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Moore Truth

What do Michael Moore and John Kerry have in common? When presented with absolute evidence that they have boldly and publicly lied they both deny it.

Remember this Wizbang story? Farenheit 911 - Moore Lies. If not here's a quick summary:

The Pantagraph headline shown in Fahrenheit 911 -- "LATEST FLORIDA RECOUNT SHOWS GORE WON ELECTION" -- never appeared in the paper and Moore had inexplicably changed the date in a "pasted together" screen shot to look like an actual Pantagraph page. The headline shown in the movie was never a headline and never appeared in the size and spot Moore insinuated it did because it was actually the tagline to a letter to the editor, significantly blown up to make it look like a news story.

[Note: The graphic used in the movie is shown below]

Today Editor & Publisher has the following story - Michael Moore Refuses to Apologize to Illinois Paper

The small Illinois newspaper attempting to get an apology from filmmaker Michael Moore for allegedly misusing the paper in "Fahrenheit 9/11" said today it has gotten a rejection notice instead.

That letter claims Moore did nothing "misleading" when a headline from The Pantagraph ("Latest Florida recount shows Gore won election") that originally appeared above a Dec. 5, 2001, letter to the editor was changed in both font and size for the movie and made to look like a news story from the Dec. 19, 2001, edition.

Chatillon, who represents Westside Productions, which produced "Fahrenheit 9/11," did admit the date flashed in the movie "was unfortunately off by a couple weeks." But the mistake "did not make a difference to the editorial point ... and was in no way detrimental to (The Pantagraph)."

"Baloney," said Pantagraph President and Publisher Henry Bird, in response to the letter. Added newspaper attorney J. Casey Costigan, "I disagree that Michael Moore's use of the headline falls under 'fair use,' and I think the letter also takes what Mr. Moore did out of context."

Caught lying red handed. Moore opts for the Chewbacca defense....

Asshat.

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Comments (5)

What do you expect? He's "a... (Below threshold)
firstbrokenangel:

What do you expect? He's "an artiste" yeah, right. He's an actor, producer, director, crummy dresser, a pig, and a total jerk and I'm being nice, you don't really want to know what I think of him - I sure won't waste my money on him. So because of what he does he can do or say anything he wants, after all, that is what an "artiste" does, right? That's what those films are all about - their own slanted story so dont expect him to change it.

As to Kerry - have you ever known a politician or a lawyer to tell you the truth ESPECIALLY when there is so much evidence against him? Well, his lawyers must be doing a good job because I haven't seen the vietnamveteransagainstjohnkerry on tv yet. And the tv channels aren't showing it either and they do have a choice. (I think) But if people don't know about it and they don't have computers, how are they really going to know the absolute truth? They're not and unfortunately we have to chalk that up to IGNORANCE.
~C

Moore does kind of remind m... (Below threshold)

Moore does kind of remind me of a wookie.

Nice to see you moving into SP territory on that one.

Don't scoff at the Chewbacc... (Below threshold)

Don't scoff at the Chewbacca defense. Newspaper editors don't pull people's arms out of their sockets when they lose. Wookies have been known to do that

Aack, Professor Chaos, no, ... (Below threshold)
-S-:

Aack, Professor Chaos, no, Michael Moore is far more akin to JABBA THE HUTT. I mean, the resemblance is remarkable, and also thoroughly and completely disgusting.

I always thought that the SouthPark guys termed that routine (very funny, it is) the "Chewbacca Defense" because they were aware that Chewie DID tear people's arms out, much as that line of Defense there does to one's wits...you know, arm twisting.

Now that we're on the "comp... (Below threshold)
-S-:

Now that we're on the "compare-the-liberal-to-a-fantasy-character" theme, though, what about that flicking tongue of Kerry's? Anyone?

The "Visitor" Alien came to mind, and as did that Lizard Alian Fighting Nemesis that Captain Kirk had to hand wrestle to the death on that lone, isolated planet...I can't help it, every time I see John Kerry, and especially see that nasty flicking tongue of his, I think of a Giant Lizard Alien.




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