♦ Given the host of half-truths that abound in Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 911, the annoying documentarian seems intent on being the David Brock of the left. In a few years, he'll be releasing an apologetic film, in the manner of Brock's mea culpa Blinded by the Right, in which he will claim to have been manipulated by the "I hate Bush" crowd.
♦ One more thing about Moore: So Clinton passes up numerous opportunities to capture Osama bin Laden and unintentionally reveals in his autobiography that the fallout from the Lewinsky affair distracted him from pursuing al-Qaeda, and yet somehow Bush is the villain here. Moore's close-minded inquiry will make for a more tantalizing (and profitable) production, but it, like right-wing talk radio hosts, will just preach to the converted.
♦ Somebody needs to arrange for Billy Joel, George Jones and Marty Stuart to go on the road together for a tour/reality show. Talk about the ultimate Fear Factor.
♦ WSMV-Channel 4's Larry Brinton reported last week that Pedro Garcia made 26 phone calls on his Metro cell phone to a woman in Lake Arrowhead, Calif., named Judith Wagner. From October last year through March of this year, Garcia made 336 cell phone calls total to California, Brinton reported. Could Garcia be the next John Shumaker?