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Michael Moore: Big Fat Union Hypocrite
chicago now ^ | 12-2012 (orig March 2011) | warren todd huston

Posted on 12/12/2012 9:06:25 PM PST by doug from upland

With the spotlight on Wisconsin's union thugs rampaging across the state, one wonders why it took propaganda filmmaker Michael Moore so long to put himself in front of the news cameras to take some of their publicity for himself. But this weekend, Moore finally glommed onto the cameras making himself out to be a great supporter of the union's efforts in the Badger State. Once again, though, Moore proves to be a hypocrite. It was Moore, after all, that excluded using union workers in one of his recent films. Some supporter of unions!

Filmmaker Moore attend a recent Wisconsin pro-union rally and regaled the crowd with an address saying, "Madison is only the beginning."

"We're going to do this together. Don't give up. Please don't give up," Moore told the protesters, who have swarmed the Capitol every day for close to three weeks.

Oh, he's a great supporter, right? But let us drift back only a few years to 2009 when he was filming his last bomb, Capitalism: A Love Story. During that production we found that Moore didn't hire union stagehands (the IATSE) for his film. According to his agent, Ari Emanuel, Moore claimed that he used non-union labor because the stagehands union doesn't "respect documentary filmmakers" or some such thing.

It made the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) mad enough that they refused all the free tickets Moore tried to offer them when the movie debuted. Yet here are these teachers in Wisconsin now falling all over themselves because Moore came publicity seeking in front of them. For shame that their institutional memory is so shallow, eh?

That wasn't the only time that Moore made a film snubbing union workers, either. Back in 2000 Moore directed a music video for the band Rage Against The Machine and non-union workers were also used in that production.

Just last year Moore made a stir by stealing the work of a newspaper and re-posting the entire thing on his own website as if it was his own work. He even took the video produced by the Knoxville News Sentinel, took the paper's logo off it, then reposted it as if it was his own work.

Moore has long been an opponent of copyright protection and thinks that everyone's work should be free.

In any case, Michael Moore is a supreme hypocrite, typical of a liberal, saying one thing and doing another.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: michaelmoore; michigan; union
Moore has called for revolt in the Michigan battle

Moore then vowed that no one would work for any of his films unless they were unionized.

“I don’t give a damn what illegal sh** the Repubs do in Lansing – I will not obey this law,” he wrote. “If you write, direct, edit, shoot, or do sound for me on my next movie, you will not work for me unless you belong to the union.”

1 posted on 12/12/2012 9:06:32 PM PST by doug from upland
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To: doug from upland

Fake comes to mind too.


2 posted on 12/12/2012 9:20:44 PM PST by cruise_missile
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To: doug from upland
Just last year Moore made a stir by stealing the work of a newspaper and re-posting the entire thing on his own website as if it was his own work. He even took the video produced by the Knoxville News Sentinel, took the paper's logo off it, then reposted it as if it was his own work.

Any way to DMCA his bloated *ss?

3 posted on 12/12/2012 9:21:59 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: cripplecreek

Ping.


4 posted on 12/12/2012 9:27:14 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: doug from upland

Moore’s so fat his shadow kills little animals.


5 posted on 12/12/2012 9:29:51 PM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: doug from upland

Excuse me... but just dropped in to call Michael Moore a BFSOB that Obamacare can’t afford and Capitalism is FREE market..... you can’t stop it you FAT bastard


6 posted on 12/12/2012 9:37:00 PM PST by CIDKauf (No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.)
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To: doug from upland

Good to see you Doug


7 posted on 12/12/2012 9:38:38 PM PST by CIDKauf (No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.)
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To: doug from upland

Of course, if you ask him why HE uses non-union labor for his films, YOU MUSS BE A RASSISS!, or a phobe, or a Fox News-watcher!


8 posted on 12/12/2012 9:47:47 PM PST by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: CIDKauf

thanks :)


9 posted on 12/12/2012 9:50:58 PM PST by doug from upland (Obama and the leftists - destroying our country one day at a time)
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To: doug from upland

If he’s going to be attending these rallys, he’d do well to avoid coming dressed as a tent.


10 posted on 12/12/2012 10:22:30 PM PST by clearcarbon
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To: cruise_missile
Maybe someone in the movie biz can enlighten me, but I thought that if you don't use union labor on your movie, that you can't get it distributed in theaters.

Maybe this "rule" has changed.

11 posted on 12/12/2012 10:39:48 PM PST by boop ("I need another Cutty Sark"-LBJ)
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To: boop

A lot of movies are now made in Canada to avoid taxes and the unions.


12 posted on 12/12/2012 10:46:14 PM PST by cruise_missile
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To: doug from upland

Should be attributed to Warner Todd Huston.


13 posted on 12/12/2012 11:53:13 PM PST by loboinok (Gun control is hitting what you aim at!)
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To: doug from upland

If they weren’t hypoocrites they wouldn’t be Rats. One has to expect it. Just as, “If they were capable of rational thought they wouldn’t be Rats.”


14 posted on 12/13/2012 1:30:42 AM PST by wastoute (Government cannot redistribute wealth. Government can only redistribute poverty.)
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To: cruise_missile

Moore is a man of contradictions. While putting on the image of the working class man, with his ball cap and plaid shirts, he is wallowing in the lifestyle of the rich. While speaking at one of his $45,000 speaking engagements about the evils of Capitalism, he is the latest in the modern breed of Limousine Leftists. While giving a thin veneer of being one with the common man, he is a profit generating one-percenter who sells his anti-Capitalist spiel like a huckster selling snake oil. Meanwhile He capitalizes and profits handsomely on the toil of others.


15 posted on 12/13/2012 2:24:51 AM PST by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: doug from upland

The fat, #ing commie crows... nobody gives a damn.


16 posted on 12/13/2012 2:27:13 AM PST by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: Springman; cyclotic; netmilsmom; RatsDawg; PGalt; FreedomHammer; queenkathy; madison10; ...
Moore is already revolting.

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17 posted on 12/13/2012 4:12:35 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: jonrick46
Michael Moore Urged to Withdraw Film Subsidy Application

Michael Moore and Subsidies: A Love-Hate Story

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18 posted on 12/13/2012 4:19:51 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: doug from upland; cripplecreek

Keep an eye out for the “humble” FReeper that ^will^ get this thread pulled.


19 posted on 12/13/2012 4:51:35 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (Bread and Circuses; Everyone to the Coliseum!)
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To: doug from upland

MICHAEL MOORE'S WORTH $50,000,000


20 posted on 12/13/2012 6:14:26 AM PST by Gay State Conservative (Benghazi: What Did Baraq Know And When Did He Know It?)
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To: cruise_missile
A lot of movies are now made in Canada to avoid taxes and the unions.

I pray that I live long enough to see Rodeo Drive come to resemble the mean streets of Detroit.

21 posted on 12/13/2012 6:16:41 AM PST by Gay State Conservative (Benghazi: What Did Baraq Know And When Did He Know It?)
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To: doug from upland
The irony is he never used union workers before this little publicity stunt.

I doubt he will live up to this new proclamation.

Fat and stupid is as fat and stupid does.........

22 posted on 12/13/2012 6:34:16 AM PST by Lakeshark (!)
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To: loboinok

He is listed as the author


23 posted on 12/13/2012 7:12:13 AM PST by doug from upland (Obama and the leftists - destroying our country one day at a time)
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To: doug from upland
His name is misspelled -- warren todd huston
24 posted on 12/13/2012 10:58:46 AM PST by loboinok (Gun control is hitting what you aim at!)
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To: jonrick46

I think that is exactly what that huckster is.
Good job.


25 posted on 12/13/2012 11:17:48 AM PST by cruise_missile
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To: loboinok

Ok, now I understand. I pulled the name from the article. It is Warner.


26 posted on 12/13/2012 1:26:12 PM PST by doug from upland (Obama and the leftists - destroying our country one day at a time)
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