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Old 08-24-2004, 09:45 PM   #71
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He's better thanks.. just put him to bed so I'm trying to get my own head straight now lol.

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Old 08-24-2004, 10:21 PM   #72
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one thing... if MM was actually telling lies, wouldn't you think he'd be slammed with charges of slander? Yes there is free speech in this country, but it does have a stopping point, and slander is one of them. It is just a thought...
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No, because most people are naiive enough not to notice. And he doesn't directly lie- he just gives impressions, "connect-the-dots theories", that lead the viewer to believe falsities.
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I thought he made some pretty bold statements in the film, and I never felt like it was a "connect-the-dots" process. He was pretty straight forward with facts, which you say are complete lies, thereby making him accountable for what he is saying which makes him a target for slander charges. Trust me, I've gone over this film extensivly in 2 classes (college summer classes) and looked at it from all views (a reason why I haven't taken part of the discussion because I got burnt out on it from class). If MM was telling complete lies, the Bush Administration wouldn't have just sat around. I see a lot of publications coming out from random sources with no credibility supporting BOTH sides of the controversy, but they still only twisted things so it would fit their side perfectly, something I will admit MM did in his opinionated documentary. However, no true rebuttal has come from credible sources, and until then, I beleive there must be some truth in what MM is saying... but take it with a grain of salt, like you have to do with any politician or anyone trying to argue politics. That is just my view on it
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I thought he made some pretty bold statements in the film, and I never felt like it was a "connect-the-dots" process. He was pretty straight forward with facts, which you say are complete lies, thereby making him accountable for what he is saying which makes him a target for slander charges. Trust me, I've gone over this film extensivly in 2 classes (college summer classes) and looked at it from all views (a reason why I haven't taken part of the discussion because I got burnt out on it from class). If MM was telling complete lies, the Bush Administration wouldn't have just sat around. I see a lot of publications coming out from random sources with no credibility supporting BOTH sides of the controversy, but they still only twisted things so it would fit their side perfectly, something I will admit MM did in his opinionated documentary. However, no true rebuttal has come from credible sources, and until then, I beleive there must be some truth in what MM is saying... but take it with a grain of salt, like you have to do with any politician or anyone trying to argue politics. That is just my view on it
I understand what you are saying, but consider this. How would it look for the president, in an election year to be filing slander charges against this man. Or anyone in a prominent republican role filing charges. That would not be a very smart thing to do IMO.
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well, wouldn't it be better if Bush proved those statements false? Rather than let a majority of people believe it to be true, thereby losing large amounts of votes? If Bush could prove MM wrong, I don't think there would be much of a race in the next election. Honestly, I would like MM to be proven false by someone more credible, in court. Until then, I think Bush is just trying to ignore the arguments because he cannot prove them false. Of course, I am only one person and cannot represent the whole of america, so what do I really know??
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I would have to argue against that
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If there really was nothing to hide, then filling charges would be the best option, it would be a showcase of truth, and would air-out all the misconceptions going around. Now if there is truth to the claims, then it is a bad idea, as someone will dig around and eventually find the truth. IMO you don't need to be afraid, if you don't have anything to hide!

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well, wouldn't it be better if Bush proved those statements false? Rather than let a majority of people believe it to be true, thereby losing large amounts of votes? If Bush could prove MM wrong, I don't think there would be much of a race in the next election. Honestly, I would like MM to be proven false by someone more credible, in court. Until then, I think Bush is just trying to ignore the arguments because he cannot prove them false. Of course, I am only one person and cannot represent the whole of america, so what do I really know??
Yes but do the majority of the people really believe MM? Has there been a poll?
If MM was a major political figure, it may have been different. But (and this is just my opinion) by filing a suite, it is giving the man more credibility by the sheer act of acknowledgement. I may be off, but from a political standpoint, I don't think they want to give MM any more attention than he has already attracted.
Personally, I would go after him, but I'm not the president.
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That is the number one reason why this forum beats out all and any other forum! You hit it right on the head there, have some of my miniscule amount of kudos!!

Thanks, thats very nice. I may not agree with him on everything, but he's a good guy. (just don't tell him I said this 8) )
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hehe, good points quarryshark. But I do think there are a lot of people who believe MM, and of course a lot who don't. Some follow his opinions as if they were the bible, while some think he made good points in some areas and was a complete idiot in others. Then there are people who won't even listen to a thing he says because of whatever reason they have in their head. I think it is good to really listen to what an opponent has to say. And if I were Bush (and I don't like saying that because I am not a Bush fan, hehe) I would certainly answer MM by crushing his arguments into the ground and show the public I am the right person for presidency. Just ignoring arguments, in my opinion, shows that Bush is either 1. afraid he might get in more trouble by losing to MM in the public's eye 2. hoping by ignoring, MM will just fade away or 3. trying to hide these truths by not acknowledging them. Of course, I'm not Bush, I don't know what he is thinking (and sometimes can't understand what he is saying either... hehe, just picking, I think his nerves are what screws up his speech sometimes, stagefright sucks...) so I can't say for sure what his plans are. I'm still waiting for some real facts in this dang election so I can start figuring out who I want to vote for. This will be my first time voting and I want to make an informed decision!
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