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CNN vs Michael Moore - Last Man Standing Match

Howdy all, it’s your neighborhood wife/mom/Sagittarian/Dragon/metalhead/occasional smarta** known (and beloved) as Severa, coming to you with my first BMEWS post, jumping into the fire.

When I’m not at our townhome community pool with my two sons (don’t smack me - it gets them out of the house, it wears them out and it’s FREE) or tending to house and family, I’m on the computer. For years I’ve been a Net and news junkie.  My main news sites are BMEWS, FoxNews, FreeRepublic (yes Rats, I’m one of those dreaded FREEPERS you trash talk soooo much) and CNN. Yes I know CNN’s cable news bites (at least it did when I watched it back in the day and from what I’ve heard it hasn’t gotten any better) but their website can occasionally be good for a laugh…

No seriously. I fell across this link on the site today:

CNN’s Response to Michael Moore

Apparently, Michael Moore wrote this big letter on his website about how CNN reported on his movie ‘Sicko’ . CNN has has now posted on their site a response to Moore’s letter. There’s an opening statement, then they go through the main points that Moore addressed in his letter.

Now I can’t post the whole thing here (it’s LOOOOONG) but there’s some GREAT unintentional comedy in here (my responses are in italics):

From the opening statement:
“We have zero vested interest in shading the numbers to tell a certain story. Suggesting otherwise, of Dr. Gupta or of CNN, just doesn’t hold water,”
(*begins to snicker a bit, but then coughs* Oh sorry about that...)

From Point #1
Moore appears to be creating an issue where none exists.
(Takes one to know one...or pot calling the kettle black...?)

From Point #6:
One of Gupta’s overall critiques of the film is that Moore leaves viewers with an impression, as he does on his Web site, that universal health care comes without cost. In fact, substantial taxes are required to pay for such programs around the world.
(Leaving viewers with an impression...you mean how like CNN almost never reports ANYTHING GOOD ABOUT THE WAR IN IRAQ? Oops my CAPS LOCK slipped. My bad...)

From Point #8
CNN: “But no matter how much Moore fudged the facts, and he did fudge some facts...”

“The Truth” (from Michael Moore’s Web site):

This is libel. There is not a single fact that is “fudged” in the film. No one has proven a single fact in the film wrong. We expect CNN to correct their mistakes on the air and to apologize to their viewers.

(I’m not quite sure on the definition for libel, but saying someone fudged some facts isn’t really life shattering libel to me...)

From Point #9:
To reiterate, we believe numbers should be compared apples to apples, oranges to oranges.
(Yeah I’ll believe that...the second you start reporting on Democrat corruption through the years...No I won’t hold my breath, don’t worry...)

From Point #10:
Again, Moore seems to be creating controversy where there is none.
(Again, I await the day that CNN starts reporting GOOD NEWS ON IRAQ...*punches CAPS LOCK button repeatedly*)

From the Conclusion:
We have laid out the facts, plain and simple.
(Riiiiight. Maybe on THIS issue....but on others...)

Like I said before, I don’t watch CNN (I do NOT put on the news until after my sons go to bed. When I do watch news, it’s FoxNews or the local NBC affiliate). I sure as heck don’t listen to Michael Moore.  I think it’s funny as hell that CNN actually bit the bullet and responded to his griping. Can’t wait to see more on THIS story....


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Posted by Severa   United States  on 07/15/2007 at 09:04 PM   
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