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Filmmaker Moore Says He Has Berg Footage
TwinCities.com ^ | May 27, 2004 | Associated Press

Posted on 05/27/2004 12:53:36 PM PDT by Tamzee

Filmmaker Moore Says He Has Berg Footage

Associated Press

NEW YORK - Filmmaker Michael Moore, whose incendiary new documentary lambastes President Bush's handling of the war, said Thursday that he has footage unused in the film of Nicholas Berg, the American civilian later beheaded in Iraq.

The footage, of an interview with Berg, "is approximately 20 minutes long. We are not releasing it to the media," Moore said in a statement. "It is not in the film. We are dealing privately with the family."

Neither Moore nor his representatives would describe the nature or contents of the interview with Berg, who held staunch pro-war views.

No one answered the phone Thursday at the home of Berg's parents in West Chester, Pa.

"Fahrenheit 9/11," which recently won the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival, accuses the Bush camp of stealing the 2000 election, overlooking terrorism warnings before Sept. 11, 2001, and fanning fears of more attacks to secure American support for the Iraq war.

Moore's assault on U.S. policy got him into trouble with Disney, which refused to let subsidiary Miramax release "Fahrenheit 9/11." He is still trying to work out a deal for U.S. distribution.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: berg; iraq; lordhawhaw; lumpyriefenstahl; michaelberg; michaelmoore411; moore; nickberg; nickbergvideo
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1 posted on 05/27/2004 12:53:39 PM PDT by Tamzee
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To: Tamsey

That confirms it.

Moore has direct ties to terrorists.


2 posted on 05/27/2004 12:54:56 PM PDT by TSgt (What have you done for your country today?)
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To: Tamsey
We are dealing privately with the family."

Dealing? What is he going to do - charge the family for the footage?

3 posted on 05/27/2004 12:56:25 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: Tamsey

Couldn't that be considered evidence in a capital murder? Also information of interest to national security? Either he is blowing smoke up the governments skirt or he will soon be in big doo-doo.


4 posted on 05/27/2004 12:56:36 PM PDT by pghkevin (Have you hugged your kids today? Have you thanked someone in the Military today?)
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To: Tamsey

Publicity for his movie.


5 posted on 05/27/2004 12:57:43 PM PDT by wesdale
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To: Tamsey

If Moore has footage, you can bet the family home it wasn't positive footage with regard to the U.S. efforts in Iraq. Now I kindof wonder if this guy was thinking he was going to be a cause celeb with the terrorists, and that backfired on him. I feel sorry for the family.


6 posted on 05/27/2004 12:58:16 PM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: Tamsey
Filmmaker Michael Moore, whose incendiary new documentary lambastes President Bush's handling of the war

how about a little "media edit?"

Left wing extremist filmmaker Michael Moore, whose incendiary, communist agenda documentary propaganda film lambastes President Bush's handling of the war . . .

7 posted on 05/27/2004 12:58:29 PM PDT by TLI (...........ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA..........)
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To: Tamsey

Translation: Berg made statements supportive of U.S. policy. Moore plans to make a private deal with the communist family so taht the tape never sees the light of day. Scumbag leftist Moore is engaged in a cover up. Pure and simple.


8 posted on 05/27/2004 12:59:54 PM PDT by Williams
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To: Tamsey

He's probably looping it over and over, late at night with the lights down low. What a scumbag.


9 posted on 05/27/2004 1:01:28 PM PDT by theDentist (John Kerry never saw a TAX he wouldn't HIKE !!!)
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To: Tamsey
I have an entirely serious statement to make, below.

If he truly has such video, then there are three thoughts in my mind:

One, if he has received information from terrorists, as an American citizen, it would be highly illegal for him NOT to turn it over to the FBI or another appropriate agency as official evidence.

Two, if he was involved with the activities resulting in Berg's death, he will have no end of trouble.

Three, if he is merely bluffing, he could be charged with interfering with an ongoing law enforcement investigation, at the very least.

I think his mouth just overloaded his butt. And that takes some doing.
10 posted on 05/27/2004 1:02:00 PM PDT by Frank_Discussion (May the wings of Liberty never lose a feather!)
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To: Tamsey

How did this knuckle-dragging, fat-ass Neanderthal get a hold of it?


11 posted on 05/27/2004 1:03:23 PM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Liberalism is the end result of too many people peeing in the gene pool.)
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To: Frank_Discussion
I think a ping to the FBI is in order.

If Moore managed to obtain evidence in a terrorist act and refuses to turn it over or refuses to discuss where he obtained that evidence, he very well may end up in a Fat farm on Guantanamo eating Moslem meals with his buds.

12 posted on 05/27/2004 1:05:00 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (Free the GRPL 3)
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To: pghkevin
“…he will soon be in big doo-doo.”

I can always hope.
Of course, if it does come down to that the media elite will claim it is all part of a right wing conspiracy to silence opposition.
13 posted on 05/27/2004 1:05:02 PM PDT by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink.)
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To: Tamsey

14 posted on 05/27/2004 1:06:55 PM PDT by demlosers
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To: DoughtyOne

Moore and Mr. Berg think alike. The footage of Nick Berg should be put away or given to the people trying to bring his killers to justice. I do not think Moore will turn in his killer chums. Moore reminds me of the outhouse at summer camp. Yeeeeeeeesh.


15 posted on 05/27/2004 1:07:23 PM PDT by oldironsides
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To: DoughtyOne
If Moore has footage, you can bet the family home it wasn't positive footage with regard to the U.S. efforts in Iraq.

How do you figure that? I figure the opposite, because he's not releasing it.

If it were somehow negative with regard to the U.S. efforts in Iraq, is there any real doubt that he'd release it immediately, the family be damned?

16 posted on 05/27/2004 1:07:39 PM PDT by Dr. Frank fan
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To: Tamsey
If Moore actually has some additional footage of the murder of Ncik Berg, and is not lying through his teeth, here's how it can be handled. It is a federal crime for anyone, anywhere, to kill an American in a terrorist attack. The tapes are therefore "evidence of a felony."

The US Attorney with jurisdiction over wherever Moore is can summons him to turn over the tapes. If he does not do so, then he is guilty of "obstruction of justice." I think the Afministration should move on Moore -- those who take this blivit seriously will never support the Administration. Those who know that Moore is a lying pig will support the move.

Congressman Billybob

Latest column, "How About 'The No Bullsh*t News'?"

17 posted on 05/27/2004 1:07:50 PM PDT by Congressman Billybob (www.ArmorforCongress.com Visit. Join. Help. Please.)
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To: Tamsey

I would love to see footage of that smug assclown moore blubbering before FBI interrogators. Just cowering in a corner, begging for a Twinkie in return for information.


18 posted on 05/27/2004 1:08:05 PM PDT by small voice in the wilderness (Quick, act casual. If they sense scorn and ridicule, they'll flee..)
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To: P-Marlowe

Yep. I'm truly shocked at this. This is undeniably the wrong way for Lumpy to take, and is stupid, even for him.


19 posted on 05/27/2004 1:08:53 PM PDT by Frank_Discussion (May the wings of Liberty never lose a feather!)
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To: Tamsey

Yep, he's definately involved with some serious terrorist activities. How could he be so stupid to admit it?


20 posted on 05/27/2004 1:10:45 PM PDT by Monty22
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To: Tamsey

This is just high treason, which merits the death penalty, last I checked...so if we do manage to find enough electricty to fry his McFat a**, we can help show his French loyalty by sending tainted bacon over to Iraqi children!


21 posted on 05/27/2004 1:12:06 PM PDT by Jinjelsnaps ("Time flies like an arrow, fruit flies like a banana" - Groucho Marx)
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To: Congressman Billybob
Remember when Moore said he had people in Iraq doing filming for him? What if one of them was Nick Berg?

That is the only logical explanation that I can come up with.

22 posted on 05/27/2004 1:12:49 PM PDT by Miss Marple
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To: Miss Marple

Holy crap.


23 posted on 05/27/2004 1:13:23 PM PDT by Frank_Discussion (May the wings of Liberty never lose a feather!)
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To: MikeWUSAF

I wonder if Berg was working for Moore over there - remember when Moore claimed to have film or inside info on Abu Gharib (sp)?

Could be Mr. Moore is got a little "Out, out damn spot" moment coming his way.

Either way, Mr. Moore will be handing over his info to authorities, either voluntarily or by law.


24 posted on 05/27/2004 1:13:32 PM PDT by BlessedByLiberty (Respectfully submitted,)
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To: Frank_Discussion


No big deal.

Fatso is untouchable and he knows it.

The differences between Moore and the filth monger Larry Flint dwindles with every utterance out of the fat pig's drooling pie hole.


25 posted on 05/27/2004 1:15:06 PM PDT by Westbrook
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To: Tamsey

Why would moore have interviewed berg? Or was berg working for him?


26 posted on 05/27/2004 1:15:07 PM PDT by monkeywrench
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To: Miss Marple

Great minds and all that!


27 posted on 05/27/2004 1:15:19 PM PDT by BlessedByLiberty (Respectfully submitted,)
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To: DoughtyOne
If Moore has footage, you can bet the family home it wasn't positive footage with regard to the U.S. efforts in Iraq.

I wondered about that... if it were negative against Bush I would have thought he'd release it immediately. But if it were positive and supporting Bush, why would the owner of the tape have given it to Moore? It's all very odd.

28 posted on 05/27/2004 1:15:59 PM PDT by Tamzee (Kerry's just a gigolo, and everywhere he goes, people know the part he's playing...)
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To: Frank_Discussion

Damn good points. I was thinking in the same direction but you clarified. This SOB now thinks he is above the law.

Who does he think he is -- Jesse Jackson?


29 posted on 05/27/2004 1:16:29 PM PDT by Lee'sGhost (Crom!)
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To: pghkevin
That's exactly what I was thinking.
30 posted on 05/27/2004 1:16:36 PM PDT by varina davis
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To: Tamsey

I guess I'm reading this differently from the others. Remember, Moore had camera crews in Iraq interviewing people about the war. The way I read this article, Nick Berg was one of the people interviewed by Moore's people, long before he was murdered.


31 posted on 05/27/2004 1:17:04 PM PDT by Numbers Guy
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To: Tamsey

The footage, of an interview with Berg

Not the murder.

BTW, I bet Moore & Berg's dad are lovers.

32 posted on 05/27/2004 1:17:09 PM PDT by Sloth (We cannot defeat foreign enemies of the Constitution if we yield to the domestic ones.)
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To: Miss Marple

i don't know why you're all stumped on this. Moore filmed an interview with Berg, who was an American in Iraq. Berg was not sufficiently anti-American policy, so it was not used in teh film. Moore and teh Berg family do not want America to see the footage because it would now be viewed as a final pro-Bush testament from a murdered American. Moore created the footage, he did not get it from terrorists. This is a cover up and Moore is a left wing scum bag.


33 posted on 05/27/2004 1:17:16 PM PDT by Williams
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To: Miss Marple
Remember when Moore said he had people in Iraq doing filming for him? What if one of them was Nick Berg?

My thoughts exactly...we knew there was something about the Berg ordeal that just didn't pass the smell test.

34 posted on 05/27/2004 1:17:37 PM PDT by ravingnutter
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To: MikeWUSAF
I never had any doubt whatsoever about Moore's membership in the "useful idiot" club.
However, if any American remains who thinks this is merely a coincidence, I would love to hear from him/her.
35 posted on 05/27/2004 1:17:41 PM PDT by Publius6961 (I don't do diplomacy either.)
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To: Tamsey
Moore's assault on U.S. policy got him into trouble with Disney, which refused to let subsidiary Miramax release "Fahrenheit 9/11."

The media's still running that lie? They are this asshat's willing tools.

36 posted on 05/27/2004 1:17:56 PM PDT by Rastus
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To: Sloth

You're right, but it is still evidence, from when Berg was "in theatre". Moore has to turn it over.


37 posted on 05/27/2004 1:19:15 PM PDT by Frank_Discussion (May the wings of Liberty never lose a feather!)
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To: reagan_fanatic

The most plausible answer would be that the film had to come directly from the person taking the footage which would have to be a "fellow sympathizer." Knowing that Moore is on the same page with the terrorists, who better to send it to then a film producer in the US who they know they can trust. OR, the entire, unedited footage was given to the Berg family by the FBI and they have chosen to give maybe even sell it to Moore.


38 posted on 05/27/2004 1:19:17 PM PDT by Toespi (,)
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To: Frank_Discussion

I agree, I agree, I agree. And I especially agree with your last statement.


39 posted on 05/27/2004 1:19:45 PM PDT by admiralsn (Michael Moore ate the Dixie Chicks!)
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To: monkeywrench
In another article, Moore said he was proudest of footage he had of a mother's on-camera change from war supporter to Bush hater upon learning of her soldier son's death. How did Moore just happen to be there to catch that moment?
40 posted on 05/27/2004 1:19:45 PM PDT by Rastus
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To: Paul Atreides; Prime Choice
Pinging the GIF/animation meisters...this one obviously needs a little jaw movement.


41 posted on 05/27/2004 1:19:57 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (Democrats assume Republicans lie as much as they do.)
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To: Miss Marple

Either that, or he is trying to get the family's PERMISSION to use the film contents.....hmmmm.???


42 posted on 05/27/2004 1:19:58 PM PDT by goodnesswins (Countries around the world are ALIENATING ME...an American!)
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To: Tamsey

>> It's all very odd.

That sums up the whole Berg incident to begin with. His father's ties, his reason for being in Iraq, his father's quotes afterwards, and now this.


43 posted on 05/27/2004 1:20:04 PM PDT by Betis70
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To: Rastus
The media's still running that lie?

But of course! They don't care about how blatant a falsehood is as long as they think the rest of mainstream media will cooperate in letting it stand.

44 posted on 05/27/2004 1:21:03 PM PDT by Tamzee (Kerry's just a gigolo, and everywhere he goes, people know the part he's playing...)
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To: Sloth

And true "coincidences" are quite rare - this footage has a high likelyhood of being connected to Berg's murder.


45 posted on 05/27/2004 1:21:03 PM PDT by Frank_Discussion (May the wings of Liberty never lose a feather!)
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To: Tamsey

Moore doesn't have squat... he's making it up - just like he did for his "interview" with Fred Barnes:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1142347/posts


46 posted on 05/27/2004 1:21:10 PM PDT by So Cal Rocket (Fabrizio Quattrocchi: "Adesso vi faccio vedere come muore un italiano")
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To: Tamsey

The idea seems to be that Moore's crew interviewed him. That's what I get from the fact that he has "footage unused in the film." Maybe the Moore connection is what lead us to detain Berg in the first place.


47 posted on 05/27/2004 1:21:42 PM PDT by Rastus
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To: Dog

ping.


48 posted on 05/27/2004 1:22:00 PM PDT by oceanview
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To: DoughtyOne
"It is not in the film. We are dealing privately with the family."

Then why announce it, unless, of course, he and Michael Berg plan to use it against Bush.

49 posted on 05/27/2004 1:22:48 PM PDT by Howlin
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To: Rastus

I didn't know that, thanks. This just gets stranger and stranger.


50 posted on 05/27/2004 1:23:43 PM PDT by monkeywrench
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