Friday, July 6, 2007

Moore Releases Secret Memo

Michael Moore obtained a secret memo from a Health Care executive Blue Cross V.P. Barclay Fitzpatrick director of corporate communications at the company. His job, it seems, Moore says "was to go and watch "Sicko," observe the audience's reaction, and then suggest a plan of action for how to deal with the movie."

Here is an excerpt from Moore's email to his supporters:

Mr. Fitzpatrick writes: "In typical Moore fashion, Government and business leaders are behind a conspiracy to keep the little guy down and dominated while getting rich."
No. You don't say! That can't be!

Blue Cross V.P. Fitzpatrick seems downright depressed about the movie he just saw. "You would have to be dead to be unaffected by Moore's movie," he writes. "Sicko" leaves audiences feeling "ashamed to be...a capitalist, and part of a 'me' society instead of a 'we' society."

He walks out of the theater only to witness an unusual sight: people -- strangers -- mingling and talking to each other. "'I didn't know they (the insurers) did that!' was a common exclamation followed by a discussion of the example," according to Fitzpatrick.
He then assesses the film's impact: "[T]he impact on small business decision makers, our members, the community, and our employees could be significant. Ignoring its impact might be a successful strategy only if it flops, but that has not been the history of Moore's films ... If popular, the movie will have a negative impact on our image in this community."

Go read the memo it is very good and shows what these corporate lackeys are all about.

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