Bowling for Columbine Report

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Bowling for columbine is a biased, deceptive and misleading documentary created by Michael Moore, detailing how gun legislation is the main cause for crime in America. Documentary is an undeserved title that Moore has falsely claimed, as stated in Farlex dictionary, a documentary is, and I quote, “Presenting facts objectively without editorializing or inserting fictional matter”, which Moore has consistently done. Good afternoon, my name is Tim Geldard, and I am a spokesperson for the NRA, protector of the American people and her interests. Michael Moore creates an unrealistic, untrue recount of past and currents events. He doesn’t just do this by editing advertisements to warp its purpose. He doesn’t just do this by adding subtitles wherever he wants, and he certainly doesn’t do this just by staging entire scenes to suit his own purpose. No, these are just minor examples of the strategies he uses to twist real events to suit his invited reading. He does this to such a degree, that their original message is lost beneath the misrepresentations, inaccurate statistics and poor acting. He uses emotions to position viewers, and creates gaps and silences to mislead the audience. Moore creates lies by warping the truth. He does this by hinting towards something, but never actually stating it, therefore not technically lying, just not correcting a misguided belief. Evidence of this is six minutes in when James Nichols is introduced. Background information is selectively chosen early in that insinuates that he was a terrorist bomber, therefore already discrediting his opinion. Information such as his relatives being convicted of bombings is especially featured, followed by the statement “but the goods were never found on James”. This suggests that James was in fact involved in the bombings, but just not convicted. For all we know he could be a law abiding citizen who had absolutely nothing to do with any terrorist activities, yet Moore twists this information to position...
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