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#182675 - 04/22/04 02:52 PM The French Can Keep Him
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From Michael "Mr. Fake-u-mentary" Moore's website:

April 21, 2004
Cannes Picks Michael Moore's "Fahrenheit 911"


Friends,

I just got word that my new film, "Fahrenheit 911," has been selected by the Cannes Film Festival to premiere there in competition next month!

This is only the second time in the last 48 years that a documentary has been chosen to be in the main competition (the first being "Bowling for Columbine" in 2002) -- and, in fact, another documentary has also been chosen for this year. The non-fiction film revolution rolls on!

I am deeply honored by this announcement, considering it comes from our mortal enemy, the French.

This year's jury in Cannes is headed by Quentin Tarantino and also includes director Jerry Schatzberg, Kathleen Turner, Tilda Swinton and others.

"Fahrenheit 911" will be in theaters across the U.S. (and the rest of the world) this summer. More info, gossip and all the juicy details to follow...

Thanks everyone for your support.

Michael Moore
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#182676 - 04/22/04 02:53 PM Re: The French Can Keep Him
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This just in:

XXXXX DRUDGE REPORT XXXXX THU APRIL 22, 2004 10:25:37 ET XXXXX

DUDE, WHERE'S YOUR WEBSITE: MICHAEL MOORE OUT-SOURCING DESIGN, SERVER TO CANADA!

Advocate Michael Moore may have released a book titled DUDE, WHERE'S MY COUNTRY?, and may have vaulted to stardom documenting worker's rights and corporate malfeasance in Flint, Michigan, but that has not stopped Moore from outsourcing his website design and servers -- to companies based in Canada!

Cannes-bound Moore, the great protector of the U.S. working class, has outsourced the design of his Web site to a foreign company in Canada, records show.

PLANK -- based in Montréal, Québec -- is the development and design company behind MichaelMoore.com.

Meanwhile, Moore's site is hosted by a foreign owned company, Webcore Labs, of Calgary, Alberta Canada. [Webcore does maintain an office in Beverly Hills, CA.]

Moore did not respond to repeated requests for comment.

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#182677 - 04/22/04 02:56 PM Re: The French Can Keep Him
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I "liked" Bowling for Columbine. It was very sad at times, but I have never been one to back away from satire, and it's very tongue in cheek. I can't speak for any of his other work...never saw Roger and Me.
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#182678 - 04/22/04 03:04 PM Re: The French Can Keep Him
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I "liked" Bowling for Columbine. It was very sad at times, but I have never been one to back away from satire, and it very tongue in cheek. I can't speak for any of his other work...never saw Roger and Me.




Elena, the man is delusional; he thinks he makes "non-fiction" films. He did not consider Bowling for Columbine satire.
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#182679 - 04/22/04 03:06 PM Re: The French Can Keep Him
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For real? How could anyone not consider that satire? He must be absolutely nuts!
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#182680 - 04/22/04 03:11 PM Re: The French Can Keep Him
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For real? How could anyone not consider that satire? He must be absolutely nuts!




To be fair, he does try to make it funny, but he also believes that what he makes are non-fiction films. He is far from fair or balance, everything is twisted to fit his far left leanings.
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#182681 - 04/22/04 03:23 PM Re: The French Can Keep Him
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If I remember correctly much of "Bowling for Columbine" is staged. It's not even a documentary.
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#182682 - 04/22/04 03:26 PM Re: The French Can Keep Him
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I'm just wondering why his post is here at all...
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#182683 - 04/22/04 03:45 PM Re: The French Can Keep Him
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If I remember correctly much of "Bowling for Columbine" is staged. It's not even a documentary.



According to IMDb.com, the only thing "staged" is the bank/gun scene. He did get a gun from the bank, but it took a few days and was not immediate.
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#182684 - 04/22/04 03:55 PM Re: The French Can Keep Him
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I'm just wondering why his post is here at all...




Whose post?

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#182685 - 04/22/04 03:56 PM Re: The French Can Keep Him
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Ugh, I don't like him, he leaves a bad taste in my mouth..
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#182686 - 04/22/04 03:57 PM Re: The French Can Keep Him
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My father was one of those guys in Flint that got beaten up by the GM thugs back in the 30's. Notwithstanding that fact, Moore is one of the leaders of the "hate America" crowd. He is a demogogue and elitist. The title of this thread says it all, I wish some of these people that threaten to leave the country would actually do it, just one of them !
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#182687 - 04/22/04 04:13 PM Re: The French Can Keep Him
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I'm just wondering why his post is here at all...




Whose post?




The first two anon posts... it just seemed like an odd post to me for this website.
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#182688 - 04/22/04 04:14 PM Re: The French Can Keep Him
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Right on, Don. Moore is a socialist, and blames gun deaths in America on a "lack" of social welfare programs and US military intervention overseas (specifically, in Bowling..., he blames the intervention in Yugoslavia). He is as far left as they come, and a very hateful person, at that.

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#182689 - 04/22/04 04:26 PM Re: The French Can Keep Him
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Quote:

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I'm just wondering why his post is here at all...




Whose post?




The first two anon posts... it just seemed like an odd post to me for this website.




Doesn't seem any more strange to me than discussing same sex marriage or any of a number of topics in the watercooler. Isn't that the point of the forum?

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#182690 - 04/22/04 04:28 PM Re: The French Can Keep Him
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I guess...
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#182691 - 05/05/04 10:22 PM Re: The French Can Keep Him *Update*
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Moore says Disney is blocking release of his movie

Heaven forbid Disney do the right thing and block what must be a typical hatchet job from Mr. Moore at least until after the election. Moore's lies should not be allowed to affect this election.

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#182692 - 05/05/04 10:40 PM Re: The French Can Keep Him *Update*
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Speaking of Disney, I heard a report that Ron Jeremy was spotted signing autographs for little kids at good ol' Disney Land. How bout them apples.

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#182693 - 05/05/04 10:44 PM Re: The French Can Keep Him *Update*
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I did a google search to figure out who Ron Jeremy was. I think I'll be in trouble tomorrow from the IT police.

I saw today where Disney said that they had said all along they were not going to allow this to be distributed by one of their companies, and someone speculted that Mr. Moore was claiming "censorship" to boost his propaganda film's chances at Cannes. (Like it needs any help from that crowd.)

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#182694 - 05/05/04 10:48 PM Re: The French Can Keep Him *Update*
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Censorship? Mr. Moore knows nothing about free enterprise. He may be in for the fight of his life if the Disney owned company has the distribution rights and isn't going to distribute it.
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#182695 - 05/06/04 01:47 PM Re: The French Can Keep Him *Update*
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Now here's something I'm sick of. People claiming censorship when there is none. If the government shuts you up, that's censorship. Businesses aren't going to put out propaganda that is going to cause them to lose money. All the Constitution guarantees is that the government can't shut you up.
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#182696 - 05/06/04 07:53 PM Re: The French Can Keep Him
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Someone more literate should be able to answer this question. From what I recall, the title of Mr. Moore’s most recent movie is a take off on “Fahrenheit 451”. Most of what Mr. Moore proposes in his other works actually represents a much more restrictive form of government to cure our social ills. Is this irony on his part, or simply a small mind?
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#182697 - 05/06/04 09:16 PM Re: The French Can Keep Him
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If I were Ray Bradbury (author of "Fahrenheit 451"), I would not be happy with Mr. Moore. I don't think Moore is as acquainted with irony as he is with vitriol. Irony gives you a sly punch in the ribs. His screeds are a whap upside the head. Which, in my mind at least, proves what I have often suspected: the cogency of one's argument is inversely proportional to the decibel level at which it is expressed.

I wish Mr. Moore would outsource himself--and take Molly Ivins with him.
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#182698 - 05/06/04 09:23 PM Re: The French Can Keep Him
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Someone more literate should be able to answer this question. From what I recall, the title of Mr. Moore’s most recent movie is a take off on “Fahrenheit 451”. Most of what Mr. Moore proposes in his other works actually represents a much more restrictive form of government to cure our social ills. Is this irony on his part, or simply a small mind?




I don't think it's irony, but maybe a small mind systemic of the reactionary left. The leftists always want to label "conservatives" (by which I mean individuals who believe that a government that does less is preferable to one that does more, support traditional values and morality, support a strong national defense, etc.) as fascists. Well, when you get right down to it, most fascist regimes in history have also been socialist. But don't try to confuse a leftist with the facts.

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#182699 - 05/06/04 09:40 PM Re: The French Can Keep Him
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If I were Ray Bradbury (author of "Fahrenheit 451"), I would not be happy with Mr. Moore. I don't think Moore is as acquainted with irony as he is with vitriol. Irony gives you a sly punch in the ribs. His screeds are a whap upside the head. Which, in my mind at least, proves what I have often suspected: the cogency of one's argument is inversely proportional to the decibel level at which it is expressed.

I wish Mr. Moore would outsource himself--and take Molly Ivins with him.




The reference to irony was intended to be “tongue in cheek”. Do you think that perhaps Mr. Moore believes himself to be our libertarian savior? Maybe he is all about small government. Maybe he is just about small people who lash out without reason or forethought. That may be irony.
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