WikiLeaks: Michael Moore Film “Sicko” Banned in Cuba

A WikiLeaks cable reveals that — drumroll please — Cuba has an inferior, inhumane system of health care.  Not that that comes as a surprise to anyone, except perhaps to Michael Moore and the members of the Congressional Black Caucus.  Speaking of Michael Moore, the cable contains a juicy tidbit describing why his film “Sicko” was banned in Cuba.

[Source] stated that Cuban authorities have banned Michael Moore’s documentary, “Sicko,” as being subversive. Although the film’s intent is to discredit the U.S. healthcare system by highlighting the excellence of the Cuban system, he said the regime 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. When the FSHP showed Sicko to a group of [Cuban doctors], some became so disturbed at the blatant misrepresentation of healthcare in Cuba that they left the room.

I wonder if Michael Moore will now regret posting bail for Julian Assange.

(h/t Member Nathaniel Wright and BoingBoing)

  1. Franco
    Andrew Johnson: One of my professors showed this film in class last year (no way, a liberal professor) and what scares me is that 99.99% of the people in that class will spend the rest of their lives under the impression of Moore’s agenda. They will point to the Cuban healthcare system as “superior” to ours, therefore demanding we must model ourselves after them.

    Thank goodness for Ricochet! · Dec 17 at 6:37pm

    A preponderance of liberals by now have come to disavow Micheal Moore, not because they are insightful or fair minded but because Moore had been caught in so many provable lies. I would recommend you complain to your school about this professor showing the work of a known propagandist in the classroom. Any  google search will quickly encounter the long list of these easily provable lies. You might add this new tidbit as well. If you are really brave send the prof a copy.

    In any case, I’m sorry you had to sit through that, and pay money for it too. BTW what do you think one class hour costs you? $50 ? $100? You might want to mention that to the Dean as well.

  2. Kennedy Smith

     See, that’s the thing.  Mr “I am saddened to have misjudged you” (as he said to the 19YO he was stalking) revealed a lot of stuff that puts the US in a good light and our enemies in a bad one.  And then didn’t redact the names of people fighting the good fight who will now be painfully killed.

    Michael Moore regrets nothing.  While much is in him, that ain’t.

  3. Andrew Johnson

    One of my professors showed this film in class last year (no way, a liberal professor) and what scares me is that 99.99% of the people in that class will spend the rest of their lives under the impression of Moore’s agenda. They will point to the Cuban healthcare system as “superior” to ours, therefore demanding we must model ourselves after them.

    Thank goodness for Ricochet!

  4. Robert Bennett

    Apparently this story might not be true.  Jake Tapper tweeted this link.

    http://www.michaelmoore.com/words/mike-friends-blog/viva-wikileaks

  5. Lady Kurobara

    The word “loathsome” was invented specifically for Michael Moore.  Even then, it is not good enough unless you put it in italics — loathsome — in order to convey the level of revulsion he inspires.  More than any other living person, because of his politics and his physical appearance, Michael Moore invites (and deserves) the ad hominem attack.  Regretably, the Ricochet CoC prevents me from expanding on this juicy theme.

    In conclusion: Michael Moore is utterly disgusting and makes Julian Assange look like a magnificent human being (no small feat).

  6. Lady Kurobara
    Robert Bennett: Apparently this story might not be true.  Jake Tapper tweeted this link.

    http://www.michaelmoore.com/words/mike-friends-blog/viva-wikileaks

    I see…

    Michael Moore himself denies the story.  And we should believe that lying sack of crap because…?

  7. Spin

    Can I just be the one to say it:  ”Michael Moore is a Big Fat Idiot”

  8. flownover

    Who’s Jake Tapper ?

  9. Diane Ellis
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    Midget Faded Rattlesnake

    Well, until someone other than Moore denies the story — or offers evidence that it is untrue — I prefer to believe it.

    The irony is too delicious. · Dec 18 at 11:49am

    My sentiments precisely.

  10. Maurilius
    flownover: Who’s Jake Tapper ? · Dec 18 at 1:17pm

    Tapper is an often respectable journalist who does not always hew to the liberal line. For example, during the campaign when Obama released the atrocious ad about McCain not being able to use a computer, Tapper debunked it:

    “Assuredly McCain isn’t comfortable talking about this — and the McCain campaign discouraged me from writing about this — but the reason the aged Arizonan doesn’t use a computer or send e-mail is because of his war wounds…He can type, he occasionally does type, but in general, the injuries he sustained as a POW — ones that make it impossible for him to raise his arms high enough to comb his hair — mean that small tasks make his shoulders ache, so he tries to avoid any repetitive exercise.”

    I would love for the Sicko item to be true, but I want to know more before I’ll buy into it. “Too good to check” is fun, but not correct. It is Michael Moore’s approach to the world, and shouldn’t be ours.

  11. Pilgrim
    Ken Owsley: Can I just be the one to say it:  ”Michael Moore is a Big Fat Idiot” · Dec 18 at 10:36am

    Somebody had to, might as well be you

  12. flownover

    You may see a scintilla of regret pass over Moore’s pasty expanse of cheek and mouth, but shame will never live there.

    I gave him  a copy of the City Journal (after I finished) one day when disembarking from a flight where I sat behind him. I told him “you really need to read this instead of Mother Jones”. I thought it was strange that he got to board last. Maybe his celebrity so overwhelmed the folks at American. He was cleanshaven and looked to weigh about 320 pounds. Think of the shower curtain-ring guy minus the charm,warmth, and smile. But he thanked me. Darn it guys, I tried, but Al Gore must have told him that “there’s money in those lies” .

  13. Midget Faded Rattlesnake
    Lady Kurobara

    Robert Bennett: Apparently this story might not be true.  Jake Tapper tweeted this link.

    http://www.michaelmoore.com/words/mike-friends-blog/viva-wikileaks

    I see…

    Michael Moore himself denies the story.  And we should believe that lying sack of crap because…? · Dec 18 at 7:58am

    Well, until someone other than Moore denies the story — or offers evidence that it is untrue — I prefer to believe it.

    The irony is too delicious.