Filmmaker Michael Moore is producing a new documentary.
Fahrenheit 11/9, which apparently is a clever reversal of the name of his previous film, is of course about President Trump. And according to Moore, it’s going to be a blockbuster and Trump is going to “rue the day” he ever met the filmmaker (their paths used to cross in New York.)
But before he starts attacking the president, Mr. Moore has some Fake News of his own I’d like him to address. I’m not talking about his opinions, which are often objectionable but because they are opinions can’t be proven as true or false.
I want to address the outright untruths contained in his autobiography “Here Comes Trouble.” I wrote about them when the book was published in 2011 but he has never addressed the obvious falsehoods – in fact he has recently taken to exaggerating an already obvious lie.
According to the filmmaker the trouble started with his famous 2003 Oscar acceptance speech when he condemned the Iraq War and President George W. Bush. Mr. Moore says it made him “the most hated man in America.”
Death threats followed and Mr. Moore decided to hire bodyguards – “nine ex-Navy SEALs.”
After he made the documentary “Fahrenheit 9/11” Moore claims the hate rose to a new level.
In the book, Mr. Moore outlines three attacks in particular to illustrate the level of violence he was enduring. However, his accounts (and the more recent embellishments) raise questions about these incidents and reasonable doubts if they even happened.
One of the most public attacks was in Tennessee.
According to Mr. Moore:
“In Nashville, a man with a knife leapt up on the stage and started coming toward me. The Seal grabbed him from behind by his belt loop and collar and slung him off the front of the stage to the cement floor below. Someone had to mop up the blood after the Seals took him away.”
After the book was published I inquired and Officer Don Aaron of Nashville Police Public Affairs Department said there is no record of such an incident involving Mr. Moore occurring in the area.