As the most reliable and balanced news aggregation service on the internet, DML News offers the following opinion editorial written by Kyle Smith and published Saturday by NYPost.com:
Michael Moore set the record for the highest-grossing documentary of all time (1989’s “Roger & Me”). Then he broke his own record (2002’s “Bowling for Columbine”). Then he broke it again, with what remains the highest-grossing doc in US history, 2004’s “Fahrenheit 9/11.” Along the way he won an Oscar and predicted Donald Trump’s presidential victory when no one else saw it coming.
That was then. These days Moore’s IRS-reported income is (according to legal papers filed by his ex-wife, Kathleen Glynn) negative-$350,862 (in 2014) and negative-$221,025 (in 2016). He’s still making movies, but America is yawning. Already there have been two Trump-bashing ones, and each failed spectacularly. “Michael Moore in TrumpLand,” released in hopes that it would sway the 2016 vote against The Donald, grossed $149,000 two years ago. This fall, his latest Trump takedown, “Fahrenheit 11/9,” has grossed barely $6 million despite being rolled out nationwide in some 1,700 theaters while Moore was undertaking a media blitz that included appearances on Bill Maher and a one-hour special with Chris Hayes on MSNBC. “Where to Invade Next,” a 2016 movie praising Euro-socialism, grossed $3.8 million that same year.
The article goes on to state the following:
A piece on IndieWire compared Moore to Trump, noting with regret “the sense that he manipulates his facts, edits his films sometimes unfairly and can be an oversized presence. Sound like anyone?” Ouch. In a piece for Variety called “How Michael Moore Lost His Audience,” Owen Gleiberman (who calls himself a “fan” and a “Moore believer”) writes that “what he’s doing now is not, in the fullest sense, working.”
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