Some Soldiers like Moore's Movie

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    July 16th, 2004 1:43 pm
    'Fahrenheit 9/11' Has Recruited Unlikely Audience: U.S. Soldiers


    By SHAILAGH MURRAY / THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
    July 12, 2004

    FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. -- John Atkins isn't the sort of person one would expect to find crowding into the Cameo Theatre here to see Michael Moore's " Fahrenheit 9/11."

    The 26-year-old U.S. Army machine gunner from Fort Bragg voted for President Bush. A graduate of the University of Colorado-Boulder, he enlisted last year "to serve my country" and expects to go to Iraq later in 2004.

    "That was pretty thought-provoking," Spec. Atkins says after a showing of Mr. Moore's documentary. "I guess I'm a little disillusioned. I've got a lot more questions than answers now."

    Every day since "Fahrenheit 9/11" opened here more than two weeks ago, military men and women have swarmed to the 125-seat Cameo. "Everyone thinks the military is so staunchly Republican," says Staff Sgt. Brandon Leetch, a military-intelligence specialist who spent time in Afghanistan. "What this shows," he says, looking around the theater before the movie, "is that we're not all the same."

    Although a nearby suburban multiplex has started screening "Fahrenheit 9/11 ," too, on two screens -- meaning Fayetteville residents have their pick of 10 shows a day -- most of the tens of thousands of troops living in the area probably won't see the film. But soldiers and their families make up well over half of each audience at the Cameo, cinema owner Nasim Keunzel estimates.

    That surprises Peter Feaver, a political scientist and military specialist at Duke University in North Carolina. There is a sense in the military that "the media is stabbing us in the back as they did during Vietnam" and Mr. Moore's film would seem "Exhibit A," he says.

    Most viewers are coming from Fort Bragg, just up the road. But often a few Marines from Camp Lejeune, about two hours away, join them. The night Spec. Atkins attended, three soldiers arrived from South Carolina well after the 7:30 show had, as usual, sold out. The ticket seller set up chairs in an aisle.

    Read more here: http://www.michaelmoore.com/words/mikeinthenews/index.php?id=88

    Something a little different.... there is some positive here and there in regards to the man.

    Go ahead and proceed to :flameth:
     
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    There are plenty of liberals in the military. I don't think anyone ever denied that. This sounds like a MM defense piece to me.
     
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    I agree, one of the worst movies ever! :tinfoil:
     
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    actually, all it says is that some military folks and some family members of military folks went to see the film. Whoopie! Big victory!! Call out the presses! Geeze......

    What is the big deal? I bet some even saw the movie Gigli!

    Being in the military does not automatically mean that either 1) you have a brain or 2) you are conservative.
     
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    gop.... you look like a guy that use to live here in Vegas and now lives in Miami. He married a Japanese lady here and then, after he opened a second location for the restaurant her family owns, he left her and the kids and took the $$. He is now living in Miami with a 21 y/o new wife.

    Is that you Patrick?
     
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    No... wrong bald guy with glasses and a van dyke. :D Besides, if I were the guy you're thinking of, I'd be gop_patrick!
     
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    Agreed...again.

    The BWP was, however, a great example of how a producer can harness the power of the internet to hype a book, movie or CD.

    That movie sucked!
     
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    Interesting. I just saw it. It was OK. All the lefty usuals. It made the soldiers look really, really bad. They basically considered killing Arab kids just another video game. But, war is war, even if it is based on lies.

    I will have to ask my active military relative, who is a moderate Dem.
     
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    Considering that most liberals are between the age of 16 and 30, and most of the military enlisted is between the age of 18 and 30, are there going to be some liberals in the military? You bet. I knew plenty of them during the eight years I was in. Does a few enlisted's going to see m.m.'s lie festival make it a better movie?

    No. It's still packed FULL of misquotes, distortions, and outright lies. If you're too stupid to see through it, then you have serious issues with easily being mislead, and don't mind being lied to.

    Once again brwneyes you champion this fatass, disgusting piece of shit. You must be one of his biggest fans. A liberal to the core, blind to the truth.
     

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