Monday, May 21, 2007

Sicko: Lame-o ?

Pejman reports the news from Canada, and we see Michael Moore's latest is being eviscerated by those whom he lionizes in his latest "documentary" (and we use that word so loosely), Sicko :

Michael Moore is handing out fake bandages to promote his new film Sicko, an exposé of the failings of the U.S. health care system.
But he may feel like applying a couple to himself after the mauling he received yesterday from several Canadian journalists - present company included - following the film's first viewing at the Cannes Film Festival.
"You Canadians! You used to be so funny!" an exasperated Moore said at a press conference in the Palais des Festivals.
"You gave us all our best comedians. When did you turn so dark?"
We Canucks were taking issue with the large liberties Sicko takes with the facts, with its lavish praise for Canada's government-funded medicare system compared with America's for-profit alternative.

Moore makes the eyebrow-raising assertion that Canadians live on average three years longer than Americans because of their superior health care system...

Other Canadian journalists spoke of the long wait times Canadians face for health care, much longer than the few minutes Moore suggests in Sicko. Moore, who has come under considerable fire for factual inaccuracies in his films, parried back with more questionable claims.

"You're in a longer line than we're in because you get to live three years longer than we do. Why is that?" Moore said. "Why is it that a baby born in Toronto has a better chance of making it to its first birthday than a baby born in Detroit?"

Eh?

Bad logic, false 'facts", belligerent director...still won't stop the liberal Democrats from doing photo ops in front of the marquee on opening night, and wholeheartedly supporting his warped conclusions. Maybe Hillary will bring it on tour for her as she campaigns for President, as a blueprint for HillaryCare version 2.008 ! Maybe the party should put Michael Moore in a seat of honor at next year's Democratic National Convention!

Oh, wait...didn't quite go over so well the last time, did it? Hmmm, maybe if they seat him next to former Democratic President and astute international commentator
Jimmy Carter - hey, that'll sway a few voters!

I'll bet it did in '04...

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Guarenteed to draw adoring reactions from the American Mainstream Media as well, and will be used as part of their "Any Democrat Will Do" media blitz of '08.

Debbie said...

Nice post. Can't stand Dhimmi Carter and certainly can't stand Moore. HillaryCare would be devastating. Having said all that, I think Obama would be WORSE than Hillary.