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Michael van der Galien

Morning Joe Pimps Michael Moore's New Propaganda

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Posted on September 28 2009 7:30 am
Michael van der Galien was born in the Dutch city of Leeuwarden in 1984. For as long as he can remember, he has been obsessed with the United States. When he was 17 years old, he started blogging - of course about America. His articles have been published at Big Hollywood, Pajamas Media, Hot Air (the GreenRoom) and Right Across The Atlantic. He's also an editor for the Dutch conservative blog, De Dagelijkse Standaard.
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Just before the weekend, MSNBC’s Courtney Hazlett pimped Michael Moore‘s new movie “Capitalism: A Love Story” on Morning Joe.

Speaking to Morning Joe‘s Willie Geist, Hazlett described Moore as some kind of modern-day Robin Hood. Moore’s main problem with capitalism, she explained, is that it enables “the top 1% of the wealth pyramid” to own “95% of the nation’s wealth.”

Robin Hood Moore is just “out there for the little guy who isn’t being heard.”

In other words, he is a genuine 21st century hero!

Or is he?

Geist and Hazlett forgot to mention that while Moore may blame “the rich” for all of society’s ills, he is actually a multi-millionaire himself. Yes, he dresses like a hobo, but Moore became extraordinarily rich by “picking the target [i.e. ‘the rich,’ conservatives, etc.], freezing it, personalizing it, and polarizing it” — precisely in the manner outlined by the famed radical “community organizer” Saul Alinsky.

The documentary filmmaker may publicly advocate abolishing the capitalist system and replacing it with “democracy,” as Hazlett says, but without capitalism he would have been a nobody living in a tent, rather than an immensely wealthy individual residing in a big, comfortable house.

You have to wonder why Hazlett didn’t ask Moore why he hasn’t given all his money away — preferably to the government, of course. After all, he would not want to be one of “the rich” if he hates them so much, would he?

And that’s not even to mention Moore’s deep-seated hatred of America: he considers his fellow countrymen to be racists who are in love with guns, and he views the terrorists who kill American soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan as “freedom fighters.”

You would think that such information would be considered relevant by the public, no? Not at MSNBC’s Morning Joe, it’s not.

Exit question: what’s next — MSNBC sending Hazlett to Pakistan / Afghanistan to interview Adam Gadahn after he produces a new hate video for Al Qaeda?

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