Liberal titans collide: Michael Moore vs. BuzzFeed in Twitter death match

Michael Moore lashed out today at a BuzzFeed article disputing his account of how he saved a Palestinian filmmaker from deportation before the Academy Awards. Moore had claimed that Oscar-nominated documentarian Emad Burnat was racially profiled and detained at LAX while traveling to attend the ceremony. He then asserted that he made calls to Academy lawyers, rescuing Burnat from imminent deportation.

However, BuzzFeed’s Tessa Stuart shot a hole in that story today, citing sources at LAX who said that Burnat was detained only briefly because he could not produce a ticket when asked. According to one of Stuart’s sources, Burnat was released immediately upon finding his ticket, and the whole thing may have been a publicity stunt to gin up talk about Burnat’s movie, Five Broken Cameras.

Moore responded by calling out Stuart on Twitter and demanding that she correct the story within one hour.

So, Moore declined the opportunity to comment, then threatened the writer for not telling the story his way?

We’re anxious to see how this story unfolds. Either way, it’s a left-on-left battle — so whoever loses, America wins.

Pass the popcorn!


Care for some more sweet, delicious tears with your popcorn?

  • oneword

    It was a big fat huge publicity stunt, and Michael Moore is Big Fat & Huge

    • Lady 12

      And his picture looks like a fat weasel with a beetle up its nose.

  • Tangchung

    “But I’m a hero, I bought a cape and everything”
    -Michael Moore

    • BigTBoom

      If only he was in the superhero world of The Incredibles…he could be come a statistic for Edna Mode’s “NO CAPE!”

  • Jim Cooper

    BFD. Any POS can win a film award.

  • pinkelephant22

    “I told Emad to give the officers my phone # and to say my name a couple of times”

    LOL … what a fat narcissist pig.

    • John (it true me am)

      Dropping Moore’s name could have very well hurt the guy, heh.

      • Scott Carroll

        Not in LA.

    • lainer51

      you shouldn’t call him names that don’t apply, let me help — “what a fat LIBERAL narcissist pig”

    • TocksNedlog

      And if that didn’t work, then he was to click together the heels of his ruby sandals and chant “There’s no place like Cuba; there’s no place like Cuba!”

  • Ben Bollman

    A liberal making someone a victim, especially a Palestinian? No way…..

  • Joe W.

    One liar vs. a whole web site chock full of liars. Who should I believe?? How about none of ’em?? The whole gaggle has the credibility of Barack Obama. ZERO.

    • Lady 12


  • grais

    “Tessa, I’ll give u an hr to correct.”
    L O L !

    That is one ginormous gasbag.

  • DavidKramer

    Shorter, MM goes on a rant to push agenda.

  • Kabong30

    Palestine isn’t real.

  • Ken Alan Draper

    Palistine? that’s right next to Kyrzakistan right? on the continent of countries made up by liberals. in real life he’s a Jordanian squatting in Isreal. maybe the claiming to be from a country that isn’t on any map ever made seemed suspicious to the TSA agents.

  • Maxx

    Michael Moore’s “one hour timer” began the moment he hit the buffet line at Golden Corral.

  • GTJessop

    “he was threatened with being sent back to Palestine”

    Odd, I can’t find “Palestine” on a map…

    • TocksNedlog

      Michael Moore responds: “Just because I can’t see my toes doesn’t mean they’re not there!”

  • Herman LaClair

    i can’t do any better than “fat, narcissist pig”.

    • Corey Dennison

      I’ve always preferred the term “Michigan manatee” for Michael Moore.

      • Waynester

        I liked @adamcarolla’s description: “He looks like an unemployed lesbian truck driver”

        • Jim

          To quote Breitbart: “Michael Moore is like a culinary Pinocchio, because every time he lies he gains a pound.”

  • TocksNedlog

    “he was threatened with being sent back to Palestine.”
    — Ah yes, the Palestine International Airport; the place where they store all of the lost luggage that, officially, is never recovered.

  • Papa Dog

    Mr. Potato Head is at it again. And he uses the hashtag #journalism is dead? He has descended beneath self-parody.

  • TocksNedlog

    “Emad, his wife & 8-yr old son were placed in a holding area and told they didn’t have the proper invitation on them to attend the Oscars.”
    — Thank . . . GOD that those ICE agents were briefed on what is and what is not a ‘proper’ Oscars invitation!
    Huh? What’s that?
    Oh. So you’re saying it’s totally SILLY for Michael Moore to assert that ICE deemed the invitation ‘not proper,’ and that this one statement of Moore’s, by itself, proves that he is lying?

  • Calcat36

    This is news worthy? Wait a minute! WAIT A MINUTE! I think I see the story line here! FAT AMERICAN PIG RESCUES PALESTINIAN SUCKLING PIGS IN TIME TO ATTEND INFIDELICIOUS HOLLYWEIRD CELEBRATIONS! Nom Nom Nom! (Would you like bacon with that, sir?)

  • Calcat36

    So, I called the police because my pizza was late and I dropped the fat man’s name… Worked like a charm! Free delivery too! Thanks fatso!

    Now calling taco bell….