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Michael Moore’s Fahrenheit 911 earns Palme d’Or!!!

Moore said after the ceremony that he expected
right-wing media outlets in the United States to characterize his prize as an
award from the French, whose government opposed the U.S.-led war on Iraq. He
noted that the nine-person Cannes jury that awarded prizes had only one French
member and four Americans, including jury president Quentin Tarantino and
actress Kathleen Turner.

…Moore said
the film was also a tool that would inspire US voters to remove “the dumbest man
who ever ran for the presidency” and overturn foreign policies that had created
“a lot of havoc in the world”.

After some news.googling I found some interesting
details:

The
Herald News
:
Moore said after the
ceremony that he expected right-wing media outlets in the United States to
characterize his prize as an award from the French, whose government opposed the
U.S.-led war on Iraq. He noted that the nine-person Cannes jury that awarded
prizes had only one French member and four Americans, including jury president
Quentin Tarantino and actress Kathleen
Turner.

The
Sydney Morning Herald
:
“Half the
movie is about Iraq. We were able to get film crews embedded with American
troops without them knowing that it was Michael Moore. They are totally
f—ed.[…]” Moore said on Saturday.
“We
thought, ‘We cannot leave this to the Democrats this time to f–k it up and
lose’.” He wanted to “inspire people to get up and vote in
November”.
Moore said the film was also a tool
that would inspire US voters to remove “the dumbest man who ever ran for the
presidency” and overturn foreign policies that had created “a lot of havoc in
the world”.
He alleged that the White House was
behind a campaign to stop the film from being distributed in the US before the
election. An unnamed senior Republican politician, “someone connected to the
White House”, telephoned companies that bankrolled the film to get them to drop
their commitments to it, he said.
Moore is
planning films “on the Israelis and Palestinians, and the oil industry and lack
of oil we are going to be faced
with”.

Contrast this to the CNN
article
which goes to great length to discredit the Cannes Festival in
general and the “Tarantino Jury” in particular.

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