Michael Moore: Okay, Yes, I’m the 1 Percent… Except Not Really

Yes, it’s true — Michael Moore admitted that he’s in the much maligned “upper one percent” of Americans, and I’m not just talking about body fat percentage.


Anti-capitalist film director Michael Moore has drawn fire in recent days for standing with the Occupy Wall Street protesters while failing to acknowledge that he is part of the “1 percent,” not the 99 percent.

Now the director of “Capitalism: A Love Story” and other documentaries has come clean and admitted that he is indeed among the nation’s wealthiest citizens, but without providing details of just how rich he is.

In a post titled “Life Among the 1%” on his blog “Open Mike,” Moore recalls how he made his first millions when he sold the distribution rights to his 1989 breakthrough hit “Roger & Me.”

It goes on from there, but suffice to say Moore is continually trying to create an alternate reality where he can get rich via capitalism while speaking out against wealth and capitalism without being a hypocrite. It’s a reality that only make sense in his own head.

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Author: Doug Powers

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