Word of Michael Moore's hypocrisy has reached his home town paper, the Flint Journal. Registration is easy, and worth it for the read. Peter Schweizer's best—seller Do as I Say (Not as I Do) is the ultimate source, but now all the kids who went to Moore's suburban high school can read about him without plunking down twenty bucks or more. How's this for the lede in the Sunday paper article?
Which well—known figure associated with Flint has outsourced jobs to other countries and used union—busting tactics?
Delphi chief Steve Miller? Hardly. Outside of cities with Delphi plants, most people still think he sang "Fly Like an Eagle." So who flew to Canada to produce his products and escape union scale? Who said he would fire his employees if they organized?
None other than Michael Moore, "the champion of the working class."
....Moore does his film production in Canada to avoid paying union scale and threatened to fire half of his TV show's writing staff when they wanted to join the union. He's a proponent of affirmative action but never has hired a black person to do anything important on one of his projects.
Moore claims he owns no stock and only puts "what little I can" in "something the old—timers call a savings account" — yet Schweizer writes that he owns stock in defense contractors and Halliburton.
While Moore says he gives away 40 percent of his money, Schweizer reports that his tax returns show his foundations give the minimum necessary to stay tax exempt — and most of the donations go to festivals that feature his films or promote preservation around his home on Torch Lake.
Hat tip: Newsmax and Jack Kemp