So I'm looking at the entertainment section of the newspaper, and there's this ad with Ben Stein looking like a naughty schoolboy, for a movie called "Expelled". Any notion I had that this might be an amusing comedy was quickly dispelled when I read the ad's sole review quote, something to the effect of, "This is the kind of movie we might get if we force-fed Michael Moore truth serum." The reviewer was from the Washington Times. Okay, got it. This is going to be some bogus right-wing screed. Just out of curiosity I looked this thing up online, and boy, does it look shady. Expelled Exposed has essentially the same purpose as those right-wing websites that try to "prove" Michael Moore is a liar -- except that Expelled Exposed appears to debunk the film without straining, whereas the right-wing sites that try to enumerate Michael Moore's supposed "lies" strain like a guy trying to pass a king-sized turd. Hell, even the guy who wrote the entry at Wikipedia has taken a giant ax to the film, deconstructing it with a long and apparently well-thought-out and -researched essay. Okay, I want to be fair -- I'll see this movie at some point, so I'm not just blowing smoke about something I haven't seen. But given the negative publicity attendant on this film, I sure ain't gonna give these guys any of my hard-earned money to see it. It comes to TNT or something, I'll watch it. Short of that, I can only echo the comment of others (at the links I posted above) that they're surprised a guy as smart as Ben Stein could get involved in something so unscrupulous. But then, I recall from Win Ben Stein's Money that the guy has a tremendous capacity for remembering facts; that doesn't necessarily translate into good judgment or common sense. If anyone has seen this, I wonder if you could verify for us whether this film is as deceitful as its critic indicate?