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New Moore Documentary to show Bush-Bid Laden Link!

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Post by Joe » 2003-04-04 01:09am

Hopefully it will have more regard for the truth than his previous "documentary."
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Post by BlkbrryTheGreat » 2003-04-04 01:11am

Durran Korr wrote:Hopefully it will have more regard for the truth than his previous "documentary."
Try reading the article before you post. The link was barely up for ten seconds before you commented.
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Post by Joe » 2003-04-04 01:13am

I'd already read about it elsewhere.
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Post by Glocksman » 2003-04-04 01:17am

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Hopefully it will have more regard for the truth than his previous "documentary."

Indeed
The Michael Moore production "Bowling for Columbine" just won the Oscar for best documentary. Unfortunately, it is not a documentary, by the Academy's own definition.

The injustice here is not so much to the viewer, as to the independent producers of real documentaries. These struggle in a field which (despite its real value) receives but a tiny fraction of the recognition and financing of the "entertainment industry." The award of the documentary Oscar to a $4 million entertainment piece is unjust to the legitimate competitors, disheartening to makers of real documentaries, and sets a precedent which may encourage inspire others to take similar liberties with their future projects.

Bowling makes its points by deceiving and by misleading the viewer. Statements are made which are false. Moore leads the reader to draw inferences which he must have known were wrong. Indeed, even speeches shown on screen are heavily edited, so that sentences are assembled in the speaker's voice, but which he never uttered.

These occur with such frequency and seriousness as to rule out unintentional error. Any polite description would be inadequate, so let me be blunt. Bowling uses deliberate deception as its primary tool of persuasion and effect.

A film which does this may be a commercial success. It may be amusing. But it is not a documentary. One need only consult Rule 12 of the rules for the Academy Award: a documentary must be non-fictional, and even re-enactments (much less doctoring of a speech) must stress fact and not fiction. To the Academy voters, some silly rules were not a bar to giving the award. The documentary category, the one refuge for works which educated and informed, is now no more than another sub-category of entertainment.

The point is not that Bowling is unfair, or incorrect. No, the point is that Bowling is deliberately, seriously, and consistently deceptive. A viewer cannot count upon any aspect of it, even when the viewer believes he is seeing video of an event occurring or a person speaking. Words are cheap. Let's look at the evidence.
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Post by BlkbrryTheGreat » 2003-04-04 01:19am

Durran Korr wrote:I'd already read about it elsewhere.
Ah, my mistake.
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Post by Illuminatus Primus » 2003-04-04 01:24am

Someone shoot this piece of lard. I'm done listening to his bullshit.
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Post by Joe » 2003-04-04 01:28am

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Durran Korr wrote:I'd already read about it elsewhere.
Ah, my mistake.
Not a problem. It was a bit knee-jerk, I guess.
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Re: New Moore Documentary to show Bush-Bid Laden Link!

Post by Beowulf » 2003-04-04 01:36am

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Someone shoot this piece of lard. I'm done listening to his bullshit.
Shooting him's a bad idea... having him mauled to death by a bear would be better.
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Post by Spanky The Dolphin » 2003-04-04 09:21am

Not very healthy for the bear, though.

Too much fat. :P
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Post by Stormbringer » 2003-04-04 10:38am

How that fat fucking idiot can call "Bowling for Columbine" anything other than propoganda for the ultra-left is beyond me. I see no reason to think this "documentary" is likely to be any more truthful.

Of course Bush senior had dealing with the Bin Laden clan there are only a few tens of thousands of them and most of them in charge of corporations in Saudi Arabia. If he proved (actually proved not just make wild accusations) that Bush had involvment with any thing other than legitmate business there might be a problem,
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Post by Beowulf » 2003-04-04 04:14pm

Spanky The Dolphin wrote:Not very healthy for the bear, though.

Too much fat. :P
Right before the bear goes into hibernation shouldn't be that bad... It'd burn off all the fat during the winter. Of course, this means that he gets a 6 month reprieve...
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Post by kojikun » 2003-04-04 05:54pm

Fahrenheit 911? WTF? Thats a disgrace to the 451 name..
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Post by Montcalm » 2003-04-04 06:48pm

kojikun wrote:Fahrenheit 911? WTF? Thats a disgrace to the 451 name..
From him i expected something like "Flying for New York" :?
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