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Michael Moore — A Liar Succeeds

Posted by GayPatriotWest at 7:34 pm - June 26, 2007.
Filed under: Annoying Celebrities,Liberals,Media Bias

For someone who wants to speak out on the issues of the day, there is something profoundly depressing (not to mention disturbing) about all the publicity Michael Moore is getting. This dishonest filmmaker has recently been featured on the cover of Entertainment Weekly, appeared on ABC’s Good Morning America while some CNN reporter or movie critic seemed absolutely giddy that the propagandist had agreed to an on-camera interview with him. Meanwhile, my state senator (the woman formerly known as Zelda Gilroy), chair of the California Senate’s Health Committee, invited the rotund radical as the featured guest at a special legislative briefing.

Amazing that a man who twists the truth so often is accorded so much respect.

But, then again, the various media outlets can’t seem to find enough reporters to cover Paris Hilton.

The very premise of the film which catapulted this mean-spirited publicity hound to fame was premised on a lie. You see, that film documents his failed attempts to “secure an interview” with then-General Motors’ (GM) CEO Roger Smith to discuss the closure of a GM plant in Flint, Michigan. But, actually, that executive sit down and take questions from the obese propagandist.

And that wasn’t the only lie in Mr. Moore’s films. Kyle Smith (to whose New York Post column Powerline’s Paul Mirengoff alerted me) notes that the “central idea” of Moore’s Bowling for Columbine was “not only conceptually insane but literally untrue.” The deceptions in his movie on President Bush and 9/11 have been well documented.

For those of who want to speak out on politics, movies and whatever, it’s sad to see the success of someone who has based his entire career on distorting the facts, pulling quotes out of context and otherwise misrepresenting his adversaries. But, then again, what he does is little different from what many left-wing bloggers (and even some on the right) do every day. Indeed, we see it frequently in the comments section of this blog, coming from both sides, but more often from our critics than our supporters.

If the MSM were truly devoted to portraying things as they are, instead of heralding Michael Moore, they would treat him as they do right-wing propagandists. They would note his many deceptions and wonder at his success.

It’s a sad sign for our country that such a hateful and dishonest man has achieved such prominence. But, then again, his success gives his critics the opportunity to take issue with his lies and address the real issues at hand.

UPDATE: In a piece noting how the media are gushing over Mr. Moore’s new film, Amy Menefee of the Business & Media Institute writes:

Michael Moore is a documented liar who uses “omission, exaggeration and cinematic sleight of hand” to make his political points. But that doesn’t seem to matter to the media who cover his movies.

That pretty much sums it up.

Let the GOP split begin…

24 Republican Senators, urged on by President Bush, have joined 39 Democrats to move forward the despicable immigration bill. Democrats everywhere should celebrate because now is the time for Republicans to metaphorically slit their own throats and walk away from the GOP at the polls next year. Whomever gets the presidential nomination may be able to save their hides by coming out against the bill, but these Senators who have turned their backs on the security of this nation and the NRSC which prostitutes itself for money can forget any support from a large number of their conservative base. GOP Congressmen had best take all this anger under advisement before they cast their votes, because this isn’t a joke, will not be forgiven by election time and will put their seats into serious jeopardy. As of this moment, my own Senator, John Warner, is as dead to me as Hillary Clinton and I will vote Democrat or third-party before I ever vote for that man again. I contacted both Senator Warner’s office and that of my Congresswoman to let them know exactly what I think of all this. Congrats Majority Leader Reid & Speaker Pelosi, odds are that you both will retain your positions next year which I truly hate saying.

Letter to Senator John Warner (R-VA):

Dear Senator:

Your vote today to move forward the immigration bill is beyond contempt. You have turned your back on the security of this nation by doing this. Amnesty I can live with once the border is secured FIRST yet this bill is nothing more than another sham that will do nothing. I have had it with the Republican Party, their lies and betrayal of principles it supposedly espouses. Please remove my name and address from any mailings immediately as all correspondence will be tossed unopened into the trash. As of this moment, consider my vote lost to you for re-election and I will vote for anyone else other than you in 2008.

Letter to my Congresswoman (R-VA):

Madam Congresswoman:

I am beyond outraged by today’s vote in the Senate on the immgration bill. This is a betrayal of Republican principles and ignores the security of this nation. Amnesty I can live with once the border is secured FIRST yet this bill is nothing more than another sham that will do nothing. I have had it with the lies from elected Republican officials who say one thing and vote a different way once in office. If you vote for this bill when it comes to the House, than I promise you I will vote for anyone else regardless of the issues that come up in 2008. Please do what is right for this country and vote to reject this bill. Thank you.

— John (Average Gay Joe)

Iran Moves To Provoke War With Allies

Posted by Bruce Carroll at 6:35 am - June 26, 2007.
Filed under: Post 9-11 America,War On Terror,World War III

Keep your eye on this development out of Southern Iraq….

Iranian Revolutionary Guard forces have been spotted by British troops crossing the border into southern Iraq, The Sun tabloid reported on Tuesday. Britain’s defence ministry would not confirm or deny the report, with a spokesman declining to comment on “intelligence matters”.An unidentified intelligence source told the tabloid: “It is an extremely alarming development and raises the stakes considerably. In effect, it means we are in a full on war with Iran — but nobody has officially declared it.”

“We have hard proof that the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps have crossed the border to attack us. It is very hard for us to strike back. All we can do is try to defend ourselves. e are badly on the back foot.”

The Iranians are clearly playing with fire. I just hope the West has the cojones to step up to this growing menace. I had a feeling 2007 was going to be a very bad year…

-Bruce (GayPatriot)

UPDATE (from GPW): Fellow Pajamas Media blogger Confederate Yankee raises some doubts about this story, noting “that this story was linked to anonymous sources within the British government” and finds, “this story does not have any credible supporting evidence to date.