Statement in Response to Bush Administration's Investigation of 'SiCKO'


May 10th, 2007 9:34 am

Statement in Response to Bush Administration's Investigation of 'SiCKO'

'SiCKO,' Michael Moore's new movie, will rip the band-aid off America's health care industry. Premiering at the Cannes Film Festival in just one week and opening across the U.S. on June 29th, 'SiCKO' will expose the corporations that place profit before care and the politicians who care only about money. Our health care system is broken and, all too often, deadly. The efforts of the Bush Administration to conduct a politically motivated investigation of Michael Moore and 'SiCKO' will not stop us from making sure the American people see this film.

On September 11, 2001 this country was attacked. Thousands of Americans responded with heroism and courage, toiling for days, weeks and months in the ruins at Ground Zero. These 9/11 first responders risked their lives searching for survivors, recovering bodies, and clearing away toxic rubble. Now, many of these heroes face serious health issues -- and far too many of them are not receiving the care they need and deserve. President Bush and the Bush Administration should be spending their time trying to help these heroes get health care instead of abusing the legal process to advance a political agenda.

-- Meghan O'Hara, Producer, SiCKO

Micheal Moore deserves Respect.

Michael Moore, his producers, and the Weinstein Company deserve credit for opening the doors that many people then inspiredly follow through. Michael Moore proved that politically motivated documentaries can be huge financial successes. I am mad as hell that he hasn't voiced an opinion about 9/11, but I also respect the work he does. He is free to do what he wants. I look forward to the movie and am glad he has a tough team of producers and co-workers. Peace.

I agree he deserves respect and credit.

Granted, Fahrenheit 9/11 does maintain the "19 lone hijackers" myth with regard to the events of 9/11, but it does do a very good job at showing ignored "terror warnings", the Aug 6 memo, and it does an excellent job showing us how the government has cynically exploited 9/11 ever since, including the PATRIOT act, govt infiltration (remember Peace Fresno?) and it shows the newbie the graphic horrors of war. It also does a good job of showing that Iraq and 9/11 are not related, at the very least.

Also, I think it's safe to say that Moore's movies (including Roger & Me and Bowling for Columbine) have inspired alot of previously non-political people to get involved. Many people whose interest in politics and current events was originally triggered by Moore are probably themselves now Truthers. I wasn't a truther and hadn't seen any MIHOP videos at the time Moore's movie was in the theaters. But "Fahrenheit" whetted my appetite for more. ;-)

Also, we must commend Moore, who has definitely made a killing off his movies, for making the whole thing available on Google video.

Michael Moore being used to promote an agenda.

It is true there is a Hospital Industrial Complex ,and all they want is profit. The insurance company are funding it now plus Medicare and Medicaid it is true our health care system sucks But Michael Moore is advocating for Universal Health Care and not going after the root of the problem the Hospital Industrial Complex. You have dismantle it and start over just like a lot of stuff in our Federal and State Government and private like Banking Military ,Hospital ,Prison Wall street etc Moore is promoting an agenda of the elites (Universal Health care) Sicko Columbine( Guns grab) Fahrenheit 9/11 (lied and tried to blame only Bush when it was really Neo cons, Pnac ,AEI Mossad CIA MI6 Larry Silverstien etc. don’t be a fool he is being used to promote an agenda.

Moore is likely a left-gatekeeper like Chomsky & Goodman

Moore sat on the video of Bush in the schoolhouse for a couple of years until Fahrenheit 9/11 was released. (I wonder how he got exclusive rights to it in the first place.) Then he used it to solidly reinforce the myth that Bush was merely an incompetent boob regarding 9/11.

Despite books coming out by DRG, Zwicker, Tarpley, videos like LC2E, & other evidence, Moore ignored the entire issue and made this healthcare movie. I must believe he is a gatekeeper of 9/11 truth.


I'm with Colombo on this. Moore has been inexplicably quiet since Bush's 2nd "election" up until now. And then he comes out with a movie about healthcare. I'll make sure to buy a copy for my grandmother by christmas.
He's not with us...I fear he's been a deep-cover gatekeeper since he first started out with Roger and Me. Now I'm connecting all the dots with the gun-control, begging Ralph Nader not to run in '04, etc.

Notice how his 2 most recent films (Columbine and Fahrenheit 9/11) are both titled after famous false-flag events...yet not a word about false flag terror in either movie or even the implication of.

Off our meds again are we?

What is wrong with you people. Deep-cover gate keeper? Incredible.

Michael Moore is an imperfect human being

Just like you and me.

But, he has done more for more people, and our country in general (and our world), with his "little films" (and TV shows), to date, than most people could hope to, or ever will, accomplish in a lifetime.

It's getting so old that all people can seem to do anymore is find fault with people, and tear them down, and look for any little thing they can attack them on, and, even if they disagree with something they do, not give them the credit they deserve for the things they do do. (even partial credit when they don't get it 100% right — which, btw, is everyone)

It used to be that (mostly) only RepCon-types, and Faux Noise Idiots, and skepters, and people like that were the purveyors of such asininity. But more and more it has become endemic and pervasive in our society in general. (beyond our little 9/11 community)

Sometimes I find myself doing it, although I'm relatively good at catching myself, but at least I try to give credit where credit's due, regardless, even with people who are not on my "most favorite" status list.

I think it's safe to say that I'm not too much of a "can't we all just get along" person, or a "love they neighbor" person, or any other "flowery" description like that one would use, but I do attempt, and often succeed, which is important, to treat people with a minimal amount of respect, courtesy, kindness, decency, "reality and truthfulness" (for lack of better wording?), and related themes. Even though I do resort to (my version of) "tough love" from time to time, and make the occasional irritation-based attack, as some have seen or experience here and elsewhere. (like many people, I tend to fail more on forum postings and the like than "in real life")

I just wanted to rant a little in a realty-check sort of way, for myself, and for others. It's something to think about, anyway.

Senior 9/11 Bureau Chief, Analyst, Correspondent

9/11 — GET rEVENge! (in a peaceful manner, of course)

As for going to Cuba

I could have sworn that they lifted the "Cuba embargo" last year, or within the last few years, or so.

Or were they just talking about it, and then it was never done?

Or did they do a partial embargo lift so that you can go there as a tourist now, but that's about it?

Although I just read that only journalists can go there. Anyone have any info on this? (or did I dream it?)

Senior 9/11 Bureau Chief, Analyst, Correspondent

9/11 — GET rEVENge! (in a peaceful manner, of course)