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(Sydney Morning Herald)   Michael Moore gets booed at Oscars   ( divider line
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2003-03-24 07:30:59 AM  
Do you mean the sheep in the audience "baaaa'd?"
2003-03-24 07:32:13 AM  
He got off easy. Should have been drawn and quartered. Several times. Oh well, now off to read the article.
2003-03-24 07:33:13 AM  
He could win back the hearts of the audience by raping a 14 year old.
2003-03-24 07:33:23 AM  
He was hardly booed. It sounded like one or two very loud guys. The rest were cheering.
2003-03-24 07:33:53 AM  
Although I personally don't agree with his speech, good for him for standing up and saying what he believes in. At the very least it was more entertaining than the usual laundry list of thank yous and weeping that is all too common.
2003-03-24 07:34:30 AM  
Here's my fictitious post.
2003-03-24 07:34:45 AM  
You mean it was a fictitious boo? How fitting.
2003-03-24 07:35:01 AM  
and cheered...
2003-03-24 07:35:21 AM  
It was a pretty good documentary. I am not a Moore fan but it was well done. He also has the right to say whatever he wants. It's his dime. The people who booed were no better than the asshats who boo the other side when they make a statement.
This whole war has got me in a bad/sad mood. I gotta bad feeling about how it is going. I'm fearful of 'Nam II.
Ah - wotta way to start the week
2003-03-24 07:35:45 AM  
Misleading tagline, there was booing and cheering.
2003-03-24 07:36:03 AM  
I hate that guy more every time I see him. I'm liberal, I liked Bowling for Columbine, but they were specifically instructed not to make any political statements. And he did anyway. Asshole.
2003-03-24 07:36:04 AM  
His acceptance speech at the IFC Spirit Awards on Saturday was much more coherant (he wasn't booed at all, given plenty of time to speak). I think some his views are sort of extreme, but he's probably America's best filmmaker at this point(well North America that is).
2003-03-24 07:36:48 AM  
Yeah, he's right. I mean, we didn't elect Bush, while Saddam got 100% of the vote.

Thank the good lord I never heard a protester use that for an argument.
2003-03-24 07:37:08 AM  
Free speech biatches. Free speech.
2003-03-24 07:37:57 AM  
2003-03-24 07:38:27 AM  
Rancher, before you compare this war to 'Nam, do yourself a favour and watch Hearts and Minds. It's on Criterion DVD now. These are very dissimilar wars, in my opinion.
2003-03-24 07:38:42 AM  
You've gotta respect MM because he's got balls and he says what he thinks. He's pissed most of MSNBC off so bad that they won't ever bring him back on a talkshow... except for Donahue.

God forbid anyone rock the boat.

2003-03-24 07:38:51 AM  
Love him or hate him, you got to admit that the reasons we had to attack Iraq have chaged about 27 times since this whole bru ha ha started.
2003-03-24 07:39:46 AM  
the only thing fictitious is this asshat's talent
2003-03-24 07:40:51 AM  
do they know what margins are?
2003-03-24 07:40:55 AM  
Y'know, even though I agree with 99% of what the guy says, I just hate the way he says it...

But its still pretty stupid that people booed the guy.. I mean God forbid somebody actually disagree with the government.. Maybe I'm mistaken, but thats the, ah, principle our entire country was founded on..
2003-03-24 07:41:11 AM  
I wonder if he really said "fictition" -- maybe a swipe at Dubya mangling the language? It's in there twice, so it might not be a typo.

Anyway, good for Mike. His films and book are great. I'm glad he won and I'm glad he spoke out.
2003-03-24 07:42:13 AM  
"Mr Moore. Shame on you. Shame on you!"

Free speech, sure, but there is a time and place, farking asshole.
2003-03-24 07:42:36 AM  

So if he disagrees with the government, it's acceptable free speech, but if others boo him because they disagree with him, it's not?
2003-03-24 07:42:55 AM  
And they say Hollywood is filled with childish, self-absorbed, dummies....

Hmmmm.... I don't see it.

/gagging sarcasm
2003-03-24 07:43:19 AM  
Hello, Air Iraq? I would like a one way ticket for a douchebag
2003-03-24 07:43:20 AM  
I hate fictitious documentaries.
2003-03-24 07:43:50 AM  
Moore is an idiot.
2003-03-24 07:44:14 AM  

I agree.

Flame on because I will not be apart of this.
2003-03-24 07:46:02 AM  
Only in a land that "elected" bush would they boo Mikey Moore.
2003-03-24 07:46:50 AM  
Yeah he got booed by a few people, but he also got cheered by a great many, and regardless of the political views of the audience members good for him for speaking out against this bs war anyway. And BorkingChikapa it amuses how you americans go on about freedom of speech all the time, and then when someone expresses their oppinion and it's different from yours you're outraged that they could say such a thing. But then when have americans ever been hypocritical, that never happens, I mean take for example ignoring the UN and going to war with a country because that country is ignoring the UN, that's not hypocrisy at all.
2003-03-24 07:46:53 AM  
-Steveroni with Cheeseroni

Good point.
2003-03-24 07:47:07 AM  
Self-important asshat. He was there to accept an award for film-work, not to deliver a political address. They should all remember the reason they are there. Just say "thank-you", grab your award, smile for the cameras, climb in the limo, go partying, snort coke off a whore's rack, and go home.
2003-03-24 07:47:38 AM  
"And any time you got the Pope and the Dixie Chicks against you, your time is up."

Heh heh... never thought I would hear Pope and Dixie Chicks in the same sentence. My life is complete.
2003-03-24 07:47:47 AM  
the pope AND the dixie chicks?!?

if wil chimes in, we have no choice but to obey...
2003-03-24 07:49:15 AM  
"I mean take for example ignoring the UN and going to war with a country because that country is ignoring the UN, that's not hypocrisy at all."

Heh. Good point.
2003-03-24 07:49:45 AM  
My problem, as a supporter of the war, is that I don't have the platform to speak my views like MM has. He got his message across to MILLIONS of people last night. I'm only a teacher, and can only influence my 90 students or so.....hmmm....well, that'll never make a difference....
2003-03-24 07:49:59 AM  
I'm a big fan of Michael Moore, and what he did yesterday just increased my respect for him.

And even if I was NOT a MM fan, I would have respected the act. I mean, he criticizes Bush and his administration in the movie, why should he go to the stage and be quiet about it? If the Academy didn't wanted any trouble, they shouldn't give it the award (it would not be the 1st time the academy overlooked the best contender).

Anyway, this "no political speech" rule was damn stupid.
2003-03-24 07:50:02 AM  
The next award was given to the makers of "Twin Towers". I was praying that they'd say something to the effect of the subject of their movie not being a fictitious event. Oh, well.
2003-03-24 07:50:27 AM  
Feh. Heard this in the radio. They didn't even give him enough time to get his joke off ... it kinda got lost in the cheering and booing. "the pope *AND* the dixie chicks" ... hehehe. Tha's phunnie.
2003-03-24 07:50:57 AM  
on a day when US soldiers died in battle and appeared on tv terrified and beaten.

not to trivialize this, but it's alright to express your concern for war just as it is alright for a team to argue at practice, but once the war starts we're all on the same team. once the game starts you need to be on the same page.
2003-03-24 07:51:09 AM  
Come on, I could care less what side he was on, kudos to the one of few who actually bothered to say whatever the hell they think and not worry about other people's opinions. I tired of the crap where someone is anti-american just because they don't agree with the general population. 47% of us didn't want to go to war in the first place. And that was if we had UN backing. Without UN backing: 53%. It's just that Pro-War has been the more advertised form, so that's obviously the american way. Whatever the fark the television says... Right?

Borking Chikapa,
Steve Martin said at the beginning, "You have 30 seconds to say whatever you want..." And then continued with his joke about the dart in the neck, etc. It's not etched in stone, but a good enough excuse for me. =)
2003-03-24 07:51:09 AM  
Moore usually, indeed in this case, has a point, people love to trash him but they are usually just doing it for the sake of it.
2003-03-24 07:52:10 AM  
I sometimes wish I was fat and popular.
2003-03-24 07:52:16 AM  
03-24-03 07:38:27 AM Wigglepuppy44
Rancher, before you compare this war to 'Nam, do yourself a favour and watch Hearts and Minds. It's on Criterion DVD now. These are very dissimilar wars, in my opinion.

Wigglepuppy44 has a point... If you're going to learn about history, be sure to watch as many movies on the subject as possible!
2003-03-24 07:52:17 AM  
CommieSheep - you mean freedom of speech means not being allowed to be outraged at others' free speech? Free speech for Michael Moore but not for me?

2003-03-24 07:52:18 AM  
If they booed Ann Coulter, most of you would be claiming how people disrespect her just because she tells the truth.

It's a shame Moore is such an idiot about a lot of things (like race and economics) because makes his valid points (especially about corporate crime) pale in comparison.
2003-03-24 07:53:14 AM  
"Free speech, sure, but there is a time and place, farking asshole. "

And the time and place is when the whole world is watching no? It's not like he's going to get another opportunity like it since the whole propaganda machine has already kicked in and the pro war message is the one we are force fed daily now.
You can't use freeing the Iraqi people from dictatorship as an excuse for war (i think that's the latest reason) and then criticise someone for using that very freedom. Or is it the case of "You are free to do what we tell you"
2003-03-24 07:53:47 AM  
Jesus H. Christ, Dr Tad Winslow... what are you? Twelve? Why not throw some cooties on him while you're at it?

Past your bedtime, little one...
2003-03-24 07:54:07 AM  
Truerichie - ... which would amount to blackmail. A handfull of guys decide that war is good, and protest is only legitimate before the war starts? No wonder they were in such a hurry.
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