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  • Groups File Complaint Over Anti-Kerry Ad (WAAAAAAAAAA!!!! Alert)

    08/10/2004 10:33:33 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 57 replies · 3,092+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/10/04 | Sharon Theimer - AP
    WASHINGTON - Three campaign finance watchdog groups filed a complaint Tuesday accusing a group of Vietnam veterans of violating the campaign finance law by airing an ad that challenges Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry (news - web sites)'s military record. Democracy 21, the Center for Responsive Politics and the Campaign Legal Center argue that the ad by Swift Boat Veterans for Truth violates a federal ban on the use of unlimited donations, often referred to as "soft money," to influence federal elections. In the ad, the group accuses Kerry, a decorated Vietnam veteran, of lying about his war record and...
  • THANK Y'ALL From Texas (Crawford, Texas after report for Fahrenheit 911 screening)

    08/05/2004 8:11:25 PM PDT · by weegee · 8 replies · 506+ views
    Michael ^ | August 2nd, 2004 7:55 pm | by Kay Lucas
    by Kay Lucas / Crawford Peace House / Friends of Peace A very big THANK Y'ALL from Texas. This was such an incredible experience. We are all so grateful to Michael Moore and his staff for helping the Crawford Peace House facilitate freedom of speech in Central Texas. Many of us had been told by both 16 screen corporate movie theaters in Waco that they were absolutely not going to show 'Fahrenheit 9/11.' For three weeks after the original release, the closest theater showing the movie was Austin, an hour and a half away. So we began working on including...
  • Three of Four Journalists Applaud Kerry's Condemnation of Bush's Reaction on 9/11

    08/05/2004 2:53:24 PM PDT · by Peach · 44 replies · 1,348+ views
    E&P Staff | August 5, 2005
    Extra Drama at Unity: Kerry Knocks Bush for His 9/11'Seven Minute Gap' Extra Drama at Unity: Kerry Knocks Bush for His 9/11'Seven Minute Gap' By E&P Staff Published: August 05, 2004 NEW YORK Sen. John Kerry, appearing today at the Unity convention of minority journalists in Washington, D.C., criticized President Bush's performance on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, in the most explicit terms yet. Now the Bush campaign has hit back, accusing him of launching "flailing attacks." Referring to the moment, now immortalized in Michael Moore's film "Fahrenheit 9/11," when Bush chose not to leave a group of schoolchildren...
  • Poles Say 'Fahrenheit 9/11' Is Propaganda (one condemned movie as a "foul pamphlet")

    07/23/2004 2:03:30 PM PDT · by veronica · 42 replies · 1,348+ views
    AP/San Jose Mercury ^ | 07-23-04 | VANESSA GERA
    WARSAW, Poland - "Fahrenheit 9/11" opened Friday in Poland - a U.S. ally in Iraq - with some critics comparing director Michael Moore's style to totalitarian propaganda. But politicians who opposed Poland's decision to send troops to Iraq urged the public to see the film. Moore's movie portrays President Bush as inept and the war in Iraq as an illegitimate campaign waged to further business interests. A critic for Gazeta Wyborcza, Poland's largest daily newspaper, condemned the movie as a "foul pamphlet" too biased to be considered a documentary and said it reminded him of methods used by Nazi propaganda...
  • Poles Say 'Fahrenheit 9/11' Is Propaganda

    07/24/2004 9:25:11 AM PDT · by lizol · 19 replies · 913+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | Fri Jul 23, 3:44 PM ET | VANESSA GERA
    Poles Say 'Fahrenheit 9/11' Is Propaganda Fri Jul 23, 3:44 PM ET By VANESSA GERA, Associated Press Writer WARSAW, Poland - "Fahrenheit 9/11" opened Friday in Poland — a U.S. ally in Iraq (news - web sites) — with some critics comparing director Michael Moore's style to totalitarian propaganda. But politicians who opposed Poland's decision to send troops to Iraq urged the public to see the film. Moore's movie portrays President Bush (news - web sites) as inept and the war in Iraq as an illegitimate campaign waged to further business interests. A critic for Gazeta Wyborcza, Poland's largest daily...

    08/03/2004 9:18:28 AM PDT · by gopwinsin04 · 52 replies · 1,695+ views ^ | 8/3/04 | Tim Grey
    Fahrenheit 911 was apparently shown last week on Fidel Castro's Cuban state run TV!According to Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences rules, a motion picture feature is disqualified for documentary Oscar if it airs on TV or over the Internet within nine months of its bigscreen run..
  • Cuban 'Fahrenheit' Telecast Raises Oscar Questions

    08/04/2004 3:10:45 PM PDT · by swilhelm73 · 29 replies · 1,205+ views
    Yahoo ^ | Aug 3, 2004 | Steve Gorman
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A recent broadcast on Cuban television of Michael Moore's film "Fahrenheit 9/11" has raised questions about the Oscar eligibility of one of America's most talked-about and critically acclaimed movies of the year. Under Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (news - web sites) rules, films are disqualified from competing in the Oscar race for best documentary if shown on television or on the Internet within nine months of their theatrical release. However, an unauthorized or pirated display of a film would not render the movie ineligible, academy spokesman John Pavlik said on Tuesday. "If somebody...
  • Michael Moore Accused of Headline Heist

    08/03/2004 11:57:38 AM PDT · by crusty codger · 20 replies · 1,456+ views
    NewsMax | 08/03/04 | unknown
    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...
  • Japanese Prime Minister Koizumi slams 'Fahrenheit 9/11' as politically biased

    08/02/2004 12:07:06 PM PDT · by weegee · 21 replies · 884+ views
    Japan Today ^ | Monday, August 2, 2004 at 20:01 JST | no byline
    TOKYO — Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi on Monday branded Michael Moore's popular and controversial documentary film "Fahrenheit 9/11" as being politically biased. "I don't want to watch such a politically biased movie that much," Koizumi told reporters in saying he has no plans to go see the record-breaking documentary. "Criticizing Bush or criticizing Koizumi, it's no use just criticizing. Constructive discussions should take place rather than criticisms," he said. The film has made more than $100 million, the highest ever for a documentary, in about one month since it opened in late June in the United States. It takes a...
  • Moore film reaches Bush backyard but nixes plans to go to Crawford, Texas.

    07/28/2004 11:04:37 PM PDT · by Happy2BMe · 70 replies · 1,093+ views
    Moore film reaches Bush backyard Wed Jul 28,12:54 PM ET CRAWFORD, United States (AFP) - Michael Moore's controversial documentary "Farenheit 9/11" reaches US President George W. Bush ( - )'s backyard -- but the filmmaker has nixed plans to come to this one-stoplight town to officiate Word that Moore was coming to Crawford, a hamlet of 705 people, had drawn a dismissive response from the White House but sparked anger and worry among some locals, including one who left his message in cow manure. "To Michael Moore, from James Douglas, one pile of bullshit deserves another!!!" read a note atop...
  • A Fisking of the Afghan Pipeline Conspriacy Theory in Michael Moore's "Fahrenheit 9/11"

    07/26/2004 1:49:40 PM PDT · by Shermy · 20 replies · 13,093+ views
    Free Republic | July 26, 2003 | Shermy
    In the run up to the Afghan War of 2001 a conspiracy theory arose that George W. Bush attacked the Taliban at the behest of the energy company Unocal. Proponents of this theory allege the real reason for the war was to facilitate the building of a pipeline from Turkmenistan to Pakistan. Due to geography the pipeline had to transit Afghanistan. The pipeline theory was discussed and ridiculed by posters here at FreeRepublic. There were many valuable insights, including from one poster who actually worked with Unocal in Turkmenistan. The pipeline theory was bunk. I thought it was long dead...
  • Frenchman takes own stab at Bush (The World According To Bush)

    07/14/2004 2:53:42 PM PDT · by weegee · 26 replies · 1,904+ views
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | June 22, 2004 | By Shiraz Sidhva
    PARIS -- When "Fahrenheit 9/11" was selected for the Cannes film festival, another documentary about George W. Bush was waiting in the wings in case Michael Moore's film wasn't ready in time. "The organizers were keen to include our film in the Official Selection but felt it was politically incorrect to have two anti-Bush documentaries at Cannes," says Jean-Francois Lepetit, whose Flach Film produced "Le Monde Selon Bush" (The World According to Bush). Directed by seasoned documentary maker William Karel, the 90-minute film could scarcely be more different to Moore's pamphlet that went on to win the Palme d'Or. Karel's...
  • Fahrenheit 9/11' Making GOP Nervous

    07/22/2004 2:10:39 AM PDT · by Arnold Zephel · 244 replies · 4,586+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 22, 2:09 AM (ET) | MIKE GLOVER
    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Republicans initially dismissed "Fahrenheit 9/11" as a cinematic screed that would play mostly to inveterate Bush bashers. Four weeks and $94 million later, the film is still pulling in moviegoers at 2,000 theaters around the country, making Republicans nervous as it settles into the American mainstream. "I'm not sure if it moves voters," GOP consultant Scott Reed said, "but if it moves 3 or 4 percent it's been a success." Two senior Republicans closely tied to the White House said the movie from director Michael Moore is seen as a political headache because it has...
  • Australian government minister brands US moviemaker an ugly American (Michael Moore - who else)

    Australian government minister brands US moviemaker an ugly American Wed Jul 21, 4:24 PM ET Add Offbeat - AFP to My Yahoo! CANBERRA (AFP) - US filmmaker Michael Moore, whose anti-war documentary Fahrenheit 9/11, has been praised and savaged by critics around the world, was described by an Australian government minister Wednesday as "the quintessential ugly American." Moore's film, which won the top prize at this year's Cannes Film Festival (news - web sites), has attracted sell-out audiences in Australia where it has been viewed by some critics as a justified critique of US President George W. Bush (news -...
  • Fahrenheit''s Embedded Cameraman Revealed

    06/27/2004 8:50:33 AM PDT · by Hildy · 255 replies · 3,264+ views
    IMDB ^ | June 27, 2004 | Hildy
    Scenes in Fahrenheit 911 of U.S. soldiers taunting and sexually humiliating Iraqi civilians following the successful invasion were shot by Urban Hamid, an embedded Swedish-Iraqi journalist who is presently a doctoral candidate at the University of Colorado, the university's student newspaper Camera disclosed today (Tuesday). Moore has declined to respond to questions from interviewers about whether he resorted to subterfuge in order to embed photographers among U.S. forces and has been criticized for not showing footage of the abuses to U.S. military authorities earlier. But Camera reported that the controversial footage by Hamid was actually shown at a theater in...
  • Fahrenheit 9/11 – FEC Rules on Commercials for DVD Release, Cable TV Broadcast/Pay-Per-Vew?

    07/18/2004 5:20:55 PM PDT · by jmstein7 · 44 replies · 1,882+ views
    As I understand it, broadcasts advocating the election or defeat of a candidate for federal office cannot be aired X days before a general election. If that is the case then isn't it the case that: 1. Michael Moore is prohibited from running commercials for the DVD/Video release of F911 within that period of time before the general election; and 2. Cable companies are prohibited from broadcasting F911 (either programmed broadcasting or "on demand" pay-per-view) within that period before the general election? Has there been anything written on this? Is there any litigation or FEC complaints pending?
  • Theater owner invites Republicans to anti-Bush movie

    07/15/2004 8:13:10 PM PDT · by mykdsmom · 25 replies · 750+ views
    WQAD News Channel 8 ^ | 7-15-04 | AP
    Lewisburg, Pennsylvania-AP -- A theater operator is offering Republicans the chance to see the movie, "Fahrenheit 9/11" for free. Eric Faden (FAY'den) of Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, says he found that few of his conservative friends were watching the movie because they didn't want to support the film's director financially. So on Saturday he's offering to buy tickets for any card-carrying Republicans who want to see it at a special showing. Faden says he's not trying to convince anyone that director Michael Moore is right. He says the film is "fantastic" but also "fantastically flawed." A local Republican leader is praising Faden...
  • The Reliable Source (Susan Sarandon's mom pissed about "F 9/11")

    07/14/2004 12:08:55 PM PDT · by mhking · 36 replies · 2,215+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 7.14.04 | Richard Leiby
    • At least one Northern Virginia moviegoer walked out in a huff after watching just a half-hour of "Fahrenheit," and she wants our readers to know about it. Loyal Republican Lenora Tomalin, 81, called us to report that she left her relatives in their seats at the Regal theater in Sterling and headed for the lobby during the scene when Moore, in a voiceover, suggests thoughts President Bush might have had in a Florida classroom the morning of Sept. 11. "I was enraged . . . I thought it was very sophomoric," she says. "There was laughter and I would...
  • Michael Moore and the Democratic convention of 1864: media enabling dishonest Bush bashing

    07/12/2004 11:19:40 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 6 replies · 629+ views ^ | Tuesday, July 13, 2004 | Les Kinsolving
    In August of 1864, when the Democratic National Convention met in Chicago, the following plank was added to the platform which was passed by the majority of delegates: This convention does explicitly declare, as the sense of the American people, that after four years of failure to restore the Union by the experiment of war ... justice, humanity, liberty and the public welfare demand that immediate efforts be made for a cessation of hostilities, with a view to an immediate convention of the states, or other peaceable means, to the end that at the earliest practicable moment peace may be...

    07/12/2004 11:26:22 PM PDT · by kattracks · 41 replies · 2,266+ views
    New York Post - Page Six ^ | 7/13/04 | Richard Johnson with Paula Froelich and Chris Wilson
    MICHAEL Moore messed with the wrong rocker when he charged that The Who's Pete Townshend refused to allow his classic hit "Won't Get Fooled Again" to be used in "Fahrenheit 9/11." Biting back on his Web site, Townshend said the reason the song wasn't used was not because he was for the war in Iraq (which he admits he was), but because he doesn't trust Moore's accuracy in reporting and regards Moore as a bully. "When first approached, I knew nothing about the content of his film 'Fahrenheit 9/11,' " Townshend writes. "I had not really been convinced by 'Bowling...
  • The Nine Lies of Fahrenheit 9/11

    07/12/2004 3:07:49 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 27 replies · 9,424+ views
    Fahrenheit Lie #1 National Security Advisor Condoleeza Rice is depicted in the movie telling a reporter, “Oh, indeed there is a tie between Iraq and what happened on 9/11.” The scene deceptively shows the Administration directly blaming Saddam and his regime for the attacks on 9/11 by taking her comments out of context. Now read the entire statement made by Ms. Rice to the reporter: “Oh, indeed there is a tie between Iraq and what happened on 9/11. It’s not that Saddam Hussein was somehow himself and his regime involved in 9/11. But if you think about what caused 9/11,...
  • Hezbollah's Hollywood Hero [Michael Moore]

    07/10/2004 7:29:37 AM PDT · by Bad Chicano · 5 replies · 931+ views ^ | July 6, 2004 | Jacob Laskin
    Hezbollah's Hollywood Hero By Jacob Laksin | July 6, 2004 Fahrenheit 9/11 has sealed Michael Moore’s status as one of the richest figures of the crackpot Left. Projected to take in $100 million, the Bush-bashing film grossed $21.8 million in its first three days, topping the $21.6 million reaped by his 2002 box-office blast, Bowling for Columbine. But success has come at a price. Former leftie faithful are now less inclined to believe multi-millionaire Moore, with his ritzy spread on New York’s Upper West Side, is the champion of the great unwashed (despite his personal appearance). Thankfully, Moore has...
  • Challenge to Moore-bashers (Moore reaches his target audience) BARF ALERT

    07/11/2004 6:54:15 PM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 63 replies · 1,776+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | July 11, 2004 | Letter to the editor
    I am only 15 years old, but I saw ''Fahrenheit 9/11.'' I came out of the movie and thought about it. Wow, this man (President Bush) is leading our country -- how depressing! I do believe that everyone should be required to see this movie. Another thing: Michael Moore said that if anyone did not like this movie it did not matter, because it was all fact. So I challenge you people that hated this movie, what was not true? Sarah Mayer, Oak Forest
  • The Who's Townshead Fuming Over Fahrenheit 9-11

    07/10/2004 10:28:13 AM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 57 replies · 3,174+ views
    Townshend fuming over Fahrenheit row Rock legend Pete Townshend has launched a scathing attack at film-maker Michael Moore, saying he has been "bullied and slurred" by the director. Last year, the Stupid White Men author Moore approached the The Who guitarist to ask the star permission to use his song Won't Get Fooed Again in his controversial documentary Fahrenheit 9/11, which criticises George Bush's administration. Townshend refused to let the Oscar-winning director use the song, because the rocker didn't enjoy Moore's previous films Bowling for Columbine and Roger and Me. Townshend fumes: "Michael Moore has been making some claims, using...
  • Cuba anticipates upcoming debut of "Fahrenheit 9/11"

    07/10/2004 10:01:38 AM PDT · by aculeus · 13 replies · 962+ views
    EFE News ^ | July 9, 2004 | Unsigned
    Havana, Jul 9 (EFE).- Cubans will no longer have to find pirated copies of the controversial film "Fahrenheit 9/11" in the island's illegal "private video libraries" because the government has decided to debut Michael Moore's documentary across the country this month.
  • Daschle cools on plaudits for '9/11'

    07/10/2004 1:29:39 AM PDT · by kattracks · 14 replies · 1,085+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 7/10/04 | Charles Hurt
    Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle -- embroiled in a tough re-election campaign in South Dakota -- distanced himself this week from documentary film director Michael Moore, whose "Fahrenheit 9/11" D.C. premiere he attended last month.     Mr. Daschle disputes a claim by Mr. Moore that he -- as the highest elected Democratic official in the nation -- hugged the filmmaker after the screening and promised to fight more vigilantly against the policies of President Bush.     "I know we senators all tend to look alike," Mr. Daschle said, according to the Rapid City Journal in South Dakota. "But I arrived late and...
  • Daschle denies hugging Moore..but no comment on love notes being passed..

    07/09/2004 8:53:46 AM PDT · by WoodstockCat · 26 replies · 1,796+ views
    Seems being close to Moore isn't playing well in Rapid City...
  • Fahrenheit Moore or Less

    07/08/2004 7:27:46 PM PDT · by Huck · 25 replies · 1,052+ views ^ | 7 July 2004 | Pete Townsend
    Michael Moore has been making some claims – mentioning me by name - which I believe distort the truth. He says – among other things – that I refused to allow him to use my song WON’T GET FOOLED AGAIN in his latest film, because I support the war, and that at the last minute I recanted, but he turned me down. I have never hidden the fact that at the beginning of the war in Iraq I was a supporter. But now, like millions of others, I am less sure we did the right thing. When first approached I...
  • Socialists line up behind 'Fahrenheit 9/11': New group join Stalinists, Maoists in praise of Moore

    07/08/2004 11:22:36 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 17 replies · 835+ views ^ | Friday, July 9, 2004
    Already praised by the Communist Party USA and the Revolutionary Communist Party, Michael Moore's hit film "Fahrenheit 9/11" has a new honor – great notices in the today's edition of the Socialist Worker, the newspaper of the International Socialist Organization. "Millions upon millions of people in the U.S. are terrified at what George W. Bush has in store for them if he wins another four years in the White House," the story reads. "This is the secret of the success of Michael Moore’s 'Fahrenheit 9/11' – a documentary film that exposes the crimes of the Bush presidency, from the war...
  • Michael Moore, Hezbollah Heartthrob

    07/08/2004 8:51:27 AM PDT · by quidnunc · 14 replies · 981+ views
    The Foundation for the Defense of Democracies ^ | July 8, 2004 | Clifford D. May [Scripps Howard News Service]
    "Fahrenheit 9/11" is making mega-bucks in American theaters and — with some help from terrorists who also are Michael Moore fans — it could prove a blockbuster in the Middle East too. The film industry publication reports that the movie will soon debut in Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman and Bahrain. “In terms of marketing,” announces, Mr. Moore “is getting a boost from organizations related to Hezbollah.”  Yes, that Hezbollah: the Syrian- and Iranian-backed terrorist group that pioneered suicide bombings against Americans more than 20 years ago in Beirut, the terrorist group...
  • Fahrenheit Moore or Less (The Who's Pete Townshend Says Moore is Lying About Him Too)

    07/08/2004 11:34:19 AM PDT · by Dems_R_Losers · 85 replies · 18,868+ views
    Pete's Diaries ^ | July 7, 2004 | Pete Townshend
    Michael Moore has been making some claims – mentioning me by name - which I believe distort the truth. He says – among other things – that I refused to allow him to use my song WON’T GET FOOLED AGAIN in his latest film, because I support the war, and that at the last minute I recanted, but he turned me down. I have never hidden the fact that at the beginning of the war in Iraq I was a supporter. But now, like millions of others, I am less sure we did the right thing. When first approached I...
  • A Review of Moore's Farenheit 9/ an Iraqi Citizen

    07/07/2004 9:56:43 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 43 replies · 2,001+ views ^ | 6/7/04 | sarmad zangna
    Wednesday, July 07, 2004 Fahrenheit 9/11-9/4   Iraq - one year after the war; Iraq through a complete 180 degrees of change; one of the countries that was always known as a challenge for what it was, as a threat - not only to humanity but to the whole world.Do you want to compare 9/11 to 9/4? 9/11 - the attacks on the civilization of freedom, the symbol of the free world.9/4 - the fall of the dictatorial regime of evil, the symbol of the slave world.The big difference between the two events? No one felt these two events, and...
  • Hey, Michael, Where Were Your Friends?

    07/06/2004 1:59:06 PM PDT · by BushisTheMan · 14 replies · 1,272+ views
    Ralph Nader Website ^ | 07/06/2004 | Ralph Nader
    Hey, Michael, Where Were Your Friends? Once upon a time, there was Michael Moore the First. He never forgot his friends. Come time for the Washington, DC premiere of Bowling for Columbine a while back, he invited his old buddies in Washington—gave them good seats and spent the rest of the evening with them. During his other movie's premiere, he affectionately recognized how much those old friends helped him and supported him after he was mistreated and let go by Mother Jones. He was generous with his words and time. Now there is Michael Moore the Second. Last night he...
  • A searing portrait of Bush's America (Aljazeera Barf)

    07/05/2004 5:52:09 PM PDT · by Jeff Gordon · 10 replies · 507+ views
    Aljazeera's English Web Site ^ | Saturday 03 July 2004, 13:42 Makka Time, 10:42 GMT | Abdullah Al-Arian
    Filmmaker Michael Moore's latest effort, Fahrenheit 9/11, has set a higher goal for itself than most films: regime change.The title, which is a modern take on the classic science-fiction novel Fahrenheit 451 about a degenerate futuristic society, is fitting in more than one way. The Fahrenheit scale, representing a system of temperature measurement unique to the United States and a few other countries, is analogous to the film's distinctive undertaking: to unseat a president. In essence, the critical offensive to which Moore subjects President George W Bush is a phenomenon that no one in the rest of the world -...
  • Video obtained by Time magazine appears to be a Zarquawi group propaganda reel

    07/05/2004 4:57:48 AM PDT · by Dane · 11 replies · 1,699+ views
    ABC News ^ | 7/05/04
    The link above goes to the ABC website showing the tape obtained by Time magazine this week showing a terrorist bombing, killing three US soldiers, under the heading, "Terror Tape". As an aside, guess who is on the cover of Time this week. Yep the rotund America hater, michael moore, who said that he had cameramen in Iraq. Also of interest. Michael Moore’s Middle East Distributors: We Won’t Reject Help From Hezbollah
  • Not exactly an air-tight case (Vin Suprynowicz on Farenheit 911)

    07/05/2004 10:34:29 AM PDT · by Undertow · 14 replies · 922+ views
    Las Vegas Review Journal ^ | July 4, 2004 | Vin Suprynowicz
    VIN SUPRYNOWICZ: Not exactly an air-tight case It's unfortunate -- but typical -- that Michael Moore begins his new semi-documentary film, "Fahrenheit 9/11," with a lie. The film instructs viewers that every legitimate media outlet that sent reporters to Florida after the 2000 election concluded Al Gore really won the popular vote there -- and thus the presidency. The truth is just the opposite. Every mainstream media outlet that went and looked -- including far-left East Coast papers that had endorsed Gore -- reluctantly concluded George W. Bush won the popular vote in Florida, no matter how you counted it....
  • Michael Moore Is A Large Bloated Moron and Other Observations

    07/03/2004 12:10:04 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 11 replies · 474+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 7/2/04 | Lynn Woolley
    The working title for this piece is “Michael Moore Is A Large Bloated Moron and Other Observations.” Since newspapers routinely change the author’s original headline, it was necessary to work that in so that you, Dear Reader, will perfectly understand where this piece is going. First, you will notice that the title is similar to that of a book written by a “comic” and now talk show host named Al Franken. We thought it would be all right to lift Mr. Franken’s title since he’s a political soul mate of Moore’s and since Mr. Moore lifted the title of his...
  • A lowdown on the facts behind the allegations in `Fahrenheit 9/11'

    07/02/2004 8:07:01 PM PDT · by The Bandit · 12 replies · 296+ views
    WASHINGTON - (KRT) - Michael Moore's film "Fahrenheit 9/11" has been called many things: incendiary, thought-provoking, satirical, propaganda. But is it true? That's a question millions of viewers are asking as the film enters its second week of distribution. This weekend, the number of screens showing the film doubled, from 868 to 1,725. More than 6 million people had seen the film by Wednesday, and millions more will watch it in the next few days. Political commentators already have weighed in. Detractors of President Bush have praised the film for its scathing view of the way he's handled the war...
  • Baloney, Moore or Less (Finally, a liberal columnist tells the truth!)

    06/30/2004 10:21:59 PM PDT · by Dems_R_Losers · 33 replies · 1,005+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | July 1, 2004 | Richard Cohen
    <p>I brought a notebook with me when I went to see Michael Moore's "Fahrenheit 9/11" and in the dark made notes before I gave up, defeated by the utter stupidity of the movie. One of my notes says "John Ellis," who is a cousin of George W. Bush and the fellow who called the election for Fox News that dark and infamous night when the presidency -- or so the myth goes -- was stolen from Al Gore, delivering the nation to Halliburton, the Carlyle Group and Saudi Arabia, and plunging it into war. A better synopsis of the movie you're not likely to read.</p>
  • Clarke Calls Iraq War 'Enormous Mistake' (Dick Clarke crawls back out from under his hole)

    06/26/2004 11:44:10 PM PDT · by ambrose · 35 replies · 449+ views
    AP ^ | 6.26.04 Clarke Calls Iraq War 'Enormous Mistake' POSTED: 10:12 PM EDT June 26, 2004 UPDATED: 10:25 PM EDT June 26, 2004 ORLANDO, Fla. -- The invasion of Iraq was an "enormous mistake," costing untold lives, strengthening al-Qaida and breeding a new generation of terrorists, former White House counterterrorism czar Richard Clarke said Saturday. "We did exactly what al Qaida said we would do -- invade and occupy an oil-rich Arab country that wasn't threatening us in any way," Clarke said before giving the keynote address at the American Library Association's annual convention in Orlando. "The hatred that has been engendered...
  • More on Hezbollah - Moore Flick: Not everyone thinks they're "terrorists"! It's a "natural" team!

    06/30/2004 9:13:09 AM PDT · by GarnetGirl04 · 9 replies · 491+ views
    Salon (mirror site) ^ | June 23, 2004 | John Gorenfield
    No one who reads FR closely will have missed the huge controversy over possible ties between Hezbollah and an Arabian distributor of Fahrenheit 9/11. But just to recap: Meanwhile, in the United Arab Emirates, the film is being offered the kind of support it doesn't need. According to Screen International, the UAE-based distributor Front Row Entertainment has been contacted by organisations related to the Hezbollah in Lebanon with offers of help. OK, so that's not news. But I was still surprised by this response from the distributor: First, in the original ScreenDaily Report of the connection, Front Row Entertainment said...

    06/28/2004 4:29:45 PM PDT · by KMC1 · 30 replies · 623+ views
    WMCA-NY ^ | 6.28.2004
    NEW YORK - Former mayor of New York City, Democrat Ed Koch broke rank with John Kerry on the War On Terror, and says that Michael Moore must be "shamed" by responsible citizens for his outrageous and over the top assertions and unsubstantiated claims in his new film. Writing today the dem and former Mayor said, "Senator John Kerry in criticizing United States'; foreign policy and the incumbent president is acting responsibly, albeit I disagree with many of his views. On the other hand, Michael Moore, writer and director of the film "Fahrenheit 9/11"; crosses that line regularly. The line...
  • The Best Goebbels of All? (Michael Moore, Fahrenheit 9/11, and John Ashcroft)

    06/28/2004 12:24:30 AM PDT · by weegee · 28 replies · 903+ views
    New York Times ^ | Jun 27, 2004 | Frank Rich
    THANKS to the 9/11 commission, we now know that the movie got the story right. The administration was repeatedly warned in advance that disaster could strike America. The planning for that contingency was nonexistent. Once hell broke loose, there was only chaos at the top. As New York collapsed into terror, the amiable but overmatched president turned in desperation to his older, arrogant vice president and asked, "What do you think we should do?" The movie I describe is not "Fahrenheit 9/11" but a Hollywood special-effects extravaganza that beat it to the theaters by a month: Roland Emmerich's "The Day...

    06/27/2004 8:02:43 PM PDT · by KMC1 · 54 replies · 607+ views
    CBS8/WJGR ^ | 6.27.2004
    John Kerry supporters at the Farenheit 9/11 premiere did a little "brownshirting" this weekend. According to police reports, a man who had seen the film said to some of the protestors who were passing out flyers after the film, that he thought Kerry and Bush were about the same. In the man's mind one was not better than the other. His treatment for making such a horrendous claim? He was spat on, threatened, and assaulted...
  • Moore on 9/11: "We sold out in Army-base towns. This is a red state movie."

    06/27/2004 4:45:34 PM PDT · by nwrep · 178 replies · 6,402+ views
    Fat Moore via The Drudge Report ^ | June 27, 2004 | Drudge
    MOORE: 'We sold out in Fayetteville, home of Fort Bragg, We sold out in Army-base towns. We set house records in some of these places. We set single-day records in a number of theaters. We got standing ovations in Greensboro, N.C... The biggest news to me this morning is this is a red-state movie. Republican states are embracing the movie, and it's sold out in Republican strongholds all over the country... HARVEY WEINSTEIN: 'It's beyond anybody's expectations. I'd have to say the sky's the limit on this movie. Who knows what territory we're in'...
  • Moore Film #1 on Friday Nite 8.2 million (Ugh!)

    06/26/2004 8:13:29 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 170 replies · 403+ views
    Box Office Mojo ^ | 6/26 | BoxOfficeMojo
    see link.
  • Moore's Big Fat Lie About Fort Bragg "Sellout" [New York Times Got Suckered]

    06/27/2004 8:51:08 PM PDT · by Doctor Raoul · 50 replies · 922+ views
    <p>"We sold out in Fayetteville, home of Fort Bragg," in North Carolina, Mr. Moore said on Sunday.</p> <p>Click here to confirm Moore's quote about selling out Fayetteville in THE NEW YORK TIMES.</p> <p>Cameo Art House Theater (Fayetteville), only one of six screens in NC showing F-911. Phone is 910-486-6633.</p>
  • Movie Goer Assaulted at Fahrenheit 9/11 Showing

    06/26/2004 6:14:46 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 84 replies · 744+ views
    KLASTV.COM Las Vegas ^ | June 25, 2004 | Chris Saldaña, Reporter
    Movie Goer Assaulted at Fahrenheit 9/11 Showing (Jun. 25) -- The highly anticipated film, Fahrenheit 9/11, came with more than just controversy at one Las Vegas movie theatre. Moviegoer, Richard Streeter, was one of the many who made his way to a theatre to see what the hype was about. After viewing the film, he was greeted outside the theatre by members of the Las Vegas The group was handing out leaflets on the importance of the film. Streeter voiced his view on the movie, "I made the comment, apples and oranges -- Kerry, Bush -- one's no better...
  • Un-Moored From Reality: Fahrenheit 911 Connects Dots That Aren't There

    06/26/2004 12:32:28 PM PDT · by bdeaner · 41 replies · 1,098+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 6/26/04 | Matt LaBash
    CONSIDERING THAT I'm writing this from inside the bunker of what many regard as the Alliance of Neocon Warmongers, it bears mentioning that Michael Moore and I have one surprising trait in common: We both believe that the war in Iraq was ill-advised, ill-planned, and ill-executed, an apparent failure bordering on unmitigated disaster, that was never in our best national interest. Around our office over the last two years, I've made these arguments to colleagues, open-minded types who, after they put me through my water-boarding/naked pyramid sessions, say they'll take it under advisement. And I make the disclosure now so...
  • Unfairenheit 9/11

    06/21/2004 4:25:32 PM PDT · by The Raven · 131 replies · 1,877+ views
    msn ^ | June 21,2004 | Christopher Hitchens
    One of the many problems with the American left, and indeed of the American left, has been its image and self-image as something rather too solemn, mirthless, herbivorous, dull, monochrome, righteous, and boring. How many times, in my old days at The Nation magazine, did I hear wistful and semienvious ruminations? Where was the radical Firing Line show? Who will be our Rush Limbaugh? I used privately to hope that the emphasis, if the comrades ever got around to it, would be on the first of those and not the second. But the meetings themselves were so mind-numbing and lugubrious...