Originally posted by NightGypsy
I guess we're just supposed to take your word for it that this is what he does, then? Sure, no problem.....
Pinke, the Michael Moore insider, has spoken......
edit on 17-11-2011 by NightGypsy because: (no reason given)
Be incredulous (I usually can't spell that word, but I think I got it right today!) as you like ... it doesn't really change my thoughts or my
personal experiences in the matter. Perhaps if you gave me examples of Moore's amazing treatment of employees and staff I might consider changing my
mind The areas I work in are pretty small, but I don't really care for sharing personal experiences, nor do I care if you trust mine.
You could always have looked some of it up yourself actually. There appears to be quite some coverage on it:
There's also plenty of online places to ask about these types of things and do your own research.
There are all kinds of reasoning as to why it's okay for Michael Moore to do this by fans of the person ... the majority of these reasons ring false
to me though.
Claiming it is legal, he pays taxes, so therefore it's okay ... doesn't matter to me. Moore is pretending to strongly believe in a cause, but using
the advantages presented by laws he opposes. Claiming to stand up for the little person whilst kicking them in the butt to hurry up with the coffee is
what it appears to be.
Claiming the internships are valuable learning, and unions are difficult ... from my knowledge, internships of this nature aren't that useful. Plus,
if you're floating the cash Moore is, there is no excuse not to bring your non-union employees up to the same level as your union staff other than
Claiming the rest of the film industry does it, so why not Moore? ... Yes, it happens. Yes, there are many sharks in the industry. Moore pretends to
be a dolphin whilst being a shark. Just because you're a jerk in a sea of jerks doesn't make it 'okay'. It especially doesn't make it okay when you're
asking everyone else to change.
All these things mixed with disingenious practice whilst filming to me add up to a person not worth trusting, even if I may agree with some of the
persons political views.
The term 'be the change you want to see' applies here; you're welcome to believe whatever you like though.
edit on 17-11-2011 by Pinke because: last sentence bit