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There He Goes Again

At this point I suspect that Mike has a mole in the government working to provide him with this kind of publicity.

U.S. Treasury investigating Michael Moore:

Academy Award-winning filmmaker Michael Moore is under investigation by the U.S. Treasury Department for taking ailing Sept. 11 rescue workers to Cuba for a segment in his upcoming health-care documentary “Sicko,” The Associated Press has learned.

The investigation provides another contentious lead-in for a provocative film by Moore, a fierce critic of President Bush. In the past, Moore’s adversaries have fanned publicity that helped the filmmaker create a new brand of opinionated blockbuster documentary.

“Sicko” promises to take the health-care industry to task the way Moore confronted America’s passion for guns in “Bowling for Columbine” and skewered Bush over his handling of Sept. 11 in “Fahrenheit 9/11.”

In demonstration of my fairness and balance I would like to point out that this report reads like Mike wrote it. They included – the name of new film as well as the last two, the mention of the Academy Award, “a new brand of opinionated blockbuster documentary”…this is a rewritten press release.

I don’t guess the Treasury has anything better to do than enrich Michael Moore’s legal staff while positioning itself to seem to be opposing health care for September 11th workers. I hope they like the way Mike will portray them in the movie.

2 comments

1 oldwhitelady { 05.10.07 at 9:23 pm }

When I heard the story on the radio, I never thought of the free publicity he’s getting.
They only mentioned, “Bowling for Columbine”, but did say he’d won an award for it.

2 Bryan { 05.10.07 at 9:39 pm }

I’m fairly certain his PR people are supplying the stories, because they all seem to be good for him and his film in they they are written.