Michael Moore still hammering BuzzFeed, posts statement from Emad Burnat

Michael Moore had given BuzzFeed “an hour” to correct its story on his involvement in getting Palestinian director Emad Burnat through customs on his way to the Academy Awards. Moore isn’t letting BuzzFeed off the hook over its claim that he exaggerated his role in Burnat’s detention, and now he’s posted a statement from Burnat to his website.


When I arrived at LAX with my 8 year old child and wife, excited to attend the Academy Awards, the last thing I expected was for them to doubt who I am. I’m a Palestinian and a documentary filmmaker — with a valid visa. What about that made me suspicious? I was so shocked that I didn’t keep track of time but I can tell you this — the “secondary” inspection that people seem to be focusing on was definitely just that — secondary. What the whole experience added up to seemed like forever to me and my family, and I don’t understand why I’m being asked whether it was 23 minutes (it definitely was not) or more. That is the wrong question. And I think Americans should be proud that there are people like Michael Moore and so many others I met in LA who are willing to ask the right question: why was I held in the first place?

BuzzFeed isn’t the sole target of Moore’s ire. The airport has some ‘splainin’ to do too.


But mostly it’s about Buzzfeed. They did question Moore’s status as a hero, after all.


How do Kirstie Alley’s lemurs fit into this story? We don’t know either.

  • Tony Flores

    Throw him a ham sandwich and maybe he will shut up.

    • http://twitter.com/die_mich_zwei Spatial Awareness

      I’m hungry. (:^P

  • waltermitty2012

    Michael Moore should make a movie about this, he can call it “Jan and Me.”

    • TocksNedlog

      The story of an amorphous, androgynous blob that sometimes wears a skirt . . . and Janet Napolitano.

  • Maxx

    The “Round Mound of soft Brown” is STILL cackling about this?

    Hey Moore, “The hardest thing about carrying the Dept of Homeland Security’s water…

    …is that you’re gassed after six yards.”

  • grais

    I think Kirstie Alley is telling him to ‘let it go, already, for the love of God, grow the hell up and get on with whatever you have left of a life, you’re just not that important, you bigstupididiot.’

    • Heather_A

      And when the $cientologist is the sane one in the dispute, maybe you need to LET. IT. GO.


    • $23629333

      Her lemurs have been traumatized by her tweet to MM?

  • $24414377

    That slob feeling some furry thing at her house is not an image I needed in my mind.

    • $23629333

      The image I can’t shake is of him showing up with a BIG jar of mustard under one arm and a similarly BIG loaf of French bread under the other.

  • Catchance

    Wow! The airport security actually detained a Palestinian? Hallelujah! It’s about time they grew some brains and did a little profiling. “Seeking freedom and peace” my a**! They’re seeking to wipe Israel off the map.

  • https://twitter.com/tweetyuo Tangchung

    Moore won’t let go….he has Buzzfeed in his
    turkey leg death grip.

    • $23629333

      Imagine MM and CC fighting over a turkey leg – or any other leg.

  • Michelle

    Oh for flip’s sake you completely insane nutjob – give it REST already! One of the times I traveled to Canada, I went through Customs, answered all their questions, was asked the purpose of my visit, said I was there for a convention, I was quizzed hard about the convention, I was pulled to a side room, my carry on was searched and I was asked to show documentation of the convention I was attending, simply because they’d never heard of it. Big flippin’ deal! I didn’t cry ZOMG I’M A VICTIM! I didn’t complain, I totally complied and understood – all was set straight and i was sent on my way. IT HAPPENS MIKEY – GET OVER IT.

    • Joe W.

      He requires a great deal of attention. Just like my chihuahua.

  • GaryTheBrave

    So was this Palestinian allowed to the Oscar’s?

  • $23629333

    Kirstie – if you truly love and are concerned about your lemurs* – you do not want Michael Manatee** visiting you and them. That guy can – and will – toss back a peccary the way you or I might toss back an oyster.***

    (* does the restriction on the ownership of exotic animals NOT apply to lemurs?)

    (** the man with an appetite like the plant in “Little Shop of Horrors”)

    (*** actually, I can imagine you tossing back an oyster still in its shell)

  • TocksNedlog

    Is “visit my lemurs” a euphemism?

    Trust me, you don’t want to go over THAT cliff.