This morning I read a report on Michael Moore’s visit to the Oakland California branch of OWS. This was reported in a blog page of the San Francisco Chronicle-
As Mayor Jean Quan finished fielding reporters’ questions Friday afternoon at City Hall about the clash between police and protesters earlier this week, she was suddenly drowned out by cheering coming from Frank Ogawa Plaza for Occupy Oakland’s newest celebrity guest: documentarian and political activist Michael Moore.
Moore flew in from New York City to address hundreds of Occupy Oakland supporters, who gathered to hear him speak near the approximately 30 tents that have been raised on the plaza since the raid on Tuesday.
I read the comments under the story, and they warmed me more than a bit. Here is San Francisco, one of the jewels in the Communist Party’s US crown, and they are overwhelmingly negative to the OWS and Michael Moore.
I’ve selected one of the best to reproduce below, but I advise readers to go to the page and spend a bit of time skim reading the comments. Most of them hit the nail on the head with their scathing references to Moore’s hypocrisy and the self indulgent piffle that underpins the protester’s “concerns”.
Comment by bobmc7
Michael Moore was on Piers Morgan this week, during which he explicitly and repeatedly denied being worth millions, (he instead said rather vaguely that he “does well” and nothing more), and claimed that he was not part of the 1% when Piers pressed him on the point.
You know what, Michael? You’re right. You’re not part of the 1%. With a net worth of approximately $50 million, you’re actually part of the 0.01%. Those Wall Street bankers should be demanding that YOU to pony up more tax dollars, because you’re wealthier than the vast majority of them.
Not only has Michael Moore made a personal fortune off of the “corrupt” Capitalist system he so despises, much of it has actually come directly from companies and industries he has specifically attacked in his films and books.
Those scumbag pharmaceutical conglomerates that he lambasted in “Sicko”? Michael and his wife have owned stock in Pfizer, Merck, Genzyme, Elan PLC, and Eli Lilly, among other Big Pharma firms.
The evil energy polluters he scolded in “Dude, Where’s My Country?” Sunoco, Noble Energy, Schlumberger, Williams, Transocean Sedco Forex have all been part of his portfolio.
The malevolent, baby-killing defense contractors that he pumps his fist at in “Farenheit 9/11”? Mr. Moore has been a shareholder of General Electric, Honeywell, Boeing, and ……. wait for it …… HALIBURTON!!!!!