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Old 07-14-2004, 01:57 AM   #181
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hmm, I wonder whether supposedly being anti-Bush and now also anti-Moore (he's hardly ever mentioned around here to be honest) makes us anti-american or pro-sanity
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Old 07-20-2004, 09:13 AM   #182
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More Moore "fallout"

http://www.cnn.com/2004/SHOWBIZ/Musi...eut/index.html

Somehow I'm picturing her singing "Desperado" w/ images of Michael Moore crying or running through a field or something on a big video screen
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Old 07-21-2004, 09:51 PM   #183
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Well Bonnie Raitt is unapologenic. She dedicated a song against "W".
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Old 07-28-2004, 05:46 PM   #184
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Old 07-28-2004, 06:05 PM   #185
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Thanks Mrs

not "a box office bomb" but a decent return of investment - could have bin your money Disney:
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Moore's condemnation of Bush's actions regarding the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks recently became the first documentary to top the $100 million mark domestically.
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Shocking... Michael Moore twisted the truth to fit his own agenda in a documentary i don't believe it

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PARIS - A half-brother of Osama bin Laden (news - web sites) says he enjoyed most of Michael Moore's "Fahrenheit 9/11," except for what he called "inaccuracies" about his family.

"It's a moving film," Yeslam Binladin, a Geneva-based tycoon and one of the al-Qaida leader's 54 siblings, said in an interview with the French magazine VSD.

"I even laughed at times," said Binladin, adding, "but a lot less when he states errors or inaccuracies about my family, knowing perfectly well that he's deceiving the public."

In the film, Moore says President Bush (news - web sites) tried to cover up his family's longtime business and personal ties to the family of Osama bin Laden and other prominent Saudis because many of the hijackers were from Saudi Arabia.

One of his main points is that the U.S. administration helped 142 Saudis including two dozen members of bin Laden's family fly out of the United States two days after the Sept. 11 attacks, even though commercial air space was closed.

"That's false and can be verified by anyone," said the Saudi-born Binladin, who intentionally spells his name differently from Osama, the prime suspect in the Sept. 11 attacks. "They benefited from no exceptional authorization to leave American territory."

A recent 9/11 panel report states that the chartered flights took place starting Sept. 14, once airspace had reopened.


Binladin, who has lived in Geneva for many years and has Swiss citizenship, told the magazine that his U.S.-based family members flew into Geneva on Sept. 20 before taking off again for Saudi Arabia.

The movie also states that several family members attended a 2001 wedding of one of Osama bin Laden's sons in Afghanistan (news - web sites) a claim Binladin says is exaggerated.

"Nobody from my family was at this wedding in Afghanistan except for the mother of Osama," said Binladin. Yeslam and Osama are among the 54 sons and daughters of the late Saudi construction magnate Mohammed bin Laden and his 22 wives.

Binladin, the founder of Geneva-based financial company Sico, said the last time he saw his younger half-brother was before Osama left Saudi Arabia in 1981.
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The Passion of the Moore is inaccurate????
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Old 07-29-2004, 04:58 AM   #188
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in the end Moore is just a filmmaker and therefore quite harmless
it might be more useful for fact-checkers to concentrate on politicians etc
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I think you are ignoring a reality of politics today. It is not so much about fact checking politicians as it is about sound bites and re-enforcing old stereotypes about party beliefs. Moore's film plays into this aspect of politics and is embraced by the party who benefits from his films.
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Old 07-29-2004, 06:08 PM   #190
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the reality of today is that both Bush' and Kerry's campaign commercials thingies crap are at least as dubious as the propaganda Moore dishes out

the only reason Moore is reaching such a large audience is because fro some reason many people have chosen to get their panties in a bunch over him
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