Legend in his own mind, and barely relevant at this point, Michael Moore posted this amusing observation on his website:
Last night, at the People's Choice Awards, "Fahrenheit 9/11" was named the Best Movie of the Year. It was a stunning moment for us. And, somewhere inside the Bush White House, someone there must have been stunned, too.
Er, sorry Mike. A People's Choice Award isn't an Oscar, and considering there have been more than a few murmurs of dissatisfaction regarding your cinematic slander having had a boomerang effect on this past election, I don't think anyone was particularly "stunned" anywhere in the White House. I don't anyone even noticed that you'd won your award in the White House. I guess one can always fantasize.
Fellows like Michael Moore come and go in American political consciousness. A few people remember Abby Hoffman, but not many. No one remembers Jerry Rubin or Mario Savio. Granted, through the use of cinema and agit-prop documentary, Moore has gained more notoriety and money than any of the aforementioned. But since the election went against those of his ilk, his polemics in both word and film are no longer relevant. Moore is steadily degenerating into an anachronism. Additionally, if things keep going in the right direction in the Middle East and in the wrong direction in Europe (specifically with the EU), Moore is finished as a figure of mass public appeal. He'll always have the radical lefties at his side. But they, like he, are looking increasingly irrelevant as well.