Director Michael Moore has an awkward relationship with reality, if you take films like “Fahrenheit 9/11” seriously.
This week, Moore must have gulped down some truth serum before appearing on the low-rated CNN show “Piers Morgan Tonight.”
Moore, citing figures gleaned from a recent Washington Post study, reminded Morgan that President Barack Obama sure loves pocketing big bucks from the very same Wall Street he often rails against.
MICHAEL MOORE, ON CNN: Well, “The Washington post” three weeks ago had this investigation and they said that President Obama has now raised more money from Wall Street and the banks for this election cycle than all — than all eight Republicans combined. I don’t want to say that, because if that’s the truth, that Wall Street already has their man and his name is Barack Obama, then we’ve got a much bigger problem.
But I think President Obama, if he were here in the room, the question I would ask him is why are they your number one contributors? Why are you taking this money?
Sounds like the makings of a new muckraking documentary, “Barack and Me.” In Moore’s latest film, he tries to pin down the Commander in Chief to find out why the president keeps accepting money from those evil Wall Street types. Moore must battle both a sycophantic press and the president’s inner circle to get that much-anticipated one-on-one time with The One.