Archive for the ‘crockumentary’ Category

Casto thanks Moore for the publicity

August 19, 2007

…by banning the fat socialist weasel’s movie “Sicko” in Cuba.

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What Moore left out

July 9, 2007

That Michael Moore carefully crafts his crockumentaries to distort the truth is a well documented fact. What is interesting is that even liberal news organizations like the Chicago Tribune is starting to call him on it:

In the film’s trailer, a desk attendant at a British hospital smiles while explaining that in Britain’s National Health Service, “everything is free.” But for free hospital care, Britons pay an awfully high price.

Just ask the nearly 1 million British patients on waiting lists for treatment. Or the 200,000 Britons currently waiting merely to get on NHS waiting lists. Mr. Moore must have missed those folks. …

Consider waiting lists. Across Britain, patients wait years for routine — or even emergency — treatments. And many die while waiting.

Indeed, the NHS cancels around 100,000 operations because of shortages each year. In a growing number of communities, it is increasingly difficult for people to simply get an appointment with an NHS general practitioner for a regular checkup.

Further, when it comes to keeping patients healthy, NHS hospitals are notoriously unfit. After admittance to state hospitals, more than 10 percent of patients contract infections and illnesses that they did not have prior to arrival. And according to the Malnutrition Advisory Group, up to 60 percent of NHS patients are undernourished during inpatient stays.

Consequently, many Britons have turned to outside practitioners for treatment, and the private health-care market has boomed. Today, more than 6.5 million people have private medical insurance, 6 million have cash plans, 8 million pay out-of-pocket for a range of complimentary therapies, and 250,000 self-fund each year for private surgery. Millions more opt for private dentistry, ophthalmics and long-term care.

HT to Cox & Forkum

That’s got hurt…

June 29, 2007

MTV, yes that MTV, hardly a tool of Vast Right Wing Conspiracy, nails Michael Moore for what he really is:

Unfortunately, Moore is also a con man of a very brazen sort, and never more so than in this film. His cherry-picked facts, manipulative interviews (with lingering close-ups of distraught people breaking down in tears) and blithe assertions (how does he know 18 million people will die this year because they have no health insurance?) are so stacked that you can feel his whole argument sliding sideways as the picture unspools.

HT to Rob at Say Anything.

Make sure to read the whole thing, it’s full of tidbits like this:

Moore’s most ardent enthusiasm is reserved for the French health care system, which he portrays as the crowning glory of a Gallic lifestyle far superior to our own. The French! They work only 35 hours a week, by law. They get at least five weeks’ vacation every year. Their health care is free, and they can take an unlimited number of sick days. It is here that Moore shoots himself in the foot. He introduces us to a young man who’s reached the end of three months of paid sick leave and is asked by his doctor if he’s finally ready to return to work. No, not yet, he says. So the doctor gives him another three months of paid leave — and the young man immediately decamps for the South of France, where we see him lounging on the sunny Riviera, chatting up babes and generally enjoying what would be for most people a very expensive vacation. Moore apparently expects us to witness this dumbfounding spectacle and ask why we can’t have such a great health care system, too. I think a more common response would be, how can any country afford such economic insanity?

A honest picture

July 14, 2004

Pete Townshend on Moore

July 13, 2004

According to the New York Post:

MICHAEL Moore messed with the wrong rocker when he charged that The Who’s Pete Townshend refused to allow his classic hit “Won’t Get Fooled Again” to be used in “Fahrenheit 9/11.” Biting back on his Web site, Townshend said the reason the song wasn’t used was not because he was for the war in Iraq (which he admits he was), but because he doesn’t trust Moore‘s accuracy in reporting and regards Moore as a bully. “

“I greatly resent being bullied and slurred by him in interviews just because he didn’t get what he wanted from me. It seems to me that this aspect of his nature is not unlike that of the powerful and willful man at the center of his new documentary

A maggot that eats off the dead…

July 13, 2004

That is what the mother of the late Major Gregory Stone, US Air Force, calls Michael Moore.
Major Stone was killed by Hasan K. Akbar and footage of his Arlington National Cemetery was included in Fahrenhate 911. According to the Washington Times, the family does not know how Mr. Moore obtained the video, and a family representative said they did not give permission and are considering legal recourse.

Czech President on Fraud-n-hate 9/11

July 13, 2004

The message of this film is very weak and propagandistic … We were used to such messages in the communist days. Everybody has open eyes and can understand that this is propaganda. It was a weak film that tells us nothing new.

— Czech Republic President Vaclav Klaus