Monday, January 10, 2005

The Vote is In - Michael Moore has No Shame

As I'm sure you've all read by now, "Fahrenheit 9/11" picked up top honors at last night's People's Choice Awards, amidst allegations that Michael Moore stuffed the digital ballot box. (Perhaps we can enlist Barbara Boxer to hold up the actual award pending a Congressional investigation). The only difference between the charges against Moore and those stemming from the recent Presidental election is that there's actually evidence of the former.

Not only did Moore send tens or hundreds of thousands of emails to subscribers to his newsletter and visitors to his website, but left-wing groups and liberals such as Barbara Streisand even linked to his site, joining him in encouraging them to vote for his film and telling fans that a vote for "Fahrenheit 9/11" was a vote against President Bush! Kind of like going to war against Mel Gibson under false pretenses, if you will.

Finally, he dedicated the award to either the troops serving in Iraq or to their parents, I'm still not sure but you can decide.
"I'm honored and gratified and I know that there are many people tonight — mothers and fathers across this country — with sons and daughters in Iraq. Our prayers are with them and I dedicate this award to them tonight."
I would imagine he's supporting the parents of the troops, as opposed to those actually fighting in Iraq. I base this on two facts: First, that he seems to enjoy accusing people of not wanting to send their own children into war, as he did to several elected officials in the film, as well as to Bill O'Reilly during the RNC. Second, his proclamation that the insurgents in Iraq "will win," calling them "freedom fighters" and comparing them to Minutemen from the American revolution.

P.S. - Take a look at his photo accepting the award. I guess he's no longer going for that "man of the people" look, but more of a Regis Philbin or game show host thing. Though he looks more like Drew Carey after a visit from the cast of "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy."


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why are you so mean with Mike. He rocks. He is brave and he is not ashamed of telling The Awful Truth of this world and of you. We are all proud of him. Mike if you are reading this, let me tell you that we love ya! Thanks for helping the weak and opressed.


July 27, 2005 at 7:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what an idiot

October 3, 2005 at 9:37 PM  
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October 7, 2005 at 9:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Newsflash: Asking your fans to vote for your movie for people's choice isn't "stuffing the ballot box."

If you want to talk about a probem with ballots, look at the 12,000 recently disenfranchised voters in Florida (yes AGAIN!) from this last election. The republican won by less than 400 votes.

November 22, 2006 at 10:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

seems like americans can only stand 15 minutes of truth or any opinion that shows a hint of enlightenment in order to dally in their daily ignorance

February 5, 2008 at 7:14 PM  

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