I do not like Michael Moore. At all. He's a weasel. But his particular brand of weaselhood is protected by the first amendment.
The gentleman who appeared in Farenheit 9-11 and is now suing Moore was in a news report talking about how much pain he was in. Moore used the clip as an illustration of how badly veterans are being treated.
The guy in the clips feels he was defamed and says the government has treated him well.
I do think Micheal Moore is scum and that his use of the clip out of context sucked.
But if the soldier wins this lawsuit, every reality television contestant who feels that the producers "made them look mean" will think they have a lawsuit on their hands.
And that would be stupid.
As far as I can tell, conservatives are mistaking their intense dislike of Moore with actually having a case.
Media Nation covers this better than I did.
off to wash her hands. Many, many times.