Yawn: Michael Moore Takes up Tired Task of Bashing Wall Street
Here we go again. Controversial filmmaker Michael Moore is going offer his solution to societal ills through one of his documentaries.
“Michael Moore, the filmmaker, is back and this time he was taking aim at Wall Street,” Watson said. “[H]e did a very funny thing, Sarah, this weekend when you showed his documentary in some of the movie theatres. It was very interesting. He had ushers walk along, trying to take up money for CEOs and Wall Street banks.”
Newsweek’s Sarah Ball explained how
“He is bringing his typically sort of factitious tone, having these guys ask for alms as though they’re begging for charity, but of course on behalf of impoverished Wall Street CEOs and shouldn’t we pity them,” Ball said.
The trailer that aired in theatres over the weekend included actual ushers with collection containers, according to some reports.
“Hi, I’m Michael Moore,” he said. “Instead of using this time to tell you about my new movie, I’d like to take a moment and ask you to join me in helping our fellow Americans. The downturn in the economy has hurt many people. People have had no choice but to go on government assistance. Yet, our welfare agencies can only do so much. That’s why I’m asking you to reach into your pockets right now and lend a hand. Ushers will be coming down the aisles to collect your donations for Citibank, Bank of America, AIG, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan and a host of other needy banks and corporations.”
“Won’t you please give generously?”