[Chat] moore's 911

Crystal charlesvillager2002 at yahoo.com
Thu Jul 1 22:22:56 EDT 2004

Well, I've only gotten to the 4th sentence of the
intro and I already see a problem with this piece. The
author says "let us start with Moore’s belief that the
September 11 attacks on the United States were

I don't think Michael Moore has said anything like
that at all. Indeed, I would argue that he has treated
the attacks with more respect than many in the current
administration. In any case, the quote that is
attributed to him is not decitful. There is still a
much higher statistical likelihood that a person will
be struck by lightening than die from a terrorist
attack. So, precautions should be sensible. We don't
need to scare everyone into hiding inside their homes
and mortgaging the country's future.

-- Crystal

--- Dale Ghent <daleg at elemental.org> wrote:
> On Jul 1, 2004, at 9:06 PM, Christine Gray wrote:
> >
> Another Dave Kopel pursuit of self-validation.
> Michael Moore left out a LOT of info, but the
> content he chose to put 
> into his film cut straight to the point. There are
> tons of related 
> tangents and sub-plots he could have followed, but
> in the 122 minutes 
> he limited himself to, he chose wisely.
> Who cares what the "FLORIDA VICTORY" sign in back of
> Gore in the 
> opening scene implied. It was there. It was real.
> It's a sign that any 
> candidate would have up to rally the supporters.
> Who cares about David Kopel trying to invalidate
> Moore's critique of 
> Bush's inaction in the minutes after 9am on 9/11 ...
> by including the 
> opinion of some school teacher? If I were Bush,
> having already been 
> told one plane had hit the towers, and then another
> followed, I would 
> have excused myself politely but purposefully from
> the children and 
> gotten on the matter. This in-the-moment
> image-making is high 
> school-level stupidity.
> In David's other rebuttals, he throws them out as-is
> without any 
> tangible bibliography.
> "Moore is wrong because so-and-so said this to the
> contrary." Well, 
> that's great. How are we supposed to know so-and-so
> actually said that.
> /dale
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