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Michael Moore Accused of Headline Heist
NewsMax | 08/03/04 | unknown

Posted on 08/03/2004 11:57:38 AM PDT by crusty codger

Michael Moore's fakery fest "Fahrenheit 9/11" features in one of its scenes a newspaper headline that reads: "Latest Florida recount shows Gore won election."

The words were apparently designed to perpetuate the myth that Bush "stole" the 2000 presidential election.

A lawyer for the Pantagraph newspaper in Bloomington, Ill., sent a letter to Moore accusing him of misappropriating the headline from the Pantagraph's pages.

The headline did appear in the Pantagraph, but only on the letters-to-the-editor page, and was intended only to reflect the letter writer's sentiments.

According to the Pantagraph's Web site, the lawyer's letter also charges Moore with unauthorized and misleading use of its material and copyright infringement.

The paper is seeking an apology, an explanation of the discrepancy and compensatory damages of one dollar.

The Left Coast Report says if Moore's credibility sinks any lower, Terry McAuliffe might be out of a job


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption
KEYWORDS: 2000election; 2004election; 2004electionbias; agitprop; algorelostgetoverit; antiamericanism; artisticlicense; axismikey; bushhasser; election2004; f911; fahrenheit911; fahrenheit911411; goebbelswouldbeproud; headlines; lettertotheeditor; lyingliar; michaelmoore; michaelmoore411; propaganda
I am a Repblican goon and couldn't resist posting this!
1 posted on 08/03/2004 11:57:42 AM PDT by crusty codger
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To: crusty codger

LOL u


2 posted on 08/03/2004 11:58:23 AM PDT by crusty codger (Looking to the past to predict the future is a fool's game)
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To: crusty codger

Just taking a few artistic liberties.


3 posted on 08/03/2004 12:03:46 PM PDT by Always Right
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To: crusty codger

This is a perfect one to bookmark. Not because micheal moore is so important, but because he's so adored by the radical left. Anyone who knows such people personally will undoubtedly have to face this exact point in an argument someday. Thus, a perfect bookmark, for the future debate with a leftist idiot.


4 posted on 08/03/2004 12:06:08 PM PDT by FourtySeven (47)
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To: crusty codger
Isn't it unfortunate that the left will gladly sink to any depth to destroy the character and credibility of President Bush? Come to think of it, 'unfortunate' isn't the best word here, 'frightening' is more appropriate.
5 posted on 08/03/2004 12:06:23 PM PDT by TheCrusader ("the frenzy of the Mohammedans has devastated the churches of God" Pope Urban II (c 1097 a.d.))
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To: crusty codger
The paper is seeking an apology, an explanation of the discrepancy and compensatory damages of one dollar.

One dollar? They don't seem terribly upset about it.

Perhaps the paper is owned by these guys?

6 posted on 08/03/2004 12:07:01 PM PDT by Bacon Man (Guns kill people like spoons made Rosie O'Donnell fat.)
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How can you judge you their outrage simply by the amount of currency they are seeking? Is it your contention that one's feeling about a certain issue can only be measured by the amount of money one demands in compensation?


7 posted on 08/03/2004 12:09:02 PM PDT by pacelvi
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To: pacelvi
How can you judge their outrage simply by the amount of currency they are seeking? Is it your contention that one's feeling about a certain issue can only be measured by the amount of money one demands in compensation?

If they're bothering to ask for damages, then yea.

8 posted on 08/03/2004 12:13:17 PM PDT by Bacon Man (Guns kill people like spoons made Rosie O'Donnell fat.)
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To: crusty codger

Poor Michael Moore. He can't win. If he steals someone else's stuff, we accuse him of plagarism. If he doesn't, we say he faked the headlines. We're so mean. Poor Michael Moore.


9 posted on 08/03/2004 12:27:56 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: Bacon Man

I know the actor's but cannot remember the movie!


10 posted on 08/03/2004 12:32:23 PM PDT by crusty codger (Looking to the past to predict the future is a fool's game)
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To: pacelvi
Except exemplary damgages, the measure of damages is a measure of loss, not of outrage.

And exemplary damages will not lie in this case.

(In your jurisdiction, "exemplary damages" may perhaps be called "punitive damages".)

11 posted on 08/03/2004 12:33:07 PM PDT by Clive
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To: pacelvi
Except exemplary damgages, the measure of damages is a measure of loss, not of outrage.

And exemplary damages will not lie in this case.

(In your jurisdiction, "exemplary damages" may perhaps be called "punitive damages".)

12 posted on 08/03/2004 12:33:07 PM PDT by Clive
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To: pacelvi
Except exemplary damgages, the measure of damages is a measure of loss, not of outrage.

And exemplary damages will not lie in this case.

(In your jurisdiction, "exemplary damages" may perhaps be called "punitive damages".)

13 posted on 08/03/2004 12:33:11 PM PDT by Clive
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Apologies for the multiple post. It appears that my Enter key stutters.
14 posted on 08/03/2004 12:34:56 PM PDT by Clive
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To: crusty codger
I know the actor's but cannot remember the movie!

Trading Places.

15 posted on 08/03/2004 12:35:04 PM PDT by Bacon Man (Guns kill people like spoons made Rosie O'Donnell fat.)
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Eddie Murphy movie?


16 posted on 08/03/2004 12:36:30 PM PDT by crusty codger (I am a Republican goon and proud of it !)
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LOL, that is/was my youngest's favorite movie!


17 posted on 08/03/2004 12:39:19 PM PDT by crusty codger (I am a Republican goon and proud of it !)
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Great movie. I think Eddie Murphy's best work.


18 posted on 08/03/2004 12:45:34 PM PDT by Bacon Man (Guns kill people like spoons made Rosie O'Donnell fat.)
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To: Clive
Except exemplary damgages, the measure of damages is a measure of loss, not of outrage.

That's a good point, compensatory damages are a measure of actual loss. By asking for only one dollar, you would think they suffered no loss at all and the dollar is little more than symbolic. Why even bother with it?

Why wouldn't exemplary damages lie in this case? The paper was clearly misrepresented.

19 posted on 08/03/2004 12:58:32 PM PDT by Bacon Man (Guns kill people like spoons made Rosie O'Donnell fat.)
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My take on this is they want to expose this scum bag for what he is.

Just another appeasing/liberal/communist, just like JFnK.

20 posted on 08/03/2004 1:30:13 PM PDT by crusty codger (I am a Republican goon and proud of it !)
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To: Brilliant
He can't win.

Can't win? The film grossed over $100M. Production costs? Nil. Take most of the movie from others, and add a little
personal work. Or part of the personal work, do some creative lying, er, editing. And voila! P.T. Barnum would be proud.

21 posted on 08/03/2004 2:35:51 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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