This blog brought to you by Rightwing Slayer and Remember John. It is not affiliated with nor endorsed by Michael Moore. Contact Us


This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?





Friday, April 18, 2003

Moore Charges CNN Manipulated Oscar Rebroadcast Audio To Amplify Boos

According to, Michael Moore is using sophisticated wave-form analysis technology to argue that CNN amplified the booing in its re-broadcast of his George Bush-bashing Oscar speech. According to a posting on Moore's Web site, "CNN and CNN Headline News aired a significantly different audio response to Moore's speech than was originally broadcast on ABC. It seems that someone has manipulated the audio to give the impression there was constant loud ‘booing' throughout Moore's speech, when in reality, there was only marginal booing often overridden with cheers and applause. This needs to be fully investigated . . . [H]ere we have a clear and shocking example of unethical behavior through manipulation of an historic event." Moore has posted a digitized version of the ABC and CNN footage along with MP3s of the audio, as well as a wave form analysis of both clips. A CNN rep snorts, "It's ridiculous. That's our response."

Ridiculous? You decide! Thanks to Lisa Rein and Ellison Horne, we are proud to present audio comparisons for your listening pleasure. Please notice in the CNN version the overpowering "boos" that are almost not heard in the original ABC version.

ABC - Michael Moore
CNN - Michael Moore

For comparison video, please click here.

Thursday, April 17, 2003
Rightwing Preparing For Moore Film "Fahrenheit 911." Smear Campaign Kicks Off!

This is how the rightwing propoganda news site "Newsmax" is reporting the new Michael Moore movie Fahrenheit 911. Notice the snide attitude this piece takes.

Conservatives in Hollywood (yes, there are a few) are in a tizzy about stupid white man Michael Moore's next left-wing documentary, this time offering a conspiracy theory involving President Bush and Osama bin Laden.

Surprising, Mel Gibson’s production company, Icon Productions, is reported to be producing the film.

One Hollywood insider told NewsMax that the White House is shocked by the production, especially because Bush has always considered himself on good terms with Gibson and even invited him to a private meeting at the White House.

"He can’t expect more White House invites if he’s backing Michael Moore,” the insider said.

As NewsMax’s Jim Hirsen reported in his Left Coast Report, Moore recently revealed that his film would be called "Fahrenheit 911."

The fictitious documentarian claims he will show "what has happened to the country since Sept. 11, and how the Bush administration used this tragic event to push its agenda."

Supposedly the flick will also "deal with the Bush and bin Laden ties."

Moore says that Bush’s father "kept his ties with the bin Laden family up until two months after Sept. 11.” As it turns out, the bin Laden family in Saudi Arabia is very large, and Osama has long been separated from other family members involved in legitimate businesses.

Variety reported that Gibson’s Icon won the rights to produce Moore’s film "with a bid worth eight figures in upfront cash and potential backend.”

Already Moore’s "Bowling for Columbine” has grossed $40 million worldwide.

The duplicitous director plans to release his new film in time for the 2004 presidential election. Newsmax

The fictitious documentarian? The duplicitous director? Left-wing documentary? Conspiracy theory? The facts and events that will be depicted in this film have been reported in the media world wide!

We're sure Mel Gibson is crushed he won't get anymore White House invites. He's probably seen preliminary notes on the film and now wouldn't be caught dead next to Bush. But that's just conjecture on my part...

What if on the day after Oklahoma City, Bill Clinton, suddenly worried about the safety of the McVeigh family up in Buffalo, allowed a jet to pick them all up and take them out of the country, not to return?

[Moore's] next film, titled "Fahrenheit 911," is scheduled for release in the two months before Election Day. It tells "in part the story of twin errant sons of different oilmen," he says, and will stir together the pre-9/11 intersection of Bush and bin Laden family business interests when both had ties to the Carlyle Group. Such connections "may mean nothing," Mr. Moore concedes. But then he recalls Jane Mayer's article in the November 2001 New Yorker about the private Saudi jet that the Bush administration permitted to fly 24 members of the bin Laden family out of the country after 9/11, before they could be questioned in detail by the F.B.I. "Here's one question I want to pose," he says. "What if on the day after Oklahoma City, Bill Clinton, suddenly worried about the safety of the McVeigh family up in Buffalo, allowed a jet to pick them all up and take them out of the country, not to return?" You can already fantasize how Mr. Moore, once he is turned away from the White House, might travel to Kennebunkport to pursue the first President Bush in retirement much as he did Charlton Heston in "Bowling for Columbine."

This may sound unfair, but is it any more so than the rhetorical grenades that right-wing performers like Bill O'Reilly and Ann Coulter lob at liberal targets? In America, at least, all is fair not only in love and war but also in entertainment. If Mr. Moore forgets his pact with the audience and makes a habit of preaching as he did on Oscar night, he might as well seal his own mouth with duct tape. But if he ambushes America with humor 16 months from now, he may be more of a factor in the next election cycle than all the other, more glamorous Oscar attendees now lining up at fund-raisers for Howard Dean. more

Recent Articles on Fahrenheit 911

Michael Moore sits down to talk projects
Michael Planning "Moore" Controversy
Michael Moore Takes Aim at George W. Bush for Next Doc