. . . via the great BartCop, from which I also find the transcript to an exchange I heard part of earlier on liberal radio:

Moore Gives It To CBS

An exerpt:

Storm: “So this is satire and not documentary? We shouldn�t see this as…”


Moore: “It�s a satirical documentary.”

���� Storm: “Some have said propaganda, do you buy that? Op-ed?”

���� Moore: “No, I consider the CBS Evening News propaganda. What I do is…”

���� Storm: “We�ll move beyond on that.”

���� Moore: “Why? Let�s not move beyond that. Seriously.”

���� Storm: “No, let�s talk about your movie.”

���� Moore: “But why don�t we talk about the Evening News on this network and the other networks that didn�t do the job they should have done at the beginning of this war?”

���� Storm: “You know what?”

���� Moore: “Demanded the evidence, ask the hard questions-”

���� Storm: “Okay.”

���� Moore: “-we may not of even gone into this war had these networks done their job. I mean, it was a great disservice to the American people because we depend on people who work here and ������ the other networks to go after those in power and say ‘Hey, wait a minute. You want to send our kids off to war, we want to know where those weapons of mass destruction are. Let�s see ��� the proof. Let�s see the proof that Saddam Hussein had something to do with 9/11.�”


Storm: “But-”


�� Moore: “There was no proof and everybody just got embedded and everybody rolled over and everybody knows that now.”

���� Storm: “Michael, the one thing that journalists try to do is to present both sides of the story. �� And it could be argued that you did not do that in this movie.”

���� Moore: “I certainly didn�t. I presented my side…”

���� Storm: “You presented your side of the story.”

���� Moore: “Because my side, that�s the side of millions of Americans, (the majority) rarely gets told. This is just a humble plea on my behalf and not to you personally, Hannah. But I�m just saying to journalists in general that instead of � working so hard to tell both sides of the story, why don�t you just tell that one side, which is the administration, ���� why don�t you ask them the hard questions-”

���� Storm: “Which I think is something that we all try to do.”

���� Moore: “Well, I think it was a lot of cheerleading going on at the beginning of this war-”

���� Storm: “Alright.”

���� Moore: “A lot of cheerleading and it didn�t do the public any good to have journalists standing in front �� of the camera going ‘whoop-dee-do, let�s all go to war�. And, and it�s not their kids going to war. ����� It�s not the children of the news executives going to war-”

���� Storm: “Michael, why don�t you do you next movie about networks news, okay? Because this movie…”

���� Moore: “I know, I think I should do that movie.”

���� Storm: “…because this movie is an attack on the president and his policies.”

���� Moore: “Well, and it also points out how the networks failed us at the beginning of this war and didn�t do their job.”

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