Moore Facts? (Part 2)

Thursday, July 15, 2004

Posted by J. J. Jackson @ 6:45 PM


Continuing on with our look at the lies of Michael Moore:

Michael Moore’s "FACT" sheet continues:

"In his first eight months in office before September 11, George W. Bush was on vacation, according to the Washington Post, forty-two percent of the time."

Why is it presented: to show that President Bush is a liar, and idiot and an incompetent President
The problem here is that "vacation" implies that someone is away from their work and detached from the duties required by it. Ask the average citizen what "vacation" means and you will get a similar response. Moore’s Washington Post "source" says that these vacations were "weekends at Camp David, layovers at Kennebunkport and assorted to-ing and fro-ing". Are these "vacations"? How does a President go on "vacation"?


Does he perhaps spend time outside of the Oval Office and does this time away constitute "vacation"?
No. Michael Moore and the Washington Post actually provide no evidence that President Bush was on "vacation" in the traditional sense of the word. He did show that yes, President Bush spent a lot of time out side of the Oval Office however.


The USA today on 8/3/2001 even reported "White House officials point out that the president is never off the clock. They refer to the 30 days at his Texas ranch — now it's called the Western White House — as a working vacation. "He'll receive daily national security updates and handle the duties of the Oval Office from his 1,583-acre spread near Crawford."

This statement is presented to give a false impression, hence definition #2 of a lie "to create a false or misleading impression".
 
(Read the rest in Moore Facts? Part 2)


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