Saturday, December 18, 2010

Maybe Wikileaks isn't so bad after all.

Michael Moore's Latest Public Relations Nightmare Brought to You By Wikileaks

Here's a money quote. According to Wikileaks:

Cuba banned Michael Moore’s 2007 documentary, Sicko, because it painted such a “mythically” favourable picture of Cuba’s healthcare system that the authorities feared it could lead to a “popular backlash”, according to US diplomats in Havana.

The revelation, contained in a confidential US embassy cable released by WikiLeaks , is surprising, given that the film attempted to discredit the US healthcare system by highlighting what it claimed was the excellence of the Cuban system.

But the memo reveals that when the film was shown to a group of Cuban doctors, some became so “disturbed at the blatant misrepresentation of healthcare in Cuba that they left the room”.

Castro’s government apparently went on to ban the film because, the leaked cable claims, it “knows the film is a myth and does not want to risk a popular backlash by showing to Cubans facilities that are clearly not available to the vast majority of them.”

Read it all.


  1. Wow.

    I'm not holding my breath for that fact to show up on the front page of any newspapers any time soon. However, I will forward it to a few liberal friends. Their heads might explode.

  2. that's awesome, they had to leave the room. Not that any critical thinker didn't realize Michael Moore was making stuff up and misrepresenting facts, it's just nice to see yet more evidence against him.