Skip to comments.Why Michael Moore is irrelevant in the age of Trump
Posted on 10/13/2018 12:42:01 PM PDT by simpson96
Michael Moore set the record for the highest-grossing documentary of all time (1989s Roger & Me). Then he broke his own record (2002s Bowling for Columbine). Then he broke it again, with what remains the highest-grossing doc in US history, 2004s Fahrenheit 9/11. Along the way he won an Oscar and predicted Donald Trumps presidential victory when no one else saw it coming.
That was then. These days Moores IRS-reported income is (according to legal papers filed by his ex-wife, Kathleen Glynn) negative-$350,862 (in 2014) and negative-$221,025 (in 2016). Hes still making movies, but America is yawning. Already there have been two Trump-bashing ones, and each failed spectacularly. Michael Moore in TrumpLand, released in hopes that it would sway the 2016 vote against The Donald, grossed $149,000 two years ago. This fall, his latest Trump takedown, Fahrenheit 11/9, has grossed barely $6 million despite being rolled out nationwide in some 1,700 theaters while Moore was undertaking a media blitz that included appearances on Bill Maher and a one-hour special with Chris Hayes on MSNBC. Where to Invade Next, a 2016 movie praising Euro-socialism, grossed $3.8 million that same year.(snip)
Its a sad reality for the man who once considered himself General Motors greatest scourge, but, to steal a phrase, General Motors is alive and Michael Moore is dead. That his hometown of Flint, Mich., once again made national headlines a couple of years ago during a water scare should have provided a boost to his career, but Moores usual grandstanding on the subject attracted little attention. He simply doesnt matter anymore.
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Moore has been irrelevant for a long time.
Somebody needs to tell Moore that.
My Economics teacher made us watch Roger & Me in 1994.
That’s the last time he was relevant to me. 24 years ago.
Holy moley, is this photoshopped?
“Jobs”? Don’t you mean “Jabba” as in Jabba The Hutt? :P
I hear his new movie is called “Son of Moby Dick...an autobiography.
Nothing sad about this.
Is the fat man entitled to spew hate and venom? No one is interested in his 'work'.
"Roger and Me" is about Moore running around trying to get GM executives to care about the cities and people who were being devastated by GM closing auto plants and moving them offshore. Since then, one man has a plan to bring those factories back, and is acting on it. That is Donald Trump. What does Michael Moore think? He hates Trump and fights against him. Moore is the biggest hypocrite in the media.
For a realistic look at Flint and Moore’s relation to it, I recommend the book “Rivethead” by Ben Hamper. Hamper actually worked the assembly lines for years (unlike Moore), and made it clear that Flint had been in a slow decline long before the events of “Roger and Me”.
As to Moore’s fading from relevance, he irretrievably associated himself early on with the blue-collar voters that the Democrats have since thrown aside in favor of identity politics and urban snobbery. Witness his speech describing Trump’s election as “the biggest eff you in recorded history”...it explained the Rust Belt’s votes, but went ignored.
That was the only movie of his that I have seen. He did a good job of skewering GM and the lame efforts of Detriot's politicians to rejuvenate the city after the massive layoffs.
There was one absolutely scathing scene at an upper management party where they used some of the just-fired employees as "living statues" for the event.
It's still one to watch.
How well is GM doing? They certainly aren't what they used to be.
Hamper described Moore himself as a lifelong troublemaker who stood out as a “radical” (posturing or otherwise) in blue-collar, Catholic Flint. Once he headed off to the big leagues at Mother Jones, Moore realized he was a small fish in the huge California pond, and kept looking for reasons to come back to his old BMOC grounds in Flint...needless to say, his bosses at Mother Jones didn’t appreciate his absence from the office.
His comments in Michigan before the election about Trump and why Trump would win was priceless and helped Trump win.Great video
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