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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 05:42 PM
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Bill Scher: Moore To CNN: "I Ain't Ever Going Away"
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Moore To CNN: "I Ain't Ever Going Away"

Submitted by Bill Scher on July 16, 2007 - 2:50pm.

On Saturday, Micheal Moore posted an open letter to CNN, blasting the network: "still no apology, no retraction, no correction of your glaring mistakes."

Warning CNN that "I ain't ever going away," Moore pledged to "start looking into the veracity of other reports you have aired on other topics."

CNN quickly posted a response, concluding with, "We have laid out the facts, plain and simple."

Dean Baker, whose earlier blog post factored in to Moore's fact-checking, found CNN's response lacking.

In regards to the dispute over the health care cost comparisons between the U.S. and Cub, Baker observes "it suggests that CNN has no one familiar with social science research on their staff."

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It appears CNN is trying to protect its reputation by having a substantive health care discussion, so it can say it did, but burying it on a Friday night. (Perhaps they will even lament that they really really tried, and it's not their fault no one watched.)

Moore's letter ends with a call to "get back to more important things. Like a REAL discussion about our broken health care system. Everything else is a distraction from what really matters."

There's nothing stopping "the most trusted name in news" from doing just that, and actually conveying important information to voters so they can make informed decisions about their health care system.

A one-time Friday night panel doesn't cut it.
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tularetom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 05:47 PM
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1. CNN - a topic made to order for a Moore documentary
Maybe they could have Candy Crowley making fun of how fat Moore is in lieu of a response.
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 05:48 PM
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2. Ouch! But funny! nt
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 05:49 PM
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3. moore could do a search right here at DU and find some DUZYS. n/t
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