The Elitist Michael Moore
Posted by Kyle L. Varnell (+3747) 13 years ago
So much for being the "Champion of The Working Man".

Michael Moore, 'Champion' of Working Class, Slammed for Using Non-Union Workers

Heh. A film about the "Evils" of capitalism and the "Working Man" and he decides to disregard his target audience and use non-Union labor.

Then again bull****, half-truths & outright lies are about par for the course with a Michael Moore film.

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Posted by Septimius (+68) 13 years ago
I wonder if that's the same Michael E Moore that sometimes posts here at

That would be cool...
Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr (+15373) 13 years ago
Top 10 things Capitalism has done for Michael Moore

Michael Moore proclaims "Capitalism did nothing for me."

You're wrong, Michael. Dead wrong. Capitalism has done plenty for you, sport.

1. American Capitalism made your 7,500 calorie per day diet cheaper (and tastier) here than anywhere else in the world.

2. That shirt you're wearing. Polo, by Ralph Lauren. $80 in size XXXL, available at Big and Tall Mens shops nationwide.

3. Horizontal stripes. A guy your size would be locked up in most socialist countries for that fashion faux pas. Probably executed in Italy, France or Sweden.

4. The world's best health care system, good for taking care of behavior-related chronic health care issues like cardio-vascular disease, type II diabetes, and gout.

5. Intellectual property rights are protected under capitalism. (It makes me shudder to refer to your, ahem, body of work as "intellectual property", but there you have it.)

6. If you subtract out the rentals and royalties you've earned from theaters and distributors who are capitalists, you'd be living under a bridge somewhere.

7. Your freedom to ambush corporate CEOs made you rich. You try that stunt with the new owners of GM, and you'll have your kneecaps broken.

8. Or worse, your next movie will be called Jimmy Hoffa and Me.

9. A cushy apartment in Manhattan, the Bolshevik paradise.

10. Most of all, you should be thankful that capitalism has given you an affluent, liberal, self-loathing audience which eagerly laps up your tripe.

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Posted by Chuck Schott (+1286) 13 years ago
He is a world class dipsh*t.
Posted by polar bear (+511) 13 years ago
You are misrepresenting here. It is not against capitalism---it is against MONOPOLIES and their greed.
Posted by Kyle L. Varnell (+3747) 13 years ago
You are misrepresenting here

You sure about that Polar? I guess Mr. Moore ought to change the name of his film then huh?

Capitalism: A Love Story
Posted by Derf Bergman (+585) 13 years ago
Uh, Kyle, that's the tile. Not the content.
Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr (+15373) 13 years ago
And I am sure that Michael Moore would never misrepresent any conservative point of view.
Posted by Kyle L. Varnell (+3747) 13 years ago

Ironic Statement 1

and they not only love their money, they love our money too.

Speaking from Team Entitlement that's pretty amusing.

Ironic Statement Number 2

You can organize your workplace into a union

Says the man who used non-union labor to make this movie.

More Michael Moore double-speak.
Posted by Levi Forman (+3714) 13 years ago
I heard an interview with him just the other day and he said in as many words that capitalism is "an evil and you can't regulate evil". It's not just monopolies he's talking about.
Posted by David Schott (+18239) 13 years ago
Michael Moore is an entertainer just like... get this, Glenn Beck, Bill O'Reilly, Rush Limbaugh... Hmmmmm. We assign the same credibility to Mike as we do Glenn, Bill, and Rush. Right folks? Finally something the left and right can agree on.
Posted by atomicg (+1023) 13 years ago
Ya know it's F%#@ED up because Roger & Me is seriously my favorite film of all time, and I stand by that despite it's distorted timeline, but ol' Mike really pisses me off lately. A man who once mortgaged his home and put his livelihood on the line to stand up for his hometown has come to really is a shame to see what he's done in the more public eye recently thwart his earlier efforts at reestablishing a sense of hometown American pride. I used to rally behind a man I now simply walk away from. The man has become more concerned with ratings/headlines than actual political/social efficacy.

Anyone ever seen Commanding Heights, the PBS doc about Keynes vs. Hayek style capitalism and the shift that took place after the Reagan/Thatcher years? Just trying to make the forum open to a more constructive discourse...ranting about Mike's shortcomings is about as useful as his biased filmmaking.