Disney doesn’t want Michael Moore’s movie

Disney doesn’t want Michael Moore’s movie

Disney is telling subsidiary Miramax not to release Michael Moore’s latest Bush-bashing movie. (Do any of Moore’s movies actually make any money.) Miramax says Disney is stepping over the bounds of an agreement on when Disney can make such a decision. Moore’s agent says Disney is afraid of losing tax breaks in Florida where Jeb Bush is governor. Disney denies that. Gee, who do I believe?

It’s also interesting that Moore had originally partnered with Mel Gibson’s Icon Productions. Icon says it pulled out because they didn’t think the project was right for them, not for political reasons. I’m a little surprised that Gibson would want to be involved with Moore in any way in the first place. Maybe their rejection was just them coming to their senses.

Moore once again shows himself to be the intellectual lightweight he is.

Mr. Moore, who will present the film at the Cannes film festival this month, criticized Disney’s decision in an interview on Tuesday, saying, “At some point the question has to be asked, ‘Should this be happening in a free and open society where the monied interests essentially call the shots regarding the information that the public is allowed to see?’”

We don’t live in a socialist, centrally controlled society. We live in a free market society, where companies are free to decide what products to risk their owners’/shareholders’ capital on. Hey Michael, if the public wants to see your product then distribute it yourself and get enough of them together to pay for it yourself. Why should Disney and its shareholders do it for you?

Written by
Domenico Bettinelli