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October 8th, 2004

"...the soldiers seem to be the only ones who know what the hell is going on..."

From: [e-mail address omitted] Sent: Thursday, July 08, 2004 12:30 PM Subject: my opening day I went and saw 9/11 two days after I learned a soldier I served with had been killed in Iraq. It was really a one-two punch and weighed on my mind before and after the ... continue reading

October 8th, 2004

"Every dreadful night I spent out in Iraq, I dealt with mortars flying over head..."

From: [e-mail address omitted] Sent: Monday, August 09, 2004 12:30 PM Subject: What is a Military Member to do??? Mike, Days come and go, and with each one passing I wonder why I did what I did.  I continue wonder what I was thinking when I signed that piece of ... continue reading

October 5th, 2004

"...bush might have a problem cause we are a bunch of pissed off Joes..."

From: [e-mail address omitted] Sent: Wednesday, September 1st, 2004 5:00 PM Subject: im in the US ARMY Hello MR Moore my name is SPC Christopher Britt and i can care less who knows my name so use this if u would like i was in iraq for 15 months because ... continue reading

October 4th, 2004

"He has lost 25% of his hearing and he has the shakes."

From: [e-mail address omitted] Thursday, July 8th, 2004 1:44 PM Subject: [none] My son has done his duty and spent a year in Iraq. He is due out in February of 2005. They have now told him that he will be deployed back in December and that his military career ... continue reading

October 4th, 2004

"I'm in a bunker in Mosul, Iraq, getting mortared daily..."

From: Gerard E. Dolan [e-mail address omitted] Sent: Wednesday, September 01, 2004 4:18 PM Subject: Soldiers helping the children of Mosul, Iraq Friends, I wanted to apprise you of a few things that might help you understand some of my fears and frustrations. Did you know that American citizens at ... continue reading

August 11th, 2004

I Love You, Madame Librarian - by Kurt Vonnegut

by Kurt Vonnegut / In These Times I, like probably most of you, have seen Michael Moore’s Fahrenheit 9/11. Its title is a parody of the title of Ray Bradbury’s great science fiction novel, Fahrenheit 451. This temperature 451° Fahrenheit, is the combustion point, incidentally, of paper, of which books ... continue reading

August 2nd, 2004

9/11 Commission Report Confirms Key Fahrenheit 9/11 Facts

Untitled Document For Immediate ReleaseAugust 2, 2004 ? 9/11 Commission Report Confirms Key Fahrenheit 9/11 Facts The September 11 Commission's 567-page final report has confirmed key facts presented in Fahrenheit 9/11 . ? Here are passages from the film, followed by the 9/11 Commission's findings: ? I. ? Ashcroft Briefing ... continue reading

July 23rd, 2004

9/11 Commission Report Confirms Key Fahrenheit 9/11 Facts

The September 11 Commission's 567-page final report has confirmed key facts presented in Fahrenheit 9/11. These include: Attorney General John Ashcroft told acting FBI director Thomas Pickard that he did not want to hear anything more about terrorist threats. ? Confirmed, Commission Report at p. 265 After Bush was informed ... continue reading

July 10th, 2004

Factual Back-Up For Fahrenheit 9/11: Section One

THE FOLLOWING IS THE LINE BY LINE FACTUAL BACKUP FOR 'FAHRENHEIT 9/11' Section One covers the facts in Fahrenheit 9/11 from the 2000 election to George W. Bush's extended visit to Booker Elementary on the morning of September 11th. FAHRENHEIT 9/11: Fox was the first network to call Florida for ... continue reading

July 10th, 2004

Factual Back-Up for Fahrenheit 9/11: Section Two

THE FOLLOWING IS THE LINE BY LINE FACTUAL BACKUP FOR 'FAHRENHEIT 9/11' Section Two covers the facts in Fahrenheit 9/11 from Bush's failure to meet with Richard Clarke, to the August 6th memo, and ends with the Saudi flights out of the US after 9/11. FAHRENHEIT 9/11: “Should he have ... continue reading

July 10th, 2004

Factual Back-Up for Fahrenheit 9/11: Section Three

THE FOLLOWING IS THE LINE BY LINE FACTUAL BACKUP FOR 'FAHRENHEIT 9/11' Section Three covers the facts in Fahrenheit 9/11 from Osama's relations with his family through Bush's military records and ends with Bush's business history, including Arbusto, Harken and the Carlyle Group. FAHRENHEIT 9/11: In 2001, one of Osama’s ... continue reading

July 10th, 2004

Factual Back-Up for Fahrenheit 9/11: Section Six

THE FOLLOWING IS THE LINE BY LINE FACTUAL BACKUP FOR 'FAHRENHEIT 9/11' Section Six covers the facts in Fahrenheit 9/11 from the Patriot Act through the war in Iraq. FAHRENHEIT 9/11: "Bush also appointed as our envoy to Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad, who was also a former Unocal advisor." "Mr. Khalilzad ... continue reading

July 6th, 2004

Will Isikoff Finally Knock-It-Off?

Never mind that the New York Times has already asserted that all the facts in “Fahrenheit 9/11” check-out (see Philip Shenon’s “ Will Michael Moore’s Facts Check Out?”), Newsweek’s chief investigative reporter Michael Isikoff has made it his mission to discredit the film.? After issuing a sharp response to Isikoff’s ... continue reading

July 4th, 2004

What Fahrenheit 9/11 Says About the Saudi Flights Out of the Country After September 11

WHAT THE FILM SAYS: Sen. Byron Dorgan: We had some airplanes authorized at the highest levels of our government to fly to pick up Osama Bin Laden's family members and others from Saudi Arabia and transport them out of this country. Narration: It turns out that the White House approved ... continue reading

July 2nd, 2004

Michael Isikoff and Newsweek Magazine Deceive the Public About Fahrenheit 9/11

In the June 28, 2004 issue of Newsweek Magazine, Newsweek writer Michael Isikoff makes completely false and misleading statements about facts and issues contained in Fahrenheit 9/11. Isikoff has also gone on television shows repeating the charges. Here are some of the falsehoods he is telling, and the truth: Saudi ... continue reading

July 2nd, 2004

More Views from America #4: New York to South Dakota

NEW YORK Albany: "Our political group, Democracy for America, organized and got 140 people from our group into the 6:50 PM showing. People drove in from more than hour away just to see this film. We nearly bought out that show, but the entire show did sell out easily, as ... continue reading

July 1st, 2004

Newsweek: Howard Rubenstein or David Rubenstein?<br>YOU MAKE THE CALL

In a June 30th piece on FAHRENHEIT 9/11, Newsweek's Michael Isikoff and Mark Hosenball focused on the movie's coverage of the Carlyle Group. ? In the story, which contends that the film was too tough on the Carlyle Group, the magazine identified high profile, well-known New York Public Relations executive ... continue reading

June 28th, 2004

Statement on Disney Joining Forces with the Right Wing

Michael Moore responds to news that Disney--which refused to distribute Fahrenheit 9/11 because it didn't want to be involved in politics during an election year--is teaming up with Move America Forward, the group that tried to keep Fahrenheit 9/11 from reaching movie theaters across America. "Disney joining forces with the ... continue reading

June 28th, 2004

Disney and the Right Wing Team Up!

Disney & Move America Forward Team Up to Show a Brighter Side of America: Special Early Screening of “America’s Heart & Soul” MONDAY – 1:00 PM in Sacramento (SACRAMENTO) – Move America Forward (website: is teaming up with Walt Disney Pictures (website: ) to present an exclusive screening ... continue reading

June 28th, 2004

America's Movie: Photographs from the Opening Weekend

All across the country this weekend people headed to the movies, packed the theaters and watched Fahrenheit 9/11. Last week we asked that people take pictures of their opening night experiences, but we never expected to see pictures like these. In every town and every city, long lines and sold ... continue reading

June 27th, 2004


Are the Facts in Fahrenheit 9/11 True? Yes, absolutely. Phil Shenon, the New York Times senior correspondent who covers the 9/11 Commission, wrote in a major June 20, 2004, article published about Fahrenheit 9/11, “it seems safe to say that central assertions of fact in ‘Fahrenheit 9/11’ are supported by ... continue reading

June 26th, 2004

The View From America: Responses to Fahrenheit 9/11

It is six in the morning and the emails are still pouring in. From every town and every state the story is the same. Massive lines, sold out shows, standing ovations. We have done our best to compile these reports from across the country, broken down by state, to share ... continue reading

June 25th, 2004

Photos of <i>Fahrenheit</i> From Across America

The photos have begun to pour in, and we're still looking for more. Try to limit the photo size to 500K or less (preferably less, but we understand that sometimes these new gadgets are hard to control). We've already posted some pictures below, from Portland, Maine to Portland, Oregon. We'll ... continue reading

June 13th, 2004

Sorry to Scare You, Tony: Michael Moore Was Just Joking

Some news organizations are reporting that Michael is making a new film on Tony Blair. This is not true. Let us repeat - THIS IS NOT TRUE. Michael made a joke about his next film being about Tony Blair in an interview and, apparently, it was taken seriously. continue reading

June 4th, 2004

Statement about Rep. Mark Kennedy's Remarks in the Minneapolis Star Tribune

The following statement was submitted to the Minneapolis Star Tribune on June 3, but it was not printed in their article on June 4. Here is what was given to the paper in response to statements made by Rep. Mark Kennedy (R-Minn): A spokesperson for Fahrenheit 9/11 released the entire ... continue reading

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