August 30, 2004
BUFFOON IN THE BALCONY:
Michael Moore draws boos at Republican convention (AP, August 30, 2004)
Already a box office sensation, filmmaker Michael Moore got another loud reception Monday at the Republican convention. This time, it was boos.
When Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., told the delegates about "a disingenuous film maker who would have us believe that Saddam's Iraq was an oasis of peace," they knew he was referring to the maker of "Fahrenheit 9-11." The film, which savages Bush's Iraq policy, has set a box office record for documentaries, grossing $115 million so far.
McCain's comments prompted prolonged booing and chants of "Four more years." Many of the delegates faced Moore, who was seated in the press seats at Madison Square Garden because he is writing a column this week for USA Today.
Republicans looked like they were having an awful lot more fun than the Democrats did in Boston. However, any accusation that they were exploiting 9-11 would have to be blunted by the crowd shots which showed them all weeping. Posted by Orrin Judd at August 30, 2004 11:20 PM