Michael Moore exposes the 'not pleasant' perils of progressive political activism in America
Political satirist, progressive activist, Academy Award winning filmmaker, and bestselling author Michael Moore took the stage at the 2011 BookExpo America trade show poking fun at Tea Partiers, Republicans, and Democrats with his trademark humor. Moore then turned serious as he introduced his new book Here Comes Trouble (Grand Central Publishing; September, 2011) featuring two dozen non-fiction short stories of events that shaped his life before reading a passage from the book about the night he won the 2003 Best Documentary Feature Oscar for Bowling for Columbine, which saw his triumph turned to torturous fiasco as a result of his outspoken opposition to President Bush and the U.S. invasion of Iraq. Moore then took questions from the audience on how fame has influenced the way he conducts interviews; the status of his lifetime membership in the NRA (National Rifle Association); the Republican governors' assualt on the working class; the 'not pleasant' perils of progressive political activism in America today; his motives for challenging the entrenched American healthcare system in Sicko; and the subject of his next film.
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