For Those Still Inclined to Take Michael Moore Seriously . . .

by Pejman Yousefzadeh on October 26, 2011

Read this, and then tell me how that is possible.

Michael Moore’s screwups are often and legendary, but this particular one is especially mind-boggling. All he had to do was to say “yes, I am part of the 1%. I feel fortunate and grateful for the fact that I don’t have to worry about money, but there are plenty of people out there–many of whom, through no fault of their own, have to worry about money all the time. I can’t ignore their plight, or the movement that at long last seeks to represent them, and for my part, I would gladly pay more in taxes so that there could be some kind of support and safety net for my fellow human beings.”

I wrote that off the top of his head. Surely, the legion of public relations folks who do Moore’s thinking for him could have helped him craft and deliver a similar response to the entirely predictable question regarding Moore’s own socioeconomic standing. But perhaps the legion of public relations folks who do Moore’s thinking for him aren’t all that good at cogitation, and perhaps Moore compounds his problems by being thoroughly ineducable.

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