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Revoke Michael Moore’s Oscar?

It would appear that there is a growing movement to revoke the Oscar that Michael Moore won for his "documentary" Bowling For Columbine. According to the campaign’s supporters:

"Bowling for Columbine violated the Academy’s own rules. These limit the documentary competition to nonfiction films. Bowling isn’t nonfiction. Whenever it was necessary to his theme, Moore invented facts, fabricated events, staged scenes, or doctored the depiction of what actually happened. When Heston, for example, gave a mild and concilliatory speech, Moore simply edited the footage (and inserted footage from a different speech a year later) to make it sound arrogant."

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Given the left’s predilection for false prophets (Friedman, Krugman, Dashcle, Clinton et al) who are always getting it wrong, I’m wouldn’t bet on the Academy to buck this strange trend toward media fabrication, in Moore’s case. After all, CNN still retains millions of viewers even as Jimmy Carter retains his Nobel prize.

Rick Santorum, on the other hand, had better step down, if not resign his senate seat immediately. :)

As an adendum to my previous comment, I think it important to understand the left’s long and storied history with prize winning false prophets:

Consider the story of Stalin’s apologist: Walter Duranty, the New York Times man in Moscow.

Did you even bother to watch the movie? I’ll bet not...

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