Skip to comments.More Distortions From Michael Moore
Posted on 06/30/2004 5:59:27 PM PDT by mkj6080
June 30 - In his new movie, Fahrenheit 9/11, film-maker Michael Moore makes the eye-popping claim that Saudi Arabian interests have given $1.4 billion to firms connected to the family and friends of President George W. Bush. This, Moore suggests, helps explain one of the principal themes of the film: that the Bush White House has shown remarkable solicitude to the Saudi royals, even to the point of compromising the war on terror. When you and your associates get money like that, Moore says at one point in the movie, who you gonna like? Whos your Daddy?
But a cursory examination of the claim reveals some flaws in Moores arithmeticnot to mention his logic. Moore derives the $1.4 billion figure from journalist Craig Ungers book, House of Bush, House of Saud. Nearly 90 percent of that amount, $1.18 billion, comes from just one source: contracts in the early to mid-1990s that the Saudi Arabian government awarded to a U.S. defense contractor, BDM, for training the countrys military and National Guard. Whats the significance of BDM? The firm at the time was owned by the Carlyle Group, the powerhouse private-equity firm whose Asian-affiliate advisory board has included the presidents father, George H.W. Bush...
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Indeed, Moore himself has invited the scrutiny. He has set up a Web site and war-room to defend the claims in the movieand attack his critics. (The war-rooms overseers are two veteran spin-doctors from the Clinton White House: Chris Lehane and Mark Fabiani.)
Don't they own the Lowes theater chain? You know, the one that's running this crockumentary??
Another Chris Lehane siting...
I wish that guy would go away....he hates the military and he really hates that we have a President that has the balls to use it like a military should be used....
Unlike to crush the capitalist oppressors which is what his buddies Stalin and Lenin did....
So THAT'S why my liberal in-law was asking about that group.
"Don't they own the Lowes theater chain? You know, the one that's running this crockumentary??"
I'm sorta hung up on "crapumentary"
It seems to me like there should be a lawsuit for libel and slander. Making such serious accusations with no proof ---- or what about suing over defamation of character?
Big deal. The Saudis have invested at least 10 times that much in Time-Warner.
Michael Isikoff and Mark Hosenball wrote this article in Newsweak? Is the End of the World at hand?
I was surprised too!!! Maybe they see all the attention on Moore as hurting Kerry because he is such a raving lunatic.
A most excellent column
I love seeing Moore's lies exposed for what they are. And by Newsweak no less!
I'm sorta 'fonda' fittingly calling that sleazeball; Michael Mooremanure.
He is nothing but the 21st Century Leni Reifenstahl propagandist for the Islamofascist set.
Michael Moore is an obnoxious creep.
Moorelocks, don't read this article. It will make your head explode.