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How Michael Moore Swallowed Esquire’s Capitalism

by | 24th, September 2009

78154602MICHAEL Moore has a new film, Capitalism: A Love Story. It’s got a happy ending; or does it die from cancer in a private hospital and the only survivor left to tell the tale is a multi-millionaire?

Jim Geraghty notes (via Andrew Sullivan):

[Will Ferrell] is by some accounts the highest paid star in Hollywood (Forbes said this year he was merely the 20th-highest-paid). On a similar note, I was stunned to learn that you have to pay money to watch Michael Moore’s movie about the evils of capitalism.

Chet Gulland was there:

This happened last night …

Esquire sponsors the premiere of ‘Capitalism: A Love Story’. Michael Moore’s new shocking and inspirational doc about hard times in America and the evils of capitalism.

Following the Premiere, Esquire shuttles many of the attendees straight down to SoHo to the opening of The Esquire Apartment – a fully decadent penthouse where every square inch is paid for by a luxury sponsor. Hot tub, $120k pool table, $60k home theater, fine food. The only thing lacking was a doormat saying “Welcome To Capitalism.”

I had fun….But ooooh the irony. Everyone I talked to was like, “man, this is the most bizarre combination. I bet Michael Moore would freak out if he saw that this was happening.”….And then he showed up. And was eating it up.

He’s a one man food co-operative…

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