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July 06, 2004

Michael Moore is a Ghoul « Politics As Usual »

Two of the greatest tragedies in modern United States history are 9/11 and the shootings at Columbine High School.

Michael Moore has made millions of dollars off of these events.

Has he given a single dime to the families of the wounded and killed at Columbine? Has he contributed a portion of the profits to the families of slain soldiers...or did he just use their name and image to enrich himself at their expense?

Luckily, he's not a Democrat. I mean, he's registered as one, but that doesn't mean anything.

He hired Prominent Republican Chris Lehane to defend criticism of his latest mockumentary. Hmmm...let's see...what campaign did Mr. Lehane recently run...?

He was feted by RNC Chairman Mark Racicot Terry McAuliffe and Senate Majority Minority Leader Bill Frist Tom Daschle, Rep-TX Dem-SD and many other prominent Republicans leading Democrats when the film opened in Washington DC.

But he is, in no way, connected or associated with Democrats or the Democrat Party at all. Because, of course, these are not the droids you are looking for.

Mr. Moore is scum, making money hand over fist manipulating emotions arising from tragedy, and crafting lies designed to play to the prejudices and conspiracy theories of the ideology he himself favors...and in supreme irony, the ideology that supposedly doesn't approve of personal wealth.

Posted by Nathan at 11:59 PM | Comments (7)

Because, of course, these are not the droids you are looking for. LOL

I refuse to add a nickel to this jerk's fortune by watching any of his movies; I can get irate about him just by logging onto his website for three minutes.

Good to see you back in CONUS Nathan!!

Posted by: Mad Mikey at July 7, 2004 06:28 AM

What I have read states he is not a registered Dem. are you sure? (I am leaving the door open that I may have had a bad source).

Posted by: Jo at July 7, 2004 08:32 AM

The last I had heard (and is eminently google-able), he had last registered to vote Democrat in both New York and Michigan. Currently? I'm not sure how the rules work: is it too late to register to vote in those states? Is it too late in California?
It is certainly possible he's not technically a currently-registered Democrat. If so, that's splitting a fine hair, since I guess I'm not a currently-registered Republican, either, as I don't recall Washington state asking me for a party affiliation....
I guess these aren't the droids I'm looking for?

Posted by: Nathan at July 7, 2004 08:36 AM

I urge you to see the movie before establishing opinions. The movie is a stunning tribute and very respectful of the victims of 9/11. It is not exploitative. It does indict Bush, but Moore does not hide that this is his opinion or his intent (and he never denied being a democrat, he simply states he is not commissioned/funded by the democratic party) Clearly he is a liberal and his supporters are liberals, but remember more than half this country voted for Gore and thus a majority of voting Americans were liberals as of 2000. The movie is powerful and raises some very important questions, with extremely thorough evidence. I know several people who have changed their minds about this election after seeing it, perhaps it would not have such a dramatic effect on someone who's alignment is as clearly established as yours, but it couldn't hurt to see it. If you're making a political point by not adding to it's revenue, I urge you to borrow it from a liberal friend once released to video.

Posted by: Pol at July 7, 2004 10:44 AM

I refuse to line Moore's pockets in support of a movie based on an ideology I do not support and premises which I categorically reject. I refuse to reward Moore for spreading innuendo, half-truths, and outright lies. It's exactly comparable to buying a book that seeks to indict President Clinton for murdering Vince Foster and making it look like a suicide: you don't need to read such a book to recognize its foul stench anywhere.

I'll watch F9/11 when it comes out on MST3K, and not before.

Posted by: Nathan at July 7, 2004 11:31 AM

Washington doesn't ask for party affiliation, Oregon, for example, does. The last interview I read with Moore, he stated he was registered as an independent. But like I said, that could have been old news.

I think Pol knows you have a liberal friend though. ;) Better than a lot of bloggers!

Posted by: Jo at July 7, 2004 01:04 PM

just as well moore supports file sharing of cam rips of his movie and DVD rips.. in a recent press conference he makes the point that sharing the file is like sharing the DVD you have rented/bought.

Moore's financial success is testament to his IDEAS not his business acumen.

If you don't like what he says or what he writes, don't watch his films or read his books. That is your right as a citizen of the USA. Just as it is Fox's right to present a pro-right-pro-Bush angle on all american foreign policy from the election through 911, afghanistan, iraq and post-iraq.

Posted by: rw at July 29, 2004 05:10 PM
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