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'I think people who saw [SiCKO] with an open mind knew that he made a good movie ... but he's exactly right, the movie did not have the impact that it might have had it not been for the smear campaign and the efforts to discredit both Moore and the content of the movie.' - Wendell Potter on Countdown With Keith Olbermann


Keith Olbermann on Michael Moore, With Wendell Potter

24 November 10

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+7 # Dan Fletcher 2010-11-25 01:05
Is it not evident yet that we need single payer, not only to assure decent health care for all, but to utterly destroy the health insurance industry once and for all?
What on earth does it take to bring this truth home to the American people?
 
 
+1 # bjw 2010-11-25 08:41
We need media reform. Nothing is going to change until we have real journalists and reporters and broadcasts that inform instead of act as PR for narrow interests. Our media are no better than Pravda or any dictatorship control. The difference is the folks under those media knew it for what it was and had underground transmissions and publications. So far, I have heard no outcry from he public demanding more substance and more factual content. Instead, they seem content with the sports, traffic weather, infotainment mix along with large doses of propaganda, PR for Mega-business and Palin-watching.

Truth and the American people have become strangers bumping into each other now and then but unable to speak the same language.
 
 
+3 # DurangoKid 2010-11-25 01:08
$86 million spent and how many $ billions in profits? Pretty good deal, for them. Ah, the best fascism money can buy!
 
 
+7 # soularddave 2010-11-25 02:29
we knew this was coming, but had to wait for the who and the where.

Michael Moore needs a position in the President's cabinet; perhaps the secretary of TRUTH & INFORMATION ?
 
 
+1 # Earlene Hawley 2010-11-25 08:59
Michael Moore: You're one of my favorite people "in the entire history of the world-!" (An old Family Saying-!-but TRUE)
 
 
+5 # Lawrence Babitts 2010-11-25 09:24
Let's, all of us "L"s, remember to give THANKStoday for Michael Moore - Go get 'em Big Mike!
 
 
+2 # Lawrence Babitts 2010-11-25 09:26
Let all of us Liberals give THANKS today for Michael Moore - Go get 'em Big Mike!
 
 
+5 # Foxtrottango 2010-11-25 10:40
Micheal Moore, Keith Olbermann, Rachel Meadows, the Ed Show are just awesome!

These and many more are the vanguard of our freedoms, liberties and justice. We must do our share and join them in these endeavores. With the House of Representatives now being taken by evil forces, we must not only speak up, but take to the streets! To Hell with the GOP, the Republican Party, and the corportate bought Supreme Courts Justices (all five of them). They must not only face impeachment, discredited but also go to trial for betraying our democracy and our freedoms for seven pieces of silver. Just like all republicans, TEA Party buggers, the right wing conservatives, they sold their souls to a greedy corporate America which main purpose is to manipulate on behalf of the greedy rich!
 
 
+3 # Hors-D-whores 2010-11-26 00:45
You've said a mouthful, except that we are too far gone to do anything about it. Firstly we need to do something about all the money that it takes to run for office. Secondly, the media needs not to depend on all the money that they make from campaigner. Impeach the five Supreme Court Justices that voted in favor of Citizens United case, WON'T HAPPEN.
The only hope we have is If all of us become so well informed that we educate people we know to reverse the misinformation in media.
At a Thanksgiving dinner, Speaking with a journalist in the Los Angeles area, I was astounded when he defended military industry and the recruitment of young people choosing the military on the basis that there were no jobs for them anyway so they might as well join, at least they'll have something to do, while a couple of his spoiled, will never need to join nephews were playing military war games on their TVs.
This is the society we live in. I think that instituting the draft would be a very good idea so that the parents and loved ones of these spoiled brats kids, PLAYING war games might question the idea that this country has adapted that endless wars are okay.
 
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