CNN's Wolf Blitzer had Michael Moore on his show yesterday to talk about SiCKO, but not before "fact-checking" his work with their own Sanjay Gupta. Much like in the article from a week and a half ago, CNN says Moore is somewhat right, but with a lot of smudging of the facts. Well that lit Moore's fuse and he fired off salvo after salvo at Blitzer and CNN as a whole.
"That report was so biased, I can't imagine what pharmaceutical company's ads are coming up right after our break here," said Moore. "Why don't you tell the truth to the American people? I wish that CNN and the other mainstream media would just for once tell the truth about what's going on in this country."
Moore argued that CNN has such a lousy track record of reporting the truth about the war in Iraq and asking tough questions, that Americans should be skeptical of their reporting on health care.
"You're the ones who are fudging the facts," said Moore. "You've fudged the facts to the American people now for I don't know how long about this issue, about the war, and I'm just curious, when are you going to just stand there and apologize to the American people for not bringing the truth to them that isn't sponsored by some major corporation?"
Blizter grew defensive and backed up his fellow CNN employee, saying that he would stand behind correspondent Sanjay Gupta's record on medical issues. Moore, in response, vowed to post a rebuttal to his website, MichaelMoore.com, showing that Gupta's facts weren't accurate.
Wolf was on the defensive from the start and never recovered. He tried to redirect the conversatioin, but Moore wasn't having any of that. Since Michael hasn't been on the show in three years, he laid it into Wolf about the war and their free pass for Dick Cheney. He demanded an apology from Blitzer to him and the American people for their shoddy journalism on the war and on the health care crisis. After he left Jack Cafferty had a pity party for Wolf, saying that CNN doesn't pay him enough.
Oh please, save the pity and do your jobs. I'll give Cafferty some credit on his reporting as of the last few months, but Wolf has done nothing but crap on television. Remember when he promised great questions for the Democratic debate a while back? He had nothing of the sort, in fact it looked like more of a conservative hit job than being a moderator.