Moore loose facts

January 3, 2008

Michael Moore continues to demonstrate his casual disregard for fact checking (as he also so elegantly displayed in his recent film An Inconvenient Truth). In a letter to his fans regarding the upcoming Iowa caucuses, Moore signs his name with:

“Michael Moore (not an Iowa voter, but appreciative of any state that has a town named after a sofa)”

Davenport, Iowa was named after the 19th-century Illinois militia Colonel, George Davenport, who had dubious distinction of being murdered on the Fourth of July (in 1835). The sofas were named for their maker, the (now defunct) A.H. Davenport Furniture Company of Boston, Massachusetts.

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