Michael Moore Says 'Save Our CEOs'

Michael Moore first rose to fame on the back of an indictment of GM CEO Roger Smith, and since then has consistently aimed his populist camera at business leaders.

So it seems only natural that his next project would take aim at the CEOs who he blames for the current financial crisis. "The movie is not going to be an economics lesson; it's going to be more like a vampire movie," the filmmaker is quoted as saying on his Web site. "Instead of the main characters feasting on the blood of their victims, they feast on the money. And they never seem to get enough of it."

It will be interesting to see how his latest effort is received by the public. After focusing on political instead of economic issues in his movies earlier this decade he has become the face of far-left politics and his name is anathema to most conservatives. But at his heart, Moore is a populist, and many of the harshest critics of the government bailouts are on the right side of the aisle. Is it possible that there are some Republicans who may find themselves cheering for Michael Moore?

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  • Derek Thompson
    Derek Thompson is a senior editor at The Atlantic, where he writes about economics, labor markets, and the media. He is the author of Hit Makers.