Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Michael Moore: He Loves to Lie and It Shows

The combination of socialized medicine and a British Airways strike has made me think of Michael Moore, who promoted the French and/or Cuban healthcare model in his documentary Sicko and who reported in his documentary Capitalism: A Love Story that commercial airline pilots make such frighteningly low salaries that they must routinely supplement their incomes with food stamps and the like.

This is apparently another typical Michael Moore lie — er, I mean “use of artistic license in the service of the people’s revolution,” though I’m sure after enough searching he talked to some tiny rural connection-flight trainees or cropdusters or whatever of whom it was true.  However, if this report is accurate, it’s more conventional for airline pilots to make between $100,000 and $300,000, which sounds like a decent amount to me.

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