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October 29, 2011

More on Mediaite’s biased Michael Moore piece

seldo says: It is one of the weirdest things about America that “communist” is automatically considered an insult rather than a description of a political position. Communism != evil.

» SFB says: No disagreement here; the problem is that the word was clearly meant to evoke bias from the reader due to the way it was used. — Ernie @ SFB

13:05 // 2 years ago

What the heck, Mediaite? Why do you just let your writer just drop an ad-hominem attack on the subject of an article, unchecked? It’s one thing to disagree with Michael Moore; plenty of people do this already. Frances Martel took it a step further by calling Michael Moore a communist in the VERY FIRST SENTENCE of a story, then drawing reference to it at the very end of said story. Uncalled-for.

12:49 // 2 years ago
September 18, 2011

Since we’ve brought it up in the past two posts, here’s the video for Rage Against the Machine’s “Sleep Now in the Fire.” As you can see, there are many similarities with “Occupy Wall Street” in terms of message, but some differences — the key one of course is that Michael Moore and the band did not have all of the proper permits necessary (and both he and the band were threatened with arrest), whereas the protest today was fairly peaceful and by-the-books. Overall, we think it’s a good historical comparison.

0:01 // 3 years ago
March 7, 2011
America is not broke. Contrary to what those in power would like you to believe so that you’ll give up your pension, cut your wages, and settle for the life your great-grandparents had, America is not broke. Not by a long shot. The country is awash in wealth and cash. It’s just that it’s not in your hands. It has been transferred, in the greatest heist in history, from the workers and consumers to the banks and the portfolios of the uber-rich. Today just 400 Americans have the same wealth as half of all Americans combined. Let me say that again. 400 obscenely rich people, most of whom benefited in some way from the multi-trillion dollar taxpayer “bailout” of 2008, now have as much loot, stock and property as the assets of 155 million Americans combined. If you can’t bring yourself to call that a financial coup d’état, then you are simply not being honest about what you know in your heart to be true.
Michael Moore • Check out Moore’s interview on GRITtv. (via ericmortensen and azspot)

(via ericmortensen)

21:06 // 3 years ago