Schlockumentary filmmaker Michael Moore is so hell-bent on being a leader of the Occupy Wall Street movement that he's willing to lie about his wealth on national television. Appearing for the second time this month on CNN's Piers Morgan Tonight Tuesday, Moore dishonestly pushed back on any suggestion that he's part of the top one percent in this nation who are millionaires (video follows with transcript and commentary):
MORGAN: You're not in if 1 percent?
MOORE: Of course I'm not. How can I be in the 1 percent?
MORGAN: Because you're worth millions.
MOORE: No, that's not true. Listen, I do really well. I do well. But what's the point, though? Isn't that
Michael Moore is a controversial documentary filmmaker with a net worth of $50 million. Moore’s biggest three movies; Bowling For Columbine, Fahrenheit 911 and Capitalism A Love Story have earned over $300 million at the box office.
Via Newsbusters, I wonder if this is a simple case of him lying or if class demagoguery has now reached the point where the “heroes” honestly don’t know who the “villains” are. My sense is that the OWS crowd thinks the top one percent consists of the Forbes 400 plus anyone who works in finance in any capacity above the secretarial level. That is to say, “one percent” isn’t to be taken literally as a metric; it’s just a catch-all term for “rich people we don’t like.” By that standard, of course Moore’s not one of them. He’s the guy who goes around describing the Forbes 400 as “400 little Mubaraks,” remember?
noun, plural -sies.
a pretense of having a virtuous character, moral or religious beliefs or principles, etc., that one does not really possess.
a pretense of having some desirable or publicly approved attitude.
an act or instance of hypocrisy.
Originally posted by xDeadcowx
Another sad attempt to knock down OWS.
What is your real beef with it?
The 1% Occupy is referring to are the small majority of super elite that control the banks and other major corporations.
With all the different threads you have popped in to, you probably already know this, but it sure is fun to keep throwing blows eh?
The day Michael Moore gets a government bailout, after almost going bankrupt due to illegal business practices, then gives himself a $500,000 bonus with the bailout money will be the day he is part of the 1%
Originally posted by neo96
reply to post by NightGypsy
If OWS wasn't ultra left wing this thread would have never been started.
Hey people they are hundred's of Happy Happy Feel Good OWS Thread's on this website.
This ain't one of them.
Originally posted by popsmayhem
Don't lets forget
Michael Moore Sues Harvey Weinstein for millions
The guy is a hypocritical twit who is using all this to bolster his pocket with MONEY!!
Laughing all the way to the bank