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Millionaire Filmmaker Michael Moore: ‘Capitalism Did Nothing For Me’
CNS News ^ | 10/01/2009 | Nicholas Ballasy

Posted on 10/01/2009 7:30:03 AM PDT by safetysign

Documentary film director Michael Moore, who has become a millionaire thanks to the profits from his movies, told CNSNews.com that “capitalism did nothing” for him.

CNSNews.com spoke with Moore on the red carpet at the Uptown Theatre in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday night before the premiere of his upcoming documentary, “Capitalism: A Love Story."

CNSNews.com asked: “Critics may say, when they see this movie, Michael Moore has amassed a fortune of over $50 million, some have said and –”

Moore said: “Really? Are you kidding me? Seriously? Wow. Where did it go?”

(Excerpt) Read more at cnsnews.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: antiamericanwar; bds; capitalism; duplicate; filmactorsguild; filmmaker; hollywoodreds; lovedinsurgents; millionaire; milliondollarmarxist; moore; proterrorist; traitor
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Looks like a lot went to waist.

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1 posted on 10/01/2009 7:30:03 AM PDT by safetysign
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To: safetysign
...he had all sorts of stock and investments
2 posted on 10/01/2009 7:31:44 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: safetysign

From the picture, I’d say it’s obvious where a lot of it went.


3 posted on 10/01/2009 7:31:54 AM PDT by altura
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To: safetysign

Mike Moron can feel the wrath of capitalism when nobody goes to see his flop movie.

There is little to no demand for his style of “moooove”


4 posted on 10/01/2009 7:32:02 AM PDT by o_zarkman44 (Obama is the ultimate LIE!)
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To: Doogle
...he had all sorts of stock and investments

Whew!

At least it wasn't CAPITALISM! *shudder*

5 posted on 10/01/2009 7:32:22 AM PDT by TChris (There is no freedom without the possibility of failure.)
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To: safetysign
Yep! I'd say he is on borrowed time with that physique.
6 posted on 10/01/2009 7:32:27 AM PDT by classified
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To: safetysign

what a liar


7 posted on 10/01/2009 7:33:02 AM PDT by dalebert
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To: safetysign

mmmmmm donuts


8 posted on 10/01/2009 7:33:05 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: safetysign

I hear he likes lots of maple syrup, ketchup and sometimes extra sausage gravy on his evil green paper.


9 posted on 10/01/2009 7:34:00 AM PDT by jennyjenny
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To: safetysign

Here’s an idiot who owes his wealth and fame (and probably large size) to capitalism and the free-market system. You can’t get any more hypocrtical than Moore.


10 posted on 10/01/2009 7:34:03 AM PDT by driftless2 (for long term happiness, learn how to play the accordion)
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To: safetysign

YOU LIE!


11 posted on 10/01/2009 7:34:50 AM PDT by Bitsy
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To: safetysign
I can barely take it anymore. What a stinking hypocrite. I spend a lot of time on the lake he lives on here in northern Michigan.. trust me, he is not suffering and capitalism has been more than good to him. Don't let the scruffy, homeless look fool you. He lives mighty high on the hog. Multimillion dollar “cottage” on Torch Lake, one of the most beautiful lakes in the world. Google it and see how he suffers.
12 posted on 10/01/2009 7:34:56 AM PDT by bella1 (Remember; it took four years of Carter to give us eight years of Reagan.)
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To: safetysign

Millionaire Filmmaker Michael Moore: ‘Capitalism Did Nothing For Me’-

Neither did his potty training sessions...


13 posted on 10/01/2009 7:34:57 AM PDT by LRS (Just contracts; just laws; just a constitution...)
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To: safetysign

14 posted on 10/01/2009 7:35:02 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (There is no truth in the Pravda Media.)
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To: jennyjenny

Why doesn’t he go to Iraq and make a movie about their leader and the atrocities committed there. Then he will learn that Democracy did everything for him, and without Democracy there is no capitalsm ..


15 posted on 10/01/2009 7:35:26 AM PDT by Scythian
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To: Scythian

Ooops - I mean Iran


16 posted on 10/01/2009 7:35:46 AM PDT by Scythian
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To: safetysign

Just as an association with Adolph Hitler did nothing to advance Leni Riefenstahl’s career. < /sarc >


17 posted on 10/01/2009 7:35:52 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (There is no truth in the Pravda Media.)
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To: safetysign

‘Capitalism Did Nothing For Me’.....

Oh sure, you fat f@#$!.....It gave you the opportunity to look like a whale!


18 posted on 10/01/2009 7:36:55 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: o_zarkman44
"no demand"

Actually his documentaries have made him wealthy. Lots of people go to his movies. Many of these same people are also very well off. I think they're called liberals. And none of them can see the hypocrisy in trashing a system that has made them wealthy either.

19 posted on 10/01/2009 7:37:42 AM PDT by driftless2 (for long term happiness, learn how to play the accordion)
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To: safetysign

Did this traitor ever do a mea culpa and beg forgiveness for pledging his support for the enemy in a time of war? He insisted that “they WILL win” and that America deserved to see our boys bloodied and returning home with our collective tail between our legs, begging for forgiveness on the world stage.

We won.


20 posted on 10/01/2009 7:38:07 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (There is no truth in the Pravda Media.)
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To: safetysign

....with quotes like this to work with, is it any wonder FOX and Limbaugh are putting up sky rocketing numbers?


21 posted on 10/01/2009 7:38:56 AM PDT by STONEWALLS
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To: safetysign

“You know, I had to pretty much beg, borrow and steal,” he said. “The system is not set up to help somebody from the working class make a movie like this and get the truth out there.”

Yeah Moore - it requires HARD WORK to get financed and produce and direct a film. It’s extrenely COMPETITIVE. Even more, it’s MOST DIFFICULT if your films are extremely socialist oriented because execs expect NOBODY WILL WANT TO SEE THEM!


22 posted on 10/01/2009 7:39:10 AM PDT by rjp2005 (Lord have mercy on us)
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To: safetysign
I see this Talking Point a lot lately in reference to Moore.

As far as I can tell, they are making a distinction that intentionally muddies things. The first thing I would point out is that "capitalism" is a term invented by Karl Marx and used for purposes of criticizing market systems (because communism is the far superior choice [/s]).

I think Moore says that he likes the free market, that he makes a product that people want, that people buy his product and that he makes money, and this is all good and he supports such a system.

I think Moore would say that Capitalism is rule by rich people who hold vast wealth and who rule the world and have unfair advantages. This is unfair and ought to be replaced by a political elite who maintain central control of all economic decisions and manage markets in ways which benefit the state, and thus, the people as a whole, through a system of "social justice".

If this is, in fact, Moore's vision, then I think he is engaging in "projection" -- he sees our current system of (relative) freedom of individual choice and he interprets that as a quasi dictatorship by the rich. He proposes to replace a market system based on individual freedom of choice with an explicitly dictatorial system based on government control.

23 posted on 10/01/2009 7:39:25 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Play the Race Card -- lose the game.)
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To: safetysign

Capitalist FAT CAT plays stupid ,,, millions of kool-aid drinkers follow suit .


24 posted on 10/01/2009 7:39:40 AM PDT by lionheart 247365 (-:{ 0bama's dream is an American NIGHTMARE }:-)
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To: jennyjenny

Wasn’t fat ass just rushed to the hospital with stomach pains? I saw the headline last night but my computer crashed before I could read it.


25 posted on 10/01/2009 7:44:03 AM PDT by peeps36 (Democrats Don't Need No Stinking Input From You Little People)
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To: safetysign

If he really thinks capitalism is evil he should give his money and all his possessions to charity and live in a cold water flat, eat cheap ramen noodles, and drive an ancient car that breaks down a lot.

“Liberals Want To Spread The Misery”


26 posted on 10/01/2009 7:44:13 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: safetysign
Really? Are you kidding me? Seriously? Wow. Where did it go?

ANNOUNCER 1: "Hi sports fans. Welcome to ongoing series between the freepers and the socialists. Michael Moore takes the mound for the socialists. And he throws a pitch to the freeper batter. It's a slow pitch, right down the middle."

ANNOUNCER 2: "Did you see that one? That pitch is almost too easy. Freepers are going to be teeing off on that one all day. In all my years of following this game, I've never seen anything quite that easy."

ANNOUNCER 1: "Yeah. To top that one, that son of a GM manager might have to claim he's from the working class."

ANNOUNCER 2: "Uh, he did that too."

27 posted on 10/01/2009 7:45:09 AM PDT by Our man in washington
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To: safetysign

Is he insinuating that instead of this being his own project, that the government funded it and told him what to do, thereby making this a government propoganda film?


28 posted on 10/01/2009 7:45:51 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Blankety blankety blank)
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To: raccoonradio

That isn’t why he despises capitalism.

He despises it because it allows the serfs to enjoy a lifestyle similar to his own. He wants everyone else to live in misery and see him in his “rightful place” of superiority.


29 posted on 10/01/2009 7:45:56 AM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, save Bowman for later)
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To: bella1

You think that is bad. Gees. I’m dealing with my nephew who now says that education and health care are essential to the advancement of human society. Therefore, since these two things are essential they cannot come with a price tag or be a victim of underfunding, social class or profit gains. He says that it has to be profit neutral that functions without the pursuit of business.
See what our educational system is churning out? He actually believes this utopian crap. Are we are surprised when someone like Micheal Moore pops up?


30 posted on 10/01/2009 7:46:06 AM PDT by murrie (For God so loved the world, that he gave His only begotten Son..........)
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To: TChris

"I guess the admission to his new movie is........free"

31 posted on 10/01/2009 7:46:30 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: murrie

Do they have a good answer for the fact that human society has advanced pretty darn far without socialized medicine in this country?


32 posted on 10/01/2009 7:47:01 AM PDT by GatorGirl (Eschew Socialism!)
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To: safetysign

Liberals accuse conservatives of what they do themselves.
Methinks Moore is compensating for self-guilt since he actualy is his own corporate ‘fat cat’. We all live in bizarro world!


33 posted on 10/01/2009 7:48:10 AM PDT by tflabo
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To: safetysign

“Capitalism Did Nothing For Me”

That’s because your stuff sucks.


34 posted on 10/01/2009 7:48:32 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: driftless2

But if we keep repeating “no demand” people will start believing.


35 posted on 10/01/2009 7:49:15 AM PDT by o_zarkman44 (Obama is the ultimate LIE!)
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To: bella1

any pics of his house? address?


36 posted on 10/01/2009 7:51:31 AM PDT by zwerni (this isn't gonna be good for business)
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To: GatorGirl

That is the first thing I thought of. Actually he stated that he wasn’t making an arguement for Obamas healthcare plan or the democrats but he said that “it is important and essential because the root of what is essential for us to continue the evolutionary process of the human experience. Therefore, if it is essential it can’t come with a price tag.”

Hows that? Barf. I asked him if he had ever read “Atlas Shrugged”.


37 posted on 10/01/2009 7:51:52 AM PDT by murrie (For God so loved the world, that he gave His only begotten Son..........)
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To: murrie

LOL!

So by that logic (not but I’m being generous) the creatures that crawled out of the primordial ooze and became human after millions of years (to adopt the evolutionist meme) had free socialized health care?

Wow! Who knew?

;-) Keep up the good work, if you can stand it!!


38 posted on 10/01/2009 7:55:20 AM PDT by GatorGirl (Eschew Socialism!)
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To: safetysign

“So, that means I have an extra responsibility to make sure I spend my time trying to make things better for the people that don’t have what I have, right? I mean, everybody should do that,” he said.

No Michael....under your ideal system you have the responsibility to simply GIVE AWAY your vast fortune except that which you NEED to survive...anything you keep beyond what the PEOPLE decide you need qualifies you as GREEDY, having more than you really need, etc. You do not simply get to keep your millions and millions of dollars while spending your time in a way that YOU think will “help” people. JUST HAND OVER YOUR WEALTH YOU GREEDY PIG...under your ideal system that is...now under capitalism...yes, you get to spend your money and your time in a way that YOU think you should.


39 posted on 10/01/2009 7:56:32 AM PDT by Anima Mundi (The trouble with trouble is it starts out as Utopia)
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To: safetysign
I guess if he had the character of his convictions he go out and find an old Yugo to drive.

Or maybe a North Korean car if they make them.

When he has his stroke may he be treated in Cuba.

40 posted on 10/01/2009 7:57:33 AM PDT by Tribune7 (I am Joe Wilson!)
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To: safetysign

Yuk!

Looks like he’s ripe for the left’s obesity agenda.

Quick, send him to Cuba where he’ll get help.
He looks like a good candidate for stroke.


41 posted on 10/01/2009 7:59:11 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (WARNING! WARNING! "Political Terrorist in Charge")
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To: Tribune7

Wow, I just read your reply.

Good minds think alike.


42 posted on 10/01/2009 8:02:30 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (WARNING! WARNING! "Political Terrorist in Charge")
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To: TribalPrincess2U

And most freepers have great minds :-)


43 posted on 10/01/2009 8:06:11 AM PDT by Tribune7 (I am Joe Wilson!)
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To: safetysign
Moore stated on a CNN interview with wolfie (I watched it while waiting at an airport) that "we need" a new economic system, one that he advocates... "Democracy." OK, let's do that. I say that all of us here on FR vote to split up Moore's fortune between us...

Hey, that's economic democracy!

Mark

44 posted on 10/01/2009 8:06:41 AM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: safetysign
Moore needs to pick up a copy of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Capitalism.
45 posted on 10/01/2009 8:07:10 AM PDT by windsorknot
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To: safetysign

“You see what he’s doing, he’s going after that ‘anti-capitalism’ dollar, there’s big money in that, we’ve done research.”


46 posted on 10/01/2009 8:07:18 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: murrie

Moore says capitalism didn’t do a thing for him and Disney tried to block him, etc. Again the people on the left simply can NOT make CONCEPTS. They jump from thought to thought without connections. He completely dismisses the reality that Disney didn’t just appear out of nowhere. It was a man with an idea and a talent who had to work himself. Disney as we know it evolved from one person who also had to go it alone at least as much as Moore did. He also ignores the entire structure which makes his success possible...that is to say people who have comfortable enough lives to spend money on things like movies and books rather than spending every second of their lives trying to just figure out how to eat. He really doesn’t see it...does not see that capitalism is exactly what made his success possible. He takes for granted the structure which supports all else and, like all narcissists, sees the world starting on the day that HE was born. Young people can be straightened out on these things. The positive self-esteem movement, as well-intended as it was, has created a narcissistic culture.


47 posted on 10/01/2009 8:07:20 AM PDT by Anima Mundi (The trouble with trouble is it starts out as Utopia)
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To: MarkL

Democracy=Two wolves and one sheep deciding what’s for dinner.


48 posted on 10/01/2009 8:09:03 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: safetysign; All; driftless2; bella1; AngelesCrestHighway; rjp2005; lionheart 247365; MrB; ...
FYI... the hypocrisy of Michael Moore
The real Michael Moore Working-class hero image is carefully scripted
November 05, 2005

Michael Moore's success as a filmmaker and "working-class hero" is part of a carefully crafted image that bears little connection with reality, finds author Peter Schweizer in his new book "Do As I Say (Not As I Do): Profiles in Liberal Hypocrisy."

Don't be fooled by the scraggly beard, the baggy jeans, the plaid shirts and the baseball caps, explains Schweizer.

Don't be fooled by his claim to be from the working-class town of Flint, Mich., he writes.

Don't be fooled by his various claims to have made no more than $19,000 a year, $15,000 a year or $12,000 a year before his first hit, "Roger & Me," the author says.

In fact, Moore didn't even grow up in Flint, but rather nearby Davison. His father was not the working stiff struggling to make ends meet that he portrays, but a General Motors employee who worked from 6 a.m. until 2 p.m. and played golf every afternoon at a private country club and who had four weeks of paid vacation and retired comfortably at the age of 53.

Before "Roger & Me" hit it big in 1989, Moore had already received an advance from a New York publisher for $50,000, another $50,000 from Mother Jones magazine upon termination as an editor and a $20,000 grant from Ralph Nader. After "Roger & Me," he became fabulously wealthy by nearly any standard.

When Moore flew to London to be interviewed by the BBC or to promote a film, he flew the Concorde and stayed at the Ritz. But, according to the book, he would also keep a room at a cheap hotel down the street where he would meet with journalists to maintain his image as a "man of humble circumstances."

His 10-acre, waterfront home today is on Michigan's Torch Lake, one of the three most beautiful lakes in the world, according to National Geographic. He was accused by authorities of despoiling a wetland – just like many of the greedy, robber-baron land-grabbers he criticizes – when he tried to expand his private beach……………………………………………”


49 posted on 10/01/2009 8:09:52 AM PDT by Stand Watch Listen ("All that's necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.")
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To: safetysign
Which is funnier...Moore talking about his hatred of capitalism or him talking about health?

Moore is a hypocrit.

50 posted on 10/01/2009 8:11:32 AM PDT by lonestar (Obama is turning Bush's "mess" into a catastrophe.)
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