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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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