You mean to say that Michael Moore’s film “Fahrenheit 911″ contained out of context quotes and footage? No way! Next thing you know, they’ll tell us that Moore owns Halliburton stock. What? Really? Oh…
A double-amputee Iraq-war vet is suing Michael Moore for $85 million, claiming the portly peacenik recycled an old interview and used it out of context to make him appear anti-war in “Fahrenheit 9/11.”
Sgt. Peter Damon, a National Guardsman from Middleborough, is asking for damages because of “loss of reputation, emotional distress, embarrassment, and personal humiliation,” according to the lawsuit filed in Suffolk Superior Court last week.
If this lawsuit goes very far, and it should if it’s true, then sit back and watch as dozens of others come forward against Moore. People coming forward against powerful conglomerates are like birthing babies: the first is always the toughest, and it gets subsequently easier with each one (for the man).
Because of this, I won’t be surprised if even former allies of Moore — the man who, wherever you see him, you assume that’s where the bus stop is — take a few legal shots at the Cannes-celebrated filmmaker and basher of any corporation not called “Michael Moore, Inc”. The smell of money will shove any Bush hatred to the back of the bus, at least temporarily, and once the spigot is turned on, watch for hot and cold running lawsuits to start pouring in.
The embellishments aren’t not surprising in the least. A year and a half ago, Moore’s advice to Democrats running for office was for them to “embrace Hollywood because this is where they need to come to learn how to tell a story”. By “tell a story”, Moore apparently meant “lie”.
Poor Democrats Ã¢â‚¬â€œ they’re seeking a “shining city on a hill” and all they get from their consultant is directions to Jonestown and a lesson in how to draw a big fat lawsuit.
Future Democrat candidates should embrace Hollywood more? This is one group hug that could ensure Republican control of the government until the sun turns into a white dwarf, plus a few weeks.
Hold on to your wallet, Michael, because there may soon be a lot of people taking your advice and seeking a “sharing of the wealth”. The problem is, they’re starting with you. Didn’t plan on that, did you Mike?
In the meantime, if this lawsuit grows into a bigger story than it is now, it will be interesting to see how Moore and the media handle a double amputee, who made a great sacrifice for a mission and president in which he believes. If more people come forward to support Sgt. Damon, or to themselves file suit, Moore could be facing an old school beatdown.
If this story spreads, we may find out exactly how much Michael Moore supports the troops, as he claims. If many come forward and win lawsuits, Moore may be “supporting the troops” far more literally thanÃ‚Â the original intent of that statement.
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