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Monday, August 02, 2004

Illinois Paper Hits Michael Moore for Copyright Infringement: "NEW YORK The Pantagraph newspaper in Bloomington, Ill., has sent a letter to Michael Moore, drafted by its lawyer, citing him for copyright infringement, admonishing him for his 'unauthorized ... misleading' use of the paper in his film 'Fahrenheit 9/11,' and asking for an apology.
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Early in the movie, according to the paper, a large headline appears in the film, purporting to be from a Dec. 19, 2001, edition of the paper, and reading "Latest Florida recount shows Gore won election." The paper contends that the headline actually appeared on Dec. 5, 2001, in much smaller type, and above a letter to the editor, hardly a factual news story or editorial.
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This is lying in film. There was never any recount by anybody in Florida that did not give Bush the election in Florida, or that found any fraud.

Question. How long would Moore have lasted in Saddam's Iraq after making a film critical of Saddam, even if it was factual, let alone filled with lies. Eh? But Michael plays the American people for suckers, pockets their millions, and goes off to Europe, pretending to be a caring, sensitive man.
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