Does anyone have any idea why the Michael Moore film about health insurance in America, Sicko, got nowhere near the same amount of publicity as Bowling for Columbine or Fahrenheit 9/11? I’m not asking how you feel about the message / content of any of these films. I’m just trying to understand why Sicko seemed to fly so far underneath the collective radar. And why aren’t more people discussing it now, when Obama is in the middle of a media blitz about health care reform?
If the hot button topic right now was gun control, you can bet every other news channel would be referencing Bowling for Columbine repeatedly. I thought Sicko was a great film. It was not even remotely as volatile as either of the other two, and it’s pretty tough to argue that the state of health insurance in the United States is at least as bad — if not worse — as he portrays it. But even if you ignore the fact that nobody is talking about Sicko in 2009 — it has been two years since it was released — why didn’t it garner the same media attention that the other two did when they were released?
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