WASHINGTON — PBS commentator Bill Moyers scored big time with two of the
Media Research Center’s Dishonor Awards Thursday night. The annual ceremony
highlights stupid or biased statements out of the mouths of the mainstream
media news and entertainment stars.
..The Ozzy Osbourne (Wackiest Comment of the Year) Award:
David Wright of ABC News who said Saddam Hussein’s 99.7% vote in a sham election
was such that it was "impossible" to tell if that was an "accurate" reflection
of the cruel and barbaric dictator’s support among the masses.
…The And They Called It Puppy Love Award: Barbara Walters for saying Fidel
Communist Cuba was "one of the freest nations on earth."
…Helen Thomas, the highly opinionated veteran White House correspondent, who
written that George W. Bush is "the worst" of all 43 presidents in
America History, was up for two awards, but fell just short. But syndicated columnist
Mona Charen said next year Thomas would be up for a Lifetime Achievement "Dishonor" award.
Also there is Brent Bozell’s column on Anti-Catholic "Entertainment"
And Mark Steyn’s column "Moore
is hell" includes this:
After all, most of the booers were only booing the other
booers. As he explained afterwards, "The booing that started was way up
in the balcony" – that is the nobodies in the cheap seats – "and
then the people supporting what I was saying started booing them."
He must have truly acute boo hearing senses to be able to detect true booers from boo booers. I normally don’t think Michael Moore is that funny, yet that has got to be the funniest thing he ever said. Too bad it was said not out of intentional humor but the highest level of spin doctoring.
Michael Moore also offered another excuse in another article:
A word of advice to future Oscar winners: don’t begin Oscar day
by going to church. That is where I found myself last Sunday morning, at the
Church of the Good Shepherd on Santa Monica Boulevard, at Mass with my sister
and my dad. My problem with the Catholic Mass is that sometimes I find my mind
wandering after I hear something the priest says, and I start thinking all
these crazy thoughts like how it is wrong to kill people and that you are not
allowed to use violence upon another human being unless it is in true self-defence.
The Pope even came right out and said it: this war in Iraq is not a just war
and, thus, it is a sin.
I see that he is still up to the same
high level of fact finding as he uses in his "documentaries".
The Pope has made no such blatant statement. Of course Michael Moore is also
a supporter of abortion – something the Pope actually says is a sin and never
one more inconvenient fact for him. He should have saved his book title “Stupid White Men” for his autobiography.
This website has information on the Church of the Good Shepard where it says that Gary Cooper had converted to Catholicism before his death.