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Just so we have it clear the Obama administration view of this....
And then there is this rather funny quip from our friends at SNL
And yet, there he sat, next to Jimmy Carter, in the VIP suite of the Democratic National Convention not so very long ago.
Hitler had his Himmlers and Goerings. Castro, Chavez, and Putin have their Michael Moores, Sean Penns, and Danny Glovers.
Convenient how only the cables pertaining to HIM are "lies."
2001-2008: Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.
2009-2016: Dissent is the highest form of racism.
2017-? (Probably): Dissent is the highest form of misogyny.
The story has now been replaced with this one:
WikiLeaks cables: Michael Moore film Sicko was 'not banned' in Cuba
This story also contains unsubstantiated "facts" -- at least the Guardian is consistent on something:
EDIT: "This story also contains unsubstantiated "facts" -- at least the Guardian is consistent on something:" is not technically true, given that it's credited to Moore. But it's still implied by the story to be fact, especially if the reader just glances at the first couple lines.American diplomats made up a story that Cuba banned Michael Moore's 2007 documentary, Sicko, in an attempt to discredit the film which painted an unflattering picture of the US healthcare system, the film-maker said today.
Last edited by Taylor; 12-20-10 at 11:05 AM. Reason: Correction
It's also interesting to read some of the Cuban propaganda:
Defying the mines laid to secure the illegally maintained military base, the documentary maker announces on loudspeakers the purpose of his visit. Standing high up on the top of a base checkpoint tower, the only response he receives is a siren’s howl. So the helpless shipwrecked persons have no other way out than to land on Cuban soil.
The small underdeveloped country, which precisely the United States insists in presenting as a danger, welcomes the 11/9 rescuers, who receives the best specialized medical assistance.
Moore, in one of the interviews he granted before premiering the film said: “ Cuba is a poor country that impressed me a lot because the little resources it has are destined to provide sanitary assistance. They end up living more than we do, have a lower infant’s mortality rate in relation to us. Besides they send their doctors on working missions to the Third World countries in need”.
Memorable in Sicko is for example the scene, where American soldiers join a group of Cuban firemen. Together they pay tribute to the September 11 victims, share anecdotes, experience and embrace as if they were brothers.
“If this is what happens between two alleged enema parties, if an enemy can hake hand with you and also cure you, then what won’t be possible”, Sicko’s director wonders.