Farenhype 9/11 is a 2004 documentary made in response to Michael Moore’s documentary Fahrenheit 9/11, it corrects what the film makers claim are inaccuracies and myths in Michael Moore’s film, and was released on DVD on the same day that Moore’s film was released on DVD. Moore’s film was designed to be critical of the Bush administration and the role that the American mainstream media played in keeping him in power and selling his policies, but he time the release so that it dropped just before the 2008 Presidential Election. This response film was made in just 28 days, with the urgency being the need to release it before the American public cast their votes.
Numerous high profile political figures appeared in the film including Ann Coulter, Ed Koch, David Frum, and Senator Zell Miller. The two films caused some controversy, with planned screenings of each at high school events were cancelled when parents with diametrically opposed political views complained. Pro-Bush parents complaining about the screening of Fahrenheit 9/11, and anti-Bush parents complaining about the screening of Farenhype 9/11. A companion book was released on the same day as the DVD on October 5th 2004.
Released alongside the documentary was the book Fahrenhype 9/11: Unravelling the Truth About Michael Moore’s Fahrenheit 9/11, which sought to expose how Michael Moore sought to deceive the American public by editing footage in a way which suited his own anti-Bush political agenda.