Kennedy comments cut in Moore movie as in trailer
Tue, Jun. 08, 2004


Associated Press

U.S. Rep. Mark Kennedy didn't get his say in the trailer for the Michael Moore's controversial new movie and he won't get it in "Fahrenheit 9/11" when the full-length feature hits theaters this summer.

Last week, when the movie trailer first appeared on the Internet, it contained Moore's ambush interview of the Watertown Republican. In the preview, the liberal film maker asks Kennedy to help enlist the children of members of congress to fight in Iraq.

Kennedy's reply is not given in the trailer, which annoyed the congressman, because Kennedy said that he had talked about his nephews in the military and fighting overseas. He has two nephews who have served.

On Friday, Moore issued a statement saying none of the exchange between Moore and Kennedy is included in the film. "No statements by Rep. Kennedy are in the film," he statement said. "There was no editing of his remarks."

Joanne Doroshow, a spokeswoman for Moore's office, said Tuesday that Kennedy appears in the movie as he does in the trailer: for only a few seconds and he doesn't speak.

Kennedy's spokeswoman, Anne Mason, took issue with the "no editing" line.

"His remarks were still edited," she said Tuesday. "They were edited quite a bit - completely out."