|I'm serious, I cannot see a single difference between what Michael Moore did and my example above. Can somebody explain to me why this would be different?
I'm surprised that you can't see a difference between completely misquoting someone and editing. Editing means(according to the American Heritage Dictionary), "to put together the component parts of (a film, for example) by cutting, combining and splicing." It would be different because you did not "edit" what I said, you *misquoted*. Misquote means, "to quote incorrectly." You switched my words around to say something entirely different, rather than taking a long drawn-out speech of mine and consolidating it by emphasizing key points and using ... to show that you had left something out.
Michael Moore did not take individual words out of heston's speech and switch them around to make him say "I like ice cream." He *consolidated* a 20 minute speech about why Heston was asked not to come and came anyway because it was his right as an american by *highlighting* a few sentences which summarized his entire speech. I have looked at the speech side-by-side that you provided a link to and I encourage everyone else to do so. If moore had room in his film to include the entire speech it would not have sounded any better.
In fact, Heston "deviated from the truth" in his own
speech, while paraphrasing the Mayor's request that he cancel the NRA convention.
|I have a message from the mayor, Mr. Wellington Webb, the mayor of Denver. He sent me this and said don't come here, we don't want you here.
Hmmm...I wonder if Webb really sent him a memo that said,"Hey Charlie. Don't come here, we don't want you here. signed Mayor Webb" According to the Denver Post "In a nice way he (Webb) asked the National Rifle Association to cancel their Annual Meeting now scheduled for Denver next week. He asked in his statement that the NRA do this out of respect for the pain and suffering felt by his people in the Denver-Metro community. They responded that they would
not cancel but instead they would limit their meeting to one day. Reports indicate that the Denver Business Community have joined Mayor Webb's request. Still, the NRA seems determined to go to Denver."
|"Fact: At Denver, the NRA canceled all events (normally several days of committee meetings, sporting events, dinners, and rallies) save the annual members' meeting; that could not be cancelled because corporate law required that it be held. [No way to change location, since you have to give advance notice of that to the members, and there were upwards of 4,000,000 members.]"
4 million members were not coming to Colorado. In Heston's own words, "This decision has perplexed a few and inconvenienced thousands
. As your president, I apologize for that."
There was "no way to change location"? Where there is a will there is a way.
They somehow managed to notify everyone coming that they wouldn't hold their festivities, yet they had no way of notifying them of a change of location? I find that hard to believe. Another event was pre-planned and had pre-sold tickets and cancelled at the last minute. Marilyn Manson.
And I think that is commendable considering that the boys of Columbine didn't use his CD to stab anyone. Manson didn't pretend like it was impossible for people to find out about the cancelled show. I mean, he didn't even know the names and addresses of ticketholders in the first place, yet somehow on the day of the concert no one was wasting away in line, starving and perplexed, over a show that wasn't going to happen.
You can do amazing things with media, like let 4,000,000 people know that a bunch of kids got killed and out of respect a gun convention would be changed. Was corporate law going to send Charlton Heston and company to "Corporate Prison" if he had changed the date and/or location of his festivities? Obviously many people were going to be inconvenienced in the first place by the cancellation of festivities. In his own words, "Don't come here? We're already here. This community is our home. Every community in America is our home." That doesnt sound like a bunch of (refundable) hotel rooms to me....
|Fact: Bowling shows footage of a B-52 on display at the Air Force Academy. Moore claims that the plaque under it "proudly proclaims that the plane killed Vietnamese people on Christmas Eve of 1972."
The plaque, which anybody can read if they go to the AFA, actually reads that "Flying out of Utapao Royal Thai Naval Airfield in southeast Thailand, the crew of 'Diamond Lil' shot down a MIG northeast of Hanoi during 'Linebacker II' action on Christmas eve 1972."
If you want to throw everyone who uses a thesaurus into Ethics Jail for lying, falsifying, dishonesty, and lack of integrity... Please include everyone who has ever paraphrased something wrongly. Like a few days ago when you
said, "Off hand, Moore lies about what's on a sign in front of an airplane-He says something about 'this sign celebrates killed Viet Namese people on Christmas Day.' That isn't even close to what it says.
Funny how he didn't actually show you the sign to read yourself, isn't it?"
That is funny!! What's funny is that it comes VERY close to it. Linebacker II is not a football reference, it was the biggest aerial blitz of the Vietnam War. You can read all about it here:http://members.aol.com/dpoole1272/home/day1.htm
In short, Operation LINEBACKER II began on December 18, 1972, 3,000 sorties, 11 days, and 40,000 tons of bombs penetrated the most concentrated air defense of the war. I'm no doctor, but last I heard, dropping bombs on people tends to kill
them. And I haven't heard of a bomb yet that can tell the difference between men, women, and children.
What's next?? Something about how the Holocost didn't happen???
If there was something wrong with the way Moore portrayed the NRA, they would have sued
him by now for slander