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Hypocrisy: A Moore Story

My friends at the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, who have long railed against government incentives for film production in Michigan, discovered that wascally wolverine Michael Moore sought those tax kickbacks for fliming "Capitalism: A Love Story" in the state.

By on 1.29.10 | 3:11PM

The Mackinac Center for Public Policy, who have long railed against government incentives for film production in Michigan, discovered that wascally wolverine Michael Moore sought those tax kickbacks for filming "Capitalism: A Love Story" in the state. Oh, the wonderful crony-istic irony of the burly man extracting kickbacks from the state Film Office to help cut his costs -- especially after being appointed to their advisory board! My Mackinac pal Kathy Hoekstra did a great video report on it:

And what was the confrontational, stand-up-to-corporate-suits tough-guy's excuse for applying for the incentive? "I am under pressure from the studio to do this."

Stop Michael -- you're killing me!

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