What’s interesting to me is that Ben Stein did not actually want Roger Ebert to review “Expelled”. He wanted Ebert not to review “Expelled”, so that he could complain that Ebert is shunning the film, and continue to play the victim of a conspiracy to shut out the movie from being viewed. Ebert was only selected because he’s famous enough that the ignorami that make up the Christian right would understand the situation.
Too bad for Stein that Ebert is full well able to take a dare, even one offered in bad faith. For connoisseurs of the art form of the smackdown, I can’t recommend Ebert’s review of “Expelled” enough.