Saturday, September 25, 2004

Debunking Moore: The Task Continues

If I can bring myself to do it, I might actually go watch a free campus showing of Fahrenheit 9/11 tomorrow. Or, I might stay home and watch San Jose Earthquakes v. Los Angeles Galaxy instead. I fear having to sit through Michael Moore's "crockumentary" in public, where I'll have to hold my reactions in check. Considering the rather large stream of profanity Bowling for Columbine provoked from me when I watched it on DVD, I can only imagine my reaction to the even worse collection of distortions, half-truths and outright lies that is Fahrenheit.

Sadly, Moore's cleverly packaged deceptions are often persuasive to people who aren't familiar with the facts and how he has distorted them beyond recognition. In addition to bringing Fahrenheit to DVD, Moore plans on releasing a book containing letters allegedly written by soldiers in Iraq. Unfortunately, the troops espousing such views seem unaware that Moore has referred to the terrorists and thugs trying to kill them as "Minutemen" whose "numbers will grow -- and they will win". I must have missed the part in the history books where the real minutemen beheaded innocent civilians, hid behind women and children while attacking the British, and sought to establish a totalitarian despotism. Of course, I lack Moore's voluminous knowledge of history and scrupulous commitment to the truth.

Fortunately, as John Kerry would say, help is on the way. A new DVD with a companion book, titled FahrenHYPE 9/11, is due to be released October 5, the same day Moore's "masterpiece" comes to DVD. A collaborative project spearheaded by political consultant and pundit Dick Morris, the documentary features Ed Koch, Zell Miller, actor Ron Silver and others, including several individuals who had footage of themselves exploited by Moore without their permission. For more information, including how to order, please visit the film's Web site:

The good people at Moore Watch have obtained 5,000 copies of FahrenHYPE for shipment to our troops in Iraq. Click here to see what you can do to help.

Moore Watch is also soliciting letters from service members in Iraq who wish to rebut Moore's cynical attempt to speak for our troops:

In addition, Michael Wilson's long awaited Michael Moore Hates America will soon be in theaters. Don't worry, while the film is justifiably very critical of Moore and his methods, the title is meant ironically.

Debunking Michael Moore's deceptions is a seemingly endless task, but a necessary one. The projects listed here should help further educate the public as to the fradulent nature of Moore's work.


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