View Full Version : Michael Moore got it right

03-25-2013, 07:43 PM
He was booed by Hollywood but he got it right.


M. J. Notigan
03-25-2013, 07:53 PM
I like him, his humor and his causes. Standing up there to the Hollywood crowd booing him was reminiscent of his getting the short shrift and the lights being turned off by Roger Smith and that bunch at the GM stockholders meeting during a great scene in Roger and Me. But in the end there, too, he was right.

03-25-2013, 08:13 PM
It's good to have heroes.

I'm glad you found a suitable candidate, CC.

Why Donn, you're my hero.

ron ll
03-25-2013, 08:13 PM
Moore is one if my heroes too, along with Jack Kavorkian. I've always admired those who can hang on to their principles against the stream. (As long as I agree with their principles of course).

03-25-2013, 08:21 PM
You're more a fool than I thought. Stick with Big Mike.

You always meet my expectations.

Tom Montgomery
03-25-2013, 08:24 PM
You must be kidding. Hollywood booed Michael Moore at the Oscars?

I thought Hollywood was full of radical libs???

I guess the right-wing meme about Hollywood is full of it.

Glen Longino
03-25-2013, 08:40 PM
Better delete the "fool" word before Scot sees it!
I'd hate to see you go poof!:D

Tom Montgomery
03-25-2013, 08:43 PM
Thnx Glen.

I have edited my post.

I've got your back too. :)

Glen Longino
03-25-2013, 08:53 PM
Thnx Glen.

I have edited my post.

I've got your back too. :)

:)I was talking to God...er, I mean Donn!
I missed your infraction!:D

03-25-2013, 09:58 PM
Michael Moore was talking about the Koolaid.


alvin greenwood
03-25-2013, 10:41 PM
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http://forum.woodenboat.com/images/icons/icon1.png Re: The Chimp Squad: Ten Years And Counting

http://forum.woodenboat.com/images/misc/quote_icon.png Originally Posted by Osborne Russell http://forum.woodenboat.com/images/buttons/viewpost-right.png (http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthread.php?p=3733525#post3733525)
What's wrong about it?

While I sympathize with your opposition to the Bush Administration's invasion and occupation of Iraq, your use of "Chimp Squad", "Chimpers", and "Vicious Chimps" reduces your post to bottom-of-the-barrel mudslinging.

And in case you haven't noticed, it also provides a warped justification by some to freely use ethnic slurs.
Waddie and Bobbys are probably strutting around right now with a xerox copy of your OP in their back pocket, to be used as a sort of Get-Out-Of-Jail-Free card the next time they call the First Lady a Mongolian Jungle Ape.

In their minds, it's fair and balanced


03-26-2013, 01:14 AM
The funny thing about the Michael Moore thing was afterward, when the host ( can't think of his name, funny guy ) made a comment something about the Teamsters helping Moore into the trunk of a car...

M. J. Notigan
03-26-2013, 11:14 AM
I am NOT a Michael Moore fan... which may surprise some people here.

I don't like confrontation journalism. Any time I see video of some reporter chasing someone down the street who is saying 'no comment', I KNOW that the entire point of the clip is to convey an atmosphere of automatic guilt. 'No comment' means just that, and while the statement may be newsworthy, the video certainly isn't. Michael Moore trades in this sort of journalism, and I find it offensive.

I think confrontational journalism is sorely lacking and with it, greedy oil, pharma, banking and politicos go on unchecked. I dearly miss Mike Wallace in his prime on 60 Minutes. What do you think Wallace would have done with the likes of those responsible for the mess this country was put in? Although Moore never caught up to Roger Smith to get an honest answer, his efforts in doing so were worthy for his hometown. At least he tried.

His interview with Charlton Heston pushed the line. It was obvious Heston was a very ill man at the time of the interview, but so be it. If Heston could go to NRA events holding a rifle and uttering "In my cold dead hands", he should be open to criticism. What surprised me was the Hollywood Left booing him off the stage. Bigger hypocrites you will never find, those in the Entertainment Industry.....not counting, of course, Washington!