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On Wednesday, Michael Moore appeared on “The View” to promote his new book, “Here Comes Trouble.” Co-host Elizabeth Hasselbeck wasted no time, pouncing on the Academy Award winning film-maker. In May, following the death of Osama bin Laden, Moore was outspoken about the death.
He criticized the way the United States handled the death, calling it an “execution” and saying that America had “lost something of our soul” by not trying him for his crimes. Hasselbeck interrupted Moore halfway through his first sentence. “I think that we did a very smart thing putting the Nazis on trial,” he began.
“That was after the war was over,” Hasselbeck cut in. The war is over,” Moore said. “Michael, we’re still at war!” she snapped. “No, we’re not, actually,” Moore snapped back. He said that the U.S. has spent countless time and money fighting things that have “nothing to do with the real threat,” and that the country should not be in Afghanistan.
“My point is that the way we show the world that we’re different is that we give even the most heinous person their day in court,” he said. “You’re telling me Osama bin Laden deserves a trial?” an outraged Hasselbeck replied. “Where? In New York City? Absolutely not! How dare — and why, because Casey Anthony’s trial went so well?”
“What are we afraid of?” Moore said. “We’re Americans, man!”
“Our rights are not afforded to him!” Hasselbeck shot back. The argument continued until a reluctant Whoopi Goldberg was forced to cut to a commercial. In other news, Moore is offering signed copies of his new book. If you order the book online through one of three independent bookstores in Northern Michigan, you will get a signed copy.
There is no additional fee for the signed book. This book contains two dozen short stories and is the most personal work Moore has done.