Thursday, June 01, 2006

Michael Moore lied? Say it ain't so

So now a disabled American vet has sued filmmaker Michael Moore for $85 million, saying TV clips Moore snatched were used without his permission in the grossly distorted anti-war documentary "Fahrenheit 9/11" and "gave a false impression that he opposed the war," according to Reuters wire service.

Oh my gosh. You mean that film might have been misleading? Michael Moore might have been pursuing personal dogma, not truth? God, what's next, Anna Nicole Smith turns up pregnant?

I should have known something was amiss when "Fahrenheit"'s final credits contained a disclaimer that said "no actual facts were used in the making of this movie."

4 comments:

SingingSkies said...

It ain't so!

(sorry - couldn't resist! *chuckle*)

Chancelucky said...

It's been a while since I saw the movie. Did Moore remove something from a quote, was something fabricated, beyond just showing a clip of Peter Damon in rehab or post his injuries? Or is Damon saying that he didn't like being in an anti-war movie when he wasn't anti-war and feels like his injuries were treated appropriately and that he's received support?

Also the article suggests that the footage of Damon came from NBC and wasn't shot by Moore.

Ron Franscell said...

Damon is claiming that Moore made him appear to be an anti-war verteran who was abandoned by the military and Bush by juxtaposing a news clip of him with such claims. It appears your latter scenario is closest to the case: Damon "didn't like being in an anti-war movie when he wasn't anti-war and feels like his injuries were treated appropriately and that he's received support."

And it's not clear from the story if the news footage was used by permission either. I guess the tan gled web will unravel as the case proceeds.

Michael Gillespie said...

One can't help but wonder, if Peter Damon was so offended by the way Michael Moore portrayed him in his blockbuster documentary, why did it take him so very long to decide to give voice to his complaint?