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Spurlock Launches The "Republican War" (new Bush Bashing from Dir of "Supersize Me")
Variety ^ | Friday December 16th, 2005 7:29pm | Garth Franklin

Posted on 12/18/2005 9:38:24 AM PST by Behind Liberal Lines

"Super Size Me" helmer Morgan Spurlock has optioned bestseller "The Republican War on Science" to direct as a docu project next year reports Variety.

The novel by Chris Mooney explores the motivations behind the U.S. government's stances on scientific topics, from stem-cell research and climate change to missile defense and sex education.

Mooney argues in "War" that the right-wing approach to scientific research is born of a conservative distaste for environmental, health and safety regulations, as well as evolution theory and legalized abortion.

Spurlock will develop the project through his shingle Warrior Poets. Spurlock recently produced the docu "Class Act," about the elimination of arts programs in schools.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: chriscmooney; crockumentary; mooney; morganspurlock; science; spurlock; waronscience
The novel..

So now they're openly basing their "documentaries" on works of Fiction?!?!

1 posted on 12/18/2005 9:38:24 AM PST by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

A little late to the dance, isn't he?


2 posted on 12/18/2005 9:46:25 AM PST by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Although he made SOME valid points in the movie "Supersize Me" it was obvious to me then that Spurlock was a lefty nutjob.


3 posted on 12/18/2005 9:47:03 AM PST by RockinRight (Itís likely for a Conservative to be a Republican, but not always the other way around)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
Spurlock recently produced the docu "Class Act," about the elimination of arts programs in schools.

Arts. He says we have this anti-science agenda, but his last opinion-piece claimed that we cut arts out of school.

4 posted on 12/18/2005 9:47:44 AM PST by SteveMcKing ("No empire collapses because of technical reasons. They collapse because they are unnatural.")
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

These the guy who slanted his movie when the facts didnt go his way? Great another Mike Moore


5 posted on 12/18/2005 9:50:13 AM PST by skaterboy (Miss my kitty)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Meet your Oscar winner for 2007.

Maybe we need another look at how many commies are in Hollywood.

Okay, not really.


6 posted on 12/18/2005 9:53:13 AM PST by Siegfried The Red (Subgeniuses are the last TRUE Americans!)
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To: RockinRight
Although he made SOME valid points in the movie "Supersize Me" it was obvious to me then that Spurlock was a lefty nutjob.

I'm waiting for his upcoming project, "Super-Beer" me, in which he ingests nothing but Budweisers for 90 days.

7 posted on 12/18/2005 9:55:57 AM PST by Rocko (this post kills fascists...and communists)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

If Michael Moore and Tom Green had their genes spliced, the result would be Spurlock.


8 posted on 12/18/2005 10:12:55 AM PST by RightWingAtheist ("Why thank you Mr.Obama, I'm proud to be a Darwinist!")
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
"Super Size Me" helmer Morgan Spurlock has optioned bestseller "The Republican War on Science" to direct as a docu project next year reports Variety."

Sorry. Next!

9 posted on 12/18/2005 10:27:31 AM PST by StAnDeliver
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To: All

I do get a kick out of the labeling of the piece as a "novel". It's almost an outright admission that the whole premise is false.

Oh, well, folks. Welcome to the Brave New World, where denying federal funds to research makes one "anti-Science".

We ought to flip this whole concept about a War on Science around, folks. After all, we're not the ones opposed to the trial of new mining technology or genetically enhanced crops. We aren't the ones who send in activists to blow up research labs, either, I notice.


10 posted on 12/18/2005 10:56:33 AM PST by AZ_Cowboy ("Merry Christmas!")
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Spurlock is a leftist nut. When he introduced us to his ultra-vegetarian wife in "Supersize Me," I knew it was going to be an anti-corporate propoganda flic.


11 posted on 12/18/2005 11:08:50 AM PST by jcs1744
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To: All

Everyone

This character is from my state of West Virginia. From everyone here with a modicum of good sense...we are deeply embarassed and sorry.8-)


12 posted on 12/18/2005 11:14:36 AM PST by Armedanddangerous (Master of Sinanju (Emeritus))
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To: RockinRight
That movie was entertaining, but completely meritless as an exercise in epidemiological analysis.

Of course, the balance of time was spent demonizing the big, bad food industry-which is, of course, shoving Big Macs down the throats of utterly helpless Americans-while Jacob Sullum-one of the few reasonable analysts portrayed in the film-was given a whopping two minute sound bite to offer a rebuttal of the documentary's main thesis.

My, aren't the liberals generous?

13 posted on 12/18/2005 12:07:25 PM PST by Do not dub me shapka broham
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To: jcs1744
"vegetarian wife"

I would gather that most ultra-lefties are stunned that Americans prefer fatty, fast foods to eating rocks and dirt. What a surprise.

14 posted on 12/18/2005 1:04:22 PM PST by driftless ( For life-long happiness, learn how to play the accordion.)
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To: Armedanddangerous
You should be embarrassed a lot more by your two senators. Especially the Kleagle ;-)
15 posted on 12/18/2005 2:34:38 PM PST by Tarkin (Janice Rogers Brown to the SCOTUS)
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To: RockinRight

I thought it was a good film. A bit exaggerated of course since you are asking for trouble if all you eat is McDonalds for a month.

But, a good film.

However, it was pretty clear he was a big lefty. Too bad he now wants to go down that road some more.


16 posted on 12/18/2005 2:37:52 PM PST by rwfromkansas (http://www.xanga.com/rwfromkansas)
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To: jcs1744

As a side note, when I was in the "dating market" I posted a personal ad. In my ad I specifically said "no vegan chicks, PETA members, or militant feminists, unless the term 'right-wing feminist' applies to you."

Never got a single reply...


17 posted on 12/18/2005 2:50:49 PM PST by RockinRight (Itís likely for a Conservative to be a Republican, but not always the other way around)
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To: Tarkin

Hey

I didn't vote for him. Most everyone else here did..

But I didn't..8-)

I've met him, and believe it or not, he's actually a nice guy in person.

I still didn't vote for him.


18 posted on 12/18/2005 6:20:39 PM PST by Armedanddangerous (Master of Sinanju (Emeritus))
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