Tuesday, July 13, 2004

From Kopel's Fifty Six Deceits...

Interestingly, Fahrenheit omits one of the leading evildoers in Moore's grand conspiracy theory. As he told an audience in Liverpool, England, “It’s all part of the same ball of wax, right? The oil companies, Israel, Halliburton.” The oil companies and Halliburton are prominent villains in Fahrenheit, but there is no mention at all of Israel. Indeed, a Bush quote about terrorism in Israel is chopped to remove the Israel reference.
That Moore ignores Israel in Fahrenheit makes sense, given Moore's stated intention of using the movie to defeat George Bush in November. Most American Jews are
Democrats; if they found out what Moore believes about Israel (such as calling for the U.S. to cut of all aid to Israel, and use the money to buy weapons to give to the Palestinians), they might be considerably more skeptical about Moore's claims regarding other alleged global conspirators. 


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