Sunday, December 19, 2010

Even Cuba nixed the 'sick' flick

Even Cuba nixed the 'sick' flick
Last Updated: 7:07 AM, December 19, 2010
Posted: 2:26 AM, December 19, 2010

Not even Fidel Castro believed the nice things Michael Moore said about
Cuba's health-care system.

Moore's positive depiction of Cuba's cradle-to-grave health-care system
in the 2007 documentary "Sicko" seemed so "mythical" that Castro and
government officials decided to ban the film, according to the latest
leaked US diplomatic cables.

Cuba's government "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," a US diplomat wrote in 2008.

The gleaming treatment center Moore visited is reserved for high-level
government officials and foreign tourists -- and ordinary Cubans are
banned, the cable posted on WikiLeaks said.

Moore yesterday accused the diplomat of "lies" on his Web site."

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