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Over at Wizbang I came upon the story of Fred Thompson's response to Michael Moore's challenge to a debate (a a damn shame it is that Fred doesn't have time for it ... I'd pay Barbra Streisand concert ticket prices to see Fred mop the floor with Michael!). The challenge came after Thompson wrote a rebuttal to Michael Moore's newest Mock-umentary, "Sicko", which purports to show how superior Cuba's Hollywood-lauded healthcare system is to that of the United States. The National Review piece can be found here . Perhaps it's this quote, among all the other equally lethal comeuppances that got Moore's goat:
You might have read the stories about filmmaker Michael Moore taking ailing workers from Ground Zero in Manhattan to Cuba for free medical treatments. According to reports, he filmed the trip for a new movie that bashes America for not having government-provided health care.
Now, I have no expectation that Moore is going to tell the truth about Cuba or health care. I defend his right to do what he does, but Moore’s talent for clever falsehoods has been too well documented. Simply calling his movies documentaries rather than works of fiction, I think, may be the biggest fiction of all.
While this p.r. stunt has obviously been successful — here I am talking about it — Moore’s a piker compared to Fidel Castro and his regime. Moore just parrots the story they created — one of the most successful public-relations coups in history. This is the story of free, high quality Cuban health care.