Rep. Mark Kennedy has unhappy memories of his filmed encounter with leftist moviemaker Michael Moore, an encounter featured Thursday in a trailer for the upcoming U.S. release of the film “Fahrenheit 9/11.”
“I was walking back to my office after casting a vote, and all of a sudden some oversized guy puts a mike in my face and a camera in my face,” said the Minnesota Republican. “He starts asking if I can help him recruit more people from families of members of Congress to participate in the war on terror.”
Kennedy said he told Moore that he has two nephews in the military, one who has just been deployed in the Army National Guard.
But to Kennedy’s annoyance, his response to Moore was cut from the trailer (and from the film, according to a spokeswoman for the movie).
“The interesting thing is that they used my image, but not my words,” Kennedy said. “It’s representative of the fact that Michael Moore doesn’t always give the whole story, and he’s a master of the misleading.”
A spokeswoman for the film, which has found a U.S. distributor after the Walt Disney Co. refused to release it, said she had no comment.
Maybe I went a little overboard with the lead-in. Moore is really just big boned.