Seems Michael Moore was using some of the same tricks the Watchtower uses (taking quotes entirely out of context)
Interesting...Makes you wonder what else was misrepresented in the film.
Injured Vet Sues Michael Moore For $85 Million
(CBS4) MIDDLEBORO A local veteran who lost parts of both of his arms in Iraq, is suing filmmaker Michael Moore. Sgt. Peter Damon says Moore recycled old news footage and used it in a way that made Damon seem anti-war.
The snip-it appears in Moore’s film "Fahrenheit 9/11."
Sgt. Peter Damon, a father of two from Middleboro, strongly supports the war effort in Iraq and never agreed to appear in Moore’s movie. He is now suing for $85 million.
"I didn't lose my arms over there to come back and be used as ammunition against my commander in chief," said Damon.
Damon was interviewed by NBC in 2003 while being treated at Walter Reed Army Hospital. The interview was about a new painkiller being used on injured soldiers. Damon says he did not express any views on the war itself in that interview.
Michael Moore used a clip from that interview in "Fahrenheit 9/11." It shows Damon lying on a gurney, saying he feels like he’s being "crushed in a vice."
The scene appears in a sequence that talks about how the government is abandoning veterans.
"The original interview was supposed to be someting positive about the treatment we were receiving, not an attack, not something to be used in a story about veterans being left behind, because as you can see behind me, I am the last person to talk about being left behind," said Damon.
You may recall Peter Damon threw out the first pitch at Fenway Park after returning home to Middleboro. The non-profit group Homes For Our Troops also built a home for the Damon family, specially designed for Peter’s physical needs.
The lawsuit also names NBC, Miramax, and other production companies.
CBS4's Jon Keller reached out to Moore's office with no response. Damon's lawyer says the case could take a year to make it to court.
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