Skip to comments.Michael Moore: Big Fat Union Hypocrite
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.
Moore then vowed that no one would work for any of his films unless they were unionized.
I dont 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.
Fake comes to mind too.
Any way to DMCA his bloated *ss?
Moore’s so fat his shadow kills little animals.
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
Good to see you Doug
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!
If he’s going to be attending these rallys, he’d do well to avoid coming dressed as a tent.
Maybe this "rule" has changed.
A lot of movies are now made in Canada to avoid taxes and the unions.
Should be attributed to Warner Todd Huston.
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.”
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.
The fat, #ing commie crows... nobody gives a damn.
Keep an eye out for the “humble” FReeper that ^will^ get this thread pulled.