Michael Moore postures as a bringer of truth and light. His films are publicised as a triumph of good over bad. He is the common man’s crusader slaying the evil capitalist dragon. Well, that’s what he and his contemptible media cronies would have you believe. I’ve always known he was a deceitful liar. Especially after someone gave me the book “Michael Moore Is A Big Fat Stupid White Man”.
From Amazon- Authors David T. Hardy and Jason Clarke say this populist, muckraker image is pure whitewash. Believing that this charade has gone on for too long, and done too much damage to the U.S., they have written this book to expose Moore as narcissistic and irresponsible and his body of work “as manipulative as totalitarian propaganda.” To prove their point, they pick apart Moore’s books and movies to illustrate how he is consistently manipulative, dishonest, and, at times, simply absurd. They show how he altered the timeline of Roger and Me in order to unfairly blame things on General Motors that happened before their layoffs, not as a result of them.
Regarding Bowling for Columbine, the authors explain how he took quotes out of context and reassembled them to give the impression that people made speeches they did not make—most famously his interview with Charlton Heston, then president of the NRA. They also illustrate how Moore manipulated statistics in his books Dude, Where’s My Country and Stupid White Men to fit his theories, making some truly outrageous claims in the process.
Now Moore has been caught out in more blatant dishonesty and rank misrepresentation. His movie Sicko was meant to be a exposé on how good the Cuban health system was compared to the American system. Myths abound about Cuba. Propagated by deliberate leftist liars, or stupid dupes too gullible to understand that a Communist government will never tell the truth. Cuba has the best health system and the best education system. Total lies, but propagated the world over by Comrade Castro’s slavish socialist admirers.
Now it is revealed that Cuba banned Moore’s 2007 documentary, Sicko, because it painted such a mythically favourable picture of Cuba’s health care system that the authorities feared it could lead to a popular backlash. The revelation, contained in a confidential US embassy cable released by WikiLeaks , is surprising, given that the film attempted to discredit the US healthcare system by highlighting what it claimed was the excellence of the Cuban system. But the memo reveals that when the film was shown to a group of Cuban doctors, some became so “disturbed at the blatant misrepresentation of healthcare in Cuba that they left the room”.
The cable describes a visit to the Hermanos Ameijeiras hospital in October 2007. Built in 1982, the newly renovated hospital was used in Michael Moore’s film as evidence of the high-quality of healthcare available to all Cubans. In fact, the only way a Cuban can get access to the hospital is through a bribe or contacts inside the hospital administration. “Cubans are reportedly very resentful that the best hospital in Havana is ‘off-limits’ to them,” the memo reveals.
A more “accurate” view of the healthcare experience of Cubans can be seen at the Calixto Garcia Hospital. ” if Michael Moore really wanted the ‘same care as local Cubans’, this is where he should have gone,” the cable states. A 2007 visit by to this “dilapidated” hospital, built in the 1800s, was “reminiscent of a scene from some of the poorest countries in the world,” the cable adds.
The memo points out that even the Cuban ruling elite leave Cuba when they need medical care. Fidel Castro, for example, brought in a Spanish doctor during his health crisis in 2006. The vice-minister of health, Abelardo Ramirez, went to France for gastric cancer surgery. The neurosurgeon who heads CIMEQ [Centro de Investigaciones Médico-Quirúrgicas] hospital – widely regarded as one of the best in Cuba – came to England for eye surgery, returning periodically for checkups.
Michael Moore is revealed once again to be a cheap left wing liar. Doing Castro’s propaganda for him, so blatantly that even Castro was ashamed to allow his citizens to see the movie. Yet I’ll bet Moore will continue to write open letters on his moral high horse on current issues, appear in sanctimonious mode on liberal talk shows like Letterman and the View, and generally still enjoy the respect of the glitterati and the mainstream media. They don’t care if he’s a liar. They’re all part of the same cheap left wing scam.