Michael Moore at Oscars Awards = ?

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    Michael Moore at Oscars Awards = ?

    I was eating dinner and watching the Oscars. Anyone else see this? Anyways...

    He along with someone else won the Oscar for Bowling for Columbine in the Documentary Category.
    He was given a standing ovation for doing a documentary on Columbine High School.

    Anyways, during his thank you speech time; he bashes on the President and the war. Not only does he bash on the president, but he bashes on a system that has been in place for over 200 years that the Framers of the Constitution essentially put in place.

    In my opinion, it wasn't the time nor the place to criticize the president, election process, and the war. He was booed, at which I agree with those that booed. It just isn't the time nor the place.

    If you want to criticize, fine by me; you are entitled to your opinion; however, as I have repeatedly said, I believe that it was not the right time nor place.

    I don't agree with him essentially saying bashing on the election process that has been in place for over 200 years.

    This is probably paraphrased but he said (at least something along the lines of):
    We live in fictitious times with fictitious elections with a fictitious president that brought us to war for fictitious reasons.
    fictitious was definitely used in this context. that part is a direct word quote.

    Also, he was on stage with all the nominees for this award; which I don't think they appreciated for being represented this way.

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    He ficticously sucks.
    If you ever need a hug, just ask.

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    What an idiot. There are better places and ways to give an opinion, you know?

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    > doing a documentary on Columbine High School.

    That's not what it was about...

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    Originally posted by Govtcheez
    > doing a documentary on Columbine High School.

    That's not what it was about...
    really. Oh, I thought it was. I heard that it was about the HS incident, and included video not seen before.

    Well, anyways, that's beside the point.

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    okay, I just did a quick research. It wasn't about the tragedy, but it did have mentions and did have tapes of the HS incident.

    I've heard mixed reviews about what was in the actual documetary though.

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    Just letting you know.

    Anyways, why it such a big deal? Everyone knew Moore was going to spout off every chance he got. If someone had come on saying "kill everyone in iraq", they would have gotten standing ovations.

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    I just don't see it as the right time nor place.
    If you want to voice your opinion, you could just on a show like O'Reilly or something.

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    Dumb & Dumber What a good comedy.

    &the world goes on.

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    Originally posted by alpha
    I just don't see it as the right time nor place.
    If you want to voice your opinion, you could just on a show like O'Reilly or something.
    Why? Nobody (smart) watches Fox News.

    I don't understand "the right time or the right place." It's just The
    Oscars. They really aren't that important; they don't really
    deserve a lot of respect.

    Anywho, here's everything he said:

    "We live in the time where we have fictitious election results that
    elect a fictitious president," Moore said. "We live in a time where
    we have a man who's sending us to war for fictitious reasons,
    whether it's the fiction of duct tape or the fiction of orange alerts.

    Applause gave way to some boos, as the orchestra began
    playing to cue the filmmaker to leave the stage.

    "We are against this war, Mr. Bush. Shame on you, Mr. Bush.
    Shame on you," Moore shouted.
    Last edited by Cheeze-It; 03-24-2003 at 07:28 AM.
    Staying away from General.

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    Wow I wish I would have seen that. Bowling for Columbine definitely deserved an award, even though alot of the different events depicted in it were one-sided because in alot of cases the whole situation was not presented, just the side he wanted to show. I imagine he knew he was going to get booed cause Michael Moore no matter how much you hate or disagree with him is not an idiot.

    EDIT- just read the above post, good point and yea thats not really so bad, typical Michael Moore heh. The USA is built on the whole concept of having freedom, and that includes freedom of speech.
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    Originally posted by alpha
    If you want to voice your opinion, you could just on a show like O'Reilly or something.
    You want Michael Moore on O'Reilly? Do you have some sort of personal vendetta against censors?

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    ...it was pretty entertaining no doubt...
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    I didn't see the broadcast yesterday ... but heard it on the radio today morning. But I feel that it is very funny I would have loved to see the producers' faces who already were under tremendous pressure for the ceremony because of the war

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    Originally posted by Govtcheez
    You want Michael Moore on O'Reilly? Do you have some sort of personal vendetta against censors?
    haha...

    i agree that the oscars aren't that big of a deal and aren't exactly highly respected.
    anyways, it's not that big of a deal, but i just wanted to see people's opinions.

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