Please. No Moore.

December 15, 2010

Michael Moore defends his decision to put up $20, 000 bail money for Julian Assange thus:

“We were taken to war in Iraq on a lie,” he said. “Hundreds of thousands are now dead. Just imagine if the men who planned this war crime back in 2002 had had a WikiLeaks to deal with. They might not have been able to pull it off.

“The only reason they thought they could get away with it was because they had a guaranteed cloak of secrecy. That guarantee has now been ripped from them, and I hope they are never able to operate in secret again.”

Moore added: “For those of you who think it’s wrong to support Julian Assange because of the sexual assault allegations he’s being held for, all I ask is that you not be naive about how the government works when it decides to go after its prey. Please – never, ever believe the ‘official story’. And regardless of Assange’s guilt or innocence, this man has the right to have bail posted and to defend himself.”

So, whilst we must resist the ‘naive government story’ we must embrace the superior mindset and knowledge of a filmaker who has demonstrated his own dubious practices when it comes to reporting ‘the truth’. What a patronising twat.

And who actually thinks nobody had a inkling of what was going on in Iraq until Wikileaks appeared? The ‘cloak of secrecy’ has been looking a bit threadbare for quite a while. In fact, it’s been a common thread of the news for about, ooo, 7 or 8 years.


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