on Moore's Sicko, including a novel theory that Moore may be a secret saboteur of his own cause.
By the time it's over we'll have seen Moore unspooling actual Soviet propaganda films to mock American (and in particular, long-ago American Medical Association) fears of socialism and will have seen him gazing appreciatively up at a famous, massive bust of Karl Marx in London. And it's at about this point that if I were, say, Hillary Clinton's point person on how to make voters comfortable with the idea of socializing medicine (and rest assured she has one), I might start to wonder whether Moore is trying to help or sabotage the cause.
Seavey's conclusion: "If Moore had stopped about one third of the way through his film, after sharing some genuinely funny/infuriating tales of insurance bureaucracy gone awry…he might well have had the majority of the audience on his side, even the right-leaning or free-market-oriented viewers. But if he knew when to stop, he wouldn't be Michael Moore, would he?"
For more Todd Seavey, go here.
For Moynihan on Moore, go here.