(shrug) like I said I've seen his TV show, and yes there are conversations that do appear to be either edited or missing perhaps. However, I do remember one case in point.....
There was a man who because of an inadequate health care system could not have a replacement pancreas operation due to faulty contracting (which he couldn't afford). And was going to die. Michael Moore *supposidly* (I leave it to your interpetation to believe) went to the healthcare office and invited all the officals to the man's funeral. He spent what seemed like hours trying to persuade these people to review the case and give this man a pancreas operation. When that didn't work, he staged a mock funeral in front of their building. A week afterwards the decision was overruled and the man, who was by the way a father of a four-year-old, was able to get his operation and live.
So yeah, I would like to believe that Michael Moore does do good things for people, and I'd like to believe that he does make a difference. Real? Fake? Either way it's the media of both sides who chooses to film what he does or doesn't do, so it's hard to know unless you've been there.
And just another thought-whenever I see a decent film or TV show or story that gets a bad review by a critic I usually think to myself, 'Okay, have you made a movie?' And when I read all the reviews (not just here) I'm thinking, 'Okay, are you trying to make a difference in a goverment against an injustice, perhaps for the better?' I know that I'm not.
I'm also not saying that Michael Moore is the real thing. For all I know, he might just be a attention-hungry biget. But I'd like to believe that he's trying to, again, make a difference, and for that at least I gotta respect him. And one last thought-when people are interviewed by this guy sure they will lie about what happened. They'll lie to protect their own image. They'll lie because their superiors told them to. They'll lie to discredit Michael Moore as personal revenge. Usually people interviewed by Michael Moore will have any and every reason to lie about what happened, so maybe the world shouldn't regard what they say at face value. Politicians lie. Bill Clinton lied. Paul Martin lied. (sponcership scandal) And George Bush probably lied too. It's the truth. People lie!
These are my views and I really hope no one sees them as a flame (and ah...hopefully I won't be flamed back. Pretty please?) I've never posted in this forum at all but my opinion on this is just too great.
Edited by Natasha, 25 June 2004 - 07:07 PM.