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Posted on 05/27/2004 12:53:36 PM PDT by Tamzee
Filmmaker Moore Says He Has Berg Footage
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.
That confirms it.
Moore has direct ties to terrorists.
Dealing? What is he going to do - charge the family for the footage?
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.
Publicity for his movie.
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.
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 . . .
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.
He's probably looping it over and over, late at night with the lights down low. What a scumbag.
How did this knuckle-dragging, fat-ass Neanderthal get a hold of it?
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.
he will soon be in big doo-doo.
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.
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?
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.
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.
Yep. I'm truly shocked at this. This is undeniably the wrong way for Lumpy to take, and is stupid, even for him.
Yep, he's definately involved with some serious terrorist activities. How could he be so stupid to admit it?
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!
That is the only logical explanation that I can come up with.
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.
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.
Why would moore have interviewed berg? Or was berg working for him?
Great minds and all that!
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.
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?
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.
Not the murder.
BTW, I bet Moore & Berg's dad are lovers.
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.
My thoughts exactly...we knew there was something about the Berg ordeal that just didn't pass the smell test.
The media's still running that lie? They are this asshat's willing tools.
You're right, but it is still evidence, from when Berg was "in theatre". Moore has to turn it over.
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.
I agree, I agree, I agree. And I especially agree with your last statement.
Either that, or he is trying to get the family's PERMISSION to use the film contents.....hmmmm.???
>> 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.
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.
And true "coincidences" are quite rare - this footage has a high likelyhood of being connected to Berg's murder.
Moore doesn't have squat... he's making it up - just like he did for his "interview" with Fred Barnes:
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.
Then why announce it, unless, of course, he and Michael Berg plan to use it against Bush.
I didn't know that, thanks. This just gets stranger and stranger.