Regular readers to this page will doubtless understand that if there’s something lower than whale poop, it’s Michael Moore. So imagine my amusement this morning as I watched Fred Barnes lay out some facts as regards Rotundo:
Fred Barnes  who says:
“A FEW YEARS AGO Michael Moore, who’s now promoting an anti-President Bush movie entitled Fahrenheit 9/11, announced he’d gotten the goods on me, indeed hung me out to dry on my own words. It was in his first bestselling book, Stupid White Men. Moore wrote he’d once been ‘forced’ to listen to my comments on a TV chat show, The McLaughlin Group. I had whined ‘on and on about the sorry state of American education,’ Moore said, and wound up by bellowing: ‘These kids don’t even know what The Iliad and The Odyssey are!’
Moore’s interest was piqued, so the next day he said he called me. ‘Fred,’ he quoted himself as saying, ‘tell me what The Iliad and The Odyssey are.’ I started ‘hemming and hawing,’ Moore wrote. And then I said, according to Moore: ‘Well, they’re . . . uh . . . you know . . . uh . . . okay, fine, you got me–I don’t know what they’re about. Happy now?’ He’d smoked me out as a fraud, or maybe worse.
The only problem is none of this is true. It never happened. Moore is a liar.”
Oh, the shock of it.
Will I ever stand the strain?