"The Michael Moore production Bowling for Columbine just won the Oscar for best documentary. Unfortunately, it is not a documentary.
Bowling fails the first requirement of a documentary: some foundation in the truth. In his earlier works, Moore shifted dates and sequences for the sake of drama, but at least the events depicted did occur. Most of the time. Bowling breaks that last link with factual reality. It makes its points by deceiving and by misleading the viewer. Statements are made which are false. Moore invites the reader to draw inferences which he must have known were wrong. Dates are transposed and video carefully edited to create whatever effect is desired. Indeed, even speeches shown on screen are heavily edited, so that sentences are assembled in the speaker's voice, but which he never uttered."
Well, when I watched Bowling for Columbine I thought it was pretty hard hitting. This article is a well needed second opinion. I'll have to take anything Michael Moore says with a few more grains of salt.
He's working on a documentary about the connections between the Bush and Bin Laden family called "Farenheit 911." I was hoping for something good but if it's up to the standard of deception that "Bowling for Columbine" used, I think I'll pass.
Shame on *you* Michael.
Stupid Academy Award