Moore launched into an 11-minute rant on CNN show The Situation Room after host Wolf Blitzer and chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta highlighted allegedly false information in his documentary.
After the director vowed to CNN to “become your worst nightmare,” the network released a statement, answering his accusations and admitting to making two mistakes.
During Gupta’s on-air report, he said Moore had inaccurately claimed Cuba spends $25 per person on healthcare. However, they have now admitted that his movie estimates Cuba’s spending at $251 per person. CNN said a transcription error had lead to this mistake.
In CNN’s statement, a spokesman said, “It’s ironic that someone who has made a career out of holding powerful interests accountable is so sensitive to having his own work held up to the light by impartial journalists, as we did in our examination of Sicko.”
Following CNN’s statement, Moore is now willing to forget the fight and move on.
He says, “I trust the intelligence of the American people. I don’t think there’s a whole lot more to do with this other than I and others are going to be a lot more skeptical with what I see on CNN.
“In the report they say that I fudged the facts and they didn’t find a single fact that I fudged.”
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