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Sunday, October 20, 2002

COLUMBINE CLOSE-MINDEDNESS
Well, I like this. Michael Moore, of Roger & Me fame, just premiered his new flick Bowling For Columbine in Denver. Denver, of course, is really close to Columbine, Colorado, so some of the parents of the kids killed in the school shootings were in town, and some caught the film. Some didn't.

The reviews were mixed. But check out this quote:

"I doubt there's much of a redeeming quality to that movie," Brian Rohrbough said Friday. "This is just a guy trying to capitalize on the tragedy of others."

Rohrbough, whose son, also named Daniel, was among the dead, had not seen the film."
(Emphasis added by me.)

So, this guy doesn't want to bother to watch the film, but he'll go ahead and trash it anyway? Must be nice to be able to make up your mind ahead of time. What's going through his head? And the only other negative reaction came from another Columbine parent who also didn't see the movie. Good move, mountain folk; can't be too careful, or else you'll actually expose yourself to some new concepts.