The Most Compelling Part of Fahrenheit 9/11

by | Jul 15, 2004

“What we intend to accomplish is to make sure that history records that we did not go silently, and I perceive that silence is consent.” -U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings

For me, the most compelling and dramatic part of Michael Moore’s sensational political film, Fahrenheit 9/11 (it’s also been called an informercial and several worse names), is when we see the members of the Congressional Black Caucus fighting to be heard on the floor of the U.S. Senate during the Florida recount hullaballoo. This pitiful scene was news to me, although here’s a CNN transcript of Florida Congressman, Alcee Hastings from January 6, 2001, describing the technical manuevers we now have on film. So, there was some coverage at the time, albeit limited.

from the L.A. premiere