Schadenfreudelicious: Michael Moore and BuzzFeed continue slap-fight over LAX ‘publicity stunt’; Updated

Michael Moore really didn’t like the BuzzFeed article that asked, “Was Michael Moore’s Dramatic Rescue Of An Oscar-Nominated Director Just A Publicity Stunt?”

So naturally he delivered an ultimatum to BuzzFeed on Monday night: “I’ll give you an hour to correct” … or else.


Moore’s implied “or else” turned out to be more clawing and spitting at BuzzFeed on Twitter. As we mentioned last night, no matter who loses this slap-fight, America wins. And luckily we have plenty of popcorn left.

Here’s the latest installment of Moore’s hissy fit:

No accounting for taste.

Wouldn’t it have been easier to just, you know, respond to BuzzFeed’s request for comment?

Hey, BuzzFeed, you just gonna sit back and take this? Your mud-spattered reputation is at stake!

Buzzfeed’s Los Angeles Bureau Chief Richard Rushfield did a little slapping back at Moore, complete with sneer-quotes around the word “proof.”

Tessa Stuart, who wrote the article, was a bit friendlier to Moore. She didn’t quite offer him a foot rub, but hey, this slap-fight isn’t over yet (we hope).

C’mon, guys. Hug it out. That’s what Breitbart would do.


The Buzzfeed article now includes this correction:

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this article referred in its deck and first sentence to “sources” at LAX; in fact, as the body of the story made clear, the criticism of Moore’s account came from a single airport official.

Still no correction regarding the Oscars ticket the article says Emad Burnat produced for Customs officials.

By the way, Tessa Stuart’s most recent tweet references her “sources” (plural):

Meanwhile, Richard Rushfield says the story is still developing:

  • jaydavis

    I can’t help but notice Moore left out the hour and a half length of detention portion of his tale in this version.

  • Randy C. Lindsey

    Cat fight….rrrrrwwwwww.

    • $23629333

      I’m too young to have enjoyed Nazi Germany vs. the U.S.S.R., so I have to make do with dust-ups like this one.

  • Tangchung

    BuzzFeed should tell Moore to “Stand Down”

    Moore tells Senate Republicans to “stand down”:

  • Julie

    Wish MM would get as upset and outraged over a 3yr old girl in a wheelchair getting detained, or how about all our soldiers in Uniform? Nope, Only if it is a middle easterner that actually is from a terrorist place. Typical Lib.

    • BoltUp

      Are you kidding? That 3 year old deserved it! However, Palestinians are blameless, holy creatures. Just a simple olive farmer. They’re all simple olive farmers.

  • Lord Foggybottom

    The only reason the guys at BuzzFeed are standing down is because they’re afraid Moore will eat them if they don’t.

    • WisconsinPatriot

      Jaba LIKE buzzies…….

    • Lady 12

      I was actually cheering for BuzzFeed this time because they’re not trying to demonize America. Hope they come back swinging.

  • Tangchung

    Moore is already lobbying the Nobel Peace Prize committee about his dramatic Palestinian hostage rescue and how he prevented a international crisis.

  • mike_in_kosovo

    Hug Moore?

    Two issues:
    1. “Ain’t nobody got money for that!”
    2. Would have to be a group effort, which takes us back to #1

    • putthehammerdown

      If you had a group big enought to ‘hug’ Moore, why stop there?
      Everyone gang up and whip-up on him. The ‘group madness’ thing works for me.
      …or “Conservative Wilding” ?
      Baseball Hat ite-is ? [allergic, with violence-resultant symptoms?]

      • TocksNedlog

        Someone once assembled a group big enough to hug Moore.

        The Fire Marshall broke it up.

    • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

      Michael Moore needs a hug… From a GIANT ANACONDA! Jawamax 8<{D}

    • $23629333

      Reed Richards would have trouble hugging him – assuming he could be convinced to try, after receiving all the necessary inoculations.

  • wbmccl

    I like that in the other Twitchy post about this there’s a tweet from Moore explaining that Burnat produced his “official Oscars invitation,” which could easily be the “ticket” that Buzzfeed referred to. Absolutely no sense and reason with him, only rage.

    • Tangchung

      Invite – ticket, same to me.

    • TocksNedlog

      Arguing semantics over substance?
      Welcome to Marxism 101.

  • GTJessop

    Now if Lifetime can just get Rosie O’Donnell to play S’Moore when they turn this into a movie…

  • Richard Willey

    Moore is a pig in every instance.

    • $23629333

      Whenever I look at him – either well before or well after eating – I imagine a manatee with a baseball cap.

  • Richard Jefferies

    Oh, did one of the non-hoi polloi get detained. Careful Michael, you’ll let that carefully crafted alter-ego of a concerned proletariat slip and reveal you for the mega-rich, elitist, one percenter you actually are.

  • RightThinking1

    “Moore’s implied ‘or else’ turned out to be more clawing and spitting at
    BuzzFeed on Twitter. As we mentioned last night, no matter who loses
    this slap-fight, America wins.”

    All very amusing, and I am reminded of something by Will Rogers: “Never slap a
    man who’s chewing tobacco.”

  • AaronHarrisinAlaska

    Diffrence between buzz and Moore? Moore invents his facts

  • AreOweBeeEyeN

    Send a memo to Beetlejuice, he has been replaced. Run into trouble..? Invoke the name “Micheal Moore” a few times. I can’t discount the fact that this could have all been worked out between the Director and Moore himself to be included in his next ( so-called) film.

    • wwbdinct

      Exactly. This is a BS story! Another propaganda piece from this cow.

  • TocksNedlog

    Why is he not responding to the BuzzFeed reporter?
    Perhaps if she were to dangle some bacon on a string . . .

    • $23629333

      When Michael Manatee was a child – looking a lot like Cartman – he used to watch “Green Acres” and salivate whenever Arnold appeared.

  • notenoughtime

    Hard to take an adult seriously that adds a baseball cap to his daily ensemble.

    • $23629333

      Particularly someone who belongs to the so-called 1%.

  • TocksNedlog

    “When the intent of your “story” was to cast doubt on this Palestinian who was being threatened with deportation last Tuesday night at LAX…”
    — Is this loon really accusing BuzzFeed of being
    What am I missing?
    Does he think their staff is ‘full of Joooos’ or something?

  • Spatial Awareness

    OMG! WHO THE HELL CARES!!!!!???!!!!!

  • Jack Deth

    Memo To Michael Moore:

    When you look as repulsively gawdawful as you do.
    You’ve either been gut shot or have brain rot from an STD.
    Any you ain’t bleeding!

  • Ben Bollman

    I am amused that the guy who interviewed a senile Charlton Heston about gun control in Bowling for Columbine is begging for other people to get his own story straight, poetic justice.

  • LordElrond09

    Liberals eventually eat themselves

  • $23629333

    Folks, do not read Michael Manatee’s tweets if you’re going to be driving or operating heavy equipment. I’m sorry I tried to wade through z z z z z

  • ClinkinKY

    The biggest question is…who gives a flying f*#k what either of these entities have to say about anything?

  • Michelle

    I’m calling it right now – his next agendamentary will be about Customs Entry and Homeland Security. On another note, it’s absolutely hilarious his degree of self-importance – telling the director to have the officers call him and say his name a few times.

  • golftilidrop

    Nothing warms my heart like a group of liberal puzzies in a b1tichy slap fight. Hope they all lose, but any embarrassment of Moore(if that’s possible) would be icing on the cake.

  • Gallatin

    Well mikey moore if you’re in the rescuing filmmaker mode there is the guy who posted a video on youtube who is being blamed for 4 American deaths in Benghazi, you might have heard of it.

  • Joe Dutra

    Moore was so angry I’ll bet he was choking on his fried Twinkies.

  • Frank Smiles

    Why have libs all become so attention-starved lately? They all seem to be on a self importance kick so they parlay the boost in ratings into a White house invite or something. Remember how easy it is now. $500k gets you a 4 pack per year.
    Everything is for sale with this bunch. Maybe they should try actually working for a change instead of this propaganda shtick. You can find Obama everywhere BUT at work these days.