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Saturday, June 19, 2004
Yankee go home!
I, for one, am absolutely disgusted with this blatant American interference in the Canadian election campaign.
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I was wondering what that smell was last night...
Posted by: Kathy | 2004-06-19 7:07:42 AM
I suspect that Michael Moore is really Billy Carter thinly disguised. Computer analysis of his facial structure should confirm it.
Posted by: Charles MacDonald | 2004-06-19 7:16:31 AM
This comes as no surprise.
The last Liberal PM (hopefully forever) said that Canada favored Vice-President Al Gore in the 2000 election. Few in the US took notice.
Senator Kerry has said he has the support of numerous foreign leaders - but won't say who.
The irony is that for Canada, it makes absolutely no difference which party occupies the White House - Canada must deal with the US in an impartial way.
Watch how the Liberals and Ontario people will thank Moore for his insights and support.
Moore obviously said that to promote his "documentary", and not out of the kindness of his heart.
Posted by: Scott | 2004-06-19 8:35:06 AM
I can't even begin to imagine the outrage that would have occurred if a conservative American pundit had made comments about our election IN TORONTO.
Posted by: Tim R | 2004-06-19 10:44:22 AM
Tim: Do you remember Pat Buchanan's statement about "Soviet Canuckistan"?
If so, then it is clear American conservatives care little about what happens in any Canadian election They know that Canada has rendered itself entirely dependent on the US for its daily life. It's not going anywhere, so it's fair game. All your country can do is remain calm and dismiss it.
Moore's statements today are not based on his past experiences. Despite his claims to know Canada, he's very ignorant about the place - as bad as Buchanan in fact. He portrays Canada as a safe, healthy country, but bases that exclusively on Ontario. Limiting himself to that one area shows his ignorance. Worse, even the most superficial research demonstrates that Ontario is as dangerous and unhealthy as any similar place in America. In fact, gun crime is even more prevalent in Ontario now. But whatever his knowledge is, his true motives are more sinister.
Moore came to Ontario to promote his movie. It is in his economic interest to get his name in the news, so he links Harper to Bush in some barely logical way. He gets free attention for his movie, makes a few hundred grand in the process, and leaves. When people see the "movie", they'll realize they've been suckered.
If you want to see a real documentary, then see Errol Morris's "The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara". Very watchable and actually credible, unlike Moore's scams.
Posted by: Scott | 2004-06-19 1:49:43 PM
Agreed. This was my blog about that incident:
Dude, It's Not Your Country!
In a recent television interview with Ben Mulroney (of all people), ultra-liberal U.S. film maker Michael Moore stated that "Reagan-Mulroney", as bad as they were, actually look good now when compared to "Bush-Harper". He added that Harper would take the scissors to the Canadian social safety net if he gets elected and he will cut a whole lot more than Brian Mulroney ever did. I won't even ask why Ben Mulroney is interviewing this guy. The irony in all this is that the Canadian left are running a very anti-American campaign. Should they not criticize American Michael Moore for meddling in Canadian affairs? You know, just to be consistent.
I wonder what Jack Layton or Paul Martin would say if, say, Pat Buchanan or Bob Novak came to Canada to criticize them?
Posted by: Michael Dabioch | 2004-06-19 3:47:31 PM
Actually, now that you bring it up, strangely enough, David Herle, when interviewed by Don Newman a couple of weeks ago, greatly resembled Michael Moore.
Posted by: Michael Dabioch | 2004-06-19 4:02:33 PM
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