There are plenty of ideas about exactly who is responsible for the New York Times’ latest anti-Trump tirade, but none as wild as Michael Moore’s latest theory.
The bloviated filmmaker, who has made a career out of disparaging the blue collar, conservative population of America, has predictably latched onto the Trump administration as a way to once again find favor in the popular culture. With Trump, it likely comes easy for Moore. After all, the documentarian is every bit as verbose as the President, even if Moore’s rhetoric is completely nonsensical.
What I’m saying is that being in a room with only these two gentlemen might be an unpleasant experience.
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Of course, given the radical nature of the liberal left in 2018, Moore has become sincerely unhinged in the promotional tour for his latest film. Now, however, the filmmaker may have fallen completely off of his rocker.
Asked if he knew the identity of the anonymous New York Times op-ed leaker in Trump’s circle, Moore said: “No, but if you want me to make a wild guess, Trump wrote it or one of his minions wrote it…. He’s the master of distraction. He’s the King of the Misdirect. If we’ve ever known anything by now, it’s that he does things to get people to turn away and the line that is most identifiable in terms of what he wants the public to believe, the line that says, ‘don’t worry, adults are in the room.’ The idea is to get him to get us to calm down and look away from what he’s really doing.”
Later in the cavernous Alice Tully Hall in his intro to the film, Moore told the invite-only audience that for him and producers Carl Deal and Meghan O’Hara this was their most difficult film to make.
“We made the decision on the first day of making the movie we would not chase the news cycle. The last thing people want to see on a Friday night was two hours of Donald Trump, which they’d already have seen for the last two years. We did want to tell a larger story of the Trump-ian times we’re in.”
What Moore may as well have said is “come watch my movie because I’m a crazy person”.