Michael "The Slug" Moore Gets It Wrong Again

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Kids in Class With Bush on 9/11 Say He Was Right to Keep on Reading – Michael Moore Was Wrong

By Noel Sheppard | May 04, 2011 | 08:25

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For many years media members spearheaded by schlockumentary filmmaker Michael Moore’s “Fahrenheit 9/11” have mocked former President George W. Bush for continuing to read “The Pet Goat” to second-graders after hearing about the attacks on the World Trade Center.
On Tuesday, Time magazine reported that some of the kids in that classroom are speaking out about what happened that morning, and they don’t agree with Moore’s depiction of events:
Seven-year-olds can’t understand what Islamic terrorism is all about. But they know when an adult’s face is telling them something is very wrong — and none of the students sitting in Sandra Kay Daniels’ class at Emma E. Booker Elementary School that morning can forget the sudden, devastated change in Bush’s expression when White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card whispered the terrible news of the Al Qaeda attack. Lazaro Dubrocq’s heart started racing because he assumed they were all in big trouble — with no less than the Commander-in-Chief — but he wasn’t quite sure why. “In a heartbeat he leaned back and he looked flabbergasted, shocked, horrified,” recalls Dubrocq, now 17. “I was baffled. I mean, did we read something wrong? Was he mad or disappointed in us?” (See pictures of people celebrating Osama bin Laden’s death.)
All sorts of similar kid fears started running through Mariah Williams’ head. “I don’t remember the story we were reading — was it about pigs?” says Williams, 16. “But I’ll always remember watching his face turn red. He got really serious all of a sudden. But I was clueless. I was just seven. I’m just glad he didn’t get up and leave because then I would have been more scared and confused.” Chantal Guerrero, 16, agrees: even today she’s grateful that Bush regained his composure and stayed with the students until The Pet Goat was finished. “I think the President was trying to keep us from finding out,” says Guerrero, “so we all wouldn’t freak out.” […]
One thing they’d like to tell Bush’s critics — like liberal filmmaker Michael Moore, whose 2004 documentary Fahrenheit 911 disparaged Bush for lingering almost 10 minutes with the Booker students after getting word that two planes had crashed into New York’s World Trade Center — is that they think the President did the right thing. “I think he was trying to keep everybody calm, starting with us,” says Guerrero. Dubrocq agrees: “I think he was trying to protect us.” Booker Principal Gwendolyn Tose’-Rigell, who died in 2007, later insisted, “I don’t think anyone could have handled it better. What would it have served if [Bush] had jumped out of his chair and ran out of the room?”
So more got something wrong in one of his schlockumentaries? Color me very unsurprised.
(H/T Hot Air)

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0 responses to “Michael "The Slug" Moore Gets It Wrong Again

  1. Michael Moore would’ve freaked-out, ate a bunch of twinkies and generally made the 7-year-olds disappointed in him.

     
  2. This is clearly a no-brainer. Bush did the right thing by keeping the continuity for the children. Michael Moore is an idiot!

     
  3. Yeah, like GWB panicking and running out of the room was going to change anything.
    Michael Moore is one hot dog away from exploding, and the Publix sale flipped today, and Hebrew National hot dogs are on sale – even those big, fat dinner franks.
    Maybe that is where he is right now. 🙂
    LOL – Come to think of it, I might stop in sometime over the weekend and grab a couple of packages of the jumbos myself, grill ’em up, and toss some chili, mustard, and onions on ’em, and wash ’em down with a few cold ones.
    -Dave

     
  4. I was very proud of President Bush-the way he handled this. Very important not to get people all riled up,and not to scare the children.

     
  5. Dave,dang it! spew alert,I just caught the line”He is one hotdog from exploding” that just hit me funny,and I can’t stop laughin.

     
  6. yes, Moore was a big fat dummy in deriding GWB. George did the right thing and kept the kids quiet. Otherwise, Blooey.

     

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