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Wednesday, July 28, 2004

It's interesting how people's pre-existing biases as displayed in O'Reilly/Moore interview can play out. Even more interesting is how two people with opposing viewpoints can read that same transcript and come away feeling their own positions are reinforced.


Blogger meghann said...

wow, I never liked Michael Moore, but now I really don't understand where he is going with things.

12:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That was interesting to read. The whole "Would you sacrifice your child..." thing kind of seemed like a stupid question to me. The "children" that are over there made the choice to join the military. They are adults and made that choice of their own free will. The parents had no say in that (legally... of course there is family discussion, but that is different). The parents didn't choose to sacrifice their children. The young adults that joined decided that they would sacrifice themselves for their country and it's causes no matter what it asked of them. So, it seemed really silly of Mr. Moore to try to get Mr. O'Reilly to say he would "sacrifice his child for Fallujah..." and I believe Bill answered correctly, "I would sacrifice myself."


8:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good posts Meghann and Vapor. As I was reading the transcript all I could picture was some anti-American slob in an old ball cap talking to a patriotic intelligent guy dressed in a nice suit.

10:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have recently heard some other interesting and some obvious things about Mr. Moore.

He is always complaining about rich white guys and how evil they are: He is a rich white guy. He just dresses like a slob.

Much of the material he uses in his films is fabricated: A good example is in Bowling for Columbine. He has a speech from Charlton Heston that was supposedly given AFTER the columbine shootings, talking about guns and the NRA and all that, and the speech makes Mr. Heston and the NRA look really bad. Apparently, Mr. Heston didn't give the speech when Mr. Moore said he did, and the speech that is presented in his movie is actually 3 OTHER speeches from at least a year before all edited together. He used the same tactics in is current movie, from what I have heard.

Really... if you think about it. It's not surprising. Neither side of the political fence usually has much substance or truth behind what they say about the other. The guy who wins is the guy who does the better mud-slinging. Anymore, there isn't that much of a difference between the two sides. They will each say what they think needs to be said at that moment, and then do something completely different (most of the time,not always) once they get in office.

And don't get me started about Mr. Kerry's line of BS he's been feeding everyone about his service, and decoration, and his feelings on defense. I am a moderate Republican, so I can honestly say I have avoided picking on Bush because that is how I was conditioned from a young age. I am sure though, that I can find just as much crap about him as any other politician (duh).

Where was I going with this? I don't remember.

9:51 AM  

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