I was trying to find a diversion from the dramatic news in Egypt when I noticed this piece in today’s Washington Times on one of the biggest phonies on the planet. Reading about what a hypocrite Michael Moore is begs the question: should I be allowed to have this much fun?
It’s curious. I have friends on the left who think Rush Limbaugh is a hypocrite because he’s a family-values guy who also happens to be a drug addict and was married four times. They’re right about Rush. He’s a major-league charlatan. But for some reason, those same people can’t see through Michael Moore. They fail to grasp the irony of a man who denounces capitalism at every available opportunity, while profiting handsomely from it.
From the WT:
Mr. Moore is a jet-setting multimillionaire living a life of luxury, leisure and fame. He travels in a private plane and a fleet of SUVs … He also dislikes using union workers on his sets – or paying them union wages … He is completely detached from the workers he claims to defend.
He claims that white flight from the cities to the suburbs is based on fear of blacks … Yet … he does not live in an interracial neighborhood. Instead, he has made his home at a swanky mansion in Central Lake, in an upscale, exclusive and overwhelmingly white community in northern Michigan.