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Oil fields are real story in Iraq, filmmaker says

Filmmaker Michael Moore says journalists are missing the real story on Iraq.

Journalists should look into a possible deal between the Bush administration and Russia to carve up Iraq's oil fields after ousting Saddam Hussein, he said.

"People in the media know this story but nobody will just say it or just do it," said Moore, who accepted the Freedom of Speech Award Thursday night at the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, Colo.

Moore is the author of the best-selling "Stupid White Men . . . and Other Sorry Excuses for the State of the Nation." His film "Bowling for Columbine," an examination of America's gun violence, is nominated for a best documentary feature Oscar.