• Sep 23, 2009
As Michael Moore Tweeted, "Here's a video of my first official visit inside General Motors headquarters." For you youngsters out there, before Michael Moore made Bowling for Columbine, Fahrenheit 911, and Sicko, twenty years ago, he made a little film called Roger & Me. That film, Moore's first, chronicled the extreme hardships in Moore's native Flint, Michigan after CEO Roger Smith decided to move most of General Motors' jobs out of town and down to Mexico, laying off some 30,000 American workers during a time of massive profitability.

As you may then imagine, Michael Moore is not exactly beloved by GM. Which is why it's all the more ironic that Moore decided to premiere his new film, "Capitalism: A Love Story" on four screens inside the GM-owned Renaissance Center in Downtown Detroit this past weekend. GM didn't like that. In fact, after realizing what they had scheduled, officials apparently tried to have the shows canceled. A compromise was eventually worked out where the film could be screened, but Moore himself could not be on the premises. Neither could his cameras or any media.

Moore is forced to conduct his post-screening interviews at the nearby Marriott (not the Marriott in the RenCen, but the one across the street). However, he does eventually walk into GM headquarters and addresses the people that watched his film. And unlike twenty years ago, Moore is not escorted out. How times change, and don't really change at all. Buncha videos after the jump.

[Source: Mediaite]








I'm reporting this comment as:

Reported comments and users are reviewed by Autoblog staff 24 hours a day, seven days a week to determine whether they violate Community Guideline. Accounts are penalized for Community Guidelines violations and serious or repeated violations can lead to account termination.


    • 1 Second Ago
  • 69 Comments
      • 5 Years Ago
      Yeah, I can picture Moore's first visit inside GM headquarters should have gone. He walks in, and Bob Lutz runs him over with a Hummer H2.
        • 5 Years Ago
        That would be great. Then Lutz would be in jail, and stop f**king GM up.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Funny how GM has been screwing the workers since at least 89 and everyone still buys there cars.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Any of you see the irony??? He's making a fortune off of exploiting a movie about capitalism. Truly, only in America.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Yeah evil capitalist Moore who donates 70% of his movie's profits to charities..
      • 5 Years Ago
      Michael Moore is a complete asxhole!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Moore and Limbaugh should make out.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I think the universe might implode.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Indeed
      • 5 Years Ago
      I wouldn't want him on my property either.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I'd prefer listening to nails screeching on a chalkboard over Alex Jones. Michael Moore? Well, it depends what he's talking about...
        • 5 Years Ago
        Especially since he usually has mustard dropping from the hot dogs he holds in either hands. Or the Dynamite strapped to his chest!

        Take THAT Team America!
        • 5 Years Ago
        Frankly, I'd prefer listening to Alex Jones over Micheal Moore...but that's just me.
      • 5 Years Ago
      So much political bickering.
      • 5 Years Ago
      You are so right thritter all these damn socialists and their public roads If I want a highway I'll damn well build it my self! Public schools? We don't cotton to no book learnin' 'round here. You best be off for I make you squeal like a pig!!!
      • 5 Years Ago


      Have you noticed that the pundits from both sides preach service to the country yet the overwhelming majority have never served and probably rejected service when it came their way.


      • 5 Years Ago
      Gotta love a big fat socialist pig who makes millions from capitalism with a film slamming capitalism..

      Wait, no I don't. I wish the guys in the Porsche chasing rapists would run over this moron.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Did YOU watch Rodger and Me? And did you bother to find out about the lies that were in that move, and formed the very basic premise of that movie?
        • 5 Years Ago
        You missed on little thing...

        Moore isn't "slamming capitalism". He's slamming the system we have in the US.

        We call it 'capitalism', but it's not.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Have you watched Roger and Me? Do you even know what it is about? I already know you haven't seen Capitalism, nor have any clue what's in it.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Brian, you're absolutely correct. The Unions are a shadown of their former selves, attacking companies instead of helping to shape government policy.

        But don't forget who gave you those two days off every week.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I know, let's all autonomously boo, because that's the best way for discourse, is it not?

        http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0961117/
        http://www.variety.com/review/VE1117933050.html?categoryid=1263&cs=1

        A movie done by people who started out as fans of Moore (or at least people that are politically on the same side) that makes some very valid and interesting points.

        Here's a fun fact, Moore DID talk to Roger Smith, but that would ruin the movie, wouldn't it?
        • 5 Years Ago
        Good God man, why would you wish that on a Porsche, which would lose, by the way. I don't even like Porsche but I wouldn't waste one on him.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I know he's probably missed the point even though it was right in his face from the beginning.

        Anyway, there's a reason his stuff's labeled entertainment.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Moore is a hypocritical jack ass.
        • 5 Years Ago
        @ Rich

        I think you need to take off your rosy glasses when viewing a "progressive" audience. People as a whole display most commonly the attributes of fear, greed and hatred to varying degrees. People just like to rationalize their particular fears, greed and hatreds by allying themselves with a party, religion or other group. Such thinking is not progressive, it's sheepish. Progressive-thinking people are inconceivably rare from my experience and make up no significant portion of the voting population.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Correct. He's a filmmaker.

        The difference between people like Limbaugh and Moore is that a Republican't audience has trouble discerning truth from fiction; whereas a progressive audience rejects Moore's stance for a more moderate view.
        • 5 Years Ago
        "whereas a progressive audience rejects Moore's stance for a more moderate view."

        Obama and Moore have a lot more in common that you are admiting too......
      • 5 Years Ago
      I don't care if you like or hate Michael Moore, but I'm sure you can agree this movie looks absolutely terrible.... bleeding from the eyes terrible.
    • Load More Comments