Wednesday, October 27, 2004

Observer-Reporter: Michael Moore takes his show to CMU

Observer-Reporter: "PITTSBURGH--Michael Moore brought his 'Slacker Uprising Tour' to the Carnegie Mellon University campus in Pittsburgh Tuesday, but it's not too likely he found many converts.
That's because the crowd that came to see the left-wing filmmaker, author and all-around gadfly at the University Center was pretty much on his side from the get-go. They lapped up the ridicule he directed toward right-wing pundits Bill O'Reilly and Ann Coulter, Republicans in general and President Bush in particular.
He poked fun at Bush for his demeanor in the first presidential debate and his use of the word 'Internets' in the second debate. But the director of the Bush-skewering documentary 'Fahrenheit 9/11' also insisted that if the president wins a second term next week, college students will be in danger of being conscripted due to America's ongoing presence in Afghanistan and Iraq.
'There's going to be a draft if he gets another four years,' Moore said. 'He's run out of troops. Recruitment is down. Where is he going to get the troops?'
Bush vehemently insisted in the second presidential debate Oct. 8, and in many other forums, that he would maintain an all-volunteer force if re-elected. "

BY BRAD HUNDT, Staff Writer


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