Convention jeers for a laughing Moore

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Left wing film-maker Michael Moore faced a barrage of jeers and boos at the Republican National Convention today.

Left wing film-maker Michael Moore faced a barrage of jeers and boos at the Republican National Convention today.

Moore, who fiercely opposes president George Bush, laughed and waved from the upper levels of the hall as he incurred the wrath of delegates.

As the crowd chanted in unison for "four more years" of Mr Bush, Moore tipped his hat, raised his fingers and replied "two more months".

Moore, who was wearing a dark red hat bearing the Stars and Stripes flag, got into the convention with a media messenger pass.

He was earlier denied access to the floor area and escorted away by Secret Service agents and convention security officials who said he had the wrong credential.

Moore hopes that his recent documentary Fahrenheit 9/11 will help oust Mr Bush from the White House in November.

Moore faced the onslaught after Arizona Senator John McCain spoke of the "disingenuous" film maker, and criticised him for opposing the Iraq war.

Mr McCain told the delegates, at Madison Square Garden in New York, that Moore "would have us believe that Saddam's Iraq was an oasis of peace".

Rather, Mr McCain said: "By destroying his (Saddam's) regime we gave hope to a people oppressed".

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