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The controversy over Michael Moore’s Fahrenheit 9/11 just won’t go away. The film, which is being advertised with the strapline “Controversy? What controversy?”, has been rated R by the Motion Picture Association of America, meaning no one under 17 can see it.

That’s simply not true. Those under 17 can see the film, if accompanied by an adult.

The rating came partly because the film shows images of US soldiers abusing Iraqi prisoners[…]

Er, the images of abuse are not the main reason for the rating. The R rating was more due to numerous photos of dead, mangled Iraqis as well as the beheading of a man…

(Leave it to The Guardian to falsely paint a picture of there being some sort of right-wing political censorship afoot…)

Meanwhile, in the United Arab Emirates, the film is being offered the kind of support it doesn’t need. According to Screen International, the UAE-based distributor Front Row Entertainment has been contacted by organisations related to the Hezbollah in Lebanon with offers of help.

Is anyone else not surprised that rabid anti-American terrorists absolutely love Michael Moore’s work?

(Want to learn more of “the awful truth” about Moore? Check out this site. And this one. And this one too.)

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  • http://gratefuldread.net Natalie Davis

    It surprises me that anyone wouldn’t love his work. But, as I sadly remind myself each day, the right-wing isn’t the stuff of mightmares — it indeed exists.

  • http://www.gwbush.blogspot.com RJ Elliott

    I dislike Moore’s lies a great deal. Hezbollah (and you) apparently “love” them.

    Go figure…

    When are you moving to Canada again?

  • http://www.maybeiamwrong.blogspot.com Lono

    Michael Moore is amazing. There is a stupid myth created by right wingers that us democrats or liberals hate America. An articulate writer put it best when he said this:
    Republicans love America like it is a 4 year old. They think everything it does is great and cute and forgivable.
    Whereas Democrats love America like a teenager. We love it desperately, but still hold it accountable for it’s actions. Democrats know with some good parenting America can be all that, but turning a blind eye towards its bad deeds only encourages worse behavior.

  • RedTard

    Ahh. Mr Moore taking a play from the playbook of the great Mel Gibson. Controversy sells! He knew a year in advance that Disney wasn’t going to distribute the film but waits and then claims censorship to build up some buzz for the film. The controversy surrounding the R rating is just another ploy to fill the theaters.

    A lot of people on the left hated the fact that ‘The Passion’ was so popular. Now that the tables are turned the right is equally as angered.

    Lono, we love America but we don’t support anything she does sounds reminiscent of the old we oppose the war but we support the troops argument. I saw how much support the left had for the troops when Pat Tillman died.

    The whole concept of liberalism involves the embrace of change. In order to be motivated to change something you must at least dislike the way things currently are.

  • Roland

    I generally enjoy Moore’s work, but people need to be mindful of the fact that he has a clear agenda. The website, Spinsanity, detailed his numerous innacuracies.

    The thing is, I feel less deceived by Moore. He makes no effort to hide that he is a leftist. There is no “I am presenting you a fair and true accounting of events.” In this respect, he is substantially different that the right wing punditocracy, who want you to believe that they are giving you the straight dope.

  • http://andjam.blogspot.com Andjam

    They’ve done a stealth edit (I think that’s what it is called), as they now have “meaning no one under 17 can see it unless accompanied by an adult” and haven’t acknowledged their error.

  • http://www.foliage.com/~marks Mark Saleski

    Er, the images of abuse are not the main reason for the rating. The R rating was more due to numerous photos of dead, mangled Iraqis as well as the beheading of a man…

    riiiight…and The Chronicles of Riddick is rated PG-13 for all of those non-violent, life-affirming scenes?