Moore Lies

Friday, June 04, 2004
Academy Award-Winning director, left-wing lunatic, and sweaty obese man, Michael Moore, has been accused by a Minnesotan Senator of omitting a key statement from his upcoming anti-Bush film, Fahrenheit 9-11.

In the film, Moore takes a trip to the Capitol to hassle Congressmen about enlisting their own kids in the military. The ostensible point of this typically Mooronic stunt is to show how the Washington elites who send our boys to war aren't quite up to the job when it comes to personal sacrifice.

Only one problem: the Republican Senator who Moore interviewed has two nephews in the Army National Guard.

Rep. Kennedy pans Michael Moore film editing

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Rep. Mark Kennedy has unhappy memories of his filmed encounter with leftist moviemaker Michael Moore, an encounter featured Thursday in a trailer for the upcoming U.S. release of the film "Fahrenheit 9/11."

"I was walking back to my office after casting a vote, and all of a sudden some oversized guy puts a mike in my face and a camera in my face," said the Minnesota Republican. "He starts asking if I can help him recruit more people from families of members of Congress to participate in the war on terror."

Kennedy said he told Moore that he has two nephews in the military, one who has just been deployed in the Army National Guard.

But to Kennedy's annoyance, his response to Moore was cut from the trailer (and from the film, according to a spokeswoman for the movie).

"The interesting thing is that they used my image, but not my words," Kennedy said. "It's representative of the fact that Michael Moore doesn't always give the whole story, and he's a master of the misleading."

A spokeswoman for the film, which has found a U.S. distributor after the Walt Disney Co. refused to release it, said she had no comment.

A transcript released by the film's producers shows Moore telling Kennedy that "there is only one member [of Congress] who has a kid over there in Iraq." He asks Kennedy to help him pass out literature encouraging others "to get their kids to enlist in the Army and go over to Iraq."

Kennedy replies, "I'd be happy to. Especially those who voted for the war. [As Kennedy did.] I have a nephew on his way to Afghanistan."

To which Moore replies: "I appreciate it."

Moore, not the one to let "facts" or "truth" get in the way of a good spectacle, has removed this minor detail from his so-called "documentary".