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Political Humor From The Man Who Directed BASEketball

There’s a spoof movie coming out called An American Carol that’s an attack on Michael Moore and liberal politics. It’s basically Scary Movie for the FOX News set. Literally. Same people. There haven’t been any trailers on-line because when a movie is super good you don’t let anyone know about it. But they finally aired a promo on a TV show dedicated to movie lovers: The O’Reilly Factor:

Yikes. The movie was written and directed by David Zucker, who gave the world Airplane! and the Naked Gun series. He’s like an American treasure, but whatever the opposite of treasure is. It’s too bad 14-year-olds can’t vote, because then this movie would be a really powerful political tool. Look, we all know that Michael Moore has propagandistic and self-serving tendencies that sometimes cloud his generally well-meaning populist, humanist message. But could there be a better metaphor for a political party whose vision for the country is a morally repugnant fart joke aimed at the lowest common denominator? (Hint: no.)