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Michael Moore: Democrats need to embrace Hollywood
WorldNetDaily.com ^ | December 7, 2004

Posted on 12/08/2004 12:56:17 AM PST by JohnHuang2

© 2004 WorldNetDaily.com


Michael Moore (courtesy United Artists)
Don't blame Hollywood for Sen. John Kerry's defeat in the presidential election last month, says filmmaker Michael Moore, who insists activist entertainers made the race closer than it would have been otherwise.

Reacting to charges that his polarizing activism galvanized Republicans, Moore -- director of the provacative, anti-Bush film "Fahrenheit 9/11" -- contended Kerry lost the race simply because he was "not the best candidate."

"For the last month, we've had to listen to a lot of conservative pundits talk about how Democrats need to run away from Hollywood," Moore told reporters before addressing the Los Angeles World Affairs Council.

"It's actually the opposite," he said, according to Reuters. "Democrats need to embrace Hollywood because this is where they need to come to learn how to tell a story."

President Bush "had a more compelling story to tell and the Democrats didn't, and that has to change," Moore insisted.

The filmmaker is engaged in a series of public appearances ahead of the Oscar nominations.

His film, considered an Academy Award contender, was a catalyst along with the efforts of other Hollywood liberals that brought millions of new Democrat voters to the polls, he believes.

"What 'Fahrenheit 9/11' and Bruce Springsteen and MoveOn and all the other people that were working during this election, what we did was we prevented a Bush landslide," Moore said. "We're all going to continue to do this in the near future. No one's giving up."

Moore said America "likes to vote for Hollywood," citing Republican movie figures such as California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and former President Ronald Reagan.

"And I think we need to turn to Hollywood, because who wouldn't vote for Tom Hanks or Paul Newman or Robert Redford or Oprah?"

Moore reaffirmed his desire to do a "Fahrenheit 9/11" sequel on Bush's second term, calling Republicans "arrogant" in victory.

"They're going to overreach, they're going to go too far, and I think we want to be there with our cameras to capture that."


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1 posted on 12/08/2004 12:56:17 AM PST by JohnHuang2
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To: JohnHuang2

Great advice. I hope the 'rats embrace Moore and Hollywood even more tightly.


2 posted on 12/08/2004 12:57:33 AM PST by Travis McGee (----- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com -----)
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To: Travis McGee

Absolutely! If the Dems like Moore who are saying they need to dig in their heals and hold tight to their ideals win the debate on the future of the Democratic Party we can look to many more years of Republican control.


3 posted on 12/08/2004 12:59:24 AM PST by SittinYonder (Tancredo and I wanna know what you believe)
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To: JohnHuang2

Democrats need to embrace Hollywood like a junkie needs to embrace his stash.

The best thing for us is that they keep on living in their netherworld of unreality and irrelevance.


4 posted on 12/08/2004 1:01:51 AM PST by shibumi (John Galt is alive and well. He tends bar in a casino restaurant.)
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To: JohnHuang2

I wouldn't vote for any of them if they are liberals.....What the hell is Michael two cheesburgers Moore talking about? Why the hell would I vote for Tom Hanks?...because he played a great part in Saving Private Ryan?....Hollywierd still doesn't get it....They think because someone comes across great on the screen you have to vote for him???...Get a grip Michael!


5 posted on 12/08/2004 1:05:28 AM PST by Route101
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To: JohnHuang2
Embrace Babylon.

Now there's sage advice....

6 posted on 12/08/2004 1:09:39 AM PST by JoJo Gunn (More than two lawyers in any Country constitutes a terrorist organization. )
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To: JoJo Gunn
Now there's sage advice....

;-)

7 posted on 12/08/2004 1:10:53 AM PST by JohnHuang2
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To: JohnHuang2
Embrace, embrace and make "Alexander" the theme for 2008.

Mikey, make a movie on the filthy disgusting habits of "Red-American Republicans", things like marrying women, making a family and going to church on Sunday. Show the real Americans just how "in-touch" you are with their feelings and how you'd like to them your b*tch.

8 posted on 12/08/2004 1:12:09 AM PST by this_ol_patriot
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To: JohnHuang2
"What 'Fahrenheit 9/11' and Bruce Springsteen and MoveOn and all the other people that were working during this election, what we did was we prevented a Bush landslide," Moore said. "We're all going to continue to do this in the near future. No one's giving up."

Expect more BS propaganda. Zogbyism = Leftist McCarthyism.

Traitors were sentenced after WWII.

Someone needs to educate Michael Moore about the sentence William Joyce (AKA Lord Haw Haw) received in England.

9 posted on 12/08/2004 1:12:10 AM PST by weegee (WE FOUGHT ZOGBYISM November 2, 2004 - 60 Million Voters versus 60 Minutes - BUSH WINS!!!)
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To: Route101
They think because someone comes across great on the screen you have to vote for him???...

They think we're stupid and that the key to winning is finding the right marketing and packaging strategy. They haven't learned a thing from Nov. 2.

11 posted on 12/08/2004 1:13:37 AM PST by JohnHuang2
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To: shibumi
The best thing for us is that they keep on living in their netherworld of unreality and irrelevance.

My sentiments exactly.

12 posted on 12/08/2004 1:14:56 AM PST by JohnHuang2
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To: Travis McGee

heh, heh -- agree ;-)


13 posted on 12/08/2004 1:15:16 AM PST by JohnHuang2
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To: this_ol_patriot
Mikey, make a movie on the filthy disgusting habits of "Red-American Republicans", things like marrying women, making a family and going to church on Sunday

New group: Childfree DU'ers? (Beware, anti-"Breeder" rants)

14 posted on 12/08/2004 1:15:17 AM PST by weegee (WE FOUGHT ZOGBYISM November 2, 2004 - 60 Million Voters versus 60 Minutes - BUSH WINS!!!)
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To: JohnHuang2

Go for it Michael ... Keep talking

Hollywood is the new Al Gore


15 posted on 12/08/2004 1:15:57 AM PST by Mo1 (Should be called Oil for Fraud and not Oil for Food)
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To: JohnHuang2

I thought the man would say Democrats should embrace pizza!


16 posted on 12/08/2004 1:16:37 AM PST by A CA Guy (God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: JohnHuang2

Like Buchanan in the 2000 election, I'm pretty sure Moore is secretly on the RNC payroll to destroy the Democrat party.

Same with the Clintons. The damage done to that party in the last decade is equalled only by the damage to the Republicans, in the Hoover 1930's. (Hoover's Lazzie-faire didn't work too good in a Depression)


17 posted on 12/08/2004 1:19:48 AM PST by Finalapproach29er (You can drive from coast to coast and never pass through a single county won by Kerry.)
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To: JohnHuang2

Imagine if the left put this much time, money, and effort into erradicting international terrorism and putting pressure on Islamic nations to implement human rights reforms.


18 posted on 12/08/2004 1:19:52 AM PST by weegee (WE FOUGHT ZOGBYISM November 2, 2004 - 60 Million Voters versus 60 Minutes - BUSH WINS!!!)
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To: JohnHuang2

Of course Michael wants to advocate this agenda. It made him far richer this year than any other.

Anyone know what his final share from Fahrenheit 9/11 was?


19 posted on 12/08/2004 1:21:25 AM PST by weegee (WE FOUGHT ZOGBYISM November 2, 2004 - 60 Million Voters versus 60 Minutes - BUSH WINS!!!)
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To: JohnHuang2
Tell a better story ??? Has he thought maybe the truth sells better than a what the polls are saying today approach ... Oh yeah Mr.sMoores you didn't hurt the ticket at all. Whatever makes you sleep better. TRADER COMMIE PINKO PIG A$$HOLE
20 posted on 12/08/2004 1:25:52 AM PST by Deetes
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To: weegee
Imagine if the left put this much time, money, and effort into erradicting international terrorism and putting pressure on Islamic nations to implement human rights reforms.

Bingo.

21 posted on 12/08/2004 1:28:25 AM PST by JohnHuang2
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To: JohnHuang2

They'd rather win elections that the war on terror or the war in Iraq.

Michael Moore has specifically stated that he wants to see us defeated and does not want any nations to come to our aid in Iraq.


22 posted on 12/08/2004 1:30:22 AM PST by weegee (WE FOUGHT ZOGBYISM November 2, 2004 - 60 Million Voters versus 60 Minutes - BUSH WINS!!!)
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To: Deetes

As the writer Ray Bradbury put it "Michael Moore is a screwed a$$hole."


23 posted on 12/08/2004 1:31:11 AM PST by weegee (WE FOUGHT ZOGBYISM November 2, 2004 - 60 Million Voters versus 60 Minutes - BUSH WINS!!!)
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To: JohnHuang2

"What 'Fahrenheit 9/11' and Bruce Springsteen and MoveOn and all the other people that were working during this election, what we did was we prevented a Bush landslide,"


Heh. The boast of the loser. "Well, at least it wasn't worse."


24 posted on 12/08/2004 1:33:14 AM PST by HarryCaul
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To: JohnHuang2
Tom Hanks or Paul Newman or Robert Redford or Oprah?

Oprah in '08! Man, this guy is out there. He probably thinks that Chomsky would make a good veep.

25 posted on 12/08/2004 1:46:36 AM PST by Sociopathocracy (The Left is the ally of Islamo-fascism.)
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To: JohnHuang2
Yes, this is excellent advise for the Democrats. Embrace Hollywood and champion their values for all to see.
26 posted on 12/08/2004 2:08:46 AM PST by kb2614 ( You have everything to fear, including fear itself. - The new DNC slogan)
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To: kb2614

lol!!!


27 posted on 12/08/2004 2:16:45 AM PST by JohnHuang2
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To: Sociopathocracy
"He probably thinks that Chomsky would make a good veep"

Maybe Chomsky is too "right-wing" for him? ;-)

28 posted on 12/08/2004 2:17:29 AM PST by JohnHuang2
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To: HarryCaul

lol


29 posted on 12/08/2004 2:17:51 AM PST by JohnHuang2
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To: weegee
They'd rather win elections that the war on terror or the war in Iraq.

With these people, that's the bottom line, my friend.

30 posted on 12/08/2004 2:18:25 AM PST by JohnHuang2
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To: JohnHuang2

Hehe. DU are members of the Voluntary Human Extinction Movement.


31 posted on 12/08/2004 2:21:34 AM PST by agere_contra
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To: agere_contra
You may be joking but check out this thread...

New group: Childfree DU'ers?

2. Already a member of VHEMT
Voluntary Human Extinction Movement. All you do to join is decide you will not reproduce in the future.

32 posted on 12/08/2004 2:31:22 AM PST by weegee (WE FOUGHT ZOGBYISM November 2, 2004 - 60 Million Voters versus 60 Minutes - BUSH WINS!!!)
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To: HarryCaul
He commanded them to "do something" (and on his site he elaborated that includes buying votes).

No landslide? No president had won with over 50% of the vote since the 1980s.

No landslide? Bush beat all of the "anybody but Bush" candidates COMBINED.

33 posted on 12/08/2004 2:33:19 AM PST by weegee (WE FOUGHT ZOGBYISM November 2, 2004 - 60 Million Voters versus 60 Minutes - BUSH WINS!!!)
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To: JohnHuang2
Lost!, did not win, came in second, fell short, won the booby prize, didn't make it to the finish line, stopped, fewer votes. Get it Michael. You and your cronies are all losers. L.

It's so over. Class remains in the White House. We thank God for that.

34 posted on 12/08/2004 3:16:12 AM PST by Oreo Kookey (How, indeed, do we click our tongues at beheadings and look the other way from abortion? I weep.)
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To: weegee

"Voluntary Human Extinction Movement. All you do to join is decide you will not reproduce in the future."

Let me guess, this has a whole lot to do with the queer marriage advocates. I think I'll puke.


35 posted on 12/08/2004 3:19:54 AM PST by Oreo Kookey (How, indeed, do we click our tongues at beheadings and look the other way from abortion? I weep.)
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To: JohnHuang2

Please... please... embrace Hollywood more... after all, that's where the heart and soul of America is...


36 posted on 12/08/2004 3:20:38 AM PST by paudio (Four More Years..... Let's Use Them Wisely...)
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To: JohnHuang2

Keep it up, Mike. I kinda like this GOP thing we got goin'.

Our IDEAS won, you jerk. Not any stupid story.


37 posted on 12/08/2004 3:24:25 AM PST by GOP_Proud ("Get your hands off him!" (President George W. Bush))
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To: JohnHuang2

"Democrats need to embrace Hollywood because this is where they need to come to learn how to tell a story."

Coming from the jerk who brought us that piece of tripe called "Farenheit 9/11", I'm surprise if they'll listen to him. I hope they embrace him though because that's all the better for our side.


38 posted on 12/08/2004 3:29:43 AM PST by MadAnthony1776
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To: JohnHuang2
Kerry lost the race simply because he was "not the best candidate."

Wow. That means that Bush won because he WAS the best candidate.

A startling admission from MM.

39 posted on 12/08/2004 4:13:54 AM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: JohnHuang2
Dear Mike Moore,

I hope you and your Hollywierd friends keep up the excellent work.
40 posted on 12/08/2004 4:16:28 AM PST by Preachin' (Democrats know that they can never run on their real agenda.)
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To: JohnHuang2
What is this he's carrying in his left hand?
A 12-gauge shotgun?
A TASER?
A cattle prod?
A "director's persuader"??

41 posted on 12/08/2004 4:17:11 AM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: JohnHuang2

Moore wants to make more money off his hollywood friends.


42 posted on 12/08/2004 4:17:56 AM PST by international american (Proudly posting without reading the article since 2003.)
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To: Travis McGee

Maybe Moore will take over as the democrat’s campaign manager in 2008?


43 posted on 12/08/2004 4:21:40 AM PST by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink.)
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To: All

Funny....when I voted for Bush in November, all I could think of was "take that Hollywood".

Michael Moore=Capitalist No matter how you slice it. He's getting rich off of the Dem's and they don't seem to mind.


44 posted on 12/08/2004 4:26:31 AM PST by excalibur1701
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To: JohnHuang2
...who insists activist entertainers made the race closer than it would have been otherwise. "

Hmmmm...perhaps their involvement made more voters decide for Bush. Moore had postulated on the Jay Leno show that maybe he prevented a Bush landslide. But as the 'polls' set forth the months/weeks before the election that the race was a dead heat with perhaps Kerry gaining momnetum. Maybe, just maybe the involvement of these 'celebrities' (celebrities that only bring their fame to the table) enacted a Rebublican voter upsurge.

45 posted on 12/08/2004 4:37:15 AM PST by Stand Watch Listen
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To: weegee

Pushing themselves further into the political minority.


46 posted on 12/08/2004 4:43:36 AM PST by ThanhPhero ( Nguoi di hanh huong den La Vang)
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To: Finalapproach29er
(Hoover's Lazzie-faire didn't work too good in a Depression)
Hoover had nothing to do with laissez-faire.

The great irony of the FDR pitch was that Hoover set records for exactly the kind of thing that FDR is known for; if FDR had been in Hoover's shoes in 1929-1932 FDR could not have done any more public works spending than Hoover in fact did.

FDR had all kinds of contradictory ideas about curing the Depression, and he tried them all without giving a good idea a chance to work. FDR did however have one great political idea - blame everything on Hoover. It worked.

Very similar to what the Democrats did with Vietnam. In that case, LBJ was in fact the creator of the problem - he escalated to a commitment of 500,000 men, and his doubleminded micromanagement delegitimated the military effort. In historical retrospect nothing Nixon was gonna do was going to redeem that failure of LBJ - but ever afterward, to hear Democrats tell it, Vietnam was Nixon's war.


47 posted on 12/08/2004 4:51:06 AM PST by conservatism_IS_compassion (The idea around which liberalism coheres is that NOTHING actually matters but PR.)
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To: JohnHuang2
"What 'Fahrenheit 9/11' and Bruce Springsteen and MoveOn and all the other people that were working during this election, what we did was we prevented a Bush landslide," Moore said. "We're all going to continue to do this in the near future. No one's giving up."

This scumbag will say anything to justify his existence.

48 posted on 12/08/2004 5:03:19 AM PST by marvlus
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