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sunandsurf13 On June 29, 2009

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Sydney, Australia
#1New Post! Jan 28, 2009 @ 07:12:44
Michael Moore has made some controversial documentaries including Bowling for Columbine (worth seeing if you haven't yet).
Michael Moore considers himself the investigator of truth and has been openly opposed to the Bush administration.

I'm a fan of Moore's; I think he's brave and passionate about exposing the truth to the American people. I heard that he responds to every email people send to his website personally.

There are also hundreds of anti-Moore sites, claiming he doctors his stats, lies about his claims and has as agenda of his own.

What say you?
roxygemini On April 16, 2009

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, Canada
#2New Post! Jan 28, 2009 @ 07:13:43
FAN!!!

I likie.
l_teddy10 On January 29, 2010




Roseburg, Oregon
#3New Post! Jan 28, 2009 @ 07:14:35
Not really.
El_Tino On August 10, 2020
booyaka!





Albuquerque, New Mexico
#4New Post! Jan 28, 2009 @ 07:16:35
His films are entertaining, if having a somewhat loose standard for truthiness.
sunandsurf13 On June 29, 2009

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Sydney, Australia
#5New Post! Jan 28, 2009 @ 07:25:19
@eL_TinO Said

His films are entertaining, if having a somewhat loose standard for truthiness.



When you mention this loose standard for 'truthiness' can you give an example?
To be honest, Moore presents so many facts that I'm amazed anyone could or would fact check them all. I'm not saying he shouldn't be scrutinised, but he seems pretty damn thorough to me.
magically_delicious On October 27, 2020




, California
#6New Post! Jan 28, 2009 @ 07:27:10
Didn't he direct Pearl Harbor?
JuanSmith On September 11, 2020
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Near Eucalyptus Trees, Califor
#7New Post! Jan 28, 2009 @ 07:34:31
@magically_delicious Said

Didn't he direct Pearl Harbor?





that was Michael bay

cause pearl Harbor Sucked.. and I miss You.. din din din dee din.



he also directed Explosions

young_nick On December 11, 2010
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Auckland, New Zealand
#8New Post! Jan 28, 2009 @ 07:36:03
@magically_delicious Said

Didn't he direct Pearl Harbor?



Michael Bay
GoblintheGoblin On March 01, 2010
Kneel before Zod!


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swansea, United Kingdom
#9New Post! Jan 28, 2009 @ 07:40:14
Michael Bay
bing bang boom .... sorted

America has so few popular satirists in all i think Michael Moore does an OK job. but i prefer Jon Stewart.
El_Tino On August 10, 2020
booyaka!





Albuquerque, New Mexico
#10New Post! Jan 28, 2009 @ 07:48:26
@sunandsurf13 Said

When you mention this loose standard for 'truthiness' can you give an example?
To be honest, Moore presents so many facts that I'm amazed anyone could or would fact check them all. I'm not saying he shouldn't be scrutinised, but he seems pretty damn thorough to me.


Well, I've heard his film "Roger & Me" presented things out of sequence to make GM look worse than they would have otherwise.
sunandsurf13 On June 29, 2009

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Sydney, Australia
#11New Post! Jan 28, 2009 @ 09:10:07
@eL_TinO Said

Well, I've heard his film "Roger & Me" presented things out of sequence to make GM look worse than they would have otherwise.



I couldn't comment on that, I haven't seen it.
Boring, but true
iliterate_enginere On February 12, 2010

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Wichita, Kansas
#12New Post! Jan 28, 2009 @ 14:39:30
not a fan of the guy.
boxerdc On December 18, 2012

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#13New Post! Jan 28, 2009 @ 14:47:32
Probably has good intentions..
But he's a bit forced, and so incredibly one sided in his views that he bothers me.

I agree with the "truthiness" comment. Though I would call it "political infotainment"
bybee On March 11, 2009

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watertown, Minnesota
#14New Post! Jan 28, 2009 @ 15:19:18
@sunandsurf13 Said

Michael Moore has made some controversial documentaries including Bowling for Columbine (worth seeing if you haven't yet).
Michael Moore considers himself the investigator of truth and has been openly opposed to the Bush administration.

I'm a fan of Moore's; I think he's brave and passionate about exposing the truth to the American people. I heard that he responds to every email people send to his website personally.

There are also hundreds of anti-Moore sites, claiming he doctors his stats, lies about his claims and has as agenda of his own.

What say you?

He appears to be quite virulent in defense of his causes. He picks and chooses as he winds his way through the facts to come up with a doctored brand of truth. He sees only what he sets out to see. He is obviously not using a scientific method to investigate his causes, rather the blindness of personal bias keeps his work one-sided and shallow and usually harmful where harm has been intended. I can't even take him with a grain of salt! bybee
treebee On April 13, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
#15New Post! Jan 28, 2009 @ 15:23:05
I used to think he was brilliant and brave but then I read that he tends to sensationalise a lot. I think if a journalist wants to tell the truth, they should tell only the truth even if its quite boring truth and they should always give both sides and allow the reader/viewer to come to their own conclusions.
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