Newspaper Says Moore Film Used Fake Front


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July 30, 2004, 10:43 PM
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. - Filmmaker Michael Moore's Bush-basing documentary "Fahrenheit 9/11" apparently has upset more than Republicans.

The (Bloomington) Pantagraph newspaper in central Illinois has sent a letter to Moore and his production company, Lions Gate Entertainment Corp., asking Moore to apologize for using what the newspaper says was a doctored front page in the film, the paper reported Friday. It also is seeking compensatory damages of $1.

A scene early in the movie that shows newspaper headlines related to the legally contested presidential election of 2000 included a shot of The Pantagraph's Dec. 19, 2001, front page, with the prominent headline: "Latest Florida recount shows Gore won election."

The paper says that headline never appeared on that day. It appeared in a Dec. 5, 2001, edition, but the headline was not used on the front page. Instead, it was found in much smaller type above a letter to the editor, which the paper says reflects "only the opinions of the letter writer."

"If (Moore) wants to 'edit' The Pantagraph, he should apply for a copy-editing job," the paper said.

Lions Gate Entertainment did not immediately return phone calls seeking comment Friday.
Seriously, how does this guy live with himself?

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Glock Glockler
July 30, 2004, 10:46 PM
Probably just like McBain: on a big pile of money with lots of beautiful women, except Moore probably has to pay for the women:D

neoncowboy
July 31, 2004, 04:59 PM
lol, more like on a big pile of money (in his Manhattan condo) with lots of beautiful doughnuts.

Don Gwinn
July 31, 2004, 05:05 PM
I can honestly, without hyperbole or exaggeration, say the following:

"This does not surprise me. Not even a little. Total lack of surprise."

He's a shameless liar and he shamelessly lied. This is what a Michael Moore movie is all about.

El Tejon
July 31, 2004, 05:14 PM
Liar, liar, pants on fire!

So, Michael Moore is exposed, yet again, as a liar and a fraud? How does this hurt him?:confused:

wasrjoe
July 31, 2004, 05:51 PM
It also is seeking compensatory damages of $1.

One buck? Is this a mistype or some type of symbolic gesture?

El Tejon
July 31, 2004, 07:51 PM
was, most likely statutory (cannot file suit without some claim of compensatory damages or cause of action gets bounced). Not for certain about Illinois law though.:uhoh:

Unisaw
July 31, 2004, 08:10 PM
I AM SHOCKED!!!


not

He has absolutely no shame. I wonder how much he, or his publisher, pay to various attorneys to protect him from himself.

carpettbaggerr
July 31, 2004, 10:58 PM
Also, depending on state law, if there are damages (even for just $1) then the defendant is liable for the plantiffs legal fees. Which can be millions of dollars. Neat scam, huh?

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