Did Michael Moore tell a lie?
I'm sure that many of you recall the story of the 'Palestinian' director on his way to the Oscars, who was 'held' by immigration authorities at Los Angeles International Airport, all as excruciatingly tweeted by Michael Moore
. I'm sure you'll all be shocked to hear that Moore just might have been lying
But while there is nothing in the log to contradict Burnat's account
or his gratitude to Moore for leaping to his aid, the document does
suggest that Moore overstated, at least, the length of the incident. The
filmmaker's tweets originally drew complaints from an airport official
that Moore was overhyping a routine, and relatively brief, incident.
That account, in turn, prompted Moore to accuse BuzzFeed (and presumably
the source) of dishonesty.
Airport officials Tuesday agreed to
show BuzzFeed the agency's log from February 19, whose timeline appears
to confirm the original source's claim.
According to the log, which is kept in the secondary inspection area at LAX's Tom Bradley International Terminal:
5:28pm: Burnat was referred to secondary inspection
at LAX made the logbook available and five officials spoke to BuzzFeed
on the condition of anonymity, citing a policy against discussing
individual cases. (A spokesman for Customs and Border Protection
declined to comment on the incident.)
5:30pm: Burnat was admitted to secondary inspection
5:53pm: Burnat was released from secondary inspection
I'm shocked. Just shocked....
Labels: Oscars, Palestinians, United States