Friday, January 21, 2005

Michael Moore Gets No Respect!

AP news/

- Moore Gets No Love From Old High School -

DAVISON, Mich. (AP) - Oscar on the shelf or not, Michael Moore is not getting much respect at his old high school. Despite his fame and many honors, the filmmaker has been rejected all four times that he has been nominated for Davison High School's Hall of Fame.

"Would you want him as a role model? Would you want your son or daughter to be like him?" asked Don Hammond, a member of the Hall of Fame selection committee. "I haven't talked to anybody yet who's for him. The word to describe Michael Moore is embarrassing. He embarrasses everybody."

Ryan Eashoo disagrees. The 1997 Davison High graduate has spent 80 hours the last two weeks and $600 of his own money trying to get Moore elected.


Then on the website Ryan Michael Eashoo wrote:
"Moore is being blackballed by the Davison School Board and Davison Educational Foundation and the members of the Michael Moore meet up group are taking direct measures to ensure his induction. They are tired of Moore being snubbed by a few simple minded people in his hometown and are taking action."
Currently the group has had over 250 nomination forms signed.
I have to wonder - 80 hours - $600 - 250 nominations - Not a good return. Perhaps the "few simple minded people in his hometown" are those seeking to put Moore in the hall of fame.
Then this: from the Detroit Free Press -
DAVISON, Mich. (AP) -- Attention over efforts to induct filmmaker Michael Moore into the Davison High School Hall of Fame has caused the committee in charge of the honor to indefinitely cancel all inductions.

The hall's nomination committee announced its decision Friday, The Flint Journal reported. Moore has been rejected all four times he has been nominated for inclusion in the hall at his old high school.

"We're not gonna get wrapped up in any controversy here, over his whole situation," said Lynn Collard, a member of the hall's nominating committee.


To Quote Kurt Vonnegut Jr. - "So it goes."