HAVANA TIMES, Dec. 20 — Documentary filmmaker Michael Moore has responded to false claims that his film Sicko, mainly about the US health industry, was banned in Cuba. Moore maintains just the opposite and sites several Cuba news reports to back his assertion that the US government made up the story to try and discredit the film’s information about health care in the US and Cuba.
By Michael Moore
“Yesterday WikiLeaks did an amazing thing and released a classified State Department cable that dealt, in part, with me and my film, ‘Sicko.’
“It is a stunning look at the Orwellian nature of how bureaucrats for the State spin their lies and try to recreate reality (I assume to placate their bosses and tell them what they want to hear).
“The date is January 31, 2008. It is just days after ‘Sicko’ has been nominated for an Oscar as Best Documentary. This must have sent someone reeling in Bush’s State Department (his Treasury Department had already notified me they were investigating what laws I might have broken in taking three 9/11 first responders to Cuba to get them the health care they had been denied in the United States), states Michael Moore on his website.
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