Michael Moore booed by Hollywood elite

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  1. Baptist Believer

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    I took some satisfaction in seeing Michael Moore getting booed at the Academy Awards this evening when he started his dishonest tirade against President Bush and the war in Iraq.

    While there were a number of "stars" wearing peace buttons to protest the war, only Michael Moore was unpatriotic enough to give aid and comfort to the enemy by publicly attacking our nation's leaders and the soldiers who are bravely fighting against tyranny and terrorism.
     
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    Good.

    Just so that I can understand this better, who is he?
     
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    He's a documentary film maker who rose to acclaim with the film, "Roger and Me".

    In the past 5 years or so he has transformed into more of a rabble rouser for the populist/mindless liberal agendas than a legitimate source of news and opinion.

    Here's his home page:

    http://www.michaelmoore.com
     
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    Thank you. I guess I do not know this film.
    Perhaps he will fade from everyones' memory just
    as he never had a place in mine.
     
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    A lot of people stopped watching the Oscars after his comments.

    ABC will pay the price. Rating indicate it was the lowest-rated Oscars in history (with only 25.4 rating).
     
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    There's a right way and a wrong way to make one's views heard. Moore did it the wrong way.

    Adrien Brody (Best Actor for the Pianist) did it the right way. He said everyone should pray to their god for a quick war then mentioned a friend of his who was in Kuwait and told him and all the soldiers to come back alive.

    He got a standing ovation.

    Moore got nothing but boos. Perhaps Hollywood recognizes there are right and wrong ways to go about things too?
     
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    I was surprised that they gave Adrien Brody more time to deliver his comments. They had said that they would not do this. But I agree, his heartfelt and sincere words were good to hear. There were several people, including at least one presenter that illuded to being against the war. I was a little disappointed at Steve Martin's jokes, a lot of them were just in poor taste. I didn't see Michael Moores comments but they don't surprise me. The man in charge of putting together the Academy Awards also said something to the men and woman in the armed services at the end of the show. He had said in a news conference prior to the Academy Awards that the show would be telecast to our service people, thanking them and wishing them God's speed.
     
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    Absolutely.

    Yes. I was pleased by his attitude and his honesty. He spoke well.

    [​IMG] I hope so.

    For the record, I can respect those who are opposed to the war because they are pacifists or they do not believe Bush made his case to the American people, but I cannot respect those who are dishonest in their accusations or who deliberately undermine the war effort by giving hope to the Iraqi regime by disruptive protests – human lives are at stake. [​IMG]
     
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    I never watch this stuff! I thought for sure Susan Surandin (?on the spelling) would have in the one. Well its one time I am sorry I missed the show. But then I am glad I didn't watch.

    Its all Democratic. Thats all I can say about it. Its a Democratic Conspiracy. Clinton and his friends.

    [​IMG]

    I am sorry, can you hear me now?

    Sherrie
     
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    In the news conference with the two men in charge of the awards show this concern was addressed. The man (I'm sorry, I forgot his hame) said that Susan would not be a problem, because she is a professional. And that all presenters were scripted, and should not be so unprofessional as to go off the script. The man in charge said that the people winning the awards however were entitled to take the 45 seconds that they had earned and speak about whatever they wished.

    Susan Sarandon...didn't say anything about the war. She was just as professional as she was expected to be. There was however a Mexican male presenter, who worked on the movie Frida, that I had never seen or heard of before, who did go off script and say some things against the war. But he was not as noteworty I'm sure as Michael Moore, and so no-one seems to have paid him much attention.

    [ March 24, 2003, 09:07 PM: Message edited by: Wisdom Seeker ]
     
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    I think Barbara Streisand went off script a little bit too with her spiel about being happy to live in a country that allows anyone, including musicians, to voice their protest. But she didn't say anything outlandish and she quickly went back to the teleprompter. I didn't watch the awards the whole time, so I might have missed something, but the only person I saw that said anything completely inappropriate was Moore
     
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    hahahaha! NO.


    Sherrie

    [ March 24, 2003, 03:24 PM: Message edited by: Sherrie ]
     
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    Is there something wrong with me? My wife and I have eight home schooled children and we don't know this Michael Moore fellow. Also........wasn't the Academy awards on tv on SUNDAY NIGHT?
     
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    Well,

    Roger and Me and Bowling for Columbine are two of the highest grossing documentaries ever.

    And his book, Stupid White Men, was a best seller for awhile.

    He is a rather well-known figure.
     
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    Save your money. Go get a copy of P.J. O'Rourke's "Parliment of Whores", "Republican Party Reptile" or "All the Trouble in the World", instead.
     
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    Well, not quite . . . "Bowling for Columbine" grossed less than $20 million while "Roger & Me" barely reached $10 million. Several documentaries brought in over $100 million ("Everest" over $120 million, "To Fly" over $115 million, etc.)
     
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    I said of the...

    If memory serves me, they are the 2 highest grossing full length features that are not IMAX, is that correct?
     
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    Just a few replies and a few comments on what I saw.

    I was just as disgusted with Michael Moore's idiot speech as most people were, but I did not stop watching because of it.

    Steve Martin's jokes did make my eyes roll a bit and some were actually funny. Especially his jab at Michael Moore, but, hey, it's Steve Martin, don't expect too much. But, did you know that the writer's included a joke about Saddam Hussein and Martin decided NOT to tell it because it would have been in poor taste to make light of this internation problem?!? Good for him.

    To Candide: Barbra Streisand did not say that she was proud to live in a country where artists could protest. She was presenting the award for best song and she said that songs invoke all types of feelings, pride, passion, protest.... and that she was glad to live in a country where artists could voice their opinions.

    To Shiloh: I'm not sure what homeschooling your eight children has to do with not knowing who Michael Moore is. But I can suppose that you are a very busy couple and miss alot of the evening news and other such informative (and biased) media! Also, I watched the awards after church. I missed about 45 minutes, but church came first.

    I was impressed with the fact that Peter O'Toole had respectful and kind things to say about the United States. He received a special award for a lifetime of work. He was nominated 7 times for best actor and never won. I enjoyed his positive and uplifting speech.

    Also, I was glad to see the "red carpet" spectacle was disbanded this year. You know, where all the stars show off their clothes and tell who designed what and how much the diamonds cost. The powers that be decided that this particular tradition was too frivolous and that the night was about the art and not the decadent lifestyle many of artists live.

    And the clothes were really tamed down. The men mostly wore simple tuxedoes and the women wore such beautiful vintage-like gowns. No "see-through" trash or halloween-like costumes.

    Other than Michael Moore's moronic behavior, the night was tamer, yet unfortunately you could still feel the tension. The stars knew to keep their mouths shut, yet for many of them it was difficult. Most acting quite admirably.

    Peace-

    YSIC
    Scarlett O. [​IMG]
    &lt;&gt;&lt;
     
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    Perhaps the most embarassing thing Moore said had to do with a so-called illegitmate president who is in office with an illegitimate election.

    Shows what kind of stupid comments this guy has the potential to make.

    I liked the documentary about corporate responsibility. But an orator/thinker he is not.
     

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