Skip to comments.Moore Caught in another fabrication
Posted on 07/31/2004 4:21:59 PM PDT by Company Man
The Pantagraph July 30, 2004
Pantagraph to Moore: Headline use 'misleading'
By Bill Flick
BLOOMINGTON -- The Pantagraph has a message for Michael Moore, creator of the movie hit, "Fahrenheit 9/11":
If he wants to "edit" The Pantagraph, he should apply for a copy-editing job and not simply show made-over and "falsely represented" pages from the newspaper in his movie -- or he should at least ask for permission first.
In a letter drafted Thursday and sent to Moore and the movie's Santa Monica, Calif.-based distributor, Lions Gate Entertainment, the newspaper admonished him for his "unauthorized ... misleading" use of The Pantagraph in the film. He also was cited for copyright infringement.
"While we are highly flattered to be included in the movie," said Pantagraph President and Publisher Henry Bird, "we are a bit disturbed that our pages were misrepresented."
Previous attempts to reach Moore through Lions Gate by phone and e-mail were unsuccessful.
In a moment early in the movie, newspaper headlines from around America that relate to the legally contested 2000 presidential election flash across the screen. One of them is purported to be from a Dec. 19, 2001, edition of The Pantagraph.
But a check of that day's newspaper revealed the large headline prominently flashed in the movie -- "Latest Florida recount shows Gore won election" -- never appeared in that edition.
Instead, the headline appeared in a Dec. 5, 2001, edition -- but not as a news headline. It was in much smaller type above a letter to the editor. Those headlines reflect only the opinions of the letter writer and are not considered "factual" news stories.
The letter calls into question the ethics of how Moore made his movie, a movie whose primary purpose is to call into question the ethics of the Bush White House.
It amazes me how this buffoon can get lionized by the liberal media, by making a movie questioning Bush's ethics, while readily demonstrating that he is completely unethical himself~!
Thank You for your attention to detail. Micheal Moore is very dangerous for more reasons thatn the obvious. I am in a unit that is geting ready to deploy to Iraq and this movie could not have come at a worse time. His movie is dangerous to the moral of good fighting men and this could prove fatal in the future.I now spend much of my free time rebutting the lies and distortions of his propoganda. So again, thanks for making my job a little easier.
you all be careful out there!
BTW, welcome to Freeper Land
Stay safe and thank you for your service!!!
Thank you for your service to Our Country.
I'm surprised any fabric can contain him.
Forget the movie, Real Americans support you, and we here stand by you 1000%!
Michael Moore is a political hemorrhoid.
If the fact were on Moors side why does he fake and fabricate so much?
It will be news if Moore ever tells the truth about anything.
Thank you for serving....Will keep you and yours in our prayers.
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DSA's "Progressive Caucus" Links below:
They are the Enemy Within!!!!
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