May 17, 2007

News > Fred's Too Sexy for His Video

Damfool says of the Fred Thompson video response to Michael Moore:

His most recent heaping helping o’ Republican rhetoric came in the form of a video response to filmmaker Michael Moore over a debate challenge on the issue of health care. Now, I am not a fan of Mr. Moore and my personal views on the state of American healthcare is that we are better off for having a free-market system. However, his weak attempt to suggest Michael Moore is mentally ill for having the audacity to disagree with him is nothing short of schoolyard name-calling.

No. That isn’t what Thompson said.

Thompson said that another documentary filmmaker, a Cuban, who used his documentaries to criticize Fidel Castro was put in a mental institution by Uncle Fidel.

In other words, Moore is celebrating a Cuba for its healthcare system and ignoring the political oppression that goes hand-in-hand with complete government control. And of course, like many people Moore takes Cuba’s rosy government healthcare statistics at face value, despite the lack of a free press and the violent suppression of dissent.

Thompson's video is here. It only takes 38 seconds to watch.

Hat tip to Brittney with two t's and an e.

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Comments

Someone else made a similar point on my posting as well. I looked at Thompson's response again and I certainly stand corrected. :)

Posted by: Coco at May 17, 2007

Someone else made a similar point on my posting as well. I looked at Thompson's response again and I certainly stand corrected. :)

Posted by: Coco at May 17, 2007

There might have been a little double-meaning in that statement, but I liked it either way.

Posted by: Rustmeister at May 17, 2007

It is impossible to have free-market health care. Consumers have no choice in whether to participate in the market. Heart attack? No, thanks. Special today, just $15,000! No, thanks.

We can choose among insurance plans, of course, but insurance is an inherently socialist proposition.

btw, has Moore's movie even been released? How do you know what is celebrated and ignored in a movie you haven't seen?

Posted by: persimmon at May 18, 2007

As part of his movie Moore takes some people to Cuba to get free healthcare. Knowing Hollywood's history of sucking up to Uncie Fidel and knowing a little about Moore, I think my bet is safe.

Posted by: Les Jones at May 18, 2007

The "some people" Moore takes to Cuba are First Responders from the WTC attacks who have been unable to get adequate health care in the U.S., so there is definitely a steaming pile of ignore on your side of the fence.

Whether Moore ignores oppression in Cuba in his film is yet to be known. Emphasizing it rather than ignoring it would seem to suit his rhetorical purposes better.

Posted by: persimmon at May 18, 2007

And how swell of him to use them in his propaganda. Wotta guy.

Posted by: Les Jones at May 18, 2007

What do you expect from a damfool ?

Posted by: Mike at May 18, 2007

What do you expect from a damfool ?

Posted by: Mike at May 18, 2007
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