View Full Version : Dems At War: George Soros Rips Michael Moore For "Misleading the American People"

10-21-2004, 01:45 PM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 21 /U.S. Newswire/ -- George Soros denounced filmmaker Michael Moore for using unethical and misleading tactics following a speaking engagement in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on October 19. But the billionaire liberal still defended a controversial TV ad by MoveOn.org, a liberal advocacy group heavily subsidized by Soros.

Soros was speaking at Harrisburg's Tuesday Club as part of his nationwide tour calling for the defeat of President Bush. Members of the Soros Truth Squad, sponsored by the National Legal and Policy Center, attended the event and confronted Soros.

In response to a question from Harrisburg Patriot-News reporter Peter DeCoursey about fellow Bush-critic Moore, Soros criticized the filmmaker for resorting to inaccuracies "to mislead the American people." Soros emphatically stated, "I am not a fan of Michael Moore."

(See http://www.pennlive.com/search/index.ssf?/base/news/1098264048106 700.xml?pennnews )

During the question and answer period, Soros defended a TV commercial aired by MoveOn PAC in September that portrayed an American soldier in Iraq sinking chest-deep into the desert. His arms were raised over his head in the universal "surrender" position. The ad said, "George Bush got us into this quagmire. It will take a new president to get us out." In response to a wave of protest, MoveOn.org pulled the ad.

Asked by Charlie Gerow of Quantum Communications if he agreed with the commercial, Soros declined to criticize it. He said it is an "accurate representation" of the U.S. situation in Iraq and "I don't see what is wrong with that." (The Q&A period can be viewed at www.GeorgeSoros.com.)

NLPC President Peter Flaherty asked Soros why he came to Pennsylvania, "where corporate scandals have cost people their jobs," telling working people how they should vote given his conviction for insider trading in France.

Soros denied that he was convicted. Numerous news organizations in the U.S. and Europe reported, however, that Soros was convicted of insider trading in December 2002 and fined $2.2 million. Furthermore, Soros previously admitted that he was convicted. In a September 12, 2003 interview on the PBS show "Now with Bill Moyers," Soros told reporter David Brancaccio, "I was found guilty."

After denying that he had been convicted, Soros attacked the Soros Truth Squad, calling it "Orwellian."

NLPC promotes integrity in public life through research, education and legal action. The group sponsors the Corporate Integrity Project.

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10-21-2004, 01:49 PM
Trouble in fat azz paradise.

10-21-2004, 02:16 PM
RL: Im really disappointed...the thread title should have been:

Any theories on why Soros backstabbed Moore?

Baby Lee
10-21-2004, 02:26 PM
RL: Im really disappointed...the thread title should have been:

Any theories on why Soros backstabbed Moore?
Soros is 'stabbing' Moore in the backside? :Lin:

Duck Dog
10-21-2004, 02:28 PM
Soros, the self proclaimed 'functional pothead'.