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Surprise! Michael Moore Is A Filthy Rich Hypocrite
« on: July 22, 2014, 04:06:00 PM »
Surprise! Michael Moore Is A Filthy Rich Hypocrite

 
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Surprise! Michael Moore Is A Filthy Rich HypocriteSExpand

What exactly does Michael Moore need with $50 million and nine houses? We'll never know, but we can hazard a guess, thanks some details from the documentarian's pending divorce.

"Roger & Me" is required Jalopnik viewing, if not for the devastating consequences of one town's reliance on the auto industry then at least for the spectacular displays of wealth said industry affords. So it's a little strange that the man who has built a career criticizing capitalist culture is very much a capitalist himself.

 
Moore and his wife, Kathleen Glynn, will end their marriage of 22 years this week in a courthouse in northern Michigan. It's there where the couple shared a 10,000-square-foot home on Torch Lake, an affluent tourist community worlds removed from his Flint hometown. Moore initiated the divorce, records show.

The house, as well as eight other residences, a $50 million fortune amassed from "Roger & Me," "Bowling For Columbine," "Fahrenheit 9/11" and a slew of other documentaries and books, and other assets, are at stake between the two.

The Detroit News reports that the house, nicknamed "The House that Roger Built," was the final straw between Glynn — whom he met at a muckraking newspaper in Flint in the in the 1970s — and Moore. They bought the home in 1995, but Moore says Glynn's constant spending to expand the lakefront home contradicted his message of being a champion for the little guy.


Residents who passed by in their boats monitored the home for the latest growth, they said.

"He is not a common man. No way," resident Nancy Schwalm said while having lunch with two relatives at Lulu's Bistro in Bellaire.

The mansion played a starring role in the divorce pleadings.

In one filing, Moore complained the expansion cost five times more than Glynn said it would. She handled the couple's personal and business expenses, he said.

OK, OK. So maybe they got out of control with one house. But I'm having a hard time believing that Moore, who once told CNN's Larry King that "those who invest their money wrongly or, you know, don't run their business the right way, then they don't do well," was wholly opposed to his wife's spending. As he noted in the divorce paperwork, they both had equal access to the money they earned.

If you took the massive northern Michigan house out of the discussion, Moore and Glynn, a co-producer of most of his films, still owned eight other properties, including a Manhattan condo that used to be three separate apartments. If you took the eight other properties out of the discussion, Moore and Glynn built a giant house in a solid red part of Michigan. Neither actions gel with Moore's messages of anti-capitalist socialism.

Let's revisit that King interview from five years ago again:


Michael Moore: No. I hope not. It means that, for 20 years, as you said, I've been doing this. I started out by showing people what General Motors was up to and how this was a company that was making a lot of bad decisions and it wasn't good for the company nor for the country. That was 20 years ago.

And since then, I've covered a number of issues and different things. But it all seems to come back to this one issue of "follow the money."

Who's got the money? And whoever has the money has the power. And right now, in America, tonight, Larry, the richest 1 percent have more financial wealth than the bottom 95 percent combined.

King: You're in that 1 percent, though?

Moore: I don't think I'm in that 1 percent, but I make documentary films. But I mean, obviously, I do well because my films have done well. But, you know, even if I were, I think it's my responsibility — my moral duty that if I've done well, that I have to make sure that everybody else.

King: Does well too or has a chance?

Moore: Well, has at least a chance but that — and that the pie is divided fairly amongst the people and not just a few people get the majority of the loot and everybody else has to struggle for the crumbs.

Perhaps this could all be an experiment Moore is doing and we'll see a documentary on existential capitalism and the American marriage hit theaters by Thanksgiving 2015. Or maybe Moore, long denied the fruits of labor lavished upon his biggest targets, got a taste of the poison and got hooked.

We'll never know for sure since the details of the divorce are mostly sealed to the public.

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« Last Edit: July 22, 2014, 04:07:36 PM by rangerrebew »
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Re: Surprise! Michael Moore Is A Filthy Rich Hypocrite
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2014, 04:09:58 PM »
It'd be really fun to have someone with the time to go sit in the courtroom during the proceedings in this case and report back to everyone else what went on.

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Re: Surprise! Michael Moore Is A Filthy Rich Hypocrite
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2014, 04:14:57 PM »
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"He is not a common man. No way,"

He most certainly is not!

In addition to being filthy rich, he's far fatter, slobbier, uglier, ruder, and dishonest than the 'common man' is.
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Re: Surprise! Michael Moore Is A Filthy Rich Hypocrite
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2014, 04:22:55 PM »

They bought the home in 1995, but Moore says Glynn's constant spending to expand the lakefront home contradicted his message of being a champion for the little guy.


That's right Roger, it's all about 'the message'.

Everything about these people is just one lie (er 'message') after another...


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NBC Discovers Hypocrisy of Michael Moore's Wealth; Used Him to Bash Wall Street in Past

By Kyle Drennen

Created 07/23/2014 - 11:14am


By Kyle Drennen | July 23, 2014 | 11:14
 

 
On Wednesday, NBC's Today offered a surprising full report on "filmmaker and liberal activist" Michael Moore tarnishing his "blue-collar, anti-capitalist image" after it was revealed during divorce proceedings that Moore and his now ex-wife lived in a Michigan mansion, "the 10,000-square-foot house, reportedly in the same neighborhood as Madonna and Bruce Willis." [Listen to the audio or watch the video after the jump]

 Back in 2009, the morning show invited Moore on the broadcast to bash big bonuses for Wall Street executives. In part, Moore ranted against the wealthy business leaders living in "gated communities" and "castles with moats around them." Perhaps Moore should have remembered that people living in giant mansions shouldn't throw stones.



During the Thursday report, correspondent Gabe Gutierrez described: "Deep in northern Michigan, this lake-front mansion is the talk of the town....It belongs to one of the state's most well-known celebrities. Not Eminem or Kid Rock, no, this $2 million home on Torch Lake is owned by filmmaker Michael Moore and his wife of twenty-two years, Kathleen Glynn."



The segment featured a clip of Moore "slamming the one percent at this Occupy Wall Street protest" in 2011. Gutierrez then explained: "The new court documents reveal Moore and his now ex-wife shared properties in Michigan and New York. The Detroit News reports the couple owned nine total."

 Wrapping up the story, Gutierrez observed: "Already exposed, what some in this small Michigan town feel is a contradiction between Moore's common-man persona and his uncommon wealth."


SAVANNAH GUTHRIE: Coming up, a controversial divorce reveals the true wealth of Michael Moore. The question is, will it hurt his image as an every man?

 7:32 AM ET SEGMENT:

 MATT LAUER: Let's start, though, with a career – a guy who built a career on a blue-collar down-to-earth image. But a potentially messy divorce just finalized is painting a somewhat different picture of filmmaker and liberal activist Michael Moore. Here's NBC's Gabe Gutierrez.

 [ON-SCREEN HEADLINE: "Moore" Money, More Problems; Blue-Collar Director's Wealth Revealed in Divorce]

 GABE GUTIERREZ: Deep in northern Michigan, this lake-front mansion is the talk of the town.

 UNIDENTIFIED MAN: The way he lives is not how the common man lives.

 UNIDENTIFIED MAN B: I think he's earned it.

 GUTIERREZ: It belongs to one of the state's most well-known celebrities. Not Eminem or Kid Rock, no, this $2 million home on Torch Lake is owned by filmmaker Michael Moore and his wife of twenty-two years, Kathleen Glynn.

 UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN: I am disappointed in what appears to me to be a conflict in his values and what he represents.



GUTIERREZ: But now the pair just settled a high-profile divorce. In court filings, Moore had blamed his wife for going overboard in expanding the 10,000-square-foot house, reportedly in the same neighborhood as Madonna and Bruce Willis.

 MICHAEL MOORE: Hi, I'm Michael Moore.

 GUTIERREZ: Ever since his 1989 documentary Roger & Me...

 MOORE: Do you think it's a little dangerous hanging out with guns in a bank?

 GUTIERREZ: ...and other films like Bowling for Columbine and Fahrenheit 9/11, Moore had built a blue-collar, anti-capitalist image.

 MOORE: I am one person. This is a movement of millions of voices.

 GUTIERREZ: Slamming the one percent at this Occupy Wall Street protest.

 The new court documents reveal Moore and his now ex-wife shared properties in Michigan and New York. The Detroit News reports the couple owned nine total. No comment from her lawyer. And Moore's attorney would only say the couple has "mutually and amicably reached a divorce settlement."

 LISA BLOOM [LEGAL ANALYST]: Very smart for Michael Moore to settle this matter. Even if he could have gotten more money, it's so important to his public image that he not be bickering with his wife of twenty years and having all of that dirty laundry exposed.

 GUTIERREZ: Already exposed, what some in this small Michigan town feel is a contradiction between Moore's common-man persona and his uncommon wealth. For Today, Gabe Gutierrez, NBC News.
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Re: Surprise! Michael Moore Is A Filthy Rich Hypocrite
« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2014, 08:35:24 AM »
And Moby Dick was not a common aquatic mammal.
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Re: Surprise! Michael Moore Is A Filthy Rich Hypocrite
« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2014, 04:14:36 PM »
Someone needs to put locks on all the tableware drawers in his houseS to prevent him from killing himself with food.  Forks are responsible for his overeating and obesity, you know, in the same manner he claims guns are responsible for shootings. :tongue2:
« Last Edit: July 25, 2014, 04:15:08 PM by rangerrebew »
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