Steven Den Beste has an interesting post comparing the influences of Muqtada al-Sadr, and Michael Moore.
One amusing speculation (which I’ve heard a few times recently) is this:
If one was particularly cynical, one might entertain the suspicion that Moore secretly hates the left, and is laughing twice as hard. Not only is he getting filthy rich off them, and laughing all the way to his bank, he’s also helping to engineer their marginalization, and laughing all the way to their political destruction.
I don’t think that Moore is that clever. But, if he were, that’s just the impression he’d want me to have of him…