The MSM’s been had,and a “by the way”
Michael Moore already pulled one on the French when they embraced him, the epitome of what the French hate about Americans (i.e., fat, vulgar, uneducated, gross, vile, ignorant, egotistical, self-important cretins and greedy blowhards) — small wonder this lady says (in Spanish) Cannes got Americanized. But not only did Big Mike pull one on the French, he’s pulled a bigger one (ehem) on the MainsStreamMedia (a.k.a. MSM) with his publicity campaign for his upcoming movie.
I submit for your consideration:
Miramx paid $6 million for Moore to make Farenheit 9/11. In 2003 Disney, which owns Miramax, tells him they won’t distribute it. Moore waits a full year, and then, just before leaving for Cannes, makes rude noises about D’s refusal to distribute. MSM spends endless hours touting these noises at a fevered pitch. Moore takes the film to Cannes. The Cannes Film Festival jury is headed by Quentin Tarantino. Tarantino’s ultraviolent movies are distributed by (guess!) Miramax. Moore’s movie wins the Palme d’Or. MSM’s fevered pitch increases. Now guess who’s distributing Moore’s movie?
Was Moore the mastermind of this very effective (and free) publicity campaign? Or Harvey and Bob Weinstein?
(by the way, I don’t credit the MSM with enough cunning to have been in on the ploy, but that’s not nice of me, is it?)
Will there be a sequel? Free Frank Warner (via Hispalibertas) wants one, but not from Moore:
Only days after he won honors at Cannes, Michael Moore today revealed he left out of his film “Fahrenheit 9-11” an exclusive 20-minute interview with Nick Berg, whom an al Qaida-type group beheaded in Iraq earlier this month.
Now why would Moore censor this interview of a young American businessman trying to help rebuild Iraq’s communications systems?
Is it possible that what Berg said just didn’t fit in with Moore’s world view that the Iraqis were better off with Saddam Hussein’s fascist police state? Is it possible Berg said Iraq was obviously better off because of the U.S.-led liberation?
With Moore, all the hatred is on the screen, and all the truth is on the cutting room floor.
I can’t wait for the day a free Iraqi makes a documentary film about how Michael Moore wanted to let Saddam torture and murder Iraqis forever.
Will the MSM spill rivers of ink on that? Will Miramax finance and distribute it?
Your guess on that, too.