Michael Moore Is A Hypocrite

I know that I have written before about Michael Moore. He is a blow hard that invents stories and passes them as truth to people who are not bright enough to think for themselves. I have had more than one disagreement with his supporters about the validity of his claims and they always ask the same question; “Have you seen the movie (read the book)?” I answer truthfully and that is I have done neither. I do not need to read what he writes or see what he produces to know it is full of lies. He has a history of lying and, as it turns out, he is a typical liberal elitist. The kind that tells you how to live your life while living his in a completely different fashion. I know people have heard this week that Moore owned stock in Halliburton, the same thing that he and many other liberals chide Dick Cheney for. Only difference is, Cheney has turned all his over to charity (over $8 million worth) and Moore would never do that. Here are some other facts about Moore from the recently released book “Do As I Say” by Peter Schweizer (from a NewsMax email):

  • In his first documentary “Roger & Me,” Moore skewered General Motors.
  • In “The Big One,” he went after Nike and PayDay candy bars.
  • “Bowling for Columbine” was an attack on the American gun industry.
  • Oil companies played a major role in “Fahrenheit 911.”
  • His upcoming film “Sicko” pillories drug companies and HMOs.
  • On his television shows “TV Nation” and “The Awful Truth,” he criticized HMOs and defense contractors.
  • He once said that major defense contractor Halliburton was run by a bunch of “thugs,” and suggested that for every American killed in the Iraq war, “I would like Halliburton to slay one mid-level executive.”
  • Publicly, Moore has claimed he wants no part of these companies and won’t own stock.
  • In his book “Stupid White Men,” he wrote: “I don’t own a single share of stock.”
  • He repeated the claim in a 1997 letter to the online magazine Salon, saying: “I don’t own any stock.”
  • Privately, however, he tells the IRS a different story, Schweizer discloses in his book.
  • The year that Moore claimed in “Stupid White Men” that he didn’t own any stock, he told the IRS that a foundation totally controlled by Moore and his wife had more than $280,000 in corporate stock and nearly $100,000 in corporate bonds.
  • Over the past five years, Moore’s holdings have “included such evil pharmaceutical and medical companies as Pfizer, Merck, Genzyme, Elan PLC, Eli Lilly, Becton Dickinson and Boston Scientific,” writes Schweizer, whose earlier works include “The Bushes” and “Reagan’s War.”
  • “Moore’s supposedly nonexistent portfolio also includes big bad energy giants like Sunoco, Noble Energy, Schlumberger, Williams Companies, Transocean Sedco Forex and Anadarko, all firms that ‘deplete irreplaceable fossil fuels in the name of profit’ as he put it in ?Dude, Where’s My Country?’
  • “And in perhaps the ultimate irony, he also has owned shares in Halliburton. According to IRS filings, Moore sold Halliburton for a 15 percent profit and bought shares in Noble, Ford, General Electric (another defense contractor), AOL Time Warner (evil corporate media) and McDonald’s.
  • “Also on Moore’s investment menu: defense contractors Honeywell, Boeing and Loral.”
  • Does Moore share the stock proceeds of his “foundation” with charitable causes, you might ask?
  • Schweizer found that “for a man who by 2002 had a net worth in eight figures, he gave away a modest $36,000 through the foundation, much of it to his friends in the film business or tony cultural organizations that later provided him with venues to promote his books and film.”
  • Moore’s hypocrisy doesn’t end with his financial holdings.
  • He has criticized the journalism industry and Hollywood for their lack of African-Americans in prominent positions, and in 1998 he said he personally wanted to hire minorities “who come from the working class.”
  • In “Stupid White Men,” he proclaimed his plans to “hire only black people.”
  • But when Schweizer checked the senior credits for Moore’s latest film “Fahrenheit 911,” he found that of the movie’s 14 producers, three editors, production manager and production coordinator, all 19 were white. So were all three cameramen and the two people who did the original music.
  • On “Bowling for Columbine,” 13 of the 14 producers were white, as were the two executives in charge of production, the cameramen, the film editor and the music composer.
  • His show “TV Nation” had 13 producers, four film editors and 10 writers – but not a single African-American among them.
  • And as for Moore’s insistence on portraying himself as “working class” and an “average Joe,” Schweizer recounts this anecdote:

    “When Moore flew to London to visit people at the BBC or promote a film, he took the Concorde and stayed at the Ritz. But he also allegedly booked a room at a cheap hotel down the street where he could meet with journalists and pose as a ?man of humble circumstances.'”

I am sure the moonbats will find a way to rationalize this. It will be like the forged documents rationalization “But the story is true….” The Moore defense will be but what he says is so true because it is about that nasty man Bush and those evil corporate types. I have noticed that the Moore followers have been quiet about these revelations. When he made F911 they were running around like school kids screaming for Bush’s head on a platter and that we can not reelect him. So far, none of them has chimed in about the lies that have been exposed about their hero Michael Moore.



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