Super Size Me

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About Rodibidably

Jeff Randall is a frequent volunteer for free-thought organizations, including the Center For Inquiry – DC. Having been blogging since January 2008, he decided that a community of bloggers would be an interesting new experience (or at the very least a fun way to annoy his friends into reading his posts more frequently). Since finding out about about the existence of, and then joining, the atheist/skeptic community in 2007 he has been committed to community activism, critical thinking in all aspects of life, science, reason, and a fostering a secular society.
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5 Responses to Super Size Me

  1. tallandrew says:

    Have you checked out Sicko, Michael Moore’s new documentary film about Healthcare? Whilst focussing in on a different thing to Spurlock, he comes up against some of the same issues, such as preventative healthcare etc.

  2. Rodibidably says:

    While very often I agree with the underlying point that Michael Moore tries to make in his films, I tend to not like his tactics, and I often wish he would give a less biased take on subjects.

    I feel that his methods do less good than they could if he make an attempt to be less contriversal and more educational.

  3. tallandrew says:

    Agreed. It can put people off listening to him – but some (not all) of his issues are still worth listening to.

  4. Rodibidably says:

    The way that I personally “deal” with Michael Moore is that I have seen his movies, but then I have done other research beyond them, to look for a more “centrist” view on the subject, since his biases are well known.

    While he makes very good points in his films, even I as a liberal atheist who views the government and politicians (and especially this current administration) with skepticism feel that he goes too far in his methods to force his view upon the public.

    I do completely agree that the US health care system needs some major revisions, I think there would have been better ways for him to get this point across.

  5. patrick says:

    finally got around to seeing Super Size Me; i was impressed by Morgan Spurlock’s insight as his movie gets into a lot more than just physical effects of consuming fast food…

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