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    http://news.aol.com/entertainment/m...ts-of-republican/20060731070909990001?cid=445

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    Moore Says He Gets Lots of Republican Hugs
    By Kevin Krolicki
    Reuters

    TRAVERSE CITY, Mich., (July 31) - Michael Moore -- gadfly filmmaker, liberal activist and political lightning rod -- says he finds himself being hugged by a lot of Republicans these days.

    On the streets of Traverse City, where Moore is working on last-minute preparations for a bigger-and-better sequel to the film festival he launched last year in his home state, the Oscar-winning director says he is approached all the time by conservatives ready to make peace.

    "If you were to hang out with me here it won't be five or 10 minutes before you see a Republican hug me. That is almost as entertaining as some of the films," Moore said in an interview.

    Moore has not budged from the central claim of his 2004 documentary "Fahrenheit 9/11" -- that the Bush administration misled the American public about the reasons for war in Iraq -- but he says that more people have come around to his view.

    "That's the shift that I'm seeing in the past year or so in the country, and as it relates to me," he said.

    Some in solidly Republican northern Michigan and elsewhere now believe that they made a "colossal mistake" in initially supporting the war in Iraq, Moore said, and they have let him know it in chance encounters on the streets of Traverse City, a resort town where he has relocated from New York. ...
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    Yep, its all about Michael. :cool:
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    I think you can pretty safely assume the Republicans are sincere, because it definitely would take a deliberate bit of courage to actually hug that tub of goo. By the way, isn't he working on another Bush expose? "Fahrenheit 9/11" should've been required viewing for anyone of voting age two years ago.
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    Didn't take you for a person who could be influanced by propaganda, but I guess I was wrong.

    Moore Says He Gets Lots of Republican Hugs:rolleyes:

    Moore says = BIG FAT LIE
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    I just saw Farenheit 911 last night on DVD. My commie / leftie brother from Cambridge made me watch it. The section with Bush frozen in fear for 7 minutes while the country was under attack by lunatics told a lot about how deep in s--t he thought he might be in. Bush is a traitor - I knew that before seeing the movie - but how could anyone doubt that he was at least an incompetent fool after these 7 minutes?
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    As a person who works with film, it was more like 4 minutes, (it was slowed dowed) But I know you will say that doesn't matter, ends justify the means, correct?
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    And in the nuclear age... even if it was 4 minutes is an inexcusable period of time to be stumped as to what to do if you are in his shoes. Inexcusable....but you'll find a way Im sure...
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    4 minutes or 40, the conclusion is still the same.

    You have to take Moore with a big grain of salt. I happen to agree with some of his complaints, I've seen his movies, I also went to a lecture of his at BC about two years ago, and I appreciate that he seems to believe in what he's saying. But he's also got a manufactured image. His appearence, his way of talking, they're all for effect. He's got the same propoganda machine as the people he tirades against. He's also very rich; we don't see him donating his fortune to starving children or anything of the sort. But I'll keep seeing his movies, but prompty reading what right-wingers write about them to know where he stretches the truth.
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    Moore and Limbaugh would be a great cage death match to watch.
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    How did I know you would justify Moore's lies, and deceptive film making.
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    I believe you were caught in a lie just now.

    So you are in filmmaking? Like Kerry, do you film yourself in "combat" and send it to friends??
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    I smell bullsh!t on the "four minutes", myself. How the hell would you know? It's not like the entire 4 minutes, or 7 minutes were even on the film.
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    All I know is that in the movie "F9/11" that was not 7 actual minutes shown in the film.

    No, we make training and assesment films.
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    Exactly what I was saying.
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    Well it was obviously slowed down, Mr. Film Genius, but unless they showed the entire scene, you counted the frames, divided the number of apparant frames per second by 24 (assuming the film was shot at 24fps, which is a reasonable assumption but hardly guaranteed), and then used that ratio to determine the time, you're just talking out of your ass.

    Since there isn't enough data for that calculation (read: the scene was time lapsed), you have to give me a better explanation than that. I've also worked with film and video, by the way, so you're not going to bullsh!t me.
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    Of course not, the scene only lasted less than 2 minutes in the movie, it was TIME LAPSED.
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    C'mon, when you are trying to defend Bush and even Hannity can't, you are grasping for straws.

    PFEIL... lets just chaulk it up to another one of your proclaimed "liberal fallacies" huh. Like the many whoppers you've pointed out before.
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    I don't think it is physically possible to embrace
    Mikey Moore.....IS IT? [​IMG]

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