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May 11, 2007

Cuba: Michael Moore a Victim of Censorship

From the Seattle Times

HAVANA — Cuba characterized American filmmaker Michael Moore as a victim of censorship and the U.S. trade embargo as it reported Friday on a U.S. Treasury Department probe of his March visit here for his upcoming health-care documentary, “Sicko.”

Now that is an endorsement that only someone who is a bit out of the mainstream could take pride in. Ahh, Michael, Michael, Michael, one can only hope that this gets much more exposure. If Karl Rove were giving you advice this couldn’t have been planned better for the RNC.

“Any resemblance to McCarthyism is no coincidence,” the newspaper opined, referring to the political witch hunt that U.S. Sen. Joseph McCarthy carried out against suspected American communists in the 1950s.

The U.S. government’s targeting of Moore “confirms the imperial philosophy of censorship” by American officials, it added.

“I understand why the Bush administration is coming after me – I have tried to help the very people they refuse to help,” Moore wrote in the letter, which he posted on the liberal Web site Daily Kos. “But until George W. Bush outlaws helping your fellow man, I have broken no laws and I have nothing to hide.

We shall see, hopefully there is a long trial so you and your friends of the fringe can get LOTS of press coverage, because I honestly feel the best chance for the GOP is for you, who represent the DNC base is to speak. Loudly, clearly, and frequently.

3 Comments »

  1. There’s a new documentary on Michael Moore, “Manufacturing Dissent,” which exposes his abject disregard for truth in film making. The sweet irony of this particular film is that the self-described “liberal” filmmakers were initially interested in doing a straightforward piece on an influential documentarian…But as they went forward, Moore the man was unraveled by his own myth-making.

    The Cuba charges are serendipitously timed with the the documentary’s release.

    Comment by lorraine — May 13, 2007 @ 3:25 pm | Reply

  2. hi there..did u see my post..errr..rant on him?..lol..good one!

    Comment by Angel — May 13, 2007 @ 10:59 pm | Reply

  3. I think I did, but was away for the weekend, I will try to hit all my blog reading later today, Angel 🙂

    Comment by avoiceofreason — May 15, 2007 @ 8:16 pm | Reply


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