Tuesday, June 22, 2004

One Moore.

I know I know, I need to shut the fuck up about Moore and his movie and all that bidness. I wanted to post this little temper tantrum/fib from Mikey. Is it me or has he totally lost any sense of humor that he once had?

Here's an excerpt from the LA Times: Truth teller or story stretcher?

fter spending two hours at lunch with Michael Moore the other day, the biggest shock for me was learning that when it comes to "Republican hacks" — his phrase, not mine — the man he seems to loathe the most isn't George Bush but Jay Leno. "He's banned me from his show for 10 years," contends Moore, who does a wickedly funny Leno impression. "Then, after my Oscar speech, I thought he went out of his way to incite violence against me by showing 'Michael Moore's house' being blown up. It was a frightening time for me — my house in Michigan was vandalized. And he'd have James Woods and other guests on and incite them to criticize me."

Tugging on his signature baseball cap, this one with a "Made in Canada" logo, Moore says Leno changed his tune, inviting him to appear after the filmmaker's incendiary "Fahrenheit 9/11" documentary won the coveted Palme d'Or at the Cannes film festival. "Of course I said no."
[Leno's people] offered an account at odds with Moore's. They said that far from being banned, Moore was invited to appear after Cannes and was asked to be on the show twice in recent years, most recently after "Bowling for Columbine" won the Oscar for best documentary and Moore gave an inflammatory acceptance speech. After hearing of Moore's charge about showing his house being blown up, Leno went back and watched the tape, which he said shows not a house but a shack in the desert being hit by a missile. Through his publicist, Leno said, "If the jokes bothered him, I wish Michael would have called. Or he could have come on the show. I was just telling jokes about what made headlines, and that included him."

Leno's producer, Debbie Vickers, added: "Michael may feel he has a feud with us, but I know of no feud we have with him."


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