Well this possibly explains why I never read Ray Bradbury after I was fifteen years old. By the time I was in tenth grade I’d already decided there was something not right there (I don’t recall what, since I’ve not read him since I was fifteen).
In an August 2001 interview with Salon, Bradbury said of George W. Bush, “He’s wonderful. We needed him. Clinton is a shithead and we’re glad to be rid of him.” In 2004, he became extremely upset over Michael Moore’s use of the title “Fahrenheit 9/11” and was quoted by Swedish interviewers as saying, “”Michael Moore is a screwed asshole …. He is a horrible human being.”
Bradbury also says we’ve never had a problem with censorship and that “Farenheit 451” wasn’t about censorship. Instead it was about television.
I think I once watched, in part, “Something Wicked This Way Comes”, on television and turned it off, reminded of why I didn’t care for Bradbury.