Documentary director Michael Moore appeared on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” Thursday evening, and it was everything you would expect it to be coming from two of the biggest fear mongers in entertainment.
It was melodramatic. It was self-promotion at its best. It was ten pounds of crap in a five pound bag. You get the idea. It was nothing more than a mutual self-righteous, Trump-bashing segment between Moore and Colbert.
Oh, and by the way, Moore was there to promote his new documentary coming out in September, woefully titled, “Fahrenheit 11/9.” I’m sure you can all guess why it’s called that.
There was a specific exchange between the two that actually made me chuckle, though. The problem for Moore is that it wasn’t meant to be funny.
“When you read the paper every day — or you watch the news — do you ever cry?” Moore asked Colbert. “Do you ever tear up? Does this ever happen to you these days?”
“Sure, of course,” Colbert responded.
“It happens to me now everyday,” Moore said to draw sympathy from both the live and televised audience.
I would go into more that Moore said, but if I did that I would most likely lose what’s left of my hair.
Here’s video of Moore’s segment with Colbert:
Who knows if Moore is actually genuine in saying that he cries, because President Trump is a big, bad bully? It’s hard to tell since he’s usually so full of it, whether it’s in person or in one of his wildly misleading films.
Moore is a filmmaker, and what is the number one motive of any filmmaker who’s been around for a while? Make money or there’ll be no more films for you. What makes money? Outrage —particularly manufactured outrage.
Just because I like him so much, here’s a video of a young Moore getting owned by Nobel Prize-winning economist Milton Friedman (Grab your popcorn, because even then Moore was a condescending jerk):