June 2, 2009

Michael Moore Reacts to GM News

When General Motors filed for bankruptcy protection on Monday, June 1, we were more than interested to hear what President Obama had to say about it.

Then, we couldn't wait to hear what GM executives had to say about it.

But we really couldn't wait to hear what Michael Moore had to say about it.

The Academy Award-winning filmmaker and author who directed and produced Roger & Me, Bowling for Columbine, Fahrenheit 9/11, and Sicko took to his own blog with a piece called "Goodbye, GM":

I write this on the morning of the end of the once-mighty General Motors. By high noon, the President of the United States will have made it official: General Motors, as we know it, has been totaled.

More continued to lay out nine suggestions for the GM reorganization, which included a gas tax, bullet trains and light rail mass transit. Sounds out of this world? Not really. He ended with this comment:

Yesterday, the last surviving person from the Titanic disaster passed away. She escaped certain death that night and went on to live another 97 years.

So can we survive our own Titanic in all the Flint Michigans of this country. 60% of GM is ours. I think we can do a better job.

Read the entire piece--and other updates--at www.michaelmoore.com.

See filmmaker Michael Moore talk about a plan to get more documentaries into movie theaters at the IDA's DocuDay 2008 event.

See filmmaker Michael Moore and producer Meghan O'Hara talk about their Oscar-nominated film Sicko at the IDA's DocuDay 2008 event.