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And Then Michael Moore Came for the Banking CEOs

There we were, Saturday night, at the movies, snuggling up in our stadium seats about to take in a preview of The Proposal. (Shut up, Ryan Reynolds got naked in it.) And there on the screen, during the previews, came a message from filmmaker Michael Moore, who told us ushers would be coming through the aisles to collect donations. “We’re all for charity,” we thought, “but I’ve got one hand on my hot dog and another on my Diet Coke, and digging around in my pocket for loose change gets annoying.” But then came the rub: Moore was collecting donations for the CEOs of banks like Citi, Bank of America, and JP Morgan. A ha! Just the latest marketing stunt from everyone’s favorite radical liberal.