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Monday, April 11, 2005

Leni Riefenstahl’s Back In The News.

I picked this up off of Little Green Footballs this morning. This is amusing.

At least for a while, the plan appeared to be working. Fahrenheit 9/11 did an impressive business, earning far more than any other documentary in history. And many reporters and analysts, spurred on by Moore and his publicity team, interpreted the movie’s success as evidence of a deeply felt and growing anti-Bush sentiment among the public, not just in the blue states, where the movie might have been expected to do well, but also in the red states won by George W. Bush in 2000.

But a little more than four months later, after Election Day, things looked much different. Not only had Moore’s movie not propelled the Democratic candidate to victory, but some Democrats wondered privately whether Fahrenheit 9/11 and all the attendant fuss might have done more harm than good. What went wrong?
The answer, although no one beyond a few Hollywood executives, and probably Moore himself, knew it at the time, was that Fahrenheit 9/11 never had the sort of national appeal that its maker and its publicists claimed. The truth was just the opposite; deep inside the dense compilations of audience research figures that are used by movie studios to chart a film’s performance was evidence that Fahrenheit 9/11’s appeal was narrowly limited to those areas that were already solidly anti-Bush. Moore’s daily pronouncements about the movie’s success in pro-Bush areas, and the growing anti-Bush movement it was supposedly engendering, were little more than wishful thinking.

So, the truth about Michael Moore’s lies is now out. The appeal of this piece of propaganda was not as great as the windbag pronounced. Which just proves once again how irrelevant this man really is. I would rather not go into why this man is such a moron, but on the heels of this admission, I would be lax to not address this.

Fahrenheit 9/11 was a hit piece. It was released with the intent of turning this nation against a president. He has said as much at the college visits he made while promoting an overwhelming piece of fiction. He could not even keep the facts surrounding his "documentary" correct. Look at the lies about the Afghani pipeline. He can connect it to the Bush family because former Pres. George H. W. Bush sat on the board of the company. But he omits the fact that Bush, Sr. resigned his position after being informed of his son’s desire to run for the presidency. He also omits the fact that the real movers and shakers in that deal were three high-ranking Clinton White House aides and appointees.

And this is just one point of Moore’s lies. If you want a comprehensive list of those lies from just this film, the link below will take you to a site that Dave Kopel set up to combat those lies.

But, it does not change the fact that Moore has lied. He has lied since the opening of the movie. This movie appealed to the extreme Left-leaning fringe of the Democrat party; the frothing, seething masses that literally have no idea about what is right and what is wrong. Moreover, remember that this film originally had the intent to turn the nation against the GWOT. Like the rest of the Left, Iraq seemed to be the focus on the war. But it should not have been.

The GWOT started on September 11th, 2001. And we had a target then. Terrorism, yes, but our main focus was on al-Qaeda. And Afghanistan was stop number one on our list. Why? Because that is where al-Qaeda hung it’s hat. Once defeated, they scattered. Then we moved to Iraq. We did so because of intelligence in hand; the same intelligence that Pres. Clinton cited. The same intelligence our allies cited. But again, the focus was still on terrorism. And everyone knew that Saddam had ties to those groups. And when we went into Iraq, it was more than evident. And then terrorism became the focus. Yes, al-Qaeda is still our enemy, but Iraq proved that even terrorists can make alliances with one another.

That is what has happened. Syria and Iran sent terrorists over the borders of Iraq to engage our forces. Al-Zarqawi took up the coordination of al-Qaeda operations in Iraq, and he has worked with other terrorist groups since launching this offensive against our troops. We have the native insurgents that have been negotiating a truce with our forces in Iraq that have said as much. Terrorism is the enemy. Would Michael Moore prefer that we turn a blind eye to it? I seem to remember a president that took that kind of stance.

And during that time, we watched this nation and it’s interests abroad be attacked time and again. And it culminated with the attack on the World Trade Center on Sept. 11th. So, Pres. Bush reluctantly took up the fight. He never wanted this, despite what Moore portrays. He portrays the GOP as greedy, war-mongering dogs that care only for themselves, and damn the rest of us. Would he have thought that way when Pres. Roosevelt requested a declaration of war on Japan in 1941? What al-Qaeda did on 9/11 was no different from what the Japanese did on 12/7. Save this: The Japanese attacked a military target. No building hit on 9/11 was a military target; not even the Pentagon.

What Moore did with his movie was perpetuate a lie that is indefensible. And that is precisely what this man peddles. Everyone of his movies, which mind you, are anything but a documentary, have been filled with lies. He has certainly given Ms. Riefenstahl a run for her money.

The Bunny ;)


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have not seen the movie and I have no intention of doing so. Being directed by ---

says it all for me. This man is pure hate. He hates America. He hates everything and I believe he hates himself but he is a coward. He's no longer the darling of hollyweird or the democrat party. He's a disgrace to everything good and wholesome. He hates that. Rawriter

2:48 PM  
Anonymous RepJ said...

Yup, that movie is one big lie. Move over Goebbels, here comes Moore. Glad to see the appeal was limited to the 25% of the people who are liberal and predisposed to watch that movie anyway.

6:55 AM  
Blogger Teaparty said...

FrontPage once did a great piece on Moore called "The fraud from flint."

Once, when he was in charge of a show called "TV Nation" his workers tried to unionize. Here is the excerpt from the Frontpage piece describing Moore's reaction

"When two of the show’s young writers, who had been given the title Associate Producer, took steps to join the Writers Guild (the powerful union for movie and TV writers), Moore took them aside. “I’m getting a lot of heat from the union to call you guys writers and pay you under the union rules,” Eric Zicklin recounted Moore’s words for MacFarquhar. “I don’t have the budget for that,” Moore threatened them, “But if they keep coming down on me that’ll mean I’ll only be able to afford one of you and the other one’s gotta go.”"

Isn't that a delicious irony?

9:11 AM  

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