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WikiLeaks: Cuba Objected To M. Moore's "Sicko"

Mon Dec 20, 2010 6:33 am

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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RE: WikiLeaks: Cuba Objected To M. Moore's "Sicko"

Mon Dec 20, 2010 6:55 am

shhh dont tell the left it might ruin their perception of reality.
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RE: WikiLeaks: Cuba Objected To M. Moore's "Sicko"

Mon Dec 20, 2010 6:58 am

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.
 
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RE: WikiLeaks: Cuba Objected To M. Moore's "Sicko"

Mon Dec 20, 2010 7:03 am

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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RE: WikiLeaks: Cuba Objected To M. Moore's "Sicko"

Mon Dec 20, 2010 7:18 am

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.
 
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RE: WikiLeaks: Cuba Objected To M. Moore's "Sicko"

Mon Dec 20, 2010 12:07 pm

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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RE: WikiLeaks: Cuba Objected To M. Moore's "Sicko"

Mon Dec 20, 2010 2:24 pm

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

I thought it was a pretty funny use of sarcasm  Lighten up Dude!
 
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RE: WikiLeaks: Cuba Objected To M. Moore's "Sicko"

Mon Dec 20, 2010 4:43 pm

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.
 
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RE: WikiLeaks: Cuba Objected To M. Moore's "Sicko"

Mon Dec 20, 2010 5:57 pm

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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RE: WikiLeaks: Cuba Objected To M. Moore's "Sicko"

Mon Dec 20, 2010 8:29 pm

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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