Joi Ito calls Ray Bradbury's complaint about Michael Moore's movie Fahrenheit 9/11 stupid and compared it to a supposedly homophobic essay by Orson Scott Card.
Don't you hate it when your favorite writers do, write or say stupid things?
This reminds me of the horror of reading Orson Scott Card's homophobic essay, "Homosexual "Marriage" and Civilization".
The following is an edited version of my comment:
I think Bradbury's position is understandable and definitely not stupid. Don't you think the proper thing for Michael Moore to do was to ask? If Bradbury was pro-Bush, he wouldn't have wanted the title of his works being used for Michael Moore's movie. For him to just blatently use the title like that is just plain asinine.
As to your comment about Orson Scott Card being homophobic,
I don't see what is wrong with being homophobic.If there is nothing stupid about being afraid of heights or spiders, why is being homophobic stupid?
Thanks to Russ's mini-rant which prompted me to look up the word in the dictionary, I just realized that my definition of homophobic and the dictionary's definition are different so you can throw out that part of this post. If you want to continue the discussion then I am fine with that too.