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Wednesday, 31 May 2006
GI Sues Michael Moore for $85 Million
There IS a God. This story just made my day. I would really love seeing Minuiteman Michael Moore sweating like a pig in Court. ;-)

With Carl Limbacher and Staff
For the story behind the story...
Wednesday, May 31, 2006 1:01 p.m.

A double-amputee veteran of the Iraq war is suing filmmaker Michael Moore for $85 million, claiming Moore used an old interview with the G.I. to make him appear anti-war in his movie "Fahrenheit 9/11."

Sgt. Peter Damon, 33, who strongly supports America's invasion of Iraq, said he never agreed to be in the 2004 movie. Damon lost his arms when a Black Hawk helicopter exploded in front of him.

In the 2003 interview, which he did at Walter Reed Army Hospital for NBC News, he discussed only a new painkiller the military was using on wounded veterans, the New York Post reports.

"They took the clip because it was a gut-wrenching scene," Damon said. "They sandwiched it in. [Moore] was using me as ammunition."

According to the lawsuit filed in Suffolk County, Mass., Damon seems to "voice a complaint about the war effort" in the movie.

But he told the Post: "I was complaining about the pain I would've been having [if it weren't for the painkiller].”

Newsman Brian Williams ends the NBC clip by adding, "These men with catastrophic wounds are . . . completely behind the war effort," according to the lawsuit. That part wasn't shown in the Moore movie.

Damon’s lawyer Dennis Lynch said he delayed filing the lawsuit in a bid to settle the matter with Moore.

"We attempted to resolve the situation amicably with Mr. Moore [for a year] but he refused," he said.

Damon is asking for up to $75 million because of "loss of reputation, emotional distress, embarrassment, and personal humiliation."

I'd say this guy likes Michael Moore every bit as much as much as the ?South Park? creators, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, and for similiar reasons.

The South Park Boys, rather than sue, used their Art to acheive a Reckoning in "Team America"

No Moore Michael
They reserve their harshest treatment, however, for ?Fahrenheit 9/11? filmmaker Michael Moore ? but their disdain is as much personal as political.

Stone, who is from Littleton, Colo., agreed to talk about his hometown and the infamous high-school shooting there for Moore?s anti-gun documentary ?Bowling for Columbine.?

?We have a very specific beef with Michael Moore,? Stone said.
?I did an interview, and he didn?t mischaracterize me or anything I said in the movie. But what he did do was put this cartoon right after me that made it look like we did that cartoon.?

Parker and Stone still harbor hard feelings about that sassy, anti-gun cartoon because they feel it was done in ?South Park? style.
They believe the proximity to Stone?s interview misled some fans into thinking they had done the cartoon, even though Moore never said they did

For this slight, Moore?s punishment in ?Team America? is extreme: he?s depicted as a gibbering, overweight, hot-dog eating buffoon who straps explosives to his body to blow up the American do-gooders. The puppet was reportedly stuffed with ham when it blew


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