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WikiLeaks: Cuba Objected To M. Moore's "Sicko"  
User currently offlineAaron747 From Japan, joined Aug 2003, 8220 posts, RR: 26
Posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2158 times:

Wonder if Michael Moore is still as quick to support Mr. Assange now? Whether true or not (who knows if the cables weren't just the result of insular State Dept. staff), this is certainly entertaining!

Free publicity for Moore, either way.

A confidential US embassy cable released by WikiLeaks claimed that Castro's government banned the Oscar-nominated film because it painted such a "mythically" favourable picture of Cuba's healthcare system that the authorities feared it could lead to a "popular backlash"

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010...cuba-banned-sicko-film?INTCMP=SRCH


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User currently offlineflanker From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 1658 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2144 times:

shhh dont tell the left it might ruin their perception of reality.


Calling an illegal alien an 'undocumented immigrant' is like calling a drug dealer an unlicensed pharmacist
User currently offlineZentraedi From Japan, joined Jun 2007, 660 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2141 times:

Seems as if this has been refuted:

http://www.michaelmoore.com/words/mike-friends-blog/viva-wikileaks

Seems as if the media was just in a rush to put this sensationalist story out sans due diligence and fact checking.


User currently offlineAaron747 From Japan, joined Aug 2003, 8220 posts, RR: 26
Reply 3, posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2137 times:

Quoting Zentraedi (Reply 2):
Seems as if the media was just in a rush to put this sensationalist story out sans due diligence and fact checking.

The Guardian was in a rush to slag Moore? Come again??



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User currently offlineZentraedi From Japan, joined Jun 2007, 660 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2127 times:

lol, my bad. I didn't actually click on the link you posted and just assumed that it was the same old news since you didn't mention that Moore had tried to refute the initial report.

User currently offlineogre727 From UK - England, joined Feb 2005, 723 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2030 times:

Quoting flanker (Reply 1):
shhh dont tell the left it might ruin their perception of reality.

wow, what a SMART comment to make....



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User currently offlineMudboy From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 1167 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1954 times:

Quoting ogre727 (Reply 5):
wow, what a SMART comment to make....

I thought it was a pretty funny use of sarcasm  Lighten up Dude!


User currently offlineACFA From Canada, joined Feb 2007, 261 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1840 times:

Aaron747

Did you actually read the article at all?!?!

The film was not banned in Cuba at all, on the contrary it was widely screened to the populace.


User currently offlineAaron747 From Japan, joined Aug 2003, 8220 posts, RR: 26
Reply 8, posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1797 times:

Quoting ACFA (Reply 7):
The film was not banned in Cuba at all, on the contrary it was widely screened to the populace.

According to Michael Moore...any evidence of such screenings?



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User currently offlineACFA From Canada, joined Feb 2007, 261 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 1711 times:

Aaron747

Why would Michael Moore need to lie about that?

Anyways, it was reported by the mainstream media that the movie was generally well recieved in Cuba. The idea that it was banned seems to me be baseless.

http://www.nydailynews.com/gossip/20...ores_sicko_gets_nod_from_cuba.html


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