Sunday, January 09, 2005

Somebody Splain This To Me

In an AP story about the People's Choice Award winners, we get these lines...

The Michael Moore film "Fahrenheit 9/11," which took a critical look at President Bush's actions after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, won the favorite movie award, while Mel Gibson's explicit "The Passion of the Christ" won in the favorite drama category.
The Michael Moore film is given the respectful, intellectual sounding description ("a critical look"), while Mel Gibson's movie about Christ's crucifixion is given a description more often associated with pornography ("explicit"). Am I reading too much into this?