Peter Schweizer:Michael Moore is constantly trying to prove his and the Left's moral superiority, so he says things about himself that are patently not true. He's pathological about it. How else to explain that he's loudly proclaimed no less than three times that he doesn't invest in the stock market because it's morally wrong while quietly picking up shares in a whole host of companies. A portfolio that includes Halliburton, Boeing, and HMOs doesn't fit the bill so he lies about it.
I did some Googling, and didn't find any other mention of this (I'm going to look some more), but assuming it's correct it is hypocritical in the extreme. Moore has mentioned that he's morally opposed to the stock market, and loudly pilloried Halliburton in books and film (most notably, Fahrenheit 9/11). Now it comes out that he invests in Halliburton (which is, to be fair, probably pretty profitable) and HMO's (the subject of his next film, Sicko).
Wrong it wrong, and while it's not illegal it's certainly very hypocritical. Moore is a private citizen, and his financial matters are his own business, but for someone who criticizes these big businesses so stridently (especially Halliburton) it's pretty screwed up to be investing in them.
Micheal Moore...if you are reading this blog, you should publicly come clean and I'd encourage you to dump these stocks. You can't claim any high ground from a stepping stone of hypocrisy.
(The hat-tip here goes to Bob, aka Brainy435, uber-conservative blogger and fellow (well former) submariner. For once, Brainy, we agree...)