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Arizona Daily Wildcat
Wednesday, October 13, 2004
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Moore propaganda not to be trusted

Michael Moore visited the University of Arizona campus Monday night and I have to say that I am getting fed up with some of the liberals of academia! I swear the most common response I get from liberals upon finding out that I support the Republican Party is, "Have you seen the movie 'Fahrenheit 9/11?'"

When I proceed to tell them about what the 9/11 Commission Report states about nearly the entirety of that movie being false, they simply say, "I'm pretty sure that movie was all facts, just as Michael Moore intended." It is unfortunate that the liberals have found a very effective way to deceive the young population. It disgusts me!

Linda Ronstadt, who spoke with him said, "My Republican brother is not voting for George Bush, he's voting for John Kerry, and he is recommending 'Fahrenheit 9/11' to all of his Republican friends."

Should any of the people in the United States care who Linda Ronstadt's brother is voting for? I just do not understand the logic of that.

Furthermore, I was appalled to hear on Michael Moore's recent visit to University of Arizona that when commenting on protesters he said, "It's like AM radio and the Fox News channel. All day long all they do is scream." I guess Michael Moore is getting tired of people exposing his lies that he attempts to pass off as truth. Hopefully the Fox News and the Savage Nation's war of attrition against lies outlast Michael Moore's battle to spin them.

Michael Moore also stated, "You may say that you're not interested in politics, but politics is interested in you and it wants to make your life miserable." By this he must certainly mean a life that is dictated by the government and not the common citizens.

If the government is powerful enough to make our lives miserable, why then should people support a growing government? Stop Kerry-bashing, Michael Moore!

Andy Burns
history junior

Republican Moore protesters rude

I haven't seen "Fahrenheit 9/11." And I don't really feel the need to see it because I've read the 9/11 Commission Report and Richard Clarke's book "Against All Enemies," both of which are so damning of the Bush administration that I have a hard time understanding how anyone could support them.

My point: I attended the Michael Moore event tonight not because I'm a fan of his, but because I wanted to hear what he had to say.

Unfortunately for me, I sat in the middle of a Bush cheering section. I didn't mind that I was sitting there with them, but I did ask them to be quiet so I could hear. They were not quiet. It was not enough for them to show their disapproval of Moore when he began to speak, they kept up shouting until they were asked to leave.

Even though Ann Coulter, who writes biased and polemical works and who takes information out of context - all those criticisms that people fire at Moore certainly apply to her - is coming to speak, evidently these Republicans felt that ASUA should not have invited Moore and so they felt their "right to free speech" justified their violating our right to hear him.

What do they fear? They don't have to read or view anything Moore has to say; they don't have to agree with him; they don't even, necessarily, have to respect his opinions - but they should respect the rest of us. I sincerely hope that when Ann Coulter comes, no one tries to shout during her presentation because such behavior only discredits those who engage in it.

Political discourse in this nation has already sunk to an all-time low. Certainly intelligent and informed people, like students of the UA, are above shouting slogans at people with whom they disagree.

Beth Alvarado
English lecturer



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