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#1 Posted on 31.8.04 0634.53
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Amazingly enough...
    Originally posted by The AP/Seattle P-I
    Already a box office sensation, filmmaker Michael Moore got another loud reception Monday at the Republican convention. This time, it was boos.

    When Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., told the delegates about "a disingenuous film maker who would have us believe that Saddam's Iraq was an oasis of peace," they knew he was referring to the maker of "Fahrenheit 9-11." The film, which savages Bush's Iraq policy, has set a box office record for documentaries, grossing $115 million so far.

    McCain's comments prompted prolonged booing and chants of "Four more years." Many of the delegates faced Moore, who was seated in the press seats at Madison Square Garden because he is writing a column this week for USA Today.

    Moore seemed to relish the attention, thrusting his arms over his head, laughing and saying, "Two more months."

    Asked about McCain's remarks, Moore said, "I can't believe they're dumb enough to bring up the film and help its box office."
His goofy column is available here.

What amused me the most about Moore's reference during McCain's speech was this absolutely juvenile reference::
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I've got one question: did US today give an arch-conservative a column during the Democratic convention?

I will say this though: it took some guts for Moore to show up at the convention. I'll give him that.
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#2 Posted on 31.8.04 0648.26
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I guess I would have ignored him rather than bring more attention to him and his film. Now, every news channel is going to be talking about Moore at the Republican convention, along with Rudy and McCain's speeches. Is that really the kind of tangental story that was desired?
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#3 Posted on 31.8.04 0800.25
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    Originally posted by Grimis
    I've got one question: did US today give an arch-conservative a column during the Democratic convention?

    I will say this though: it took some guts for Moore to show up at the convention. I'll give him that.


From what they were saying last night, Ann Coulter was hired to write a similar series of pieces during the DNC, but USA Today decided they were too much to publish and replaced her column last minute.
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#4 Posted on 31.8.04 0848.48
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"guts"?

No it took zero guts. Greed is what it took. He knew he'd get a TON of attention by being there, even if the Republicans tried to ignore him, because the press won't. He's in the business of promoting himself and he does it very well, unfortunatly.
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#5 Posted on 31.8.04 0922.07
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    Originally posted by HairRaiser
      Originally posted by Grimis
      I've got one question: did US today give an arch-conservative a column during the Democratic convention?

      I will say this though: it took some guts for Moore to show up at the convention. I'll give him that.


    From what they were saying last night, Ann Coulter was hired to write a similar series of pieces during the DNC, but USA Today decided they were too much to publish and replaced her column last minute.


IIRC, USA Today published the first of Coulter's columns during the DNC, but it was considered quite inflammatory and they pulled the whole idea.
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#6 Posted on 31.8.04 0950.44
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Here is the story of Ann Coulter and USA Today.

Click Here (cbsnews.com)

As far as Moore, McCain should have never even acknowledged his presence. Which is why you can't give him (McCain) any kind of *real* responsibility (i.e. make him president) - the guy is a loose cannon and very easily unhinged. It ruined an otherwise strong night for a party that needs to show a clear vision and not walk away from this like the Democrats walked away from their convention.

And shame on NBC, CBS and ABC for not giving prime time coverage. It's one thing to miss Barack Obama, because, well, who is he? And who knew he would deliver?

But when you have McCain and Rudy, who you KNOW will start things off with a 1 - 2 combo knockout...it just seems a little suspscious to me.

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#7 Posted on 31.8.04 1004.19
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McCain shouldn't have acknowledged him, and the crowd shouldn't have given him a two-minute reaction.

As far as programming goes, NBC/CBS/ABC only aired three nights of the DNC, and they only aired one hour a night.

Ultimately, I think it all boils down to ratings, and they must think that the sitting First Lady and Ah-nuld are going to provide more than McCain and Rudy. Theresa Heinz-Kerry was pre-empted for the DNC. The three major networks did show Bill Clinton's speech at the DNC, probably because he was a bigger draw.
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#8 Posted on 31.8.04 1047.32
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I'm with Ryder Fakin and Sklokazoid.
Acknowledging him was a baaaad idea.
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#9 Posted on 31.8.04 1235.55
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    Originally posted by The Goon
      Originally posted by HairRaiser
        Originally posted by Grimis
        I've got one question: did US today give an arch-conservative a column during the Democratic convention?

        I will say this though: it took some guts for Moore to show up at the convention. I'll give him that.


      From what they were saying last night, Ann Coulter was hired to write a similar series of pieces during the DNC, but USA Today decided they were too much to publish and replaced her column last minute.


    IIRC, USA Today published the first of Coulter's columns during the DNC, but it was considered quite inflammatory and they pulled the whole idea.


Ann Coulter? Inflammatory? Nooooo! For as wild as Michael Moore might be, as least he's never gone around openly calling groups of American citizens traitors and shouting "treason."

But I'm sure that if she's been pulled, there isn't much chance for Michael Moore to stick around, unless he keeps his emotions in check.
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#10 Posted on 1.9.04 1348.26
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Does anyone actually like Michael Moore? Anyone? Liberals, Conservatives, Moderates? The guy is so far out on the fringe that it's ridiculous.
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#11 Posted on 1.9.04 1440.58
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    Originally posted by BigSteve
    Does anyone actually like Michael Moore? Anyone? Liberals, Conservatives, Moderates? The guy is so far out on the fringe that it's ridiculous.


The same thing can be said for Rush Limbaugh. But as long as there's an audience for both of them (and though we may not like it, THERE IS), then neither one is going away anytime soon.

And I'll admit, even I'm intrigued by Moore's next book.
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#12 Posted on 1.9.04 1441.14
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    Originally posted by BigSteve
    Does anyone actually like Michael Moore? Anyone? Liberals, Conservatives, Moderates? The guy is so far out on the fringe that it's ridiculous.


I like him. He's very talented and very intelligent.
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#13 Posted on 1.9.04 1529.19
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    Originally posted by The Goon
      Originally posted by HairRaiser
        Originally posted by Grimis
        I've got one question: did US today give an arch-conservative a column during the Democratic convention?

        I will say this though: it took some guts for Moore to show up at the convention. I'll give him that.


      From what they were saying last night, Ann Coulter was hired to write a similar series of pieces during the DNC, but USA Today decided they were too much to publish and replaced her column last minute.


    IIRC, USA Today published the first of Coulter's columns during the DNC, but it was considered quite inflammatory and they pulled the whole idea.


That, and frankly, the articles were awful.
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#14 Posted on 1.9.04 1655.35
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    Originally posted by BigSteve
    Does anyone actually like Michael Moore? Anyone? Liberals, Conservatives, Moderates? The guy is so far out on the fringe that it's ridiculous.


Like him? I don't even know him. Seriously, the Limbaughs and Moores serve a useful purpose. They are not to be liked but to stir things up and help us all to think about where we are at.

In a larger context, why should someone's political philosophy stop you from liking them? I am a liberal Dem but where I am located my friends are 99% moderate to conservative Republican.
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#15 Posted on 1.9.04 1704.38
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    Originally posted by Mild Mannered Madman
      Originally posted by The Goon
        Originally posted by HairRaiser
          Originally posted by Grimis
          I've got one question: did US today give an arch-conservative a column during the Democratic convention?

          I will say this though: it took some guts for Moore to show up at the convention. I'll give him that.


        From what they were saying last night, Ann Coulter was hired to write a similar series of pieces during the DNC, but USA Today decided they were too much to publish and replaced her column last minute.


      IIRC, USA Today published the first of Coulter's columns during the DNC, but it was considered quite inflammatory and they pulled the whole idea.


    That, and frankly, the articles were awful.



All I can remember about the article is that she kept going on about how pretty she is, which is, quite frankly, not true.

What's Moore's next book supposed to be about that's so intriguing?
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#16 Posted on 1.9.04 1720.49
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    Originally posted by eviljonhunt81
    What's Moore's next book supposed to be about that's so intriguing?


Moore's next book is entitled "Will They Ever Trust Us Again?", a collection of letters from U.S. troops stationed in Iraq. Just the fact that we're getting an insight into the minds of actual soldiers is interesting.
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#17 Posted on 1.9.04 1725.24
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    Originally posted by It's False
      Originally posted by eviljonhunt81
      What's Moore's next book supposed to be about that's so intriguing?


    Moore's next book is entitled "Will They Ever Trust Us Again?", a collection of letters from U.S. troops stationed in Iraq. Just the fact that we're getting an insight into the minds of actual soldiers is interesting.


Carefully selected actual soldiers. While I won't discount the obvious value of said letters, this is akin to taking a poll of Democrats, asking them who they're voting for in November, and then prediting dire results for Bush.
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#18 Posted on 1.9.04 1738.04
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    Originally posted by It's False
      Originally posted by eviljonhunt81
      What's Moore's next book supposed to be about that's so intriguing?


    Moore's next book is entitled "Will They Ever Trust Us Again?", a collection of letters from U.S. troops stationed in Iraq. Just the fact that we're getting an insight into the minds of actual soldiers is interesting.


Of course, the insight we have gotten into the minds of actual soldiers who SUPPORT the war (for free too, I might add), and the fact that it is discounted immediately by anyone who opposes the war is equally interesting.

The source appears to only be credible when they are saying what you want to hear, I guess...
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#19 Posted on 1.9.04 1755.17
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    Originally posted by BigSteve
    Does anyone actually like Michael Moore? Anyone? Liberals, Conservatives, Moderates? The guy is so far out on the fringe that it's ridiculous.


I really like Moore too. I like him because, even in the most heated of discussions, he keeps his sense of humour about him, unlike most other critics on either side of the debate. He's not as far out on the fringes as he seems to be either, IMO.
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#20 Posted on 1.9.04 2037.58
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    Originally posted by HairRaiser
      Originally posted by Grimis
      I've got one question: did US today give an arch-conservative a column during the Democratic convention?

      I will say this though: it took some guts for Moore to show up at the convention. I'll give him that.


    From what they were saying last night, Ann Coulter was hired to write a similar series of pieces during the DNC, but USA Today decided they were too much to publish and replaced her column last minute.



Ann Coulter really needs to start taking her meds.

Her columns remind me of the psychotic, flea-ridden homeless person who stands outside subway stations screaming that the end is nigh......
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