Video: Noted one-percenter pretty sure he’s not in the one percent

posted at 8:36 pm on October 26, 2011 by Allahpundit

Via Newsbusters, I wonder if this is a simple case of him lying or if class demagoguery has now reached the point where the “heroes” honestly don’t know who the “villains” are. My sense is that the OWS crowd thinks the top one percent consists of the Forbes 400 plus anyone who works in finance in any capacity above the secretarial level. That is to say, “one percent” isn’t to be taken literally as a metric; it’s just a catch-all term for “rich people we don’t like.” By that standard, of course Moore’s not one of them. He’s the guy who goes around describing the Forbes 400 as “400 little Mubaraks,” remember?

But maybe I’m wrong and they really are using “one percent” as a metric. In that case, as of 2009, the top one percent included everyone with an adjusted gross income of $343,947 (and relatively few of them are bankers). In fact, a few weeks ago, none other than Chuck Schumer insisted that “many” households that make $250-300,000 a year can’t really be considered rich because of the cost of living in their city. If that’s the standard, then — well, let’s let Moore tell it himself. Here he is in an interview alllll the way back in early 2002:

“I’m a millionaire, I’m a multi-millionaire. I’m filthy rich. You know why I’m a multi-millionaire? ‘Cause multi-millions like what I do. That’s pretty good, isn’t it? There’s millions that believe in what I do. Pretty cool, huh?”

That was the same year as “Bowling for Columbine” and two years before his big success with “Fahrenheit 9/11,” so however many multi-millions he had banked at the time, he’s got more now — and that’s not counting the millions he claims he’s owed but hasn’t received. Unless, of course, he’s since divested himself of his fortune by donating it to the Treasury Department. They make a few million each year with their gift program. Maybe it’s all him.

Seriously, though: Which criteria, precisely, does a rich person have to meet to be exempt from the dreaded “one percent” label for class-warfare purposes? Moore has a get-out-of-revolutionary-jail-free card because he’s been a left-wing demagogue par excellence for years. He’s spent his whole career fighting the system. (And the system’s made a nice profit from promoting him, which tells you how much corporate powerbrokers fear agitprop.) Oprah would be excluded because, well, she’s too darned nice. Steve Jobs would be exempt, I suspect, on sheer merit. Granted, he was an Obama-friendly liberal, but that’s not what gets him off the list. The thrust of the anti-one-percent rhetoric is that bankers are bloodsuckers, siphoning off the people’s wealth and contributing nothing of value in return. No one seriously believes that about the guy who came up with the iPod and the iPhone, no matter how many billions he had in the bank. A trickier case would be Warren Buffett, who votes the right way and says all the right things about the rich paying more but who’s so famously, fantastically wealthy that by any definition he simply has to qualify. That’d be a question worth posing to the stalwarts at Zuccotti Park. Are Buffett and, say, George Soros part of “the problem”? If not, why not? They can afford to pay a lot, lot, lot more than the rates they’ll be subject to if the Bush tax cuts lapse. Why don’t they?

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Mikey Moore. Fat ass hypocrite. Same guy always pulling for the unions, yet has no problem asking people who work for him to work for less than union scale.

GarandFan on October 26, 2011 at 8:39 PM

To be fair, he said that in 2002, he might have eaten his wealth away.

I don’t actually know how he could in the 1%, I don’t give him my money.

amazingmets on October 26, 2011 at 8:39 PM

Let’s just hope he doesn’t go out and take a dump on a police car to prove his street cred.

MeatHeadinCA on October 26, 2011 at 8:41 PM

Mikey Moore. Fat ass hypocrite. Same guy always pulling for the unions, yet has no problem asking people who work for him to work for less than union scale.

GarandFan on October 26, 2011 at 8:39 PM

Michael Moore is probably violating all of his employees with hot dogs!!! /ernesto

MeatHeadinCA on October 26, 2011 at 8:42 PM

To be fair, he said that in 2002, he might have eaten his wealth away.

I don’t actually know how he could in the 1%, I don’t give him my money.

amazingmets on October 26, 2011 at 8:39 PM

Yeah? Well, I don’t give money to Huffington, either. I guess they really are printing their own money

MeatHeadinCA on October 26, 2011 at 8:43 PM

..atta boy, Mikey! Chug a few more cheeseburgers and explode for us!

The War Planner on October 26, 2011 at 8:43 PM

Warren: I laid the philosophical foundation that supports this man. Vote for me!

MeatHeadinCA on October 26, 2011 at 8:44 PM

There is a good reason why nobody in Flint, Michigan likes “Francis” anymore, if they ever really did.

He’s obnoxious, always has been. Wedgie bait, even among his “friends.”

If he really cared about others…well, never mind. He doesn’t.

That’s little Francis for ya. Will never change. All about him.

coldwarrior on October 26, 2011 at 8:44 PM

What a perfect opportunity to call Blimpie on his hypocrisy by pointing out that he refused to hire union workers for his last film.

Devoted to the little guy, yeah, as if Biggie Smalls has a family of poor people living in his guest house; what a crock of lying flab.

Bishop on October 26, 2011 at 8:44 PM

I can guarantee that the one percent he doesn’t qualify for is percentage of body fat.

Dr. Carlo Lombardi on October 26, 2011 at 8:45 PM

Well he’s got to be in the top 1% of body mass. Mentally, probably not. Wealth? I don’t know, nor care. I haven’t given him any money, so I’m not part of the problem.

Scotsman on October 26, 2011 at 8:45 PM

That’d be a question worth posing to the stalwarts at Zuccotti Park. Are Buffett and, say, George Soros part of “the problem”? If not, why not? They can afford to pay a lot, lot, lot more than the rates they’ll be subject to if the Bush tax cuts lapse. Why don’t they?

It’s funny…those questions seem to almost take them seriously. Most of them can’t even put together a coherent sentence, much less muster the 2 synapses it would take to even begin to answer a question like ‘why are you here?’.

AUINSC on October 26, 2011 at 8:47 PM

I think all these OWS supporters should show their tax returns.

Cindy Munford on October 26, 2011 at 8:50 PM

That’s one very big, bloated, pasty-faced communist fish stuffed into a very tiny barrel. Can’t miss from this distance.

troyriser_gopftw on October 26, 2011 at 8:50 PM

Uber-wealthy people with their heart in the “right place” like Moore, Soros and Buffet can just buy indulgences from the OWS Pope. That way they won’t get sent to the guillotine with the rest of us.

Good Solid B-Plus on October 26, 2011 at 8:51 PM

Looks like the top 1% eat 48% of the food, too.

TexAz on October 26, 2011 at 8:51 PM

One percent of Moore’s character is honest.

The other 99% is a big bag of bile-bloated b.s.

EAT THE RICH seems especially designed for this humanoid porker.

profitsbeard on October 26, 2011 at 8:53 PM

Rare footage of Michael Moore as a child @ :42 second in.

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canopfor on October 26, 2011 at 8:54 PM

he’d be in the 99% if he weren’t such a multimillionaire braggard….

ted c on October 26, 2011 at 8:55 PM

canopfor on October 26, 2011 at 8:54 PM

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas late summer 1968…

KingGold on October 26, 2011 at 8:55 PM

I just saw Jabba’s photo…now I don’t feel like eating.

annoyinglittletwerp on October 26, 2011 at 8:56 PM

According to Fat B*stard,America is awash in loot!!
(snark).

canopfor on October 26, 2011 at 8:56 PM

Where is his money invested?

Wall Street?

Wander on October 26, 2011 at 8:56 PM

canopfor on October 26, 2011 at 8:54 PM
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas late summer 1968…

KingGold on October 26, 2011 at 8:55 PM

KingsGold:Lol,ahem,the DNC Riot of 68′ Repeat!:)

canopfor on October 26, 2011 at 8:57 PM

Clearly he is in the richest (and the ugliest) (and the most hypocritical) one percent.

InkyBinkyBarleyBoo on October 26, 2011 at 8:58 PM

As amazed as I am at the depths of this d0uchebag’s hypocrisy, I think I am even more amazed that it is possible to assemble a couple hundred people who can listen to him speak and be so moronic as to buy his b*llshit and actually cheer for him.

Dopenstrange on October 26, 2011 at 9:00 PM

The rule of thumb
Is to reduce your income
For those who make more
Will end up just as poor
While those who make less
Get all the largesse
The government pays
To those who would graze
On neighbors next door
As per Michael Moore

InkyBinkyBarleyBoo on October 26, 2011 at 9:00 PM

The fat in his neck is cutting off the oxygen supply to his one brain cell…..again.

sicoit on October 26, 2011 at 9:01 PM

Hippy-Crit,and it sounds like,OWS was planned
awhile back!!
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Filmmaker Michael Moore seeks bankers help for Wall Street expose
******************************************************************

Controversial filmmaker Michael Moore is calling for current and former Wall Street bankers to help him make a film about the financial crisis, which he describes as the “biggest swindle in American history”.
Feb 12 2009
******************

Mr Moore posted a letter on his website yesterday urging people who work or had worked for banks, brokerages and insurance companies to

“step up as an American and do your duty of shedding some light” on the crisis.
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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/mediatechnologyandtelecoms/4602402/Filmmaker-Michael-Moore-seeks-bankers-help-for-Wall-Street-expose.htm

canopfor on October 26, 2011 at 9:02 PM

I notice the nervous laugh,of the one percent,comeback
line,in Moores voice!!

canopfor on October 26, 2011 at 9:04 PM

They can afford to pay a lot, lot, lot more than the rates they’ll be subject to if the Bush tax cuts lapse. Why don’t they?

Because they don`t want to, they want “the other” to pay more.

ThePrez on October 26, 2011 at 9:08 PM

Not only is he a 1%-er, he does it in two categories, IYKWIMAITYD.

Dusty on October 26, 2011 at 9:11 PM

..atta boy, Mikey! Chug a few more cheeseburgers and explode for us!

The War Planner on October 26, 2011 at 8:43 PM

I would prefer that he implode. No one wants to clean up that mess.

milwife88 on October 26, 2011 at 9:14 PM

Michael Moore Owned Halliburton, Defense Stocks
Nov 4 2005
*************

Filmmaker Michael Moore has made a career out of trashing corporations and said he doesn’t own any stocks due to moral principle.

How then did author Peter Schweizer uncover IRS documents showing that Moore’s very own foundation has bought stocks in some of America’s largest corporations – including Halliburton, other defense contractors and some of the same companies he has attacked?

http://archive.newsmax.com/archives/articles/2005/11/3/150518.shtm

canopfor on October 26, 2011 at 9:16 PM

Wanted to share this link. I don’t know much about the website but a friend posted it on facebook and I found it a very interesting interview with an Obama WH insider. It’s long but worth the read.

http://theulstermanreport.com/2011/10/25/white-house-insider-%e2%80%9cpresident-obama-gets-off-on-it%e2%80%9d/

Scary how he talks about something happening to the president to make people feel sorry for him enough to vote for him again. If this guy is the “real deal” then there is no limit they will lower themselves to in order to stay in power.

milwife88 on October 26, 2011 at 9:19 PM

What’s curious about Michael Moore (in that clip), is he’s putting more emphasis on his sympathies rather than on the plain, stark, simple fact that he IS in the top 1%. He won’t even admit it. Instead he says, but my sympathies don’t lie with the 1%. He’s saying sympathies trump truth, facts, reality. So how can you engage such a person in any kind of dialog.

Paul-Cincy on October 26, 2011 at 9:24 PM

Do As I Say….

Let me begin with a rather large target and that’s Michael Moore. Michael Moore is clearly the biggest leader of the liberal left on college campuses today. His book Stupid White Men came out a couple of years ago. Did anybody have the misfortune of actually reading that book? Good. Well, I performed a valuable public service—I read it for you and what he said in Stupid White Men is really quite interesting.

He talks about the fact that America is plagued with racism and bigotry. He says, for example, at work, we whites get all the plum jobs, double the pay and a seat in the front of the business to happiness and success. It’s very clear in his mind. There’s not an occasional pocket, perhaps, of bigotry. It is a widespread phenomenon that we are all involved in.

Then he talked about a trip he took to Los Angeles, being the sensitive man that he is. He said, “I now play a game with myself trying to clock how long it will be before I spot a black man or woman who isn’t wearing a uniform or sitting in the receptionist desk. During my last three trips to Los Angeles, the clock never stopped. The black head count was zero.”

Now this is a pretty noxious approach to say that you’re going to have a black headcount. But this is oftentimes what happens with the liberal left. When they discuss affirmative action, the only way that you can prove your commitment to the cause is by looking at the numbers. Let’s run the numbers. Do you have a work force that is sufficiently diverse? And if the numbers don’t measure up, you are de facto racists and bigots.

Michael Moore, as a result of this view, advocates what he calls “aggressive affirmative action.” He’s very clear on this in his book. Here Michael Moore is at his most sanctimonious when he says, “If you’re white and you really want to change things, why not start with yourself?”

Therefore, I decided to start with Michael Moore. Michael Moore likes to talk about affirmative action. Michael Moore likes to badger the rest of us about it. Let’s take a look at Michael Moore’s hiring practices. This was a very easy thing to do because, as a lot of you who are familiar with the entertainment industry probably know, the industry is decided by credits. You can find out who worked on a film, who worked on a book, who worked on a television show by simply looking at the people who were credited in those positions. So I did that in the case of Michael Moore. Let’s see what we found.

Starting with his first film, Roger and Me, the crew and all of that was all white. But let’s cut him a little bit of slack, since he was starting out in the business. He was in Flint, Michigan and these were his buddies so it must just be an aberration. There’s his second film, Pets are Meat, Return to Flint, his second documentary. That was all white as well. Canadian Bacon was his feature film. Hopefully nobody had the misfortune of seeing that film. All the senior people he hired in this case were white as well.

Then you get to TV Nation, his television series. Almost all of the senior people in this case were white. Then you had Fahrenheit 911. Again all the senior people are white, with particularly ironic about this is, two years before Fahrenheit 911 came out, Michael Moore, in Stupid White Men, said, “All minorities who are interested in working in the television and film industry should send me their résumés because I want to hire you.” Well, I guess this was the first film he did after that. I assume those résumés probably got lost in the mail. Then there’s The Big One, another one of his documentaries. Again, all the senior people that worked on that film were white. Bowling for Columbine, similar situation.

What is the grand total? How is Michael Moore doing? I found that he had hired 134 people since 1990 to work on his film projects, his documentaries and his books. Of those 134, a grand total of 2 were actually African-American. I should say that I found one white individual who was an African-American studies major, so maybe he counts that as well.

But the point I’m making is that Michael Moore, who likes to go on in extreme pomposity to complain how racist and bigoted we are, has an absolutely horrible record when it comes to actually hiring minorities.

Let me move onto another interesting target, or another question as relates to Michael Moore. That is his view on racism in America. You see, it’s not just a question of who we hire and the fact that we don’t hire in the numbers that he feels are sufficient. It’s also a question of where we live. Did you know that if you pick to live in a certain neighborhood and it happens to be predominantly white, that means you’re a racist and a bigot? That is again the theme and the view that Michael Moore espouses. He talks about the fact that, when minorities move into a neighborhood, all the white people flee. The racism is so rampant in American, this is the reality.

Well, Michael Moore lives somewhere. Michael Moore seven years ago moved to Central Lake Michigan. Now Central Lake Michigan, for those of you who don’t understand the geography, is on Torch Lake, which is one of the most beautiful lakes in North America. Central Lake Michigan takes the U.S. Census likes the rest of us. Now given Michael Moore’s views about the fact that where we live defines whether we’re racist or not, one would think that this would be a pretty diverse community. But, according to the U.S. Census, Central Lake Michigan has 25,051 residents and there’s not a single black resident in the entire town. That’s quite a stunning record for Michael Moore, wouldn’t you say?

One could say that, you know, perhaps this is just an extreme case involving one individual. Let’s pick another target: Al Franken. Al Franken has the same views as Michael Moore. He says that Republicans are racist because they oppose affirmative action, that conservatives “hurt black people and help rich people.” He says that the lack of diversity among conservatives is a sign of racism. He laments the fact that, whenever he sees a gathering of conservatives or gathering of Republicans or corporate America, it is predominantly white and that is just a terrible, horrible thing.

InkyBinkyBarleyBoo on October 26, 2011 at 9:25 PM

Do As I Say….

InkyBinkyBarleyBoo on October 26, 2011 at 9:25 PM

InkyBinkyBarleyBoo:Veddy nice,Intell Find,and,it appears we had a
Vulcan MindMeld type thingy,on,Peter Schweizer!
—————–:)

canopfor on October 26, 2011 at 9:30 PM

If by 99% he means his Body Mass Index well then yes.

Sharke on October 26, 2011 at 9:44 PM

this country started its decline when we started taking vaudevillians seriously in cultural, economic and foreign affairs.

r keller on October 26, 2011 at 9:48 PM

It was a mistake for Time-Warner to ever give him money, he says. So then it was forced on him? Or is he a prostitute? Rhetorical questions…

Eren on October 26, 2011 at 9:50 PM

lol

CW on October 26, 2011 at 9:56 PM

“I’m a millionaire, I’m a multi-millionaire. I’m filthy rich. You know why I’m a multi-millionaire? ‘Cause multi-millions like what I do. That’s pretty good, isn’t it? There’s millions that believe in what I do. Pretty cool, huh?”

That sounds reallllly familiar…

“I’m the greatest person ever. I was born to be president. I’m the man, I’m the greatest individual ever.”

Has anyone seen Alvin Greene and Michael Moore in the same room? Kinda makes you see that whole sexual harassment thing in a whole new light, don’t it?

OneGyT on October 26, 2011 at 10:16 PM

You left Al Gore off your list, surely he must be one of the good ones?

rob verdi on October 26, 2011 at 10:18 PM

Fat azzed Moore reminds me of Mr. Creasote.

He’s nothing but a lying, hypocrital, tub of lard libtard! I’m looking forward to someone giving him a “wafer thin mint” and hoping that idiot does explode!

Liberty or Death on October 26, 2011 at 10:28 PM

Damn, I meant “Creosote!”

Liberty or Death on October 26, 2011 at 10:29 PM

This fat ass needs his ass kicked for being such a lying POS.

xblade on October 26, 2011 at 10:29 PM

It’s all just a fraud. The whole occupation thing.. the 99% vs he 1%… all just theater. All of these cities from Chicago to New York have been occupied by all of these idiots for decades! Freaking New York is just one big Occupation Zone of liberalism, Marxism and thuggery! And Chicago? Oakland? Aren’t all of these places liberal utopias?

And as for the 99% crap.. hey.. I’d like somebody ask some of the idiots if they’re the 99% where is the rest of the 99%? Sitting back home on their couches eating chips and dip watching Dancing with the Stars?

Michael Moore.. how much food has this guy taken from the poor? I would love somebody somewhere to corner this guy on camera and demand to know how much food he eats in a week! How many poor families could live off of what he eats in a month! What kind of house does he live in?

JellyToast on October 26, 2011 at 10:44 PM

a recent spotting

J_Crater on October 26, 2011 at 11:07 PM

I don’t actually know how he could in the 1%, I don’t give him my money.

amazingmets on October 26, 2011 at 8:39 PM

That’s sarcasm or something, right? This pig makes $343,000 a month, not a year.

Jaibones on October 26, 2011 at 11:52 PM

He and his co-horts from F.A.G. tried to take out Team America – didn’t he blow his tubby @ss up in that movie?

Tim_CA on October 26, 2011 at 11:53 PM

Such a pompous ass.

Dr. ZhivBlago on October 27, 2011 at 12:08 AM

Do we really need twenty scripts running on a site such as this? I can’t even find which script to unblock to run the friggin’ video..

Reaps on October 27, 2011 at 12:10 AM

..atta boy, Mikey! Chug a few more cheeseburgers and explode for us!
The War Planner on October 26, 2011 at 8:43 PM

I would prefer that he implode. No one wants to clean up that mess.
milwife88 on October 26, 2011 at 9:14 PM

Maybe I could have resisted, but didn’t want to.

The Meaning Of Life part 5: the autumn years
(shortened version)

listens2glenn on October 27, 2011 at 12:36 AM

Liberty or Death on October 26, 2011 at 10:28 PM

Darn it, I scrolled right to the bottom after milwife88‘s 9:14PM post and didn’t see you already beat me to it.

listens2glenn on October 27, 2011 at 12:40 AM

Alright, how about this one.

listens2glenn on October 27, 2011 at 1:01 AM

What is so silly with this “economic inequality” thing is that every time they try to do something about it they make it worse.

Back in 1993, Clinton had the “millionaires’ tax”. The direct result was that cash salaries for management types in the 1% were capped at $1 million, but was made up with stock options.

What ensued was what PBS’ “Frontline” called the “biggest transfer of equity in the history of the world,” as about 10% of the equity in these corporations was transferred from the stockholders (individuals, pension funds, etc.) to the management of these corporations over the following decade.

Since most of this transfer was hidden in plain sight, it is almost never mentioned in the discussion of economic inequality.

J_Crater on October 27, 2011 at 1:21 AM

Looks like about 600% to me.

Ronnie on October 27, 2011 at 2:02 AM

If you feel guilty, give all your money away you fat, lying, hypocritical pig.

dthorny on October 27, 2011 at 2:38 AM

Warren: I laid the philosophical foundation that supports this man. Vote for me!

MeatHeadinCA on October 26, 2011 at 8:44 PM

No wonder she always looks so crooked on the stump ;)

BKennedy on October 27, 2011 at 2:39 AM

I have to admit that I have seen 2 Michael Moore movies in my lifetime (on TV, I never paid to see them). They were “Roger and Me” and the sequel, “Pets or Meat.”

The message was supposed to be how the bad decisions of GM destroyed cities in Michigan. But perhaps without even realizing it, Michael Moore told the story of how the people struggled to pull their lives together despite the local governments’ bumbling efforts to bring other industries to the area, like tourism (as if anyone would want to spend their vacations in Flint).

At least that’s what I got out of these movies.

UltimateBob on October 27, 2011 at 3:14 AM

InkyBinkyBarleyBoo on October 26, 2011 at 9:25 PM

Dude, nice research. If you don’t mind, I printed that so I could refer to it whenever I get into a libtard debate on this. Thanks and nice work!

HomeoftheBrave on October 27, 2011 at 7:51 AM

Chug a few more cheeseburgers and explode for us!

The War Planner on October 26, 2011 at 8:43 PM

Or cookies. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-J89SWDO8fY

itsnotaboutme on October 27, 2011 at 8:09 AM

One percent of Moore’s character is honest.

The other 99% is a big bag of bile-bloated b.s.

EAT THE RICH seems especially designed for this humanoid porker.

profitsbeard on October 26, 2011 at 8:53 PM

You go right ahead.

I’m not that hungry.

VelvetElvis on October 27, 2011 at 8:11 AM

“Film maker” Michael Moore is so full of it, it is squirting out his ears!

It is so blatantly obvious this fat pile of bilge is a complete hypocrite and a total phony, not to mention he is a liar.

This guy will do all he can to bring down as many successful millionaires in this country as he can, while making sure not a penny of his own wealth is touched.

Maybe the OWS crowd should have a film festival in his honor. The only condition is before they hold it, Mikey here presents a notarized copy of his current earnings for all the world to see.

Think he will? Don’t bet on it!

pilamaye on October 27, 2011 at 9:34 AM

So… when his lawn gets mowed does he pay the guy at the going rate… or at his scale?
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RalphyBoy on October 27, 2011 at 12:06 PM

If Teddy Kennedy, Chris Dodd and Bill Clinton can be champions of womyn’s rights, then this weasel isn’t one of the 1%. That’s how the Left rolls.

jnelchef on October 27, 2011 at 3:21 PM