An Iraq war veteran who appeared in “Fahrenheit 9/11” has lost his lawsuit against Michael Moore. Sgt. Peter Damon, who lost his arms in Iraq, had accused Moore of misrepresenting his feelings about the war by using an interview from NBC News out of context.


BBC:

Sgt Damon said use of the clip in Moore’s documentary made him appear anti-war and against President Bush.

US District Judge Douglas Woodlock said the segment did not defame Sgt Damon.

He claimed the positioning of a clip of him complaining about the pain from his injuries made him appear to be critical of the Iraq war and the US government.

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