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Michael Moore won’t admit he is part of "the 1 percent"
The Daily Caller ^ | 10/25/2011 | Jeff Poor

Posted on 10/25/2011 9:21:26 PM PDT by martosko

Either Michael Moore movies aren’t that profitable for him, or he’s having a real identity crisis.

During a live made-for-cable-television town hall event on CNN’s “Piers Morgan Tonight” Tuesday, Moore discussed the plight of those hurt by the current economy. When asked by host Piers Morgan to admit that he was a part of the so-called “1 percent,” the enormously successful liberal filmmaker and author flatly denied it.

The IRS reports that the top 1 percent of income-earners make a minimum of $343,927 in annual adjusted gross income.

“Of course I’m not,” Moore said. “How can I be in the 1 percent? No, that’s not true. I do really well. I do well, but what’s the point, though?”

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Politics/Elections; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: 1percent; michaelmoore; occupywallstreet; richfatdude

1 posted on 10/25/2011 9:21:31 PM PDT by martosko
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To: martosko

By weight or by volume?


2 posted on 10/25/2011 9:25:47 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: martosko

Considering that his films have made several hundred million at the box office, owns several exclusive properties in Michigan and New York City, I’d say he’s doing pretty damned well.


3 posted on 10/25/2011 9:27:08 PM PDT by OCCASparky (Steely-eyed killer of the deep.)
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To: SpaceBar

By weight...


4 posted on 10/25/2011 9:29:54 PM PDT by Carthego delenda est
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To: SpaceBar

That made me laugh. What an unimaginable slob he is.


5 posted on 10/25/2011 9:30:48 PM PDT by americanophile ("this absurd theology of an immoral Bedouin, is a rotting corpse which poisons our lives" - Ataturk)
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To: martosko

If we agree that he has amassed 50 million in cash after buying whatever other toys he required, and if he only earns 2% interest, that is 1 million dollars per year. You can’t have it both ways, Mike. Either you are a lying turd or you are in the 1%. Actually; I’m kidding, you can have it both ways.


6 posted on 10/25/2011 9:35:16 PM PDT by davius (You can roll manure in powdered sugar but that don't make it a jelly doughnut.)
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To: martosko

Let’s check the box office of Michael’s major theater-released movies. Remember, he was producer, director, writer and star, so he got a good chunk of the gross.

Capitalism: $17 million
Sicko: $36 million
Fahrenheit: $222 million
Bowling: $58 million


7 posted on 10/25/2011 9:36:02 PM PDT by antiRepublicrat
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To: martosko

lol

Hollywood and government will be an “eat the rich” buffett!!


8 posted on 10/25/2011 9:42:27 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: antiRepublicrat

Wow! You did your homework.

So “ultimately’, what is the “Siko” worth now?


9 posted on 10/25/2011 9:43:28 PM PDT by Carthego delenda est
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To: martosko

Well he’s definitely NOT one of the “little people”.


10 posted on 10/25/2011 9:44:27 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Stop Government Greed Now!!!!)
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To: martosko

As I have declared on previous posts, I got dibs on Mike’s mansion when he is beheaded.


11 posted on 10/25/2011 9:46:03 PM PDT by AmusedBystander (The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next)
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To: antiRepublicrat
Let’s check the box office of Michael’s major theater-released movies. Remember, he was producer, director, writer and star, so he got a good chunk of the gross.

chunk of the gross...that describes Michael Moore to a Tee

12 posted on 10/25/2011 9:50:31 PM PDT by tophat9000 (American is Barack Oaken)
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To: martosko

Fat, dumb and a liar is no way to go thru life, Moore-on.


13 posted on 10/25/2011 9:51:45 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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To: martosko
Michael Moore's books still rake it in in Europe.

Nowadays he's biggger (excuse the pun) there than here.

14 posted on 10/25/2011 10:05:01 PM PDT by Siena Dreaming
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To: martosko

The poor pig can’t even afford a clean sweatshirt.


15 posted on 10/25/2011 10:10:41 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: martosko

““How can I be in the 1 percent? No, that’s not true. I do really well. I do well, but what’s the point, though?”

Just as blacks cannot be racist. Lefties cannot be 1%’ers, no matter how wealthy.


16 posted on 10/25/2011 10:12:44 PM PDT by ModelBreaker
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To: martosko

These celebrity endorsements for this Commie love fest is really taking it’s toll. Having Russel Simmons, Russel Brand and his bubble headed GF, assorted rappers and the other millionaires roll in for street cred makes them look even more like a bunch of saps and the general public just laugh at them.


17 posted on 10/25/2011 10:15:26 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Russel Brand and his bubble headed GF

I credit her with a little common sense. Once she sees the impact for her bottom line, that marriage will no longer be made in heaven.


18 posted on 10/25/2011 10:23:55 PM PDT by RitchieAprile (Beck is crying again.)
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To: RitchieAprile
Once she sees the impact for her bottom line, that marriage will no longer be made in heaven.

The road way of celebrity is littered with has been hack comics and bubble gum pop stars who's time ends. They will probably ride the elevator together to the ground floor of obscurity and not even notice till it is too late. The first stop on the way down is injecting yourself into fad political movements searching for relevance. Next stop, selling off assets.

19 posted on 10/25/2011 10:36:49 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: martosko

As big of a pig he is he must be at least 5%.


20 posted on 10/25/2011 11:08:49 PM PDT by chiefqc
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To: antiRepublicrat; martosko
Capitalism: $17 million Sicko: $36 million Fahrenheit: $222 million Bowling: $58 million

So... what does he do? Eat the money?

21 posted on 10/25/2011 11:23:17 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: martosko
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The Communist Party USA (CPUSA):
"We are a party of unity in action. We are an integral part of every struggle and movement for change to eliminate poverty and joblessness, against racism and for full equality. We are participants, initiators and leaders of every movement to make life better now and much better in a socialist future." Yeah, so they supported an oppressive dictator, like the Repubs and Democrats haven't? The CP is still around, has apologized for that whole Stalin thing, and has a quickly growing youth section.
[see: MichaelMoore.com-->Links-->PoliticalAction (bottom of the page--CPUSA promo)]
http://www.michaelmoore.com/links/index.php?linkType=Political%20Action
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Michael Moore (quote), from his website, April 14, 2004...

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"The Iraqis who have risen up against the occupation are not 'insurgents' or 'terrorists' or 'The Enemy.' They are the REVOLUTION, the Minutemen, and their numbers will grow -- and they will win. Get it, Mr. Bush?"
[actual quote from Michael Moore (2004). It still appears on his website]
http://www.michaelmoore.com/words/message/index.php?messageDate=2004-04-14
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From Monday, April 21st, 2008...

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My Vote's for Obama (if I could vote) ...by Michael Moore

Friends,

I don't get to vote for President this primary season. I live in Michigan. The party leaders (both here and in D.C.) couldn't get their act together, and thus our votes will not be counted.

So, if you live in Pennsylvania, can you do me a favor? Will you please cast my vote -- and yours -- on Tuesday for Senator Barack Obama?

http://www.michaelmoore.com/words/message/index.php?messageDate=2008-04-21

22 posted on 10/25/2011 11:41:41 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: UCANSEE2

If it takes 14 million in wealth to be in the top 1%, Moore is correct, he’s actually in the top 0.1%, easily. He has to be worth way more than 50 million as reported above. I guarantee he takes virtally ALL of the proceeds from his films and doles out crumbs to his NON-UNIONIZED crew.


23 posted on 10/25/2011 11:49:03 PM PDT by boop ("Let's just say they'll be satisfied with LESS"... Ming the Merciless)
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To: martosko
The IRS reports that the top 1 percent of income-earners make a minimum of $343,927 in annual adjusted gross income.

If this criteria is accurate, that would mean that several million people, at one time or another, qualified as being in the top "1 percent" in just the last few years.

Anyone that sold a home in a major city, would qualify for this, there are god knows how many ways, someone could hit this mark one year, without being on it every year.

Do any of the idiots at the OWS movement even grasp this.

24 posted on 10/25/2011 11:52:51 PM PDT by Sonny M ("oderint dum metuant")
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To: martosko
The IRS reports that the top 1 percent of income-earners make a minimum of $343,927 in annual adjusted gross income.

If this criteria is accurate, that would mean that several million people, at one time or another, qualified as being in the top "1 percent" in just the last few years.

Anyone that sold a home in a major city, would qualify for this, there are god knows how many ways, someone could hit this mark one year, without being on it every year.

Do any of the idiots at the OWS movement even grasp this.

25 posted on 10/25/2011 11:52:51 PM PDT by Sonny M ("oderint dum metuant")
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To: martosko
“Of course I’m not,” Moore said. “How can I be in the 1 percent? No, that’s not true. I do really well. I do well, but what’s the point, though?”

Of course you're in the '1%' - hell, you're probably in the upper 0.1%, you bloated lying Leftist swine.

26 posted on 10/26/2011 12:37:01 AM PDT by Post Toasties (Leftists give insanity a bad name.)
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To: SpaceBar

By cranial density!


27 posted on 10/26/2011 12:55:54 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (There's gonna be a Redneck Revolution! (See my freep page) [rednecks come in many colors])
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To: Sonny M

It does seem less than clear how capital gains are included. That’s the problem with sound bite demogoguery.


28 posted on 10/26/2011 12:57:50 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (There's gonna be a Redneck Revolution! (See my freep page) [rednecks come in many colors])
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To: Carthego delenda est
I dunno.... Kevin Smith can challenge him in both weight and left-wing nuttiness:

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VS.

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29 posted on 10/26/2011 1:14:37 AM PDT by 3Fingas
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To: UCANSEE2

Thats gross,not including expenses. Capitalism had a budget of 20mm and grossed 17.4mm.Sicko grossed 36 and cost 9.Fahrenheit 222.4 and only 6. Bowling 58 and 4.Roger and Me,7.7mm and only 160k.
Total 341.5mm gross against 39.2mm expenses but thats not including DVD sales and possibly not advertising. Still no worse than a push.
I have no idea what his actual percentage is of the roughly 300mm is profit.


30 posted on 10/26/2011 1:37:04 AM PDT by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: 3Fingas

Kevin Smith is a huge hockey fan and i don’t see any politically influenced movies he directed. Red State actually casts the ATF in a very poor light something we know from Gunwalker that they deserve.


31 posted on 10/26/2011 1:43:47 AM PDT by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: martosko
But here’s the thing – because I’ve also – I’ve had a peek behind the curtain because these books I write, these movies I make are made for essentially large corporations. The only reason they allow this to happen is because I make them a lot of money.”

Oh brother! And to think there are millions of Leftists out there that blindly follow the word of Michael.

32 posted on 10/26/2011 2:32:53 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici ("Si, se gimme!")
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To: 3Fingas

Pic #2 saved!!!! :)


33 posted on 10/26/2011 3:03:17 AM PDT by Hacksaw (I don't hate Mormons. Is that okay?)
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To: AmusedBystander

I trust you will have it thoroughly fumigated before occupying it?


34 posted on 10/26/2011 3:50:41 AM PDT by tal hajus ("Thank you sir. May I have another?" GOP)
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To: martosko
I'd say more like 50+%.

Oh, we're NOT talking body fat?

Never mind.

35 posted on 10/26/2011 3:55:27 AM PDT by tal hajus ("Thank you sir. May I have another?" GOP)
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To: martosko

If Moore played the “My films did not make as much as Avatar” card to indicate he was not a 1 percenter can’t everyone else play the “ I am not Bill Gates” card.


36 posted on 10/26/2011 4:18:20 AM PDT by Starstruck (Tea Party Racist for Cain)
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To: wiggen
"Huge" being the operative word.
37 posted on 10/26/2011 4:22:28 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: martosko

Deny the undeniable...That’s liberalism for ya


38 posted on 10/26/2011 5:22:46 AM PDT by equaviator ( "There's a (datum) plane on the horizon coming in...see it?")
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To: martosko

Jo Piazza: Occupy Hollywood: Why It’s Time To Call Out High-Earning Celebrities

http://www.americansuperstarmag.com/celebrity-news/jo-piazza-occupy-hollywood-why-its-time-to-call-out-high-earning-celebrities

“Celebrities are not part of the 99 percent. They are not even the 1 percent. In fact, many of them are lower than even the .01 percent.

Americans are currently occupying cities across the country as a part of Occupy Wall Street, demanding an end to corporate greed and a more equitable share of the pie for the middle class.

Yet, the middle class continues to prop up the .01 percent: Hollywood celebrities who make millions just for being themselves. When it comes to making money, celebrities are abnormal. Their enormous salaries make them outliers in the American economy, on a pay grade above most CEOs, surgeons and lawyers — the professions that typically come to mind when we think of the wealthy.”

All part of the Bread and Circus mentality.


39 posted on 10/26/2011 6:34:49 AM PDT by NoNAIS (Yet another Government program not needed.)
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To: martosko
"These are large, multinational corporations — Viacom, GE, Rupert Murdoch — that own these studios. Why do they need our money, from Michigan, from our taxpayers, when we're already broke here? I mean, they play one state against the other, and so they get all this free cash when they're making billions already in profits. What's the thinking behind that?"

-Michael Moore 2008

In 2009 he took a million dollar subsidy to make "Capitalism, A love story".
40 posted on 10/26/2011 6:40:09 AM PDT by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a permanent Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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