Collin Levey says, “The New Ralph Nader”
And indeed, Mr. Moore’s next project — taking on American healthcare in a film called “Sicko” — could send some executives at drug companies reaching for the Valium. Pfizer has been warning its employees to look out for the “scruffy guy in a baseball cap” while Wyeth, AstraZeneca and GlaxoSmithKline also sent out Moore-alerts to their staff.
But why worry? For a healthcare industry already facing the political microwave, a Michael Moore project could be just what the doctor ordered. The film maker may be a big hero to Hollywood, but the legacy of his films has been to discredit the causes he champions. Just ask John Kerry.
I could brag and say to the Dems “I told you so“, could I?
After watching Roger and Me, I knew General Motors Chairman Roger B. Smith had done the right thing by staying away from propagandist Moore. Additionally, in that film Moore made much of people killing rabbits for food, as if rabbit consumption was horrible, when the average person living outside the USA knows rabbit stew’s a good thing, as Martha Stewart would say. But back to the latest film, Sicko,
Consider, for example, that “Sicko” is targeted for release around the lead-up to the midterm Congressional elections. Just as Democratic candidates are trying to present their vision for American healthcare, “Sicko” viewers will be treated to Mr. Moore’s suggestion that our healthcare is “inferior to that of much poorer nations” and that a better idea would be to emulate say, Canada, Cuba or Spain. That’ll be a fun one to sell the voters.
I’m looking forward to blogging that.