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Friday, August 25, 2006

Isn't his 15 minutes of fame just about over?

Andy Warhol once said that everyone is famous for 15 minutes. So I'm wondering isn't Micheal Moore's 15 minutes just about up? He's currently working on a new documentary,(and I use the word documentary lightly) about the health care here in the United States it's going to be called Sicko,but first lets talk about his other "documentaries" . His first was called Roger and me,about GM CEO Roger Smith downsizing and the Flint Michigan GM plant,and how it harmed the area. Now Moore is originally from Flint so I'll give him a bit of a break for taking it personally.This is probably his best film,it's a little bit more factual,and not just made up facts from Moore ,However he never did mention the reason that Auto companys here in the States have problems is due to the huge incentive,and retirement packages they are forced to give by the Unions,but that topic is for another place,and time. He then did several several short documentaries,and PBS specials as well as a couple television shows the first called TV Nation which first aired on NBC,after being canceled it moved to Fox. YES FOX Moore worked for Rupert Murdoch a major supporter of the Republican party,and called by many a neo-conservative. But Moore did'nt have a problem cashing his checks. Next came a show called The Awful Truth which is also the name of Moore's website.Another show which was canceled after two seasons. So after the falure of two television shows Moore went back to feature documentaries the first being Bowling for Columbine about guns in America. I'll point out a few,repeat a FEW of his lies in this film.He attacks the N.R.A. with a vengence which would'nt be so bad if he was a little bit factual about things. He takes two seperate clips of Charelton Heston the NRA president and makes them appear as they are from the same speech. He also states that Heston went into Flint Michigan right after a young girl in Mt.Morris Michigan was shot to death so he could hold a big pro-gun rally. It was actually 8 months later,and Moore himself was there two months earlier campaining for Ralph Nader. He also states that the NRA was formed the same year that the KKK became an illegal organization. now while it is true that in 1871 the Klan became a criminal organization with the passing of the Federal Ku Klux Klan act and enforcement act it is also the same year the NRA was formed. Moore tries to link the NRA with the Klan on several ocassions,but does not mention that President Grant was the one who signed the Klan act,and enforcement into law,after leaving the white house Grant was elected the 8th President of the NRA. Grants signing of these acts made him very unpopular with many whites,5000 arrests were made of Klan members after these were made into law. The NRA was formed by former Union officers,the Klan was fromed by former Confederate soldiers,and in the 50's and 60's many blacks formed NRA chapters in the south in order to get surplus military rifles in order to fight off the Klan, and oh yeah Grant was also a Republican. Moore recieved an Academy Award for best Documentary, Which I don't understnd because one fo the Academies rules is that a documentary must be NON-FICTION. I would assume that made up lies should be considered fiction, at his acceptence Moore made his now famous Shame on you President Bush,shame,shame,shame. In which Moore was Loudly booed,and I saw Jack Nicholson say "sit down you fat piece of sh#t" Who would have guessed a year later he would be Hollywoods sweetheart.


Blogger Marie's Two Cents said...

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9:23 AM  
Blogger The Angry American said...


9:53 PM  
Blogger The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

Now Moore is originally from Flint so I'll give him a bit of a break for taking it personally.

Ok, what's the story behind his connection to Flint? I've heard some discrepancies here, as far as whether or not it is his "hometown"; or whether or not he grew up or was born there or something.

I hadn't heard about the Jack Nicholson quote. That's pretty funny. Moore even lies about the boos happening that night.

8:39 PM  
Blogger The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

Good to see Marie make an appearance here.

8:39 PM  
Blogger The Angry American said...

Now that you mention it maybe he's not from flint, Not much else he has come out of his mouth is the truth. Yeah the Nicholson thing was a riot. He was sitting right next to Nicolas Cage at the Oscars,and during Moore's speach they showed the two of them looking very angry and yelling then Nicholson yelled sit down you fat piece of sh#t the camers tried to cut away right after piece of,but they still picked up the audio. When I saw the Video of the speech shown later they cut out Nicholsons audio,but if you know what he said you can read his lips clear as day. I laughed so hard when it first aried it made it all worth while sitting thru the boring Oscars

5:04 AM  
Blogger The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

Damn....I wish you or someone had recorded the original airing, and posted it. That sounds quite funny. Moore was so in denial when asked what he thought of the boos.

1:46 AM  
Blogger The Angry American said...

Well I will admit that when he first said it there were many people cheering him(my guess people like Barbara Striesand,and Jane Fonda) But they soon got drowned out by the boos. I'm sure in his strange world of half truths,and fabrications he never heard the boos

1:16 AM  

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