Fight! Fight! Fight! Fight! CNN Slugs Michael Moore

The sparring between Michael Moore and CNN is starting to sound like a playground fight.

On Saturday, Mr. Moore published an "open letter" to CNN on his web site, introducing complaints about his treatment at the hands of interviewer Wolf Blitzer with some crazy-talk:

"I bet you thought I was just going to go quietly away. Think again. I'm about to become your worst nightmare. 'Cause I ain't ever going away."

Well, now, CNN has used its own Web site to respond, releasing a statement on its news site and using it to introduce a point-by-point rebuttal of Mr. Moore's letter.

"It's ironic that someone who has made a career out of holding powerful interests accountable is so sensitive to having his own work held up to the light by impartial journalists, as we did in our examination of 'SiCKO,' " the statement from CNN begins.

Follow the links below for video of Mr. Moore's appearance on Mr. Blitzer's show; Mr. Moore's open letter; and CNN's response. If you care.