Skip to comments.STOP MICHAEL MOORE FROM PROFITTING IN HIS ATTACKS ON AMERICA & OUR MILITARY
Posted on 06/17/2004 9:57:35 AM PDT by truthandlife
Bash America filmmaker Michael Moore is about to unleash an attack on the U.S. Military, the heroic men and women of the Armed Forces and our Commander-In-Chief via his film Fahrenheit 9/11.
Inexplicably, more than 1,000 theaters have indicated they will proudly broadcast what The Guardian calls an anti-war/anti-Bush film beginning June 25th. And the number keeps growing each day. The goal of the film is abundantly clear: to undermine the war on terrorism.
Moore has said the following about the film:
Half the movie is about Iraq we were able to get film crews embedded with American troops without them knowing it was Michael Moore. They are totally f***ed.
After it was pre-screened, one Blame American First viewer cried, It made me wanna burn my passport.
Apparently there are dollar signs in their eyes too.
Michael Moore and his anti-American film distributors are hoping to cash in to the tune of millions of dollars and also change U.S. politics. One British paper noted that Moore hopes that it will bring down the U.S. government.
So why are mainstream movie theaters involved in promoting a political advertisement that defames our military, insults our troops and attempts to undermine the publics support for the War on Terror?
Why are movie theaters showing political propaganda that should be governed by Federal Elections Commission regulations on campaign finance?
*** HOW TO FIGHT BACK *** *** AGAINST MICHAEL MOORE ***
Move America Forward the national organization working to support our troops and the war on terrorism has compiled contact information for the leading movie executives in the business.
If you dont want to see them promoting anti-American propaganda then tell these executives so directly.
Time is short we must act now to have our voices heard in time to make a difference.
Help us get messages from millions of Americans sent to these film industry executives. Tell others who would be equally outraged by this anti-American movie to visit http://www.MoveAmericaForward.org and join our efforts.
MORE COMMENTS BY AND ABOUT MICHAEL MOORE AND HIS FILM FAHRENHEIT 9/11
The Iraqis who have risen up against the occupation are not insurgents or terrorists or The Enemy. They are the REVOLUTION, the Minutemen, and their numbers will grow and they will win.
-- Michael Moore in his message posted on his website, April 14, 2004
Fahrenheit 9/11 was described as incredibly superficial and misleading treatment at times.
-- Lou Lumenick, New York Post
Its representative of the fact that Michael Moore doesnt always give the whole story and hes a master of the misleading.
-- Congressman Mark Kennedy (Minnesota)
From the British newspaper, The Guardian:
Moore was unequivocal about his desire to do everything in his power to help oust President George Bush in this Novembers elections.
We thought, We cannot leave this to the Democrats this time to f**k it up and lose.
[Responding to reports that some in the Disney Corporation found the movie unacceptably political and would not therefore distribute the film, Moore said]:
I wont let that happen and neither will Harvey Weinstein. People will see this film by hook or crook. I will get this out if it means breaking the law or committing an act of civil disobedience.
Moore has already defamed the passengers who were on board the airplanes hijacked on September 11th:
The kind of people who fly in airplanes want someone else to clean up their mess; thats why they let hijackers take the plane.
The passengers on September 11 were scaredy-cats, because they were mostly white.
With Moore's customary blend of humor and horror, "Fahrenheit 9/11" accuses the Bush camp of stealing the 2000 election, overlooking terrorism warnings before September 11 and fanning fears of more attacks to secure Americans' support for the Iraq war.
-- From the cable television network, CNN
During the presidential primaries, Michael Moore referred to George W. Bush as, among other things, a "deserter.
Even ABC's Peter Jennings hardly a fan of President Bush condemned Moores characterization of Bush as a deserter. "Thats a reckless charge not supported by the facts.
Its time to take action to stop Michael Moores Bash America film, Fahrenheit 9/11.
Michael Moore has attacked our troops, attacked our Commander in Chief and attacked the victims of 9/11 saying: The passengers on September 11 were scaredy-cats, because they were mostly white.
Moore has sought to undermine our military saying that The Iraqis who have risen up against the occupation are not insurgents or terrorists or The Enemy. They are the REVOLUTION, the Minutemen, and their numbers will grow and they will win.
Now Michael Moore has a new movie coming out, Fahrenheit 9/11 which according to one British newspaper, Moore hopes that it will bring down the U.S. government.
This movie is nothing more than a political campaign advertisement against the war on terrorism, our troops and President Bush.
So why on earth are ANY movie theaters showing this film? Fahrenheit 9/11 should be shown as a recruiting video for Al-Qaeda, not in our movie theaters.
Please join us in telling the movie theater companies below your opinion as it relates to their attempt to profit from the showing of Fahrenheit 9/11.
Since we are the customers of the American movie theatres it is important for us to speak up loudly and tell the industry executives that we dont want this misleading and grotesque movie being shown at our local cinema.
We need these executives to be overwhelmed with letters, phone calls and FAXes in addition to emails. Sending an email alone is not enough since in some cases an aide can easily click DELETE.
We would like to thank those individuals at Lions Gate Entertainment and IFC Films who support our efforts.
Note: Please contact us via-email at: info@MoveAmericaForward.org to report a movie theater playing Fahrenheit 9/11 which is not listed below.
National Chains & Local Theaters
Loews Cineplex Entertainment
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Cinema Arts Theaters
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The Little Theatre
Drexel Theatres Group
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Rialto Theatre, Corp.
Rialto Theatre Corporation
Rialto Cinemas Lakeside
551 Summerfield Road
The Savoy Theater
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Regal Entertainment Group
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We'd like to thank the great work being done by the following websites which expose the misleading and un-American tactics of "Domestic Enemy" Michael Moore:
The Michael Moore PR machine thanks you.
No I did not put a lot of time and effort into this. Just copied some source code from another website.
He needs to be given the silent treatment, no response ., is required, hes the bore of the century. the more he rants on the better.
Does anyone have a list of where and when the movie is premiering/playing? It would be an excellent freep opportunity.
It isn't going to be in many theaters at least.
I haven't paid much attention but I believe I read somewhere that around 400 theaters nationwide...
And I would bet that it will be pulled after the first week...that's why Moore is out pushing it...
It's definitely not going to be another "Passion" that's for sure. LOL
So who are "we", and if you are not Democrats, then who the hell are you?
I find these quotes to be quite troubling.
... and go stand in front of my local theater.
The last time I used it against 350 local anti-war protesters, I stood alone and stole the front page photo and 25% of the story in our Anchorage paper, from THEIR Rally.
Cars and trucks were swerving as they caught sight of my sign across the street from the assembled DumbocRATS and clueless University Peaceniks. Frowns and angry faces in traffic turned into smiles and horn blasts and thumbs-up for me. When I got home a little old lady had left a VM thanking and God Blessing me. (THAT was my best reward)
I walked away from the experience knowing I had made a difference ... I really put the screws to the local Marxist/peace movement that day, with all their humongous handpainted earth posters, and BLOOD for Oil posters and costumed pigs, and devils w/ GW masks, etc etc and a PA filled with local leftist-luminaries.
It was especially sweet for me since I was aquainted with many of the organizers.
I didn't stand out there with an angry face, screaming [this time] ... instead I was laughing and waving and inviting the passers-by to head across the street and join Hanoi Jane Fonda at the sign-in table. That sure left the late arrivers with quizzical looks. More laughs for me!!
Most fun I've EVER had at a protest [though I do not recommend protesting alone, for obvious reasons]
I'm convinced that sarcasm, wit and humor will come out on top at a Protest Rally if you can just find the right combination ... makes the other side look foolish and laughable.
BTW I found the top part of my al Qaeda sign idea right here on FR, thanks again to an unknown FReeper.
I remember when most here said nobody should say anything negative about the Passion until they saw it and made up their own minds. Different this time I guess.
I'm sure Mr. Moore appreciates your opposition more than you might ever know. He is an incredible narcissist, and thrives on conflict. So much so that when he doesn't find it, he invents it.
As with all breeds of troll, of which Moore is a particularly repugnant breed, the more you fight him, the stronger he gets. For a time, he may revel in his ill-gotten vainglory, but his star will soon fade, because he is a one-trick pony.
The fact that less than half of the theaters that originally planned to show Moore's film are actually doing so has far more to do with economics than concern about controversy. Some of the big money-makers in film history packed in crowds while protesters picketed outside.
Those who are not easily amused are already growing weary of hearing Moore sing the same old tired song. Contrary to popular myth, most people are smart enough to see through Moore's puerile propaganda. The ones that can't never will.
But even Joe Average is catching on to what Moore is really all about, and if you listen, you can hear most of America yawning at the news of another Moore movie. Everyone not yawning, whether they are for or against Moore, is nothing more than a customer or an accomplice. That includes both sycophants and protesters alike.
Trust me, he loves it when people get mad and protest against him. It makes him feel important, gives him valuable free publicity and allows him to bill himself as a "controversial" "documentarian" who knows how to "strike a nerve".
For my part, I've decided not to waste any more time on him than necessary, and recommend you do the same. But if you wish to protest and oppose him, that's your right, it's a noble thought and if it's worthwhile to you, then by all means go for it with my blessing.
(And for the record, there's only one "t" in "profitting".)
The response from Loews to my complaint:
I would like to thank you for taking the time to write us with your concerns about the film "Farenheit 911". Please be assured that we respect our guest's opinions. Loews
Cineplex Entertainment is not responsible for the content of the movies that we show, but rather the presentation of them.
It is our goal to provide a wide array of entertainment options to our many patrons, who come from all different walks of life and represent many different tastes in filmed
Thank you again for writing to Loews Cineplex Entertainment.
Guest Services Manager
"Its time to take action to stop Michael Moores "Bash America film, Fahrenheit 9/11. PING
Stop FOX News from promoting Fahrenheit 9/11
FOX NEWS "fair and balanced" review
'Fahrenheit 9/11' Gets Standing Ovation
Tuesday, June 15, 2004
By Roger Friedman
......."But if you wish to protest and oppose him, that's your right, it's a noble thought and if it's worthwhile to you, then by all means go for it with my blessing. "
The problem with this is that all it does is call attention to the movie and thereby people will want to see what all the fuss is about. The old adage of things that are forbidden are always more intriguing would probably fit here. I tend to agree with your first sentence about Moore appreciating and thriving on opposition.
Thanks for the ping. I sure am sick of hearing about this guy and this movie. I sure wouldn't waste my money on it!
To those who say ignore it ... let me ask you something.
Did the same tactic work when CBS was going to show that Reagan-bashing movie?
Did "ignore it and it will go away" work then?
Frankly, I think it's time conservatives stopped acting like such pansies and start to push back against these liars and distorters of truth. We have been TOO nice for TOO long! Michael Moore can make his money from the DVD sales of this piece of trash but I doubt that anyone will take what this loser has to say serious because HE IS SO NEGATIVE!
Thankfully, in my city, there is only ONE theater currently (and I know that could change) that's playing this filth and it's a theater I wouldn't waste money at anyway. It's one of those small ones where you'd expect left-wing nonsense to play.
Why are movie theaters showing political propaganda that should be governed by Federal Elections Commission regulations on campaign finance?
For the money. America be damned is their cry.
Just stop doing business with Hollywood altogether.
There is an easier solution to all of this.
Increased exposure to Michael Moore's intention to undermine the war on terrorism and the fact that this film has backing from the terrorist group Hezbollah does not serve Mr. Moore well.
And Americans who find the above two points I just posted offensive need to point that out to theater owners as they are the customers of the theaters. Moore has a right to free speech. The theaters have the right to freely decide what to show... but we have an important right as consumers to voice our opinions to those theaters.
Unlike the Passion of the Christ (where having more attention to a movie about the death and resurrection of Christ is intriguing to a largely Christian nation), being made more aware of a film which is a political commercial and which hurts the war on terrorism makes one who is not already on MoveOn.org's list (who were going to see the movie no matter what) LESS inclined to see it.
My own opinion, I respect the fact that you disagree and that you wish Mr. Moore's lies and propaganda do not receive an inordinate amount of $$$ at the box office. On that part we both agree :)
Moore and his associates had boasted that more than 1,000 theaters were going to pick up the film.
However, after movie theaters discovered what the movie was all about (as more scrutiny was focused on the movie) they kept retreating from that number. First to "around 1,000" then as many as 700, then "at least 500."
However, as of today they've had a hard time reaching the 500 mark and are short of it.
I'm thinking maybe FAXing the Hezbollah stories to theaters who are indicating they are inclined to show the movie with a note asking 'how on earth do you consider this appropriate fare to show to the public when even Hezbollah sees it as propaganda that helps their cause?' would be effective.
Thanks for the ping!
Yep - thanks for making that Passion point. I work for Howard (did on his Senate campaign to) and I think I need to raise this point tomorrow - that we have to respond to that spin with the press to indicate why a movie about Jesus Christ would attract national appreciation whereas a movie that seeks to undermine the war on terrorism and is being backed by terrorist groups wouldn't attract national appreciation.
I disagree with your premise (but already posted my reasons for disagreeing) in the posts above. I see you and I don't see eye-to-eye but ask that you at least consider the points made. Thanks!
But surely those outside of the RNC and WH can expose Moore for what he is. This is a guy who does not fare well when the light of exposure shines on him. He smeared the passengers of the 9/11 flights for being scaredy cats who allowed the planes to be hijacked. He cheers on the Iraqi resistance. His film is being backed by Hezbollah.
If we can't summon the energy to take a bullhorn and make these points heard loud and clear in the public square then we cannot win any debate.
When conservatives are on TV/radio with liberals in the media or Hollywood gushing about Moore and his great film or his "right" to make the film (yes he has the right, that does not make its content disgusting) we must not back down an inch from shaming and condemning them.
John Kerry's poll numbers plunged when he was exposed as a flip-flopping weanie with no vision. The American public could get that. Surely Michael Moore is apt to be exposed as 100 times more destructive a force for America than John Kerry.
If I watch any movies over the next couple of months, I will go to a theatre that is not playing MM's propoganda.
Draw the point that Hezbollah is partnering to support the film..= Theaters in bed with Hezbollah plans...
Thanks, Tonk. I can't believe Fox news said this (from your link)
"F9/11" gets to audiences beyond screenings, it won't be dependent on celebrities for approbation. It turns out to be a really brilliant piece of work, and a film that members of all political parties should see without fail.
As much as some might try to marginalize this film as a screed against President George Bush, "F9/11" as we saw last night is a tribute to patriotism, to the American sense of duty"
Unreal reading that at Fox News. Sounds more like the rest of 'em!! I actually rely on that cable fox news for the real truth. Just can't believe it.
My personal opinion about Michael Moore and his drivel is neither here nor there. I wouldn't spend one cent to see his crap. Even though I do try to keep up on what's the other side is doing. Just to be informed what they're up to, lol. For instance, did watch his Bowling for Columbine POS, but only once it came to network.
I'm still at a loss about Fox News reporting this, unless!!! They are living up to the Fair and Balanced aspect, LOL. Now that I think about it a minute; that's gotta be it, eh?
"The difference is that there was a chance CBS would cave. This film will get shown, and these protests will not stop that. The theaters and distributors signed on AFTER the controversy, and largely because of the controversy."
I think you're spot on.
However, I don't think most true Americans will believe it!!
No matter what else others think who say they they agree with him. Who are they anyway? Mostly Hollywood f'wads, and of course the Frenchies. Who cares?
Just to clarify where I stand on this: I am by no means a fan of Michael Moore. He is a parasite feeding on the American psyche, and is as lovable as any parasite.
But as with parasites in nature, there is a place for people like Moore, and he fills it amply. He's there because he belongs there.
If people want to see Moore's work and support him, more power to them. It's one of the many blessings of being an American that we can make these choices for ourselves. Likewise, if people want to protest him, then great! Yet another blessing.
It's only fair to point out, however, that a person who protests Moore and draws attention to him is far more valuable to him than someone who simply goes to see his movie.
So if you really dislike what Moore does, ignore him. He will either eventually go away on his own or become desperate enough to do something for attention that will land him in jail. Either outcome is fine with me.
But as long as there is a market for his brand of puerile rubbish, someone will always be there to take his place. He stands out because he is unusually good at what he does, a dubious accolade for a rabid propagandist, but one he deserves.
Look, as an American, Michael Moore has the right to film, edit and produce this trash. We as Americans have the right to either protest it, see it or ignore it.
PT Barnum said and I am parapharsing, "there is a sucker born every minute"
People like Moore bank on that.
Bump for later thanks.
"Warning! This film is fiction, not a documentary!"
You are completely correct and I agree with you.
It is different. Your strawman argument doesn't wash.
It directly aids, abets, and supports the terrorists by undermining America's will to fight.
It can't simply be ignored.
First-class job on this, truthandlife. Many, many thanks to you. Messages should indeed go to these sources. Otherwise we will be acquiesing in a crime of very large magnitude.
This piece of putridity is not entertainment in any sense.
It is a deliberate and diabolical degradation of our nation, of each of us, of our families, of the men and women who have gone before and - especially veterans.
It is an incitement to violence and terrorism against America, and to Americans traveling abroad. It is a hateful misrepresentation and slandering of men and women in our armed forces; and it distinctly places them, as well as all of us, in unceasing harms way.
I remember the years of WWII well; and there is no essential difference between the rabid, frothing, gesticulating Adolf Hitler - and Michael Moore.
Moore wears the outward appearance of a clown; but he is every bit as poisonous, psychotic, and swollen with hate as was the person who, along with those in Imperial Japan, led the way to an eventual 50 million war-deaths.
It is ironic that "Nazi" is so often on Moore's repugnant lips and those of his following. They are all without love - the lack of which was the core of Nazism, that which destroyed so much of the world a half-century ago.
Evil ever reappears. Each of us has been placed here and now to just not observe it as a voyeur - but to do something about it to the best of our ability. And that includes ever affirming the true and the good.