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Michael Moore Grabs ‘Punk’ Reporter, Growls ‘You Lie!’ Over Wealth Questions
Media-ite ^ | 11/4/11 | Tommy Christopher

Posted on 11/20/2011 6:18:33 PM PST by Impala64ssa

Just days after being confronted by a conservative blogger over his supposed net worth, filmmaker Michael Moore took similar questions from a local CBS reporter at the Occupy Denver protest, with markedly different results. Rather than ignore CBS-4 reporter Evrod Cassimy, Moore engaged him. When Cassimy brought up Moore’s “rumored” $50 million net worth, though, Moore called him “punk media,” pulled him close, and growled, “You lie!”

The confrontation made for much better video than the previous one, and Moore initially handled the reporter’s questions well, admitting, ““I do very well,” and adding, “Because I do well, I want taxes raised on people who do well, including mine.”

When Cassimy pressed Moore about his specific net worth, however, Moore became visibly angry. He told the reporter, “I don’t have $50 million,” and Cassimy gave Moore an opening, saying, “That’s what it’s rumored you are worth.”

“Well, really” Moore said, “Is that what you do is sell rumors?”

“We’re asking you for the truth,” Cassimy replied.

Moore then put his hand on the reporter’s shoulder, shaking him as he said, “You’re just punk media is all you are.”

“You lie,” he continued, a slight growl in his voice. “You lie to people. Stop lying to people. Stop lying.”

Mr. Cassimy left himself open for Moore’s criticism by citing “rumors,” rather than “reports,” but Michael Moore really ought to do better at engaging this question. He’s got compelling answers, and even though the premise itself is silly, confronting it head on is a surer way to gain converts than scenes like this, which make it appear as though critics of Moore’s wealth have got his number.

There are lots of mega-bucks celebrities who have shown up to support the Occupy protests, and recent polls show that most millionaires support raising taxes on millionaires. You can, apparently, be rich and believe in fairness, simultaneously. Moore can, and does, also argue that he takes his earnings and puts them back into making more films. His wealth, then, is a tool to combat wealth inequality.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: jabba; occupywallstreet; ows; repost
Michael Moore showing that he's a thin-skinned little boy with a big mouth.FTA:"critics of Moore’s wealth have got his number." BETTER BELEIVE IT! Where on to 'em. We're hip to their jive, we see where they're coming from, we smell what they're cooking, we know how they roll.
1 posted on 11/20/2011 6:18:38 PM PST by Impala64ssa
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To: Impala64ssa

Most bullies are thin-skinned.


2 posted on 11/20/2011 6:22:02 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: Impala64ssa

Yet he refuses to state his real net worth.

The angst of Liberals.


3 posted on 11/20/2011 6:22:47 PM PST by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: Impala64ssa

The fat pig made a career of dishing it out but, like all leftie hypocrites, he can’t take it.


4 posted on 11/20/2011 6:24:08 PM PST by Psycho_Bunny (Public employee unions are the barbarian hordes of our time.)
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To: Impala64ssa

Michael Moore is a larger than life icon to some liberals. Yet he personifies much of what they oppose. He is extremely wealthy. He is rumored to use non-union labor in his movie projects. He is rumored to not give his employees good pay and benefits. He is rumored to aggressively seek out tax breaks from the localities in which he is making movies. He has quite a few things to answer for in his own business practices, and his own wealth.

I don’t begrudge anything he has legally done from tax breaks to making movies which touch a chord with liberal people who go see them. But Michael Moore is among that “evil 1%” we keep hearing about.

Michael even has a beautiful vacation home on a lakefront in Michigan. Wonder what his carbon footprint is there.


5 posted on 11/20/2011 6:24:26 PM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Impala64ssa

He makes my skin crawl.


6 posted on 11/20/2011 6:25:14 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Impala64ssa
You can, apparently, be rich and believe in fairness, simultaneously. Moore can, and does, also argue that he takes his earnings and puts them back into making more films. His wealth, then, is a tool to combat wealth inequality

Some folks use their wealth to divide the pie up equally while others use their wealth and make a bigger pie for everyone to share.

People will do better with a small share of a huge pie than with an equal share of nothing.

7 posted on 11/20/2011 6:26:31 PM PST by Colonel Kangaroo (N)
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To: Impala64ssa
Fat Ass giving the "L" for "Liar" salute:


8 posted on 11/20/2011 6:26:50 PM PST by bigbob
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To: Impala64ssa

Seems that Mikey is feeling a little stressed with the attention.


9 posted on 11/20/2011 6:27:18 PM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: Impala64ssa

Limosine liberals have been getting a pass from the MSM for decades.


10 posted on 11/20/2011 6:27:37 PM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: BunnySlippers

Another angst of Liberals is, They put the money in fat mikeys wallet.

Conservatives will have nothing to do with the slob


11 posted on 11/20/2011 6:28:06 PM PST by reefdiver ("Let His day's be few And another takes His office")
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To: Dilbert San Diego

> Michael Moore is a larger than life icon to some liberals.

larger than life? maybe larger than a hippo. much larger.


12 posted on 11/20/2011 6:28:12 PM PST by VictoryGal (Never give up, never surrender! REMEMBER NEDA)
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13 posted on 11/20/2011 6:28:18 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Impala64ssa

This is pathetic, If that fat-ass touches me his balls will be shoved into his bladder.


14 posted on 11/20/2011 6:29:48 PM PST by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: Impala64ssa

Mr Fathead would make my day if he ever put his hands on me in anger. Really


15 posted on 11/20/2011 6:29:48 PM PST by muir_redwoods (No wonder this administration favors abortion; everything they have done is an abortion)
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To: BunnySlippers
According to the last most accurate estimate, Michael Moore is probably worth about US$50 million. That's definitely one percent territory, so what he says is also very hypocritical, too.
16 posted on 11/20/2011 6:30:47 PM PST by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: Impala64ssa

Instead of confronting Moore, these reporters should just walk around with a bullhorn saying “hey everybody, see that fat slob over there?...”, then watch the fur fly.


17 posted on 11/20/2011 6:31:28 PM PST by SpaceBar
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To: Impala64ssa

Hmmmmm.

He doesnt like what he dishes out.

Hope that it is a sign to dish it and often.


18 posted on 11/20/2011 6:31:53 PM PST by Chickensoup (In the 20th century 200 million people were killed by their own governments.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
Michael even has a beautiful vacation home on a lakefront in Michigan.
I understand his torch lake mansion is one of the most valuable peices of real estate in MI. Also the town is almost exclusively WHITE!. I guess he really IS part of the 99%. Kinda like that other hypocrite Bono (I'm always leery of anyone with no surname) who had a studio in Belfast, N Ireland to show solidarity with the locals who were oppressed by the Brits. A few yrs. ago he closed up shop and relocated to Brussels so he could catch a huge tax break.
19 posted on 11/20/2011 6:35:39 PM PST by Impala64ssa
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To: Impala64ssa

A better question that doesn’t involve asking what isn’t anyone else’s business is why doesn’t Moore simply donate to the IRS?


20 posted on 11/20/2011 6:36:11 PM PST by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: Impala64ssa; All

According to virtual globetrotting, this is Michael Moore's house...at least one of them.

http://virtualglobetrotting.com/map/michael-moores-house/view/?service=1

Damn, I bet that leaves a big carbon footprint. I wonder how many homeless people and Occupy folk he allows on that land.

21 posted on 11/20/2011 6:41:36 PM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Dilbert San Diego

see my post above. Pic of MM’s house.


22 posted on 11/20/2011 6:42:36 PM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Impala64ssa

Let’s pretend instead that a GM exec had growled, placed his hand on Mr. Moore’s shoulder and then pulled him around a bit:

What would Mr. Moore do....?

The question is silly because we all know.


23 posted on 11/20/2011 6:42:57 PM PST by gaijin
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To: Impala64ssa

Does Moore have a CPA do his taxes?

If so why?


24 posted on 11/20/2011 6:45:22 PM PST by woofie (It takes three villages and a forest of woodland creatures to raise a child in Obamaville)
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To: Impala64ssa

Moore is probably right on this one.

His movies have made hundreds of millions of dollars collectively.

He’s probably worth more than 50 million dollars, when you include that much of his net worth is probably invested.

Unless, of course, he choose to invest with MF Global.


25 posted on 11/20/2011 6:46:16 PM PST by Jonty30
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To: Impala64ssa
Any freeper attorneys who would like to help this guy sue Moore? You might be able to make a good bit of scratch..
26 posted on 11/20/2011 6:47:17 PM PST by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: eyedigress
This is pathetic, If that fat-ass touches me his balls will be shoved into his bladder.

He has chutzpah, not balls. For that matter, he has a gut, but he doesn't have guts.

27 posted on 11/20/2011 6:48:43 PM PST by Lonely Bull
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To: Impala64ssa

Big Mikey calling a black reporter “punk media”?

Imagine if any CONSERVATIVE did such a thing.


28 posted on 11/20/2011 6:50:00 PM PST by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED)
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To: Impala64ssa

I just watched Evrod this morning. No mention of this incident.

29 posted on 11/20/2011 7:07:22 PM PST by real saxophonist (The fact that you play tuba doesn't make you any less lethal. -USMC bandsman in Iraq)
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To: Impala64ssa

sue him for assault and lets find out his real net worth (and who is lying)


30 posted on 11/20/2011 7:30:22 PM PST by Mr. K (Physically unable to proofreed <--- oops, see?)
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To: Impala64ssa

Why doesn’t he release his income taxes if he wants to promote tax increases? Let’s see what a fat hypocrite he is.

Pray for America


31 posted on 11/20/2011 7:40:34 PM PST by bray (Take the Cain Train off the Plantation)
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To: Impala64ssa


32 posted on 11/20/2011 7:48:22 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Impala64ssa

Nothing stops Moore from donating a big fat portion of his money to the government, to a local school, a children’s program, a church, a local theater, a local slaughterhouse. Oh, never mind the slaughterhouse. They will want his jowls for the bacon. And I believe he is worth 50 mil.


33 posted on 11/20/2011 8:12:09 PM PST by healy61
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34 posted on 11/20/2011 8:15:44 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Dilbert San Diego
Michael Moore is a larger than life icon to some liberals. Yet he personifies much of what they oppose. He is extremely wealthy.

Michael Moore is a con man, a poverty pimp. He is a capitalist who makes a lot of money making movies about how unfair it is for people to make a lot of money.

35 posted on 11/20/2011 8:17:51 PM PST by oldbrowser (There is a shakeup coming to Washington, one way or another.)
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To: Impala64ssa
“Because I do well, I want taxes raised on people who do well, including mine.”

What´s stopping him from paying more?

36 posted on 11/20/2011 8:28:38 PM PST by onedoug (lf)
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To: Impala64ssa
You can, apparently, be rich and believe in fairness, simultaneously. Moore can, and does, also argue that he takes his earnings and puts them back into making more films. His wealth, then, is a tool to combat wealth inequality.

Exactly. Those evil capitalists make money off the poor then stash it at their homes, leaving the rest of the world poor and destitute.

It's only people the likes of Michael Moore, spreading communism throughout the world by using his wealth to make more movies thereby "combating wealth inequality", that are the true saviors of the proletariat.

37 posted on 11/20/2011 8:33:13 PM PST by VeniVidiVici ("Si, se gimme!")
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To: Impala64ssa
Moore can, and does, also argue that he takes his earnings and puts them back into making more films. His wealth, then, is a tool to combat wealth inequality.

THAT is called C.A.P.I.T.A.L.I.S.M., you punk-a$$ idiot; what Moore and his groupies are supposedly against.

Sheesh!

38 posted on 11/20/2011 8:33:59 PM PST by ApplegateRanch ("Public service" does NOT mean servicing the people, like a bull among heifers.)
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To: Impala64ssa
Moore can, and does, also argue that he takes his earnings and puts them back into making more films. His wealth, then, is a tool to combat wealth inequality.

Uh, no, it isn't. Using the surplus from one economic activity to fund another economic activity is the definition of capitalism. Claiming that profit is evil while taking it, and excusing it by claiming that it is used to fight evil, is hypocrisy.

39 posted on 11/20/2011 8:39:33 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: RayChuang88

I would like someone to ask him if he would allow these poor out of work people to live in his Mansion


40 posted on 11/20/2011 8:43:25 PM PST by mriguy67
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To: Impala64ssa

I remember the day that an American would be proud to say he had 50 million dollars.


41 posted on 11/20/2011 8:52:41 PM PST by Rusty0604
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To: bray
Why doesn’t he release his income taxes if he wants to promote tax increases?

And let his minions see that he not only takes every possible dedution, but probably also tries to weasel in a few extra ones as well, while shaving a little off the top?

Of course, he would say, "I HAVE to do it, and it is 'only fair', because it is just putting me on an equal footing with the other millionaires. And that is why taxes need to be raised on millionaires: it would be unfair for some, like me, to contribute extra, while others can choose to be greedy and keep their excess money...and by the way, don't forget to raise the deductions & subsidies for buying Cuban cameras and film stock, to help promote normalization of relations....".

42 posted on 11/20/2011 9:00:18 PM PST by ApplegateRanch ("Public service" does NOT mean servicing the people, like a bull among heifers.)
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To: real saxophonist
How about 16 days ago when this article was written?

Moore Lashes Out At CBS4 Over Wealth Questions

43 posted on 11/20/2011 9:02:06 PM PST by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: Impala64ssa
Michael Moore Grabs ‘Punk’ Reporter, Growls ‘You Lie!’ Over Wealth Questions


44 posted on 11/20/2011 9:14:26 PM PST by Talisker (History will show the Illuminati won the ultimate Darwin Award.)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Nice spread. He could show us what a true philanthropist he is instead of disputing his property assessment like most of these phonies tend to do, have his limo driver bring him to the Antrim Cty clerk’s office and plunk down some extra mega bucks toward his school taxes. Hey, it’s for the chiiiiildren.


45 posted on 11/20/2011 9:24:14 PM PST by Impala64ssa
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To: VeniVidiVici
he takes his earnings and puts them back into making more films.
This is called re-investment, something any successful businessman(CAPITALIST) understands. After the successful run of Model T's Henry Ford put a huge chunk of his profits into the Model A. After raking in the dough from those cars he re-invested the profits in the flathead V-8, and so on. Surely there's some occuweenies who take business courses who were taught this aren't there? Well AREN'T THERE? This is one reason why I say they're barking up the wrong trees.
46 posted on 11/20/2011 9:34:31 PM PST by Impala64ssa
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To: muir_redwoods
Mr Fathead would make my day if he ever put his hands on me in anger. Really.

It would 'make *my* lifetime', and quite possibly shorten his, considerably...

the infowarrior

47 posted on 11/20/2011 10:10:00 PM PST by infowarrior
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To: Impala64ssa

Occupy Michael Moore’s house.


48 posted on 11/21/2011 2:52:16 AM PST by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: A.A. Cunningham

Missed that one. Thanks.


49 posted on 11/21/2011 6:00:43 AM PST by real saxophonist (The fact that you play tuba doesn't make you any less lethal. -USMC bandsman in Iraq)
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To: Impala64ssa
“You lie,” he continued, a slight growl in his voice. “You lie to people. Stop lying to people. Stop lying.”

Translation: "Don't you DARE out me as one of the hated rich!"

50 posted on 11/21/2011 6:55:50 AM PST by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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