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Michael Moore criticizes CNN's Hurricane Sandy coverage

As a guest on CNN's Piers Morgan Tonight last night, Academy Award-winning documentarian Michael Moore took the network to task for its coverage of Hurricane Sandy.

Instead of sending reporters out into the heart of the storm so that viewers can watch them get blown around, Moore suggested that CNN should deliver more hard news and facts about the effects of the extreme weather.

Michael Moore on Piers Morgan Tonight

The previous day, the network's chief business correspondent Ali Velshi had inexplicably been reporting live from windy and rain-soaked streets in Atlantic City, New Jersey, prompting Moore to question who at CNN was trying to kill Velshi. Although Moore was only joking and trying to make a point, host Piers Morgan argued that a more dramatic message is presented when they show a serious reporter like Velshi out in the elements.

Later in the show, Velshi himself called in to thank Moore for his concern, but assured the filmmaker that this wasn't their first rodeo and they had all the proper safety precautions in place. Velshi also defended his reports and claimed that CNN did not instruct him how or where to conduct his live spots, but Moore still posited that the correspondent "drew the short straw" and wound up out in the storm.

Ever the liberal Democrat, Moore advised Velshi to spend his time finding out why Mitt Romney has neglected to publically release his income tax records. Trying to wrap up the segment, Morgan interjected and praised Velshi as a superb reporter who would be able to handle both subjects.

I completely agree with Michael Moore about the storm coverage, but apparently it attracts eyeballs. It seems so silly to warn people against going outside during the killer storm by sending someone outside during the killer storm. Especially when three shirtless guys run out into the street and jump around behind you like nothing is wrong.

 


Details
Show:
- Piers Morgan Live
Person:
- Michael Moore (1)
- Piers Morgan
- Ali Velshi
Network:
- CNN

Written by: Chrononaut
Nov 1st, 2012, 9:34 am

Anonymous

Message Posted On Nov 3rd, 2012, 1:36 pm
Moore is a self proclaimed prophet. He is an idiot who cant even run his own life and must always criticize. He big guy, step up and fix the worlds problems.
Anonypuss

Message Posted On Nov 1st, 2012, 6:29 pm
Hah. I guess the H stood for "Hater," but you know those commie line limits... Always mocking you... Money talks, but it will never tell the people of the USA that theirs is the only industrialized nation on earth without free universal, healthcare programme - shhh, it's a secret! *** Indoctrination starts early, with educational curriculum, continues with sensory-overloading consumerist bombardment through mainstream media monopolies, and all the way to old-age and billionaire-funded Tea Party "grass roots" initiatives. *** We, outside of the US, look at all of this with great perplexity and sadness. Sadness for insane priorities as to how human beings should live and treat one another - for example, cutting six-hours worth of defense spending to eliminate Big Bird and any commercial-free content for kids that still remains. Start the kids young on that intellectual (and literal) diet. *** And, then, anything and anyone remotely challenging this un-healthy, toxic madness is instantly denoted as fiction, at best. The Koch Brothers offshore bank account is people, my friend. And it is proud.
Anonymous Michael Moore H

Message Posted On Nov 1st, 2012, 12:54 pm
can we please stop using the words "michael moore" and "documentary" in the same sentence? we all know by now that moore makes at best mockumentaries and at worst outright works of fiction.
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