Thursday, December 09, 2004

Michael Moore Urges Democrats to Embrace Hollywood

Politics News Article | "BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (Reuters) - 'Fahrenheit 9/11' director Michael Moore on Monday rejected the idea that Hollywood had hurt John Kerry's chances of winning the White House, insisting that he and other entertainers helped spare Democrats an even bigger defeat.
'For the last month, we've had to listen to a lot of conservative pundits talk about how Democrats need to run away from Hollywood,' Moore said. 'It's actually the opposite. Democrats need to embrace Hollywood because this is where they need to come to learn how to tell a story.'
In the final analysis, Moore said, Democratic presidential nominee Kerry was 'not the best candidate.' President Bush 'had a more compelling story to tell and the Democrats didn't, and that has to change.'
Moore, making a string of public appearances in the weeks leading up to the Oscar nominations, for which 'Fahrenheit 9/11' is seen as a potential contender, spoke to reporters before addressing the Los Angeles World Affairs Council on the impact of filmmaking on politics. "

By Steve Gorman


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