Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Manifesto

The fine print at the bottom says: "We expect this one movie to lead the revolution and take down the greedy health insurance industry." If you want to print out the PDF of the above prescription and mail it to like everybody in the government, all the newspapers in the country, and every single candidate, anti-depresidential or not, and paper your cubicle walls while you're at it, I won't stop you.



I saw CNN's Sanjay Gupta try to refute Sicko, and had planned to rail against it, but tartuffe has already done the heavy lifting:

Moore fact-checks CNN's Sicko "reality check"
by tartuffe
07-10-2007, 1:01 PM #


Result: Moore/Sicko -- 2, CNN -- 0

CNN's distorted, biased "Reality Check"

Moore confronts Blitzer (live, on-air) over distortions and falsehoods in "Reality Check" (and other matters!); suggests apology warranted

Moore fact-checks CNN's Sicko "Reality Check"

And a good time was had by all (well, except perhaps Wolf Blitzer and Dr. Sanjay Gupta . . . and maybe top CNN management!).

2 comments:

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

I;ve not seen the film yet, but I have experienced what life is like when one can't afford health insurance.

Go Moore!

hipparchia said...

woo hoo! right on! go moore!

i'm not planning to see it, because like you, i know what it's like to both be insured and screwed over by the industry, and uninsured-while-sick. just from reading the reviews i'm ready to move to cuba.