CNN has provided and exhausting, ah hem, exhaustive response to Michael Moore's problems with CNN's reporting on Sicko. Fact checking and fact accuracy besides it is pretty clear to me that CNN's attention paid to Moore was purposefully skeptical if not down right inaccurate for a reason known as...ratings!...that's right, what a surprise.
Anyway, the CNN spokesperson's response, delivered point by point, to problems Moore had with CNN's reporting are insignificant and boring!
Here is an example,
POINT NO. 3:
CNN: In fact, Americans live just a little bit longer than Cubans on average.
"The Truth" (from Michael Moore's Web site):
Just the opposite. The 2006 United Nations Human Development Report's human development index states the life expectancy in the United States is 77.5 years. It is 77.6 years in Cuba
Moore cites the 2006 United Nations Human Development Index, which uses life expectancy data from 2004. CNN relied on the 2007 World Health Organization report, which uses life expectancy data from 2005. That data shows Americans with a life expectancy of 77.9 years and Cubans with a life expectancy of 77.2 years.
Uh, give me a break CNN. Way to find a different stat and use it to make it seem like Michael Moore lied or at best simply got his facts wrong. I can't wait until the 2006 and 2007 and 2008 stats come out so we can see who is most right. No one is gonna stop watching you because Michael Moore got mad. Why waste time responding. Everyone knows corporate media is influenced by the corporations that sponsor them. You're not fooling anyone.