by American filmmaker and political commentator Michael Moore
. The film takes a critical look at the presidency of George W. Bush
, the War on Terror
, and its coverage in the news media. The film is the highest grossing documentary of all time.
In the film, Moore contends that American corporate media
were "cheerleaders" for the 2003 invasion of Iraq
and did not provide an accurate or objective analysis of the rationale for the war
or the resulting casualties there.
Not even Ricky Martin could fly.
[on Bush] He couldn't get his judges appointed. He had trouble getting his legislation passed, and he lost Republican control of the Senate. His approval ratings in the polls began to sink. He was already beginning to look like a lame duck president. With everything going wrong, he did what any of us would do. He went... on vacation
The FBI was coming to see Barry, and they weren't there to jazzercise.
I couldn't believe that virtually no member of Congress had read the Patriot Act before voting on it. So I decided that the only patriotic thing to do, was for me to read it to them.
Meet John Ashcroft. In 2000, he was running for re-election as Senator from Missouri against a man who died the month before the election. The voters preferred the dead guy, so George W. Bush made him his Attorney General. He was sworn in on a stack of Bibles, 'cause when you can't beat a dead guy, you need all the help you can get.
You can understand why the police needed to spy on a group like Peace Fresno. (camera shows the members) Just look at them! (member rolls his eyes) A gathering of terrorists if I ever saw one.