July 13, 2005, - 3:19 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
Over a month ago, I wrote about the upcoming Michael Moore Film Festival set for Traverse City, Michigan, this summer. The festival, sponsored by the far-left Center for Alternative Media and Culture, now has some All-American, conservative competition, with the Traverse Bay Freedom Festival, sponsored by American Film Renaissance and organized by Traverse City patri-ette Genie Aldridge. The Freedom Festival, at the end of July, will show the films, “Michael Moore Hates America,” “Top Gun,” and a Reagan documentary.
The Detroit Free Press got something wrong about this, though. Under the photo of Michael Moore in the article about this film festival, the caption reads, “Michael Moore is the whipping boy of the conservative movement.” No, the United States is the whipping boy of Michael Moore.
Then, there is Ted Nugent, aging rocker, proud gun-owner (an NRA Board Member) . . . and deadbeat parent of an illegitimate child he fathered during his marriage? Yes, that’s the guy. (He says he paid “minimal support” until now, even though he acknowledged it was his progeny.)
I despise Michael Moore as much as the next guy (or girl), and I’ve written against him, here and here. I’ve had my own in-person run-ins with the calorically-endowed fake-umentarian, debating him at his 1997 Michigan premiere of “The Big One” (to which I was, surprisingly, an invited guest, and he insisted on sitting next to me), and debting him, last year, on Howard Stern’s radio show, regarding the lies of his Faken-heit 9/11. (He wrote about my one-vote loss in a Michigan House race in his book, “Downsize This.”)
But Ted Nugent’s not exactly the ideal anti-Moore spokesman, right now.
I used to like the “Motor City Madman.” We testified together, before a Michigan Senate committee, in favor of legislation to conceal and carry guns (which, thankfully, is now Michigan law).
But, less than a month after being ordered to pay child support (he was served during a ZZ Top concert) for a 10-year-old out-of-wedlock child he fathered during his current marriage (he’s had several marriages and relationships), he’s spouting off against Moore and considering a run for Michigan Governor (he lives in Crawford, Texas; he left his Jackson, Michigan home because of mold).
Says Ted of Mikey Moore: “He’s quite a beast of burden, isn’t he? Nothing makes me look better than Michael Moore. He stands for everything I don’t believe in and I stand for everything he doesn’t believe in.”
Like cheating on your wife, abandoning your illegitimate children, etc., etc., etc. . . . .
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