The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

27 June 2007

Yippie-ki-yay, maudlin faker

Alleged News Item: Controversial documentary filmmaker Michael Moore is accusing Apple Inc. and AT&T of using the iPhone to distract attention from his new movie Sicko, which opens in US theaters on the same day the hyped phone goes on sale. "This is an appalling display of greed and jealousy," said Moore after a recent screening of his new movie. "Apple and AT&T obviously don’t care about fixing America's healthcare system. They only care about how many iPhones they’re going to sell."

Asked why he chose to attack Steve Jobs of Apple rather than, for instance, Bruce Willis of Live Free or Die Hard, opening at the same time, Moore replied, "What, are you nuts? John McClane would beat the living shit out of me and I'm fresh out of airline tickets to Cuba."

Posted at 7:38 AM to Bogus History

I thought Steve Jobs and Michael Moore were on the same page. I wonder what happened.

Posted by: Dan B at 10:52 AM on 27 June 2007

I'm skeptical of this story. I'll believe it when I see it at "The Nose on Your Face."

Posted by: McGehee at 11:58 AM on 27 June 2007

On the assumption that this is probably satirical, I've moved this to the "Bogus History" category.

Posted by: CGHill at 8:26 PM on 27 June 2007

Apple and AT&T don't give an airborne activity about Sicko Moore. They picked a date which fit their business schedules and that's all there is to it. The appalling display of greed and jealousy is Moore's belief that it is all about him.

Posted by: triticale at 7:05 AM on 28 June 2007

Now I will have to choose between a phone with Bluetooth, or a film about people with ... blue teeth.

Yes? Yes? POW!

Posted by: Rob "Flack" O'Hara at 7:15 AM on 28 June 2007