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4th June, 2004 at 15:36:28 -

As you probebly know, Michael Moore (Bowling For Coloumbine), has released the new 'documentry" Fireanhight 9/11 (kill me, its spelled wrong). What do you think of his films?

I don't look at them as documentries. He cuts out a lot of the stuff (like in Bowling for Coloumbine where he tries to prove all Canadians leave there doors unlocked all the time.) He bases his facts on the truth, but he edits it so that it looks like he's right.

What are your views?


 
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4th June, 2004 at 17:35:22 -

Michael Moore is a genious, I doubt you have seen any of his films but have been reading right wing propaganda. Also, Fahrenheit 9/11 is not being released until the 25th.

My opinion is that he loves America, and wants to make it a better country. Tell me Lazarus, have you seen any of his documentaries? If so, we can further this discussion.

 
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4th June, 2004 at 18:29:15 -

i've never had the chance to see Columbine. Farenheit sounds interesting too.

maybe i'll download them, after all, i'm sure Moore wouldn't mind me broadening my mind

 
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4th June, 2004 at 19:00:17 -

I think Bowling For Columbine was interesting, but I strongly disagree with many of his POVs, not just in that movie, also on his website and other things he has released or said publically.

I havent heard about that other movie, but I'm sure it will be more of the same of his narrow-mindedness.

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4th June, 2004 at 19:41:21 -

I think he's a jackass windbag. Look at the Something Awful article thing on him from 3 weeks ago.

 
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4th June, 2004 at 20:49:27 -

He may be annoying, but at least he is anti-GWBush - well, he wants us to think that anyway

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4th June, 2004 at 22:37:13 -

NG: Searched SA but cant find it. Link?

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4th June, 2004 at 22:54:43 -

Necropixel Giang, i doubt he wrote anything on SA. And your opinion is unfounded if you have only read one thing from him.

 
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4th June, 2004 at 23:24:33 -

JP: he didnt say he wrote something for SA, he said SA wrote something on him.

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5th June, 2004 at 00:53:57 -

It was a normal news update thing. It should be in the archives somewhere. It talked about Bill O'Reiley and some other dudes too.

 
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5th June, 2004 at 04:19:36 -

He is a moron. Columbine's funnier moments were ok. But Farenheit 9/11 is a piece of tripe. He tries to make things look worse than they are. Like when george Bush is told about the twin towers. There was nothing he could do about it, and if he stopped reading to the children he would have roused suspicion. But Moore just films the clock ticking. If anyone just stops to think about the situation Bush was in they'd see that he was doing the right thing. But Moore just twists it because he is stupid.

 
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5th June, 2004 at 16:51:41 -

Aroused suspicion? I'm sure the kids heard about 9/11 only half an hour after, Bush could haven't done more harm by leaving. And you can't say it's a peice of tripe because it hasn't been released yet except for in the Palme D'or 2004 Cannes, where it won. Moore twists it because it's twistable.

 
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5th June, 2004 at 16:56:24 -

http://www.fahrenheit911.com/trailer/quicktime/large.php
damn it looks good. I was laughing through the trailer (expecially at the end).

 
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5th June, 2004 at 20:28:02 -

Teapot: it's interesting how you judge Fahrenheit 9/11 without possibly seeing it (unless you yourself was one of the judges?).
Anyway, Bowling for Columbine was pretty good. It brought up a lot of interesting facts (such as the number of gun murders in America and Canada). That "History of America" cartoon was also hilarious.

 
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6th June, 2004 at 09:28:56 -

you can download the Caenes version of Farenheit 9/11 on overnet.



not that i endorse doing so, of course

edit: i just watched columbine and i thought it was very interesting. i do agree that he tried to twist some things - i certainly didn't buy the canadian nutcases who don't lock their doors. but you can't argue with the brute facts, which i think is what he's trying to say anyway: the yanks kill each other in drastic proportions, and there has to be something to blame. whether he's managed to succesfully place the blame on anything is a matter of personal opinion.

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8th June, 2004 at 18:16:56 -

JP: I've seen Bowling For Coloumbine, and I want to see Fahrenheit 9/11. I still think he twists almost EVERYTHING he puts in his documenteries. I saw BFC because it was funny to watch some guy walk around telling lies. But the whole interview with the Hillbilly guy was pretty funny.

 
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8th June, 2004 at 18:44:04 -

moore doesn't tell bare faced lies. he presents his version of the truth, albeit twisted and biased. all journalists do, it's human instinct. the actual truth will always be marred. i'm not fussed, his documentaries don't affect me, i'm not living in the USA and never will. they can shoot each other all they want... it's just interesting to investigate why they're doing it.

 
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9th June, 2004 at 20:50:47 -

If moore is trying to convince you of his point of view, why should he have to show you anything other than HIS truth? If you want your side told, make your own documentary. BTW his books are good.

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11th June, 2004 at 22:37:52 -

He is a fat punk. He's a great director. I hate him.

He has a lot of filmmaking skill.

I don't like Bush, but he annoys me because of his blatant bias. He's so fervently against Bush that it's pathetic.

I think that Michael Moore should see "Super Size Me." Might convince him to go low-carb or something.

So, he's a waste of good talent (and flesh)

 
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24th June, 2004 at 07:59:54 -

It's sort of hard not to be blatantly anti-Bush these days. I mean it's absurd how all of the problems he's having now were so predictable that just about everyone saw it coming except him. I mean, the outgoing Chief of Staff of the United States Army General Eric Shinseki had original estimates that the amount of troops needed to stabilize Iraq post-war was several hundred thousand more than the number that Rumsfeld, Wolfawitz, and gang decided on. Infact, the whole war on Iraq was a pretty dumb move in itself. As John Stewart proclaimed a few days ago to author Steven F. Wright,

"I'll give you 4 characteristics of a country...Developing weapons of mass destruction, Inflammatory rhetoric against the United States, harbouring Terrorists, and Oppression of their people..you can't tell me what country I'm talking about, and that's the problem with going to war"

and yet another John Stewart Quote

"The Bush Doctrine: Holding regimes that harbour terrorists to account. Which also contains the Bush Asterisk, *Doctrine not valid in Saudi Arabia, Syria, Yemen, or Pakistan"

While this is off topic I'm trying to explain that maybe Moore's side of view isn't so radical, except to those who are so patriotic that they're blinded to the fact their president is an idiot and puppet to the hawks in his government (9/11 was what Wolfawitz was waiting for, his "Pearl Harbour" as his doctrine was rejected by both Clinton and George Sr's governments. I'll finish off with two more quotes (because they explain it better than I could ever hope to)

"To occupy Iraq would instantly shatter our coalition, turning the whole Arab world against us and make a broken tyrant into a latter-day hero ... assigning young soldiers to a fruitless hunt for a securely entrenched dictator and condemning them to fight in what would be an un-winnable urban guerilla war. It could only plunge that part of the world into even greater instability." George Bush Sr, A World Transformed, 1998

And one summing up the Republican party's ideals, Corporation and the Rich man! (but don't worry we'll destroy social welfare systems so we can give the middle class a little tax break too!)
"This is an impressive crowd. The haves and the have-mores. Some people call you the elite. I call you my base." -George W. Bush

 
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24th June, 2004 at 21:28:15 -

I found Bowling for Columbine a very interesting documentary when I watched it, but I do believe at times, moore is heavily biased. The problem is that he's not overtly and openly so as much as (for example) conservative firebrands such as Jerry Falwell and Rush Limbaugh. He's more of a liberal version of Bill O`Reilly, a "fair and honest" view on things, that is, HIS view the way HE sees it. Both kind of annoy me in that sense. Luckily, moore hardly goes on the offensive in a manner that would seem overly rude to the average american. That is good, because I think the less solid ammunition the conservatives have against democrats (and ultimately all liberals), the better. Keep 'em sounding crazy without us going down to that level.

 
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24th June, 2004 at 21:58:16 -

Darkstar: "Wolfawitz was waiting for, his "Pearl Harbour""

I hope there isn't another Pearl Harbor, 'cus I live on a mountain looking over it.

**nervously checks out window**



 
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