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  • Moore Wins Top Prize At Cannes

    05/22/2004 11:02:05 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 139 replies · 14,034+ views
    AP ^ | 5-23-04
    CANNES, France - American filmmaker Michael Moore (news)'s "Fahrenheit 9/11," a scathing indictment of White House actions after the Sept. 11 attacks, won the top prize Saturday at the Cannes Film Festival (news - web sites). AP Photo >img src=> AFP Slideshow: Cannes Film Festival 'Fahrenheit 9/11' Wins Cannes' Top Prize (AP Video) "Fahrenheit 9/11" was the first documentary to win Cannes' prestigious Palme d'Or since Jacques Cousteau's and Louis Malle (news)'s "The Silent World" in 1956. "What have you done? I'm completely overwhelmed by this. Merci," Moore said after getting a standing ovation from the Cannes crowd. The grand...
  • Moore or less (Great Editorial on Moore!!!)

    05/18/2004 5:09:23 PM PDT · by Eurotwit · 64 replies · 808+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 19/05/2004 | Wednesday 19 May 2004
    It must have been a gruesome sight: the elite of the Cannes film festival applauding someone even more self-regarding than themselves. Michael Moore, portly archpriest of the anti-Bush cult, premiered his film Fahrenheit 9/11 at the festival this week. The American documentary-maker sent three undercover film crews to Iraq; they returned with footage - included in the film - claiming to show US soldiers abusing Iraqi prisoners. If such abuse occurred, then it should be condemned. But no one should rush to judgment on the basis of allegations emanating from Mr Moore. Many of the claims made in Bowling for...
  • NEW '9/11' FLICK HAS FAR 'MOORE' FIZZLE THAN SIZZLE ("Fahrenheit 9/11," )

    05/18/2004 12:40:59 AM PDT · by kattracks · 41 replies · 522+ views
    New York Post ^ | 5/18/04 | LOU LUMENICK
    <p>May 18, 2004 -- CANNES, France - President Bush need not lose any sleep over Michael Moore's much-hyped "Fahrenheit 9/11," which turns out to be a wet firecracker. Moore's virulent feature-length attack on Bush, which premiered yesterday to a 20-minute standing ovation at the Cannes Film Festival, falls far short of delivering on the filmmaker's extravagant promises of election-swinging revelations.</p>
  • Toronto Star: Moore rant wows Cannes Anti-Bush polemic funny, emotional yet very powerful

    05/18/2004 12:34:14 AM PDT · by weegee · 21 replies · 288+ views
    The Toronto Star ^ | May 18, 2004. 01:00 AM | GEOFF PEVERE
    Moore rant wows Cannes Anti-Bush polemic funny, emotional yet very powerful Confident it will be released before the U.S. election It took five separate screenings to accommodate the press demand to see Michael Moore's heavily anticipated anti-Bush documentary Fahrenheit 9/11 at the Cannes Film Festival yesterday, and when it came to turning up the political heat here, neither the movie nor its maker failed to disappoint. The audience at a afternoon gala screening responded with a 20-minute standing ovation. Festival artistic director Thierry Fremaux told the New York Times it was the longest he had ever witnessed in Cannes. A...
  • TIME: A First Look at "Fahrenheit 9/11" (has specifics about contents)

    05/18/2004 12:08:19 AM PDT · by weegee · 31 replies · 328+ views
    Time Magazine ^ | Monday, May. 17, 2004 | By MARY CORLISS/CANNES
    A First Look at "Fahrenheit 9/11" Controversy aside, the new Michael Moore film is a fine documentary A few years ago, Michael Moore spoke with then-Governor George W. Bush, who told the muckraker: “Behave yourself, will ya? Go find real work.” Moore has made trouble for so many powerful people he has become a media power of his own. He can even make celebrities of mere movie reviewers: When his latest cinematic incendiary device, “Fahrenheit 9/11,” had its first press screening Monday morning, American critics emerging from the theater were besieged by a convoy of TV and radio crews from...
  • Germany Calling (slams Michael Moore)

    04/28/2004 7:12:54 AM PDT · by Lando Lincoln · 32 replies · 323+ views
    Adam Yoshida ^ | 27 April 2004 | Adam Teiichi Yoshida
    “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.” These are not the words of Al Jazeera, or the ravings of some fanatical Moslem Sheik. They are the words of Michael Moore, Oscar-winning filmmaker, best-selling author, and ostensibly an “American.” There is only one word which can be used to describe such a man: traitor. Based upon the success of his movies and the sales of his books, it’s fair to call Michael Moore the leading...
  • MIRROR BOSS QUITS POST(Admits photos are fake - "victim of a calculated malicious hoax")

    05/14/2004 10:43:16 AM PDT · by Eurotwit · 47 replies · 798+ views
    Sky News ^ | 14 May, 2004 | Sky News
    The editor of the Daily Mirror has resigned after admitting its alleged Iraqi abuse pictures had been "a hoax". Piers Morgan's decision came as the paper "apologised unreservedly" for printing the pictures. The editor, one of the best known faces in Fleet Street, had earlier brushed away growing pressure on him to quit. The Queen's Lancashire Regiment, subject of the abuse allegations, had said the pictures were "utter and complete nonsense". Military figures for the regiment said the photos are fake and that the newspaper should apologise. In a hard-hitting press conference at Fulwood Barracks, Preston, key figures for the...
  • No evidence photos faked - editor (partisan editors in UK deny government inquiry results).

    05/13/2004 3:28:53 PM PDT · by weegee · 6 replies · 274+ views
    SOMERSET NEWS via ^ | 22:31 - 13 May 2004 | no byline
    The Government has failed to prove that the Daily Mirror's pictures of alleged Iraqi prisoner abuse are fake, the newspaper's editor said. Piers Morgan called on ministers to bring the soldiers responsible for allegedly mistreating Iraqi prisoners to book. And he rejected as "nonsense" accusations from armed forces minister Adam Ingram that he had not co-operated with the Ministry of Defence investigation into the torture claims. In a statement Mr Morgan said: "We have listened to what Mr Ingram has said today but he has still not produced incontrovertible evidence that the pictures are faked." The injunction banning details of...
  • Daily Mirror photos officially fake

    05/13/2004 5:46:43 AM PDT · by weegee · 56 replies · 2,475+ views
    This Is London in association with The Evening Standard ^ | 13 May 2004 | By Joe Murphy, Evening Standard Political Editor
    The photographs purporting to show British soldiers urinating on an Iraqi prisoner are fakes, an inquiry has decided. Defence minister Adam Ingram was set to reveal that the images showing a hooded "victim" were actually taken in northern England. Army investigators are understood to have identified the four-tonne Bedford lorry in which the pictures were taken and tracked it down to a barracks in Preston, rather than Basra. The pictures - apparently showing a man being beaten, kicked and hit with a rifle butt - caused worldwide outrage after they were published in the antiwar Daily Mirror.
  • If It's Moore, It's Less Than Honest

    05/12/2004 6:43:02 PM PDT · by .cnI redruM · 15 replies · 263+ views
    LA Times (Izvestia West) ^ | May 11, 2004 | By Kay Hymowitz
    Last week, Michael Moore announced that Disney had refused to distribute his new film, "Fahrenheit 9/11." As with all of Moore's pronouncements, you might want to season this one liberally with salt. Moore — who poses as a heroic truth-teller and who in a speech last year after winning an Oscar for his documentary "Bowling for Columbine" bemoaned these "fictitious times" — is a virtuoso of fictions himself. As the filmmaker's fictions go, this one was fairly modest; Moore appears to have timed his announcement to stir up publicity for his movie's upcoming screening at the Cannes Film Festival, though...
  • American Media Basically On Al Queda's Side Now

    05/12/2004 12:43:25 PM PDT · by Williams · 55 replies · 695+ views
    MSNBC, NYT, USA Today, etc | 5/12/04
    MSNBC said this morning that Nick Berg "paid with his life" for the prisoner abuse. Indeed, the story was about whether Rumsfeld should resign, and the killing was just more evidence he should. USA Today headline: Brutality Intensifies In Iraq. Beheading is portrayed as a consequence of, part of the prisoner abuse story, and a supposed break down in order in Iraq which is the U.S.'s fault.On radio they are playing up the angle that Berg died because Iraq is so "unstable" and Nick's father has given a statement that he's not surprised by his son's murder because the U.S....
  • Charge the fit-up fakers with treason (re: Daily Mirror's fake UK Iraqi POW photos)

    05/11/2004 11:55:06 AM PDT · by weegee · 11 replies · 451+ views
    The Sun ^ | May 11, 2004 | Richard Littlejohn
    So now we’re told that it doesn’t matter whether or not the Iraqi torture pictures are fakes. What’s important is that British soldiers are mistreating prisoners. And if the phoney photos have drawn attention to this greater evil, then so well and good. Yeah, right. Curious how those putting forward this argument have always been first to scream “fit-up” when police are accused of fabricating evidence against known criminals and terrorists. How many cases have collapsed because detectives have over-egged the case against villains they insisted were guilty? How many guilty men have walked free because their “confessions” have been...
  • Abuse photos 'were staged in UK'

    05/11/2004 8:37:29 AM PDT · by JusticeTalion · 52 replies · 889+ views
    BBC News World Edition ^ | 05/10/04 | BBC
    The pictures which sparked claims UK soldiers abused Iraqis were staged at a British barracks by Territorial Army (TA) members, it has been reported. Sources told the Daily Telegraph the photographs were set up in a Bedford MK lorry at Kimberley TA base in Preston. Defence Secretary Geoff Hoon said it was likely the pictures were a hoax. The regiment accused of the abuse has demanded an apology from the Daily Mirror for publishing the images, but the paper has stood by their accuracy. The photographs appeared to show soldiers from the Queen's Lancashire Regiment urinating on a prisoner and...
  • Rangers Lead The Way in Exposing Author As a Fraud (Another Lying Liberal -- BUSTED! Heh-Heh-Heh!)

    05/02/2004 3:28:07 AM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 162 replies · 863+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 5/2/04 | Richard Leiby
    In the Style section last summer we profiled a Los Angeles writer named Micah Ian Wright, who'd just published a shrill antiwar poster book called "You Back the Attack! We'll Bomb Who We Want!" In his book, he described himself as a veteran of combat, a former Army Ranger whose experiences during the 1989 invasion of Panama turned him into a peacenik. In interviews with The Post and other media, he played up that background. Wright, it turns out, is a liar. He never served in the military --
  • Press lied about Dad of fallen soldier Iraq comments? (Vanity)

    04/22/2004 1:41:20 PM PDT · by BillF · 31 replies · 360+ views
    April 22, 2004 | me
    A friend told me a very sad story about a local TV station lying about comments of a father whose son just died in Iraq in the last couple weeks. My friend is going to talk to the friend about possibly going public. I recall that there was a similar incident in the last few weeks and I'm looking for the story or links to it on FR. As I remember, a step-father (hereafter "father") of a fallen soldier or Marine was approached by a local TV reporter (I think it was Houston, TX). Reporter asked the father if he...
  • Heads Up... from Michael Moore

    04/15/2004 7:27:13 PM PDT · by Monty22 · 173 replies · 1,041+ views ^ | 04/14/2004 | Michael Moore
    Friends, I have never seen a head so far up a Presidential ass (pardon my Falluja) than the one I saw last night at the "news conference" given by George W. Bush. He's still talking about finding "weapons of mass destruction" -- this time on Saddam's "turkey farm." Turkey indeed. Clearly the White House believes there are enough idiots in the 17 swing states who will buy this. I think they are in for a rude awakening. I've been holed up for weeks in the editing room finishing my film ("Fahrenheit 911"). That's why you haven't heard from me lately....
  • New war joke.

    04/13/2004 5:37:06 PM PDT · by Nateman · 25 replies · 279+ views
    email | April 12, 2004 | Glenn D.
    Two US Marines are listening to the radio in Iraq. "American soldiers," coos a soft female voice, "Your so-called national leaders have lied to you. You are needlessly risking your lives to wage a useless, unjust, illegal, and unwinnable war. Now is the time to return home to your loved ones, while you are still alive. If you foolishly insist on remaining where you are not wanted, the brave resistance fighters will have no choice but to kill you and add your name to the long ever-increasing casualty list of this insane war. So why risk never seeing your loved...
  • Freep This "Cool Site of the Day" - Air America

    04/05/2004 10:36:59 AM PDT · by YourAdHere · 138 replies · 299+ views
    Air America's web site is today's "Cool Site of the Day." It's average thus far is a 4, but I think we can get it lower! Vote 1. Alas, there is no zero.
  • Franken Fraud Interviews Hillary Clinton--Err America Radio Day 2 (Not April Fools joke)

    04/01/2004 8:01:56 AM PST · by threat matrix · 326 replies · 370+ views
    Wonkette ^ | April 1, 2004 | not given
    And So It BeginsWonketeer Operative MT writes that our suspicions of our suspicions are confirmed:That we find Air America national liberal radio unbearable.You know what is less funny that four people complaining that Hollywood deosn't know what's funny?Uh, not much.MT turned over to Laura Ingraham instead, who referred to Dick Clark as a 'little fop.'
  • Letters the Troops Have Sent Michael Moore

    12/21/2003 7:44:44 AM PST · by Conservative til I die · 142 replies · 330+ views ^ | 12/19/2003 | Michael Moore
    Letters the Troops Have Sent Me... by Michael Moore Dear Friends, As we approach the holidays, I've been thinking a lot about our kids who are in the armed forces serving in Iraq. I've received hundreds of letters from our troops in Iraq -- and they are telling me something very different from what we are seeing on the evening news. What they are saying to me, often eloquently and in heart-wrenching words, is that they were lied to -- and this war has nothing to do with the security of the United States of America. I've written back and...