Michael Moore’s new film about the US healthcare system must be seen in Europe as well as the US
Monday May 21, 2007
The big guy with a baseball cap knows his stuff. He has a point to make and he makes it efficiently and amusingly. In the past his targets were General Motors ruining Flint, Michigan; the gun lobby as the culprit for America’s crime culture; the lies behind the Iraq war. He’s back with a vengeance with Sicko, premiered at the Cannes film festival on Saturday. His question: what has happened to the idea of universal healthcare in the United States?
Moore is a joke not because what he says is inaccurate; “most” of what he says is technically true. But the heart of journalism is neutrality, which means the presentation of all facts, and all view points.
On this he is surly lacking, which invalidates whatever truths he might have told, because his greatest lie is not telling the whole story in the first place.
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