Wednesday, July 07, 2004

Fifty-nine Deceits in Fahrenheit 911

I thought the role of a documentary was to educate people on a subject and expose the truth? So how can any truth you expose hold any weight if your documentary contains not just a couple of inaccuracies but fifty nine instances of 'deceit' (was 56 but they keep on coming!)? It's all very well lauding Mikey as the man to get the message across to a mass audience but if the message itself contains 'deceits','inaccuracies' or downright lies then it should not be the cornerstone of a revolution no matter how much you want it. Or is it OK to lie when you are on the side of the Good Guys? Seems a pretty dodgy, indefensible moral standpoint to take if you ask me.

I will still be going to see the film and I'm sure I will totally agree with it's message. But my point remains - you don't spread the truth by telling lies. There is enough ammunition against the ChimpMeister without having to stoop to his level.

16 comments:

ILuvNUFC said...

note to mm: open you're mail client

mmChronic said...

It is open.

ILuvNUFC said...

I've sent you 2 emails in the last 10 minutes!

mmChronic said...

And I've received neither. Doesn't change the fact my mail client was already open! Resend to my gmail acc please and we'll see if they turn up there.

Eeh I don't know - had a pc for a few months and he's already misdiagnosing problems. We'll make a consultant of you yet my boy. ;)

Talking of problems - I think I know why Dogs had his dodgy comment count. And it was his fault. Probably! :)

ILuvNUFC said...

Try sending a mail to my Freeserve account while i go to GMail

ILuvNUFC said...

Well that's why you did'nt get my mail the other day, cos you did'nt open it as you told me!
So i assumed....

mmChronic said...

Yay! Chance to use a stupid management phrase that an ex boss of mine used to use.

To assume makes an ASS of U and ME! Parp!

I've received your mail at gmail. I'll send you one to your fs address too.

ILuvNUFC said...

Got you're mail to my FS.Sent you 4 today from my FS.
Signed in here and FF asked if i wanted it to remem my PW and then it said some shizzle about an unencrypted something-or-other and the info i am about to send could easily be read by a third party.????????
What does that mean?

BykerSink said...

You have to ask who is finding these inaccuracies. Since F911 was released, right wing America has spent a fortune on discrediting MM. There have even been anti-MM film festivals.

I had a quick look at the link at the inaccuracies are mostly not as they say - they are simply different points of view. I recently read that having been stung with charges of inaccuracy before MM employed a whole team of fact checkers this time.

When you read the article you link to you'll see that some of the so-called errors are just where they reckon that MM is not showing a balanced view. Like the right ever displayed a balanced view?

Don't fall for the crap. There is a massive campaign to slur MM right now - watch the film and make up your own mind.

mmChronic said...

I know any article like this will be subjective. Having said that it's one of the only article like this that I've seen that also says the White House are a bunch of liars too - hardly right wing extremism.

'inaccuracies are mostly not as they say' (your words!) means that some inaccuracies are as they say. So what use was a huge team of fact checkers then?

As I said in my post I do support the overall message (I think previous posts on here support that statment!) and will be going to see the film and making my own mind up. Actually that's a lie. I've already made my mind up - I know the film will be confirming my own thoughts. All I'm saying is don't just swallow it wholesale just because it comes from a left wing source. So does the Socialist Worker and I wouldn't even wipe my arse with that!

I just think it's damaging to the message if it can be written off as lies. That's the simple minded Sun and Daily Mail readers convinced then. Like it or not that is a big chunk of our electorate - they play a big part in choosing our Government unfortunately.

Dogs said...

So says mC - leader of the Aryan Race Superior Electorate State - ARSES for short

mmChronic said...

Choose any political viewpoint that is 180 degrees away from mine just to make an irrelevant, shit and badly contrived acronym 'joke'. Sort of like observational humour but with a spazzy twist.

Dogs said...

Spoken like a true fascist.

mmChronic said...

So saying spazzy makes you a fascist now? Oh that'll be why we see cadres of Hitler Youth recruits drilling in school playgrounds up and country.

Funny I must have missed the term 'tard' in my copy of Dummies Guide To Posing as a Socialist Because It's Fscking Trendy. You must have a newer edition than me.

Dogs said...

Er no. Saying spazzy is not what makes you a fascist.

It was your (reading between the lines) wish to exterminate all Mail and Sun readers.

mmChronic said...

Considering you have repeatedly demonstrated your inability to read the actual lines themselves I would give reading between the lines a miss altogether.

Where did I infer I wanted them exterminated? Yes I generalised that they were all simple minded - but let's face it to believe any of the tat printed in either of those 'papers' you have to be simple minded. I've just reread my comment and I can't make that same inference. Maybe you need a fascist or feeble mind to make such a connection?