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Moore tells Bush to watch the pretzels
Reuters ^ | 5/22/04

Posted on 05/22/2004 3:49:48 PM PDT by areafiftyone

CANNES, France (Reuters) - After winning the top prize at Cannes for his anti-Bush documentary, American filmmaker Michael Moore said he hoped the President had not been eating a pretzel when he heard the news.

Moore admitted to one regret after accepting the Palme d'Or on Saturday -- he forgot to thank George W. Bush for providing the funniest lines in "Fahrenheit 9/11", a blistering attack on Bush's handling of Iraq and the war on terror.

Moore hopes to release the film this summer and spark heated political debate with his searing diatribe in the run-up to November's presidential election.

Asked what he thought Bush's reaction might be to the award, he told a packed news conference: "He is probably choking on a pretzel or something. I hope nobody tells him that I have won this award while he is eating a pretzel."

Bush fainted in 2002 after choking on a pretzel while watching a football game on television.

"He has the funniest lines in the film. I am eternally grateful to him," Moore said.

The Oscar-winning director mocked leading members of the Bush administration, saying: "I believe them to be actors.

"I forgot out there on the stage to thank my cast. So if I could do that now, I want to thank Mr Bush, Mr Cheney, Paul Wolfowitz and Donald Rumsfeld. I thought the love scene between Cheney and Rumsfeld brought a tear to my eye."

Moore predicted that some right-wing media in the United States would portray the award as being given by France, one of the staunchest opponents of America's war in Iraq.

"The jury was not a French jury. This was an international jury dominated by Americans," he said.

Angered by the way Americans had reacted against the French over its resistance to the conflict in Iraq, he said: "We owe the people of this country an apology for the way they were debased in our media."

Moore, who won an Oscar for his anti-gun lobby film "Bowling for Columbine", was fiercely proud that a documentary had now won the Palme d'Or, one of cinema's greatest accolades.

"Non-fiction is taking itself out of its own ghetto," he said.

And then he proudly quoted what cult director Quentin Tarantino -- the Cannes jury president -- had told him.

"He said: 'We want you to know that the politics of your film had nothing to do with the award. You were given the award because you made a great film.'"


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KEYWORDS: cannes; fahrenheit911; hollywoodleft; lumpyriefenstahl; michaelmoore; mikeymoron; moore
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1 posted on 05/22/2004 3:49:49 PM PDT by areafiftyone
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To: areafiftyone
"Non-fiction is taking itself out of its own ghetto," he said.

Not with this POC.

2 posted on 05/22/2004 3:53:12 PM PDT by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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To: areafiftyone

Mike...you're really not supposed to eat lard out of the carton.


3 posted on 05/22/2004 3:53:12 PM PDT by RichInOC (Mike Moore eats lard like Ralph Wiggum eats paste.)
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To: areafiftyone

Moore better watch out for Big Macs.


4 posted on 05/22/2004 3:53:31 PM PDT by chemicalman (Rid the country of the vast liberal conspiracy)
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To: areafiftyone

GAWD, I wish this pig would get a heart attack and die...NOW!!!


5 posted on 05/22/2004 3:54:01 PM PDT by RoseofTexas
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To: chemicalman

Moore should s*it in his baseball cap and pull it over his ears.


6 posted on 05/22/2004 3:55:13 PM PDT by AngieGOP (Now where did I put my tinfoil tiara?)
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To: RichInOC
Mike...you're really not supposed to eat lard out of the carton.

One thing at a time. First, don't eat the carton.

7 posted on 05/22/2004 3:56:39 PM PDT by dighton
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To: areafiftyone

8 posted on 05/22/2004 3:56:51 PM PDT by socal_parrot
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To: areafiftyone
"He [Quenten Tarantino] said: 'We want you to know that the politics of your film had nothing to do with the award. You were given the award because you made a great film.'"

The overrated lies to the overweighted.

9 posted on 05/22/2004 3:59:00 PM PDT by AHerald
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To: areafiftyone
I think of Michael Moore and his "awards" everytime I hear a toilet flush.

He's that impressive.

10 posted on 05/22/2004 3:59:35 PM PDT by F16Fighter
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To: RichInOC

ROFL!!


11 posted on 05/22/2004 4:00:38 PM PDT by visualops
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To: socal_parrot
"We owe the people of this country an apology for the way they were debased in our media."

Megalomania is a sad thing.

12 posted on 05/22/2004 4:01:02 PM PDT by Rome2000 (Foreign leaders for Kerry!!!!!)
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To: areafiftyone

I read a review of the film which basically said it was lousy, and not from the sense of being anti-Bush but just a plain crappily made film.


13 posted on 05/22/2004 4:01:35 PM PDT by visualops
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To: areafiftyone
Dude, Where's My Country?

Obviously, Jabba, your country's across the channel from England....

14 posted on 05/22/2004 4:02:11 PM PDT by freebilly (Vote Kerry-- 1 Billion Muslims Can't Be Wrong....)
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To: areafiftyone

Okay, eating is not a subject that Michael Moore should get into. There are children starving in Africa because Moore has returned to the buffet one too many times.


15 posted on 05/22/2004 4:02:26 PM PDT by LoudRepublicangirl (loudrepublicangirl)
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To: areafiftyone
"We want you to know that the politics of your film had nothing to do with the award. You were given the award because you made a great film."

Now there's a steaming pile if I ever smelled one.

The only reason "quent" told Gasbag #1 this was so he could repeat it to the press.
16 posted on 05/22/2004 4:02:39 PM PDT by BattleFlag
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To: mgist; I_be_tc; paltz; SoKatt; fishbabe; LisaMalia; 4mycountry; shuvlhed; Loose_Cannon1; ...


The pig speaketh. The
The foul air reaches the shores
of America.

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17 posted on 05/22/2004 4:03:39 PM PDT by WinOne4TheGipper (I cannot believe I just said that!)
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To: areafiftyone

http://www.michaelmoorehatesamerica.com/


18 posted on 05/22/2004 4:05:18 PM PDT by kanawa (Calling a tail a leg doesn't make it one.)
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To: areafiftyone

NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams just gave this film a free commercial-they devoted more time to showing clips of Moore's film, than they did to anything positive about the economy, etc.
What Brian Williams wanted to get out, was Moore showing clips of the President fishing and playing golf and Moore saying that in the period before 9/11, " Bush was on vacation 42 % of the time."
At some point, the FEC should force the national news shows to give the President equal time, even the most partisan observer must acknowledge that the nightly news shows have become nothing more than anti Bush propaganda pieces.


19 posted on 05/22/2004 4:05:27 PM PDT by Wild Irish Rogue
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To: areafiftyone

Michael Moore should be extra careful while crossing streets.


20 posted on 05/22/2004 4:05:59 PM PDT by TommyDale
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To: areafiftyone

And I would tell any grocery store manager to watch the frosting aisle if moore went into his/her or store.


21 posted on 05/22/2004 4:06:04 PM PDT by Dane
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To: facedown

I'm sure George W. is shaking in his shoes contemplating the popularity of a film given an award by the French....


22 posted on 05/22/2004 4:07:46 PM PDT by 0scill8r
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To: areafiftyone
After winning the top prize at Cannes for his anti-Bush documentary, American filmmaker Michael Moore said he hoped the President had not been eating a pretzel when he heard the news.

As if President Bush didn't have anything better to do than sit around and breathlessly await the decision of a bunch of entertainers. Man, talk about an ego trip!

23 posted on 05/22/2004 4:10:02 PM PDT by wimpycat ("The road to the promised land runs past Sinai."-C.S. Lewis)
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To: wimpycat

I don't think Michael Moore could win anything but a French award.


24 posted on 05/22/2004 4:11:00 PM PDT by areafiftyone (Democrats = the hamster is dead but the wheel is still spinning)
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To: areafiftyone

we should just do a michael moore blackout. In essence a Moore shunning. He will not exist. Tell all the advertisers that if moore appears in a news story we change the channel.

He is a niche monger and that is all. A idiot who feeds the french image of fat stupid american.


25 posted on 05/22/2004 4:12:37 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (Vote!)
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To: areafiftyone
Asked what he thought Bush's reaction might be to the award, he told a packed news conference: "He is probably choking on a pretzel or something. I hope nobody tells him that I have won this award while he is eating a pretzel."

I'm sure President Bush could care less about this boob, his lies and his "prizes".

26 posted on 05/22/2004 4:13:01 PM PDT by cyncooper (There's a RAT line in Iraq)
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To: Wild Irish Rogue
At some point, the FEC should force the national news shows to give the President equal time

Don't go there.

27 posted on 05/22/2004 4:14:01 PM PDT by eddie willers
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To: areafiftyone

How long has it been since he saw his feet?


28 posted on 05/22/2004 4:14:21 PM PDT by lonestar (Me, too!--Weinie)
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To: areafiftyone

Is this the best that he can do? That is such old material.


29 posted on 05/22/2004 4:14:42 PM PDT by Paul Atreides
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To: 0scill8r
I'm sure George W. is shaking in his shoes contemplating the popularity of a film given an award by the French....

Boy, isn't that the truth!

30 posted on 05/22/2004 4:14:58 PM PDT by jslade (People who are easily offended, OFFEND ME!)
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To: areafiftyone

I don't think anyone on this planet needs dietary advice from you, Moore.


31 posted on 05/22/2004 4:15:11 PM PDT by Sofa King (MY rights are not subject to YOUR approval http://www.angelfire.com/art2/sofaking/index.html)
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To: areafiftyone

General Moore the great war strategist; the only thing you instill is projectile vomiting. Hope it hits its' mark.


32 posted on 05/22/2004 4:18:19 PM PDT by Alaska Wolf (Trained by English Setters)
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To: areafiftyone

Moore once ran a race with a pregnant woman and finished third. His stomach looks like a Joey Pouch and his ugly looking face rivals the picture logo for Boars Head Meats. My parents taught me never to wish sickness or disease on anyone but this time he's gone too far. I hope this guy's guts rot with the worst case of cancer known to man.


33 posted on 05/22/2004 4:18:45 PM PDT by Wiggins
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To: 0scill8r

Well most of the judges weren't actually French, but from Hollywood and such. Not that there's a difference. They seem to like to pander to the French audience anyhow.


34 posted on 05/22/2004 4:18:47 PM PDT by baseballfanjm (The Boston Red Sox, 2004 World Series Champs (I'm praying!))
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To: areafiftyone

35 posted on 05/22/2004 4:21:15 PM PDT by Ragirl (Vote in '04 ! Those who sit on their hands end up with poop on them.)
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To: areafiftyone
He won a Palme d'whOre?

Sorry, he's one of those creeps who brings out the worst in me...

36 posted on 05/22/2004 4:23:20 PM PDT by ride the whirlwind (Kerry wants to be the leader of the free world. Free for how long? - Zell Miller)
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To: areafiftyone
"The jury was not a French jury. This was an international jury dominated by Americans," he said.

In Mikey's world shouldn't there be something wrong with that?

37 posted on 05/22/2004 4:27:39 PM PDT by TC Rider (The United States Constitution 1791. All Rights Reserved.)
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To: chemicalman
Moore better watch out for Big Macs.

If they ever did a Heimlich on Mikey, an 8 pound canned ham would pop out.

38 posted on 05/22/2004 4:29:30 PM PDT by TC Rider (The United States Constitution 1791. All Rights Reserved.)
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To: areafiftyone

Ummmm, I think that human blimp is the one who needs to watch his pretzel intake.


39 posted on 05/22/2004 4:32:35 PM PDT by Clara Lou
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To: lonestar
How long has it been since he saw his feet?

Feet? His penis disappeared in 1971.

40 posted on 05/22/2004 4:32:42 PM PDT by TC Rider (The United States Constitution 1791. All Rights Reserved.)
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To: Clara Lou

Cozy, no?

42 posted on 05/22/2004 4:53:40 PM PDT by ride the whirlwind (Kerry wants to be the leader of the free world. Free for how long? - Zell Miller)
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To: ride the whirlwind

Looks like the only people that Moore will dress up for is the Fr*nch. Where's the stupid cap and sloppy clothes?


43 posted on 05/22/2004 5:06:38 PM PDT by Paul Atreides
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To: areafiftyone
I hope nobody tells him that I have won this award while he is eating a pretzel.

On being told that Michael Moore had won the Palme d'Or in Cannes, President Bush said "Who won what, where? Who gives a hoot!"

44 posted on 05/22/2004 5:06:53 PM PDT by bondjamesbond (Stay well - Stay safe - Stay armed - Yorktown)
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To: areafiftyone

In response I would tell Michael Moore to, err, watch his weight.....


45 posted on 05/22/2004 5:10:21 PM PDT by rs79bm (Insert Democratic principles and ideals here: .............this space intentionally left blank.....)
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To: Wild Irish Rogue

Wasn't Clinton on vacation about 90% of the time? I never saw a so-called leader with so much free time.


46 posted on 05/22/2004 5:15:20 PM PDT by HungarianGypsy
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To: jslade
I'm sure George W. is shaking in his shoes contemplating the popularity of a film given an award by the French....
Remember what George Bush, Sr. used to say when the French criticized him, "Well, you're French." Their apparently still scratching their heads on that one, but it did sum things up nicely.
47 posted on 05/22/2004 5:17:45 PM PDT by HungarianGypsy
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To: areafiftyone

Lard Butt makes me puke.


48 posted on 05/22/2004 5:20:27 PM PDT by freekitty
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To: areafiftyone
After winning the top prize at Cannes for his anti-Bush documentary, American filmmaker Michael Moore said he hoped the President had not been eating a pretzel when he heard the news.

A Cannes of Lard?
49 posted on 05/22/2004 5:22:01 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: areafiftyone
What does this Tarantino guy do? Never heard of him.

Got to add something though; yesterday I rented a DVD for the first time. While poking around the store I saw a copy of Bowling for Columbine in the clearance bin for $2.99. Everything else in the bin was some really Grade D dreck so I guess that was a clue to the store's opinion of his Award Winning movie.

50 posted on 05/22/2004 5:30:59 PM PDT by Rockpile
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