Too close for me to call without facts.
There's a science to making people think and feel what the author wants them to feel. Michael Moore plays the propaganda card well on contextualizing, intentional omissions hard to spot, manipulation of cause and effect, framing.. never quite stating a fact, but leading the public carefully down the garden path, the old power of suggestion, ..correlations that might imply but never really say as such. Might call it the "art of the slippery word".
Dr. Kelton Rhoads, Ph.D has a paper out on "Propaganda & Fahrenheit 9/11" in pdf format-24 pages all should read! Propaganda & Fahrenheit 9/11
What defines propaganda is telling "truths" in such a way as to make someone believe a falsehood. I believe what these guys are saying, so I believe that they are in fact attempting to communicate a truth by saying truthful things.
If a fellow pilot in Geo. Bush's squadron said he "served with Bush", no one would make the case that he didn't, simply because there's only one seat in an F-102 so he certainly couldn't have FLOWN with Geo. Bush.
Same here. The boats hold 6 people, but the bases and chow halls where these people lived certainly had more than 6 people. These guys "served with" Kerry, absolutely.
You may find my recent post above interesting.
SKERRY could easily disprove--to a point--if the docs were authentic--a fair amount by his releasing of all his NAVY records.
If he is stating the truth, why not release the records!