September 29, 2011
In his film "Fahrenheit 9/11," Michael Moore explored the complex ties between Bush administration officials and associates, the Saudi Royal family, and those believed to have carried out the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the United States. Today, Moore is backing former Florida governor and senator Bob Graham’s call for President Obama to reopen the investigation into 9/11 after new information emerged about the possible role of prominent Saudis. According to recent news reports, a wealthy young Saudi couple fled their home in a gated community in Sarasota, Florida, just a week or so before Sept. 11, 2001, leaving behind three cars and nearly all of their possessions. "There are many unanswered questions and they should be answered," Moore says. He also was targeted by his critics for this film. Moore talks about how the Bush administration worried the movie would hurt Bush’s re-election chances, and how he found out that he ranked second behind then-President Bush on the number of discovered plots to attack him. [includes rush transcript]
Michael Moore, Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker and activist. His new book is a memoir titled, "Here Comes Trouble: Stories from My Life."
by Andrew Jones
Two people who aren’t afraid to agree with Tony Bennett’s controversial comments about 9/11 are Bill Maher and Michael Moore.
Harking back on their own experiences of getting condemned for provocative statements, both Maher and Moore defended the singer’s 9/11 comments on Real Time Friday evening.
In reaction to panel guest John Avlon saying “he was offended” by Bennett’s statements and labeling them “bulls–t,” Moore came in to vehemently defend the 85 year old crooner.
WATCH: Video from HBO, which aired on September 24, 2011.
“I’m not offended by what he said,” Moore said. “I think it was a brave thing to say, because what he was saying was much more complex. He wasn’t blaming and saying, ‘We’re responsible for our people getting killed.’”
Empire examines the symbiotic relationship between the movie industry and the military-industrial complex. Featuring interviews with Oliver Stone, Michael Moore, and Chris Hedges.
"What are we doing in Afghanistan? This is absolutely insane ... 15 of the 19 hijackers, terrorists, killers, of 9/11 they were from Saudi Arabia. In fact there wasn't one Afghanistan citizen amongst them. We have been in this war for twice as long now as the U.S. was in World War II, twice as long as world war II. We defeated Hitler and Tojo and Mussolini in half the time it's taken us to find Osama bin Laden ..." Michael Moore
CANNES, France - Michael Moore said on Friday the new film would cover topics so "toxic" he probably should not make it. "It's something I shouldn't make, something that is dangerous," he said [speaking of his sequel to Fahrenheit 9/11].
"Our biggest enemy that we should have been afraid of during these last eight years was perhaps an internal one, and I don't mean ourselves," Moore said. "I mean people that were up to absolutely no good when it came to what was best for this country and best for the world."
"I think there should be a perp-walk coming out of the West Wing. The crimes that these people have committed go far beyond — and I'm not saying it on any kind of an emotional level or what my feelings are about Bush or whatever. I think there are very specific things that need to be looked at in terms of what they've done."
"What I'm going to say in this film is what probably 70 percent of them (audiences) don't want to hear," Moore said.
Associated Press Interview ~ http://www.michaelmoore.com/words/mikeinthenews/index.php?id=11503
Reuters Interview ~ http://www.michaelmoore.com/words/latestnews/index.php?id=11505
In this Feb. 24, 2008 file photo, Michael Moore arrives for the 80th Academy Awards at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles. Moore, who won the top honor at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival with "Fahrenheit 9/11," plans a followup to resume his examination of the nation's status in the world in the years since the Sept. 11 attacks. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta, file)
Moore aims for followup on `Fahrenheit 9/11'
CANNES, France (AP) — Michael Moore is taking America's temperature again.
Moore, who won the top honor at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival with "Fahrenheit 9/11," plans a followup to resume his examination of the nation's status in the world in the years since the Sept. 11 attacks.
Links to these stories were on his front page - http://www.michaelmoore.com/ August 12th, 2007
Carlson: Giuliani acts like he kept ‘third tower…from falling.’ (On Meet The Press - NBC)
Rudy Giuliani's Five Big Lies About 9/11:
Let's give Mike some credit and support for this turn of events. Also I've heard that Michael's new movie is going to deal with the financial system in this country. Hopefully he delves into the Federal Reserve System a bit. He may come around.
We are going to have to deal with latecomers to our movement. They are necessary and should be welcomed. But I also believe we should remember those that were awake first and look to those for the truth in the future.
And contact Margaret!!!
To contact Margaret in Washington - firstname.lastname@example.org
Michael Moore Blasts Rudolph Giuliani
Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Plea for Help from 9/11 Rescue Workers to Rudolph Giuliani Goes Unanswered
[The following letter was e-mailed to Rudolph Giuliani on May 29th, 2007 by September 11th rescue workers left to fend for themselves after suffering illnesses caused by their work at Ground Zero in the days after the attacks. They never received a response.]
May 29, 2007
Dear Mr. Giuliani,
Good Greetings fellow Truthers and site viewers
I noticed Michael Moore's latest email and I quote him saying,
"I see so many great documentaries and it's a shame that most of you don't get to see them. Later this year, I will announce a new project that will help other filmmakers get the distribution they deserve. "
Now we have already seen footage on YouTube of Michael Moore recently being approached by Truthers and Michael Moore saying that yes there are huge questions still demanding to be answered, that yes there was a coverup and that yes he supports a new investigation. As far as I can infer from what I know.
So should we not all then QUOTE Michael in his email here to all his supporters, and ask him to first support our boys behind "Loose Change Final Cut". For him to do this, if he really cares for the family victim groups as he showed in "Fahrenheit 9/11" and also the First Responders, as he shows in "Sicko".
I am sure if we flood him with such emails... he will no doubt support Loose Change Final Cut, whether overtly or covertly, however big or small.
Thats all from me,
Warm Regards with Peace
From a week-old poll on Daily Kos regarding discussion of 9/11 at http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2007/6/21/104514/131
"Cognitive Dissonance on Daily Kos: The 9/11 ‘Policy’ and Michael Moore
by posse comitatus
Thu Jun 21, 2007 at 08:49:05 AM PDT
What happens when one of the champions of the progressive movement, who has led the fight against government corruption, corporatism and globalization by making Academy Award winning documentaries, has his comments banned from a leading liberal blog? And what’s more, this same liberal blog that censors his comments, currently runs an ad for his huge, groundbreaking new film on the top of their front page!
Should Daily Kos Revise its Policy on Discussion of 9/11?
54% 88 votes
45% 73 votes
2% 3 votes
Go ahead and vote; it's still open.
I'm a patriot, protests Moore
David Nason, New York correspondent
HE is America's best-known left-wing agitator and for years his love of country has been under question, with the Bush administration and its supporters leading the charge.
But now documentary filmmaker Michael Moore says he has joined the mainstream and will no longer tolerate people branding him anti-American.
"Don't ever question my patriotism," a clean-shaven, besuited Moore bellowed at a questioner at New York's plush Regency Hotel on Park Avenue yesterday where he was promoting Sicko, a new documentary that tears the scab off the profit-driven US health system.
"I am a patriotic American. The most patriotic thing you can do is question your government, especially when they're screwing up like they are by not providing healthcare to our 9/11 rescue workers."
There was even a new, star-spangled element to Moore's trademark condemnation of President George W. Bush and the war in Iraq.
Moore Film's 9/11 Workers Denied Insurance, Sought Care in Cuba
By Verena Dobnik
June 26, 2007
Three ground zero workers who accompanied filmmaker Michael Moore on a trip to Cuba for medical treatment featured in his new movie "Sicko'' charged they were targeted by the U.S. government because of their participation.
"It's ridiculous after what we did for the city and the country on that day, that they won't allow us to go 90 miles offshore to get treated,'' Reggie Cervantes, a 46-year-old EMT who worked with only a thin dust mask after the World Trade Center collapsed on Sept. 11, 2001, said.
The Brooklyn-based worker, among the first responders performing triage on the street below the burning towers, now suffers from severe pulmonary diseases, as well as kidney and liver problems.
9/11 workers from Moore film fear political attack
By VERENA DOBNIK
Associated Press Writer
June 22, 2007, 2:22 PM EDT
NEW YORK -- Three ground zero workers who accompanied filmmaker Michael Moore on a trip to Cuba for medical treatment featured in his new movie "Sicko" charged Friday they were targeted by the U.S. government because of their participation.
"It's ridiculous after what we did for the city and the country on that day, that they won't allow us to go 90 miles offshore to get treated," said Reggie Cervantes, a 46-year-old EMT who worked with only a thin dust mask after the World Trade Center collapsed on Sept. 11, 2001.
The Brooklyn-based worker, among the first responders performing triage on the street below the burning towers, now suffers from severe pulmonary diseases, as well as kidney and liver problems.
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
9/11 'Truth' Grips Michael Moore
I've knocked a lot of people for their affinity for 9/11 conspiracy theories. Big names are no exception.
Here is a video of documentarian Michael Moore implying that 9/11 might have been an inside job, and that the World Trade Center might have been brought down by a controlled demolition.
"Well, I've had a number of firefighters tell me over the years, and since Fahrenheit 9/11, that they heard these explosions, that they believe there is much more to the story then we've been told. I don't think the official investigations have told us the complete truth. They haven't even told us half the truth," says Moore on the video (Hat Tip: Reason).
The videographers also try to get New York Press columnist Amy Goodman, who witness the collapse of WTC7, to join their cabal. She doesn't bite.
Moore says he plans to look into the 9/11 conspiracies in his own special way eventually, so you can debunk Moore's next documentary early by checking out Popular Mechanics. How about another video:
It can't be said enough.
Looks like this is starting to pick up some press...
edit: The Title of this piece (as well as the body) attributes false statements to Moore. Although he questioned aspects of the attacks and called for a new investigation he did not claim that it was an "inside job".
Michael Moore: '9/11 Was An Inside Job,' Speaks At 'Sicko' Premiere
By Jack Ryan
Jun 20, 2007
Michael Moore has revealed that he thinks that 9/11 was an inside job. At Michael Moore's 'Sicko' film premiere, he let his opinion be known about what he thought of 9/11, and he thinks the tragedy was an inside job.
During Michael Moore's film premiere, two young men approached him for an interview and asked him to comment on the 9/11 tragedy.
When Moore was asked what he thought about 9/11, he claimed that there's much more to story and to the investigation than we know about. He says the government "hasn't even told half of the truth", and he intends to find out the whole truth.
Finally: Michael Moore embraces 9/11 Truth
posted at 3:31 pm on June 19, 2007 by Allahpundit
Lightly, of course. The full Truther bear hug asserts that 9/11 was an inside job; Moore’s practicing the “mainstream” version, which confines itself to “just asking questions.” It’s the spirit of free inquiry, man. Asking questions — who could be against that?
He’s been looking for an alternate explanation since, literally, the day after. It reminds me of a piece published last year in the Times explaning how Iran has made anti-Americanism a de facto tenet of Islamic doctrine. Same with the far left: the idea of the United States being victimized, particularly by third-worlders and in so horrendous a fashion, contradicts the dogma too starkly. Even the usual compensation, that we “deserved” it, doesn’t quite account for office workers having to nosedive onto asphalt from 100 stories up. So they make the only cognitive move they can. (Chomsky, notably, is an apostate on this subject.)
I doubt it’ll cost him a single ticket purchase for “Sicko.”
Michael Moore: 9/11 Truther
Jun 19 2007 12:00AM
Not surprising, given that this is the same guy who once compared the terrorists in Iraq to America’s “minutemen” revolutionary fighters. The same idiot who claimed that “there is no terrorist threat.”
Michael Moore went on record this week to tell Infowars.com and WeAreChange.org reporters that three years after the release of his film Fahrenheit 9/11 he now has many more questions about 9/11 and does not believe the public have been told “half the truth” about what really happened
At an event to preview his upcoming film SICKO, Moore told our reporters that many firefighters have since approached him and told him the same story about hearing explosions going off inside the buildings prior to their collapse
Moore also made it clear that he believes the attack on the Pentagon has is being covered up and kept secret from the public and that videos of the impact of flight 77 into the building will “provide answers” to what really happened.
Jones Report - Michael Moore: "I support... a new investigation of this, before we get too far away from it."
Local Mirror: //www.911podcasts.com/display.php?vid=228
Aaron Dykes / Jones Report | June 19, 2007
Academy Award winner Michael Moore answered questions on 9/11 truth during a sneak peak of his new documentary, SiCKO, in New York . Our reporters were initially avoided by Moore, but he subsequently decided to approach We Are Change.org/ Infowars.com reporters for a discussion.
Moore brought up his lingering questions on 9/11, which are a clear departure from the 'government negligence' picture he painted in his film Fahrenheit 9/11, released some three years ago.
Moore told reporters, "I've had a number of firefighters tell me over the years and since Fahrenheit 9/11 that they heard these explosions-- that they believe there's MUCH more to the story than we've been told. I don't think the official investigations have told us the complete truth-- they haven't even told us half the truth."
'Sicko' stars thank Moore for Cuba trip
By Jocelyn Noveck, Associated Press
NEW YORK — It could have been a college reunion: hugs, tears, laughter, photos, and a big friendly guy in shorts and sneakers organizing it all. But the guy in shorts was Michael Moore, whose new documentary, Sicko, takes aim at the U.S. health care industry with the same fury — laced with humor, of course, and plenty of statistics — that he directed at the Bush administration in his hit Fahrenheit 9/11.
And the people who'd flown in for this intimate first screening, a day after the film had been shipped to the Cannes Film Festival, included grateful Sept. 11 "first responders," suffering lung problems or other ailments from their days at ground zero. In the film, Moore takes them to Cuba and tries to get them treated at the U.S. base at Guantanamo Bay — where, he contends, terror suspects were getting better medical care than the heroes of 9/11.
May 12th, 2007 2:29 pm
U.S. Probe Could Boost Moore Movie
By Kathie Klarreich/Miami / TIME Magazine
Michael Moore will never get a standing ovation from the Bush Administration, but he certainly won't complain about the free publicity he's getting for his newest documentary, SiCKO. Free publicity for an adversary may not have been the government's intention, but that has certainly been the effect of the investigation Washington has launched against Moore just one week before the movie's slated premiere at the Cannes Film Festival.
Last March, six months after his initial request for travel documents, the award-winning documentary filmmaker visited Cuba. There, he filmed a segment of SiCKO, his movie focusing on the failing U.S. health-care industry. For the segment, Moore had taken along ten 9/11 first-responders who have been suffering respiratory problems ever since.
In a recent+letter, Michael Moore attacked the Bush administration for investigating his trip to Cuba with ailing first responders. Moore's comments include:
"For five and a half years, the Bush administration has ignored and neglected the heroes of the 9/11 community," Moore said in the letter, which he posted on the liberal Web site Daily Kos. "These heroic first responders have been left to fend for themselves, without coverage and without care.
"I understand why the Bush administration is coming after me -- I have tried to help the very people they refuse to help, but until George W. Bush outlaws helping your fellow man, I have broken no laws and I have nothing to hide."
Treasury officials did not immediately respond on Friday to a request for comment on Moore's letter to Paulson.
The department's Office of Foreign Assets Control notified Moore in a letter dated May 2 that it was conducting a civil investigation for possible violations of the U.S. trade embargo restricting travel to Cuba.
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.
Michael Moore Faces U.S. Treasury Probe
Thursday May 10 5:27 AM ET
Academy Award-winning filmmaker Michael Moore is under investigation by the U.S. Treasury Department for taking ailing Sept. 11 rescue workers to Cuba for a segment in his upcoming health-care documentary "Sicko," The Associated Press has learned.
The investigation provides another contentious lead-in for a provocative film by Moore, a fierce critic of President Bush. In the past, Moore's adversaries have fanned publicity that helped the filmmaker create a new brand of opinionated blockbuster documentary.
"Sicko" promises to take the health-care industry to task the way Moore confronted America's passion for guns in "Bowling for Columbine" and skewered Bush over his handling of Sept. 11 in "Fahrenheit 9/11."
The Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control notified Moore in a letter dated May 2 that it was conducting a civil investigation for possible violations of the U.S. trade embargo restricting travel to Cuba. A copy of the letter was obtained Tuesday by the AP.
MOORE'S 'SICKO' STUNT
TAKES 9/11 WORKERS TO CUBA
By JANON FISHER
April 15, 2007 -- Filmmaker Michael Moore's production company took ailing Ground Zero responders to Cuba in a stunt aimed at showing that the U.S. health-care system is inferior to Fidel Castro's socialized medicine, according to several sources with knowledge of the trip.
The trip was to be filmed as part of the controversial director's latest documentary, "Sicko," an attack on American drug companies and HMOs that Moore hopes to debut at the Cannes Film Festival next month.
Two years in the making, the flick also takes aim at the medical care being provided to people who worked on the toxic World Trade Center debris pile, according to several 9/11 workers approached by Moore's producers.
Turns out this is old news, so I moved it from the front page to the blog page. Sorry for the confusion. Also, no I don't endorse Michael Moore, and I'm agnostic about the whole "what hit the Pentagon" question.
And one sneaks past the gatekeepers, follow the link for the whole article. Thanks to Tim for sending this in:
Aaron Gootee, of New Albany was not one of those people. Gootee said it’s time people realize the government cover-up of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
“I have been doing a lot of research on 9-11,” he said. “I think it was an inside job. I was shocked when I got into the research. When it happened I was like everyone else and stood behind our government. We all got duped.”