Paper Collar Mike

The man who actually coined the phrase, “There’s a sucker born every minute,? was a 19th century con artist named Joseph Bessimer. “Paper Collar Joe,? as he was known to the police, would surely have recognized a soul mate in Michael Moore. For, when it comes to what Joe called “bilking the rubes,? Moore is a virtuoso.

It is, of course, true that few health care policy wonks take SiCKO seriously, except as a case study in ignorant propaganda. Even Ezra Klein, who tries valiantly to find some positive spin for his “progressive? readers, comprehends that the film “is not a movie about health care policy.? However, there are people out there who actually believe Moore is on the level. 

So, as a public service, I would like to point out something to the fans of Paper Collar Mike: THE MAN IS TAKING YOU FOR A RIDE. He has no interest in health care beyond the wealth and notoriety his schlockumentary will bring him. And, more importantly, he has no interest in you except as a rube willing to give him your hard-earned money.

And he will be using that money to access high quality health care long after you have been conned into supporting a socialized system that gives YOU mediocre care and worse service.

Comments 4

  1. Noah Bennet wrote:

    Absolutely, just like Fox News says!

    http://www.foxnews.com/printer_friendly_story/0,3566,273875,00.html

    Posted 24 Jun 2007 at 12:56 am
  2. Alex H. wrote:

    I have never understood the complaint that Moore makes money on his movies. Doctors and priests and politicians all make money–that fact alone really isn’t particularly damning as far as I am concerned.

    If you read my post, you would see that I am pretty critical of the way Moore tells his stories, but if you have a good refutation, post it. Bashing the director doesn’t get you very far.

    Posted 24 Jun 2007 at 9:06 am
  3. Catron wrote:

    The problem is not that he “makes money” per se. The real issue is twofold:

    1) He wants to make that money while denying doctors, hospitals, and other health care providers the same right.

    2) Unlike doctors, hospitals, and other providers, he makes his money under false pretences, rather like “Paper Collar Joe.”

    Posted 24 Jun 2007 at 9:17 am
  4. DougJ wrote:

    “Absolutely, just like Fox News says!

    http://www.foxnews.com/printer_friendly_story/0,3566,273875,00.html

    Right on. Fox had a great take down of this guy. Rush has had some good stuff about him too.

    Posted 24 Jun 2007 at 10:19 am

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