Laugh of the Day: Michael Moore Says, 'Every Fact In My Films Is True'
Time magazine has interviewed Michael Moore in anticipation of his next film, Sicko, which reportedly takes aim at the U.S. health care system. (HT: Drudge.) The interview is a run-of-the-mill Q&A that's basically a yawner until Moore lets out some pure hilarity.
TIME: Do you think people will accuse the movie of inaccuracy?
MOORE: I offered $10,000 to anybody who could find a single fact in Fahrenheit 9/11 that was wrong.
TIME: Have you had to pay anything?
MOORE: No, of course not. Every fact in my films is true. And yet how often do I have to read over and over again about supposed falsehoods? The opinions in the film are mine. They may not be true, but I think they are.
Good grief. "Every fact in my films is true"? Not even close. An entire industry has practically erupted in debunking Moore's films.
Fahrenheit 9/11? Debunked:
"Fifty-Nine Deceits in Fahrenheit 9/11," (pdf) by Dave Kopel, Independence Institute (Note: Very lengthy) ...
"Unfairenheit 9/11: The lies of Michael Moore," by Christopher Hitchens ...
Bowling for Columbine? Debunked:
"Bowling for Columbine: Documentary or Fiction?" by David T. Hardy (Note: Very Lengthy) ...
"Moore admits to altering 'Bowling for Columbine' DVD" by Brendan Nyhan, SpinSanity.com ...
"Bowl-o-Drama," by Daniel Lyons, Forbes magazine ...
It seems Moore owes $10,000 to a lot of people!
For your files: Frankenlies.com: The truth about the lies of Al Franken; Franken debunked (by me :))