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Morning Joe Pimps Michael Moore’s New Propaganda

September 28, 2009

Just before the weekend, MSNBC’s Courtney Hazlett pimped Michael Moore‘s new movie “Capitalism: A Love Story” on Morning Joe.

Speaking to Morning Joe‘s Willie Geist, Hazlett described Moore as some kind of modern-day Robin Hood. Moore’s main problem with capitalism, she explained, is that it enables “the top 1% of the wealth pyramid” to own “95% of the nation’s wealth.”

Robin Hood Moore is just “out there for the little guy who isn’t being heard.”

In other words, he is a genuine 21st century hero!

Or is he?

Geist and Hazlett forgot to mention that while Moore may blame “the rich” for all of society’s ills, he is actually a multi-millionaire himself. Yes, he dresses like a hobo, but Moore became extraordinarily rich by “picking the target [i.e. ‘the rich,’ conservatives, etc.], freezing it, personalizing it, and polarizing it” — precisely in the manner outlined by the famed radical “community organizer” Saul Alinsky.

The documentary filmmaker may publicly advocate abolishing the capitalist system and replacing it with “democracy,” as Hazlett says, but without capitalism he would have been a nobody living in a tent, rather than an immensely wealthy individual residing in a big, comfortable house.

You have to wonder why Hazlett didn’t ask Moore why he hasn’t given all his money away — preferably to the government, of course. After all, he would not want to be one of “the rich” if he hates them so much, would he?

And that’s not even to mention Moore’s deep-seated hatred of America: he considers his fellow countrymen to be racists who are in love with guns, and he views the terrorists who kill American soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan as “freedom fighters.”

You would think that such information would be considered relevant by the public, no? Not at MSNBC’s Morning Joe, it’s not.

Exit question: what’s next — MSNBC sending Hazlett to Pakistan / Afghanistan to interview Adam Gadahn after he produces a new hate video for Al Qaeda?

  1. David Forsmark permalink
    September 28, 2009 7:42 am

    Peter Schweizer did great work on Michael Moore and other limousine liberals who preach one thing and practice another. In Moore’s case, he outsources film work to Canada to escape paying union wage, doesn’t hire black people, owned Haliburton stock, etc.

    • Swemson permalink
      September 28, 2009 7:46 pm

      Why am I not surprised.. ?

      Look at BHO’s record of charitable giving, and then take a look at the BILLIONS of dollars that those evil capitalists have contributed to education, medical research and the arts in the last hundred years.

      It’s time for Atlas to Shrug !

      • woody permalink
        October 9, 2009 10:33 am

        i am african-american. i have been a credited editor on several michael moore films. peter’s research is flawed.

        • Swemson permalink
          October 9, 2009 10:54 am

          If you have any evidence to prove your point then show it when you make claims like that…

          Unsupported statements and opinions, are meaningless in any serious discourse like this…

          And in this case, especially so, when you’re literally working for Moore…

          You’re on thin ice when you support him anywhere other than in the far left looney bins that he inhabits….

  2. Rob M. permalink
    September 28, 2009 1:26 pm

    Just the fact that MM is a multi-millionaire is enough to show what a hypocrit our Pal “from Flint” really is. I could make a lengthy list of the falserhoods and fakery that MM has spouted from the movies he has made. Why anyone sees this idiot as looking out for them is beyond me.

    • September 29, 2009 4:42 am

      Lets hope he continues to eat the profits and becomes the jabba csar of hypocracy

  3. shane comeback permalink
    September 29, 2009 3:27 am

    Read the free online book by Charlotte Iserbyt,”The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America.” It goes a long way to explain why so many of the left have gained power and influence- or why anyone listens to them in the first place.Moore,Sean Penn,Sarandon,etc.-why are they popular? Why do they have such a voice?

  4. September 29, 2009 6:07 am

    if he hates capitalism so much why don’t he give all that money away and livelike he wants every one else to live.

  5. Keith permalink
    September 29, 2009 11:28 am

    I don’t think Michael Moore is saying you shouldn’t be abe to make money, like he does, I think he’s saying he wants the wealth to be spread out to the average american ,which i don’t have a problem with.
    The more money the community has the less poverty and violence you have, which makes for a more civilised and safe country.That also means that we won’t need as many police officers .
    You can look at any poor impoverished country in the world, and you will see much higher crime rates. In that sence capitalism needs to be restruckured.

    • Swemson permalink
      September 29, 2009 1:22 pm

      THE ONLY way to achieve that goal is to allow the producers free reign to create the wealth so that there WILL be more than enough for everyone….

      You display an extraordinary lack of intellect and understanding if you don’t yet understand that PRODUCTION comes before DISTRIBUTION…

      So give your money away however you choose, but be VERY careful when you stick you hand in MY wallet, cause I’ll cut it off, and shove it down your throat.

  6. cee permalink
    September 30, 2009 12:02 pm

    Why is it that every time someone is critical of the Republicans ultra conservative views they are called UnAmerican or America haters? I am really upset by that. Yes I don’t like some of the things that the prior administration did. But I am not in favor of everything that the current wants to do. This is my country. I love it. but I am not blind to the flaws in the system. When Ann Coulter plugs a book that she has written, your attitude tells me that Fox will be pimping her book. But will I say that Fox is UnAmerican and hates America because it doesn’t like the current Administration. I am at the point of saying “A pox on Both their houses” the only reason that I keep my political affiliation is that my state doesn’t allow independents to vote in primaries. So I will wind up having to choose between 2 candidates that I had no choice in picking.

  7. October 7, 2009 4:50 am

    Less poison and more analysis would make for a more persuasive essay.

  8. Jenn permalink
    October 14, 2009 8:09 pm

    Did anyone see this? When Michael Moore was on Hannity last week he specifically hounded Sean about the homily at Mass the day before, Oct 4th. Sean couldn’t exactly remember the Gospel reading (he had actually gone on Sat night Oct 3rd) because Moore kept hounding and ridiculing him…”Can’t you even remember the Gospel, Sean? Why not? Why not! Weren’t you paying attention? Huhhuhhuh?”

    Then Moore proudly said that it was the Gospel about how a camel can go through the eye of a needle better than a rich man can get to Heaven. Michael Moore then went on to say what a radical Jesus was and how rich men won’t get into heaven (too bad Michael!!).

    I thought, “I didn’t hear that Gospel at Mass either!” The Gospel is the same all over the world every Sunday. So the next Sunday, Oct. 11th, lo and behold, there it was…the eye of the needle, camel, rich man. Seems that Michael Moore did not go to Mass (is he Catholic?…God help us.) Moore, or someone on his staff, must have looked the Gospel up to try to set up/trip up/embarrass Sean Hannity but they got the wrong Sunday’s Gospel reading!

    Therefore the question now is, did Michael Moore really attend Mass like he said? If so, was HE paying attention? Or was he bored and flipping through the misallette reading ahead just in case he figured out how to get a camel to Heaven or whatever.

    • Mama permalink
      October 16, 2009 9:10 pm

      Jenn- I noticed the very same thing! I go to Sunday and daily mass and when Moore stated that the gospel was about the rich man’s difficulty in going to heaven I honestly thought I was having a memory lapse because I knew that is not what I remembered from Sunday’s gospel. Glad you reminded me of this…very interesting. I do believe that his handlers gave him the wrong information. And he being such a liar and phoney didn’t even know himself what the gospel was.


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