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Does Michael Moore Hate Working People?
Written by Phelim McAleer   
Thursday, 11 March 2010 17:02
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Michael MooreAnd does the self-proclaimed defender of the working and middle classes actually know anything about them and how they live?

My questions were prompted after a “letter from Michael Moore” popped into my inbox.

It was promoting the DVD launch of his documentary Capitalism – A Love Story.

Mr. Moore acknowledges that some may not have watched it in the movie theater because they were working too hard but then blames poor ticket sales on the behavior of the very workers he pretends to defend in his documentaries.

He seems to detest working people and how he thinks they behave in the movie theater.

But for those of you who didn’t get to the theater, what’s your excuse? Didn’t want to sit through 20 minutes of TV ads up on the screen before the movie started? Don’t like sitting next to people who have 6 important cell calls to make during the film? Feet get stuck to the floor after two hours of people spilling their 164 oz. sodas, thus preventing you from getting up when the film’s over?

So in Mooreland the workers of the world are boorish, inconsiderate slobs who eat and drink to excess and mess up their theaters.

It is clear Michael Moore despises his audience, but perhaps even more tellingly, he does not even seem to know how they live or even what the inside of a movie theater looks like these days.

For one, I travel a lot across America and in the movie theaters I go to most people seem to enjoy the trailers.

Honestly, when was the last time people made a phone call, never mind six, in the theater beside you? It simply doesn’t happen anymore (if it ever really did).

And feet stuck to the floor?  In most movie theaters nowadays you could eat your dinner of the floor.  Michael Moore likes to portray workers in some kind of Dickensian nightmare struggling against uncaring bosses who will work them to death in hellish conditions. In Mooreland there are no air conditioned offices and factories or on-the-job trainings and promotions.

And in Mooreland, the movie theaters are thirty-year-old caricatures that were inaccurate even then.

So I beg the question: Does Michael Moore actually know any working people and how they behave? Or does he just despise them and their habits from so far away that he doesn’t even know what their habits are?  And given his strange assumptions about the interior of movie theaters, it seems fair to ask, does Michael Moore even go to the movies any more?

Originally published on Big Hollywood



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Rick Simoni said:

President- The Sales Co.
Did Michael Moore have a happy childhood? Was he popular in High School? I'd like to know.
Seems to me that he's just discovered a reproduceable process to channel his anger, get even with the world around him and make money.
I mean seriously, what credibility does this guy have? I'd love to see his resume.
 
March 11, 2010
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Jay said:

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lol. Go to Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg and you'll see exactly who he's talking about. Or any mall theater frequented by kids. That's why the wife and I wait for blu-ray or netflix on most movies these days.

Weird way to defend the bankers. Why not just defend them outright?
 
March 11, 2010
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Mark said:

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Nice, keith davis. Your potty mouth ignorant comments add a lot to the discussion. You're just the kind of audience that hypocritical blowhard Moore is targetting. Keep up the good work! As long as you and your ilk keep up your babyish ignorant comments, I can feel good about being a conservative.
 
March 11, 2010
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Paul said:

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I think Moore was trying to be humorous. What he said is the sort of wit that appeals to some people. There is no need to take in seriously. As for Moore's credentials which were mentioned above. Well in the end he is just a film maker.
 
March 12, 2010
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Chris North said:

Eat your heart out, Phelim

It is becoming increasingly clear that both Ann McElhinney and Phelim McAleer have come to the sad conclusion that the only way that they can generate any cheap publicity for their featherweight production Not Evil Just Wrong is to attempt to denigrate the work of true geniuses - such as James Cameron and Michael Moore.

Interestingly, Phelim's latest off-target attack inadvertently reveals the primary reason for attacking those with whom he and Ann might be expected to show 'solidarity' - namely, "Sour Grapes".

Quote from paragraph 2 of Michael Moore's letter dated March 9th 2010 - http://www.michaelmoore.com/wo...-wal-mart:

"You helped to make it [Capitalism – A Love Story] the 8th-largest grossing documentary of all time (and, as of Sunday morning, Capitalism had sold more tickets than Best Picture winner, The Hurt Locker)".

Eat your heart out, Phelim, there is absolutely NO danger of your flick emulating the success of Capitalism – A Love Story!
 
March 12, 2010
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Justa Joe said:

too funny
There are ctual people that not only take mikey moore seriously but consider him a genius... too funny I guess Ol' mikey is laughing all the way to the bank.

Can you believe Ol' mikey criticizing others for drinking too much soda pop?
 
March 23, 2010
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Britney Thomas said:

Does this website promote ignorance and misinformation for political reasons?
Yes.

You should be ashamed of yourself for putting blanket political ideology ahead of reason.
 
April 30, 2010
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