April 09, 2003

MICHAEL MOORE wants to share

MICHAEL MOORE wants to share (his thoughts, not his tacos):

Can I share with you what it's been like for me since I used my time on the Oscar stage two weeks ago to speak out against Bush and this war? I hope that, in reading what I'm about to tell you, you'll feel a bit more emboldened to make your voice heard in whatever way or forum that is open to you.

That rules out Moore's website forum, which he closed months ago after too many dissenting anti-Mikes tried to "make their voices heard".

I said the following from the Oscar stage:

"On behalf of our producers Kathleen Glynn and Michael Donovan (from Canada), I would like to thank the Academy for this award. I have invited the other Documentary nominees on stage with me. They are here in solidarity because we like non-fiction. We like non-fiction because we live in fictitious times. We live in a time where fictitious election results give us a fictitious president. We are now fighting a war for fictitious reasons. Whether it's the fiction of duct tape or the fictitious 'Orange Alerts,' we are against this war, Mr. Bush. Shame on you, Mr. Bush, shame on you. And, whenever you've got the Pope and the Dixie Chicks against you, you're time is up."

Nice attempt, Tubbs. But you can't erase your verbal clumsiness the same way you disappear a dozen Happy Meals. Here's what you really said on Oscar night:

"We live in a time where we have a man sending us to war for fictitious reasons. Whether it's the fictition of duct tape or fictition of orange alerts we are against this war, Mr. Bush.

If Bush had made a similar speech error, the Michigan Waddler would've been screaming about it like ... well, like an enormous hungry guy from Flint who didn't get the supersized fries he ordered. But when Bloato the Clown stumbles, he simply re-writes the script.

Like he does with his "documentaries".

Posted by Tim Blair at April 9, 2003 02:33 AM