Thursday, November 11, 2004

Moore Plans Sequel -- Fact-Checkers at the Ready

Michael Moore, in his continual effort at self-promotion, announced that he is planning a sequel to his film Fahrenheit 9/11 (a title at which Fahrenheit 451 author Ray Bradbury bristled). "Fifty-one percent of the American people lacked information and we want to educate and enlighten them," said Moore.

Such a statement would presume that Mr. Moore actually does present factual documentaries, rather than the carefully phrased insinuations and conclusions that make up his films. Don't believe your friendly neighborhood CNB? Go to Spinsanity, a great site in the same vein as, which has done a great job of objectively examining (and debunking) the statements made and conclusions presented by Moore in his films (as opposed to the tripe like Celsius 41.11, which suffers from the same deceptive half-truths as Moore's products).

The funny thing is, as CNB posts have shown (check out those archives), Bush has provided plenty of material, so Moore does not have to stretch the truth to make a legitimate case against the Bush Administration and its policies (even conservatives do that). In the words of Phil Hartman's Frank Sinatra, you don't have to work blue.

It is possible that Moore will see the light and play it factually straight in this sequel (or in his upcoming HMO-bashing film), but his track record seems to make that unlikely. Unfortunately, CNB projects that more disinformation will continue, providing the shaky basis for ever-increasing numbers of posts on crazy-ass-liberal websites.