Kanye West’s rage on NBC a few nights ago reminded me that Mr. West recently starred in Pepsi ad directed by one of this country’s greatest directors — Spike Lee.
Although Spike Lee is mostly known for classics such as “Do The Right Thing,” “Malcolm X,” and “Clockers,” he is also a master of the documentary form. Perhaps the best example of Lee’s skill as a director of documentaries is 4 Little Girls, about the 1963 Birmingham bombing.  The impact of that documentary actually led to arrests and convictions of the perpetrators (nearly forty years after the crime).

Perhaps, in the wake of the Katrina disaster, Spike Lee could put together his own “Fahrenheit 911” documentary about the natural disaster and the federal government’s criminally negligent failure to respond.

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