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an article in the New York Times details the efforts to prepare for the inevitable attacks against Farenheit 9/11:
He has retained Chris Lehane, a Democratic Party strategist known as a master of the black art of "oppo," or opposition research, used to discredit detractors. He also hired outside fact-checkers, led by a former general counsel of The New Yorker and a veteran member of that magazine's legendary fact-checking team, to vet the film. And he is threatening to go one step further, saying he has consulted with lawyers who can bring defamation suits against anyone who maligns the film or damages his reputation. [nyt]

It will be interesting to see whether this movie lives up to the hype; and if it is made in a way that convinces the undecideds. These steps to build up credibility seem like a good start.


I've found that republicans (or conservatives) often try to damage Moore's research, saying it's faulty, etc. I was watching one of the Sunday Morning shows - w/George Stephenopolous and there was one question he brought up. Moore was like "well, I have the full transcript on my website" and it turns out that the person who was challenging him had lied. It was one of those moments where I felt "aha" you know? Let's try to just believe Moore for once. And I'm pleased that he has all of this information because it helps with the credibility.
I saw that segment on This Week too. It seemed like Moore was half-accurate.
I thought that it was something like he had an nephew on the way to Afghanistan (not Iraq). I guess I wasn't especially alert during the 9 o'clock hour.