Thursday, June 01, 2006

The Church of St. Michael Moore: Built on lies?

AP Story: "A veteran who lost both arms in the war in Iraq is suing filmmaker Michael Moore for $85 million, alleging that Moore used snippets of a television interview without his permission to falsely portray him as anti-war in "Fahrenheit 9/11."

Sgt. Peter Damon, a National Guardsman from Middleborough, is asking for damages because of "loss of reputation, emotional distress, embarrassment, and personal humiliation," according to the lawsuit filed in Suffolk Superior Court last week.

Damon, 33, claims that Moore never asked for his consent to use a clip from an interview Damon did with NBC's "Nightly News."

He lost his arms when a tire on a Black Hawk helicopter exploded while he and another reservist were servicing the aircraft on the ground. Another reservist was killed in the explosion.

In his lawsuit, Damon says he "agrees with and supports the President and the United States' war effort, and he was not left behind."

He said that, while at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center recovering from his wounds, he had surgery and physical therapy, learned to use prosthetics and live independently. He also said that Homes For Our Troops, a not-for-profit group, built him a house with handicapped accessibility.

"The work creates a substantially fictionalized and falsified implication as a wounded serviceman who was left behind when Plaintiff was not left behind but supported, financially and emotionally, by the active assistance of the President, the United States and his family, friends, acquaintances and community," Damon says in his lawsuit."

What a man. He loses his arms in combat, and is now recovered and using prothsetics. Not only that, but he still supports the defense of america, and is standing up for what he believes in, and his own word. If Micheal Moore did this, it is not supriseing. Repulsive? Yes. Taking the words of a soldier out of context and without his permission is about as low as the dirt in the bottom of a potted plant.

Still, not surprising coming from Moore.


Carey said...

That ought to say something to the American people -- a wounded serviceman still supporting the President.

Palm boy said...

Very good point.

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