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Peter Schweizer has a new book out taking the left to task for another of their many failings. The book is entitled “Do as I say (not as I do): Profiles in liberal hypocrisy“.
Among the revelations: Michael Moore owns stock in Halliburton, among many other companies. Documentation for the claim in the book includes Moore’s own signed Schedule D declaring his capital gains and losses where his stock ownership is listed.
So, there’s not only that bit of ironic humor, but after poking around for two minutes, I discovered an interview Playboy Magazine conducted in 2004 with Michael. Here are just a couple of exchanges from that interview:
PLAYBOY: Some people hold that you’re the one who is out of touch.
MOORE: With what? Let’s consider other issues. Americans want stronger environmental laws, believe a woman has a right to control her own body, do not want our sons and daughters dying so that the president’s cronies at Halliburton or Enron or Unocal can make billions more in profits.
PLAYBOY: What’s your take on Martha Stewart’s conviction?
MOORE: I go to bed with Martha Stewart every night. Have you ever tried her sheets? They’re really nice. I hope she doesn’t go to jail. They wasted time and money on some rinky-dink $45,000 case that hurt no one while allowing corporate crooks to go loose. Consider Enron. Ken Lay is still a free man, and Martha Stewart is going to jail? It’s unbelievable. Who wouldn’t do what she did? A friend calls and tells you a stock is going to tank, so you sell.
PLAYBOY: But she was convicted of lying about it.
MOORE: Yeah, she shouldn’t have lied, but come on. Go after the real crooks. I’m not saying you should break the law. I don’t own stock. I’ve never owned a share of stock. I don’t believe in the stock market just as I don’t believe in Vegas.
Okay, despite this, let’s give ol’ Michael a break. It’s not as if he outsources the design of his website to other countries or anything. Oh, wait…
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