From Angry in the Great White North:
theunionleader.com/articles_ … icle=62550
[i]Michael Moore, the biggest mouthpiece of the anti-hypocrite left, constantly denounces Republicans as racists for opposing affirmative action. Schweizer reports that Moore almost never hires black people. Moore insists, “I don’t own a single share of stock.” He denounces clever Enron style schemes to conceal wealth and rails against Haliburton as the Mother of All Evils. He told C-Span’s Brian Lamb in his best prolier-than-thou voice that he wanted nothing to do with the stock market. “That’s the rich man’s game.”
Well, it turns out Moore’s got another game going. As Schweizer reports, Moore told the IRS his home is the headquarters of his tax-free foundation, to which he contributes some of his millions for the write-off. The foundation, in turn, not only bought stock ts holdings are a Who’s Who of “greedy” corporations, including Halliburton. [/i]
So how is the hard left taking this? Not so well
democraticunderground.com/di … 04x5244582
Oh dear. Michael Moore has Halliburton stock! hahaha This made my day. I love this!!!
I remember seeing this on Democratic Underground (a popular “progressive” chat board) recently. The poor poster who asked what people thought about this was pretty much flayed alive (lesson: you do not say bad things about MM on that site).
From what I recall, Moore’s defenders had basically three responses:
(1) It’s all a lie put out by the conservative media;
(2) It’s true, but it’s okay because Moore doesn’t technically own the shares directly – they are actually owned by some trust or other entity that Moore’s tax attorneys set up so he can avoid paying taxes. (And that this it is okay for him to do this because of all the good he does for the world.); and
(3) That buying Halliburton stock is actually just part of his secret plan. He’s going undercover, infiltrating the evil oil firm as a shareholder, so that he can bring it down from the inside.
Who knows. Maybe all three are true.
DUmmies Underground has me on auto-delete…I just can’t imagine why…
You mean they haven’t banned you? Wimp.
(3) That buying Halliburton stock is actually just part of his secret plan. He’s going undercover, infiltrating the evil oil firm as a shareholder, so that he can bring it down from the inside.[/quote]
I may be wrong but isnt this what he did during the filming of Roger and Me? He didnt bring the firm down but he bought stock so he could get into the shareholder meetings to film some of his antics.