Live via satellite from Manhattan, Moore spouted:
Chile had an earthquake this past week that was 500 times greater than the earthquake in Haiti. But here's the big difference. In Chile, they have various - very serious regulations when it comes to building codes. So a thousand people died, sadly, but a thousand people died with a 500 times greater earthquake. And in Haiti, where there are no building codes, no regulations - a Republican's paradise - a quarter of a million people died.Audio: MP3 clip 
Haiti could better be characterized as an impoverished nation beset for decades by a corrupt socialist government.