I just don't understand how some people can just brush away all of these facts and say "it's all lies...".
Because many of Moore's "facts" are, if not lies, then so distorted as to be completely misleading. NBC News, hardly a bastion of conservatism, even ran a "Reality Check" piece tonight pointing out four gaping holes in the movie. One particularly sloppy example:
CLAIM: Moore accuses Bush of letting bin Laden family members and other Saudis out of the country scot-free right after 9/11.
FACT: First, the 9/11 Commission has stated that no one left the country without being cleared by the CIA
. Second, according to the 9/11 Commission, the flights occurred on 9/14, after commercial airspace had reopened. Third, Bush didn't make the decision to fly the Saudis out - it was, by his own testimony, one Richard Clarke, the recently canonized hero of the American left.
Fahrenheit 9/11 is not a documentary, it's an opinion piece; Moore himself has admitted this. It's a collection of stylized video clips and sound bytes carefully edited together to imply connections that the real facts don't support. But then, 90% of those attending Fahrenheit 9/11 will hear what they want to hear. Facts are merely inconvenient obstacles to their partisan agenda.
Keynes is dead and we are living in his long run.