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Posted by Mark on August 2, 2004

More on Moore

I posted this before, from Christopher Hitchens.

The more I think about Moore’s propaganda, the angrier I get.

One scene specifically sticks in my mind.

Moore presents Iraq, children playing, a wedding, happy innocents in an idyllic nation.

He leaves out a few things, purposely, with malice aforethought.

Serial rape, torture, mass graves, children’s prisons.

Last thought for now:

I joke about Michael Moore being a modern Joseph Goebbels.

Yet the echoes of Goebbel’s propaganda resound throughout Michael Moore’s film.

Goebbel’s Principals of Propaganda

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Posted by Mark on August 2, 2004

Vacation’s Over: Welcome Back to September 12th.
From John Podheretz.

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Posted by Mark on August 2, 2004

More on Moore
I posted this before, from Christopher Hitchens.
The more I think about Moore’s propaganda, the angrier I get.
One scene specifically sticks in my mind.
Moore presents Iraq, children playing, a wedding, happy innocents in an idyllic nation.
He leaves out a few things, purposely, with malice aforethought.
Serial rape, torture, mass graves, children’s prisons.
Last thought for now:
I joke about Michael Moore being a modern Joseph Goebbels.
Yet the echoes of Goebbel’s propaganda resound throughout Michael Moore’s film.
Goebbel’s Principals of Propaganda

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Posted by Mark on August 2, 2004

A Two Hour Democrat Attack Ad

And I paid $5.50 to see it!

Michael Moore’s propaganda film is at times funny. He even had this Conservative chuckling a couple of times.. But I also found myself looking at my watch…alot. His attempts at pathos fell flat, as it mixed so many distortions, inaccuracies, and downright lies that frankly took away from his attempts.

He did succeed, however, in making me absolutely furious about his use of that poor mother, Lila Lipscomb. To use her grief as a stage prop shows the worst of Michael Moore. I was deeply appalled.

A coworker who saw the movie had a fascinating comment. She said, “Well, if even half of what is in that movie is true, then we have a problem.” Her comment is telling. The truth is that he did so much twisting of facts and stories, that to find that mythical 50% is almost impossible, if there at all.

Teri Obrien in the link above lays out the distortions much better than I could. Very much worth reading.

Also, Michael Isikoff, no conservative, makes the same arguments in more detail.

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