The many lies contained in Michael Moore’s contemptible Fahrenheit 9/11 have been well documented. Here’s another one:
The [Bloomington, Ill.] Pantagraph newspaper in central Illinois has sent a letter to[Michael] Moore and his production company, Lions Gate Entertainment Corp., asking Moore to apologize for using what the newspaper says was a doctored front page in the film, the paper reported Friday. It also is seeking compensatory damages of $1.
A scene early in the movie that shows newspaper headlines related to the legally contested presidential election of 2000 included a shot of The Pantagraph’s Dec. 19, 2001, front page, with the prominent headline: “Latest Florida recount shows Gore won election.”
The paper says that headline never appeared on that day. It appeared in a Dec. 5, 2001, edition, but the headline was not used on the front page. Instead, it was found in much smaller type above a letter to the editor, which the paper says reflects “only the opinions of the letter writer.”
That’s not just misleading, it’s outright fraud. And it is typical of Moore, the Democratic Party’s intellectual leader. It also relates to the moment when the Democratic Party went off the rails. Every recount that was done in Florida showed President Bush winning. Moore couldn’t come up with a real headline, so he had to fabricate one. Yet there are millions of Democrats who believe this absurd propaganda. It is a very sad situation, and a sad come-down for a once-great political party.
DEACON adds: Excellent post, Rocket Man. For an honorable exception to the Democratic adoration of Moore, see this book review on the DLC’s web site called “Michael Moore’s truth problem.” Via Instapundit.