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Moore Hypocrisy

Wednesday, January 26, 2005

We`ve come to expect certain things from Michael Moore, the deliriously anti-gun millionaire posing as populist who brought us such absurd and irresponsible works as "Bowling for Columbine," "Stupid White Men", "Dude, Where`s My Country?" and "Fahrenheit 9/11." We`ve come to expect patronizing arrogance, blatant anti-Americanism, and flagrant lies.

And now, we can add extreme hypocrisy to the list of expectations. A man identified by Fox News as a bodyguard who has been employed by Moore was arrested this week for carrying an unlicensed firearm in New York`s JFK airport. The bodyguard faced arraignment on a felony charge of criminal possession of a weapon.

Moore, who in an interview last year with Playboy magazine, called the NRA a "radical, freaky group," couldn`t be more outspoken in his anti-gun rhetoric. Yet he has no problem whatsoever with employing armed bodyguards. Much like his contemporary, Rosie O`Donnell, Moore`s fervently held, and frequently bellowed, gun-control beliefs apparently don`t apply to himself.

Based on empirical evidence, this double standard is the height of hypocrisy.

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