There's tons of spin happening around Michael Moore's (tentatively titled Farenheit 911) movie about the relationship between the Bush family and the bin Laden family. The man is a giant blowhard. But now he's also a confirmed/televised LIAR (okay, we all know the man lies, but he got caught on CNN).
Remember he was claiming that Disney didn't want to release the film because it would upset Governor Jeb Bush. That would result in loss of tax rebates for Disney...except that corporate tax rebates in Florida are calculated by formula.
Well, here's the truth. He knew that Disney wouldn't release the film one year ago.
Moore admits Disney 'ban' was a stuntWhat a political hack!
By Andrew Gumbel in Los Angeles
Less than 24 hours after accusing the Walt Disney Company of pulling the plug on his latest documentary in a blatant attempt at political censorship, the rabble-rousing film-maker Michael Moore has admitted he knew a year ago that Disney had no intention of distributing it.
The admission, during an interview with CNN, undermined Moore's claim that Disney was trying to sabotage the US release of Fahrenheit 911 just days before its world premiere at the Cannes film festival.
Instead, it lent credence to a growing suspicion that Moore was manufacturing a controversy to help publicise the film, a full-bore attack on the Bush administration and its handling of national security since the attacks of 11 September 2001.
In an indignant letter to his supporters, Moore said he had learnt only on Monday that Disney had put the kibosh on distributing the film, which has been financed by the semi-independent Disney subsidiary Miramax.
But in the CNN interview he said: "Almost a year ago, after we'd started making the film, the chairman of Disney, Michael Eisner, told my agent he was upset Miramax had made the film and he will not distribute it."...
Hopefully, people will realize that he is full of crap and this movie will tank and he'll never work again.
Where's Rachel Lucas when you need her?
DOH! She's back...and I'll bet she can't wait to rip into the premiere "Asshat" of the world.
Update 05-07-04: Justin has the Oscars video of Michael Moore in the Lord of the Rings.