Skip to comments.Moore Aims to Oust Bush With 'Op-Ed' Film
Posted on 06/21/2004 6:32:42 AM PDT by ICX
FLINT, Michigan (AP) - Michael Moore's new movie "Fahrenheit 9/11" has raised temperatures in Republican circles - and that's intentional.
"I would like to see Mr. Bush removed from the White House," the filmmaker told the host of ABC News'"This Week with George Stephanopoulos."
"It's an op-ed piece. It's my opinion about the last four years of the Bush administration," Moore said Sunday. "I'm not trying to pretend that this is some sort of, you know, fair and balanced work of journalism."
Moore's film charges that the Bush administration acted ineptly before the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, then played on the public's fear to gain support for the war against Iraq. The Bush administration denies the allegations.
Moore bristled at the notion he is being unpatriotic.
"Everything I do, and this film in particular, says that I love this country," he said. "Every day of my life, everything I do is about trying to make this a better country and trying to give voice to those people out there who don't have a voice."
The film opens nationwide Friday.
(Excerpt) Read more at apnews.myway.com ...
"It's an op-ed piece. It's my opinion about the last four years of the Bush administration,"
So this is how the blowhard intends to get around the lies in his films.
How about honest journalism? Given his track record with "Roger and Me" and "Bowling for Columbine", Moore has the integrity of a weasel.
I suppose I should apologize in advance to all weasels.
It's an op-ed piece eqivalent to Molly Ivins deliberately editing quotes to make them say the opposite of what the speaker actually said.
Michael Moore is a big fat member of the Taliban.
Saddam gives it two severed thumbs up
Michael Moore loves this country so much that he moved all of his web development and hosting work to Canada!
(PS to ICX - PUNK!
Hey, buddy - only 5 days left until Mike Milbury Shenanigan Day!
I wonder how many more gallons of ink AP is gonna devote to promoting this loser's movie...
Call me crazy, but I love Michael Moore. Really, I love this guy. First off, he is a maker of "documentary" films. These films are supposed to be unbiased and objective by their very nature. Second, Moore is a blatant partisan. He says such outrageous things that he polarizes people. Third, he takes the credibility away from his films by being such a partisan and thus, makes himself a propagandist. Finally, four, I believe by his appearance, arrogance, partisanship, etc. he hurts his cause more than he helps it. Since I don't agree with his cause, I love him from hurting it.
Honestly, F9/11 will play to the exact audience it was targeted to and nobody else. Contrast that to a film like the Passion. Although not a politically motivated film and not a documentary, it is an example of a film appealing to a wide audience, i.e. not just evangelical Christians.
When Lou Dobbs interviewed him and called "Bowling for Columbine" "factually challenged" he then replied that BFC was a "satire".
Don't remind me. Some of my worst experiences as an Islander fan have come on draft day!
Then why do you and your buddies in the liberal media keep calling it a "documentary?"
Yes, sieg bloody heil to you too, Herr Goebbels...I mean Mr. Moore.
Lumpy!!! Good one!
Yeah, and this AP "article" is an op-ed piece, too. If it wasn't actually written for them by Moore's people.
Mark my words...this film will be a huge box office failure...
The only people who will go and see are the left and right coast left wing nut bags...
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