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Michael Moore Addresses Occupy Denver, Sells Books — Not Necessarily in That Order

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By Doug Powers  •  November 11, 2011 12:36 PM

**Written by Doug Powers

The windup

“There is no leader to this movement,” the 57-year-old Oscar winner, flanked by two security guard in black suits, barked into a bullhorn microphone. “That’s why it’s such a large and growing movement.”
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Dressed casually in a sweat suit, loose brown jacket and white sneakers, Moore spoke for 20 minutes, after showing up an hour and 20 minutes late for his speech.

As expected, he railed with the passion of tent revival preacher on what he sees as the misdeeds of Wall Street, the rich and Congress, calling the latter the middleman for the first two.

…and the pitch:

Moore was in Denver on a tour to promote his $27 memoir, “Here Comes Trouble: Stories from My Life.”

Some days this is too easy.

That $27 might be the cover price, but the book by Occupy’s favorite upper-one-percenter is only $14.50 on Amazon. Too bad that can’t be an option for any OWS fundamentalist, because Amazon is a corporation that is traded on Wall Street. The book itself is printed by Grand Central Publishing, a division of the Hachette Book Group, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lagardère Group, which is traded on the Paris Stock Exchange. In short, no matter how you buy the book, “the man” is getting your money.

Side note: Moore’s claim that Occupy Denver has no leader is patently false.

(h/t Weasel Zippers)

**Written by Doug Powers

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