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)