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Better Believe It Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 02:11 PM
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Michael Moore on Jay Leno: "Capitalism is Legalized Greed"


Michael Moore on Leno: "Capitalism is Legalized Greed"
by John Nichols

Americans who didn't witness filmmaker Michael Moore's appearance Tuesday night on NBC's "The Jay Leno Show" missed one of those rare moments when the vast wasteland gives way to an oasis of realism.

Rarely since the days when author Gore Vidal regularly appeared on the "Tonight" show with Johnny Carson has a popular television program on a commercial broadcast channel provided such extended and respectful treatment to a scathing critique of the corrupt status quo.

Leno hailed Moore's new movie, "Capitalism: A Love Story," as "the best film he's done."

The talk-show host described "Capitalism: A Love Story" as "completely nonpartisan" -- and he's right: Moore goes after sold-out Democrats and sold-out Republicans -- before declaring: "I was stunned by it, and I think it is the most fair film."

Moore gets credit for stating economic truths that are rarely aired on commercial television. But Moore can usually be counted on to get things right, when he gets a microphone.

Leno gets credit for something a good deal more remarkable. He provided a forum for an American artist and thinker to describe the current economic order as "insane."

Tuesday night's program gave new meaning to the term "reality TV."

Here's the video of Leno's interview with Moore.

http://www.thejaylenoshow.com/video/clips/michael-moore... /

Please read the complete article at:

http://www.thenation.com/blogs/thebeat/473687/michael_m...
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brendan120678 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 02:13 PM
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1. "Legalized Greed" doesn't really make sense...
as there is nothing inherently illegal about greed in general.
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Ozymanithrax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 02:21 PM
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2. He should have said "moralized greed."
Certainly, greed is not seen as moral within the Judeo Christian tradition.
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mwb970 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 03:01 PM
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5. Or "channeled greed".
The systems that work best acknowledge certain human foibles (like greed) and leverage them so that they end up contributing to the greater good. Of course, this only works if you have robust government regulation to make sure the greed stays "channeled" - something up with which the republicans will not put!
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zonkers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 02:33 PM
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3. Moore has a nice voice. And no, Jay, he does not sing like Richard Nixon.
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Better Believe It Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 02:55 PM
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4. I thought that was a funny line! Moore did sound just a wee bit like Nixon when he sang!
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defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 03:03 PM
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6. Unregulated capitalism is merely organized crime . . !!!
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catzies Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 03:23 PM
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7. Thanks for this as I'm in school every night & I missed it.
:thumbsup: for your links.
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