Monday, May 21, 2007

Michael Moore "Watchdog" Site Owner Reveals Wingnut Hypocrisy

By MARC McDONALD

Here's a simple question for Jim Kenefick, who runs the self-appointed Michael Moore "watchdog" Web site, MooreWatch.com.

Why, exactly, did you keep the $12,000 check that Michael Moore sent you to pay your bills?

By trying to defend your decision to keep the money, you showed the world that you are a hypocrite who has no principles.

You've spent years now sliming Moore's work with your pathetic little wingnut site. In one unhinged, hysterical attack after another, you've called Moore a liar, a scam artist, and worse.

Then one day, you bitched and moaned that you couldn't pay your bills. And Moore was kind enough to send you a check.

Much of the blogosphere has been abuzz lately about your lack of class and how ungrateful and insulting you've been to Moore during this episode. But to me, this episode only showed what a despicable hypocrite you are.

If I was struggling and some right-wing guy who I detested offered me some cash to get by, I would starve to death before I'd accept one FUCKING CENT of his money. There is no way on earth that I would accept money from any supporter of the party of a psychopath like George W. Bush, who has done so much to harm this once-great nation.

But I guess that's the difference between us liberals and the wingnuts. To us, principles and integrity are far more important than mere grubby money. By contrast, the GOP and its supporters worship at the altar of money every day (and seem genuinely baffled that the rest of us don't do so as well).

Look, Kenefick: if you wish to attack Moore, that's your right. (It would be nice, though, if you had some valid points for a change, instead of just making up bullshit about Moore, day after day).

As far as being a target of Kenefick's rage, Moore is at least in good company.

After all, on Oct. 10, 2004, in a typical rambling blog post, Kenefick accused John Kerry of "traitorous behavior."

Let's review a couple of facts. Kerry volunteered to serve his country in combat during the Vietnam War. He was wounded in action and was awarded the Bronze Star, the Silver Star, and three Purple Hearts by the U.S. Navy.

And now, Kenefick says Kerry is guilty of "traitorous behavior."

This, even as Kenefick keeps his tongue firmly lodged in the ass of George W. Bush, a coward and a deserter who never saw a day of combat and who got his rich, powerful daddy to pull strings to get him out of serving in Vietnam.

For Kenefick to keep Moore's money to pay his bills is reprehensible, no matter how he tries to spin this. He's a hypocrite who has absolutely no principles.

Hmmm, I guess he fits right in with today's Republican party. Most Republicans I know are greedy jerks who're obsessed with money. A lot of them would probably sell kiddie porn if there was a quick buck in it and they could get away with it.

One thing I'd like to point out is that I think that having a watchdog site for Moore is actually not a bad idea in concept. (Just as I think Fox "News," CNN, and the rest of the corporate MSM ought to have watchdog sites that keep tabs on their content).

What I find despicable, though, is that sites like MooreWatch.com attack Moore for supposedly telling "lies" and then turn around and praise the likes of George W. Bush, the biggest pathological liar who ever occupied the White House. And, unlike Moore, (who only makes movies for a living) Bush has done unfathomable damage to America and the world---not to mention the 600,000+ Iraqis slaughtered for his lies.

Wingnuts like Kenefick have been sucking Bush's ass since Day One. They've been desperately trying to convince the rest of us that Bush's shit is instead actually fine gourmet chocolate. Their despicable little scam actually worked for a short while in the confusion and chaos of post 9/11 America. Today, however, all sane, rational Americans now know it's all shit---which leaves Bush's little cult-like fan base looking more pathetic every day.

I'd suspect that, there are wingnuts out there now considering stepping forward, offering to pay Kenefick's bills, if he'll send Moore back his money. At this point, though, it'd make no difference, even if Kenefick returned the money.

The damage is already done. We've all now seen what an ungrateful, classless jerk Kenefick is. And we've all seen how he was quite content to put money ahead of principle.

Hey, Kenefick: it's up to you whether you keep Moore's money or not. Just don't expect anyone to take you seriously ever again.

15 comments:

TomJake said...

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Kenefick said $12K isn't much to Moore, it's probably how much he spends on Ding-Dongs per week.
Sigh: another Moore-is-fat comment from the wingnuts. And a real classy comment---especially considering it's aimed at the guy who bailed him out of his money crisis.
And I guess we'll be hearing a lot more fat "jokes" in the coming weeks as the wingnuts gear up to attack Moore's new movie.

Ron Southern said...

Wait a minute! How come Moore would be so liberal to a conservative with his money? This doesn't sound very intelligent. It doesn't matter that Moore is rich. He could have sent ME that money, goddammit!

Marc McDonald said...

Hi, Ron, thanks for stopping by.
I'm still not entirely clear on all the details of this episode. However, given how bad Kenefick came out looking (and the fact that no rational person will ever take him seriously again), I think Moore was just following the tried-and-true premise that if you give wingnuts enough rope, they'll always wind up hanging themselves.

Oh, and by the way, Moore's last film did around $200 million in box office worldwide----and he arranged for 60 percent of the film's profit to go to charity.

Cranky Daze said...

Wow...I completely missed that one.

These people have absolutely no principles or integrity, do they? I've never heard of Kenefick or his web site, but there's obviously a price tag on his moral character.

If I were in a serious financial crunch, I'm not sure I'd turn down a $12,000 gift, but I'd sure as hell apologize for having slandered and insulted the gift-giver, and keep my big mouth shut after that.

What a slug!

opit said...

I was wondering who thought Tammy's diatribe - hey, she's damn good ! - was 'classy'. Heh. Are you getting your time in at 'Welcome to Pottersville' and 'White Noise Insanity ?'( KayFromMaine doesn't fancy JurassicPork much BTW )

Jarrett said...

Cranky Daze: I, too, don't think I could be so strong as to turn down $12k when I needed it badly, but I also know I'd use that as a sign that perhaps my judgment of the person behind the act may have been off.

Years ago I filmed a TV show in Salt Lake City starring Gerald McRaney. Before starting work I was warned by several people about his politics (right-wing, NRA, hunter, and other things I really can't stand). But before meeting him another actor on the set, a fellow vegetarian, noted to me how surprised she had been by the actual man, and gained a great deal of respect for him. I still had my reservations. I didn't speak much to him (in fact all but avoided him), but one day I was dealing with an issue with the project's accountant over the phone, arguing over a reimbursement for travel expenses. I had driven instead of flying, and they were supposed to reimburse me the value of the tickets in exchange for the rental car. They were suddenly arguing and trying to get out of some of the cost. The phone argument was going nowhere, and I finally hung up in frustration. The next day I received a check for the amount I had requested, and was told "Mac" (what everyone called Gerald) had called them the next morning and given them hell about it.

There are many, many people in this world whose politics, beliefs, and opinions I don't share, and don't even respect, per se. But when a person makes the effort to go out of their way to help someone they don't even know, that's when it's time to step back and reevaluate whether it's really the person you have a problem with, or merely some of their opinions.

JimK said...

If only you bothered to actually read what actually happened.

Perhaps you'd be interested in the facts?

I won't hold my breath. You are a fan of Moore, after all. I suppose the truth means very little to you.

JimK said...

One more thing:

"What I find despicable, though, is that sites like MooreWatch.com attack Moore for supposedly telling "lies" and then turn around and praise the likes of George W. Bush"

Oh that's rich.

Who's the liar here again? I wasn't even praising Bush back when I WASN'T ashamed I voted for him. I held my nose and voted for the person I hated least in 2000 and again in 2004. I was never a fan, nor have I written glorious heaps of praise for a president I can barely stand.

You'd know that if you did a half-minute of research like you mislead your readers into thinking you've done. You're a flat-out liar and not one of these people should trust a god-damned thing you say.

My words are available for anyone to read without your idiotic and completely asinine interpretation.

"A lot of them would probably sell kiddie porn if there was a quick buck in it and they could get away with it."

Jesus CHRIST. What the hell is wrong with you? What kind of repulsive person thinks that shit up to use as an ad hominem attack on someone they don't even know?

Rann Aridorn said...

Moorewatch is a study in perpetual masturbation. The “hosts” (JimK and Lee) are dull, humorless tools.

Marc McDonald said...

To the Moorewatch.com site's JimK:
re:
>>Perhaps you'd be interested in
>>the facts?

I already read that list before I posted. It doesn't change my view that you are a hypocrite who has no principles.

Marc McDonald said...

In response to "One more thing."

re:
>>>I held my nose and voted for
>>>the person I hated least in
>>>2000 and again in 2004.

Ah, fuck you, JimK. No matter how you try to spin it, Bush---the man you voted for---has been a disaster for America on every level.

Bush has virtually destroyed a great nation that a lot of us used to be proud of.

What makes me physically ill is the REASON you wingnuts finally turned on your former hero, Bush.

It wasn't his lying American into his evil, immoral war. It wasn't his embrace of illegal wiretaps. It wasn't his shredding of the Constitution. It wasn't his embrace of torture as official state policy. No, it was because of his IMMIGRATION stance, of all things.

That's like opposing Hitler because of his poor choice in fashion sense.

You wingnuts are truly frightening.

re:
>>> You're a flat-out liar and not
>>>one of these people should
>>>trust a god-damned thing you
>>>say.

Oh, right---and your insignificant little wingnut site is a reliable source of truth and wisdom. Like when you said John Kerry is guilty of "traitorous behavior."

Yes, John Kerry. The man who volunteered to serve his country in Vietnam and who was wounded in combat while your hero Bush was snorting coke and hiding in Texas.

Like I said, fuck you, JimK. Wingnuts like you frankly scare me a hell of a lot more than Al-Qaeda.

Oh, and one other thing: when, exactly, are flag-waving, jingoistic wingnuts like you going to sign up for the fucking military and GO SERVE IN IRAQ, in this war that you love so much. Fucking coward.

Anonymous said...

Marc McDonald - you are a damned idiot. If my wife was sick and we couldn't afford to get treatment, and someone, ANYONE, offered to help out - I WOULD TAKE IT IN A SECOND!!! NO MATTER WHO IT WAS FROM!! I guess that's the difference between you and me...you'd watch your wife die, but lucky you: you still have your principles. Congrats.

Anonymous said...

To the previous poster: OK, so you would take the money from someone that you'd spent years slandering, insulting, and making up bullshit lies about them.

I guess my question is: after taking the money, would you continue to slander and make up lies about the gift-giver?
(And even more despicably, would you continue to make MONEY from running a site that slanders and makes up bullshit lies about them?)

Anonymous said...

Oh, www.moorewatch.com is LONNNNNNNNG gone. Sort of like Sheriff Mack's acceptance of money from liberals because he and his wife are sick: http://www.gofundme.com/helpsheriffmack

Feel free to donate to him and make fun of his ass

Marc McDonald said...

Hi Anon: interesting: I didn't know that Moorewatch was gone. Now, if only these other wingnut sites (Drudge, Breitbart, Hot Air, and the rest of them would also vanish).
That's interesting, also, re: Sheriff Mack. I'd vaguely heard of that case before. It doesn't really surprise me, though. I've seen that sort of sickening hypocrisy, over and over, to the point where it doesn't surprise me any more.