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April 15, 2007

Michael Moore’s “Sicko” Stunt … Who is the real Sicko?

Posted in: 9/11,Healthcare,Politics

Michael Moore’s latest stunt in his “hate America” agenda and his  movie “Sicko” takes the prize. In an effort to show his contempt for America, the American medical and insurance industry as well as President George W. Bush, Moore was going to take ailing  911 Ground Zero workers to Communist Cuba for health care. How is it that some one has so much hate in their heart that they would exploit those that they claim to be exploited? Michael Moore is nothing more than a profiteer and worse than those that he claims to rail against.

Filmmaker Michael Moore’s production company took ailing Ground Zero responders to Cuba in a stunt aimed at showing that the U.S. health-care system is inferior to Fidel Castro’s socialized medicine, according to several sources with knowledge of the trip.

The trip was to be filmed as part of the controversial director’s latest documentary, “Sicko,” an attack on American drug companies and HMOs that Moore hopes to debut at the Cannes Film Festival next month. (NY Post)

One really has to wonder about an individual who would use others and exploit their situation for their own personal financial and political gain. WHO IS THE REAL SICKO?

“He’s using people that are in a bad situation and that’s wrong, that’s morally wrong,” railed Jeff Endean, a former SWAT commander from Morris County, N.J., who spent a month at Ground Zero and suffers from respiratory problems.

Regardless, some ill 9/11 workers balked at Moore’s idea.

“I would rather die in America than go to Cuba,” said Joe Picurro, a Toms River, N.J., ironworker approached by the filmmaker via an e-mail that read, “Joe and Mike in Cuba.”

After helping remove debris from Ground Zero, Picurro has a laundry list of respiratory and other ailments so bad that he relies on fund-raisers to help pay his expenses.

He said, “I just laughed. I couldn’t do it.”


Another ill worker who said he was willing to take the trip ended up being stiffed by Moore.

So the question really is, what is worse? People who claim others have been taken advantage of, or those that would further exploit and profit off those that have been wronged already? Michael Moore is the real Sicko.

But McCormack said he was abandoned by Moore. At a March fund-raiser for another 9/11 responder in New Jersey, McCormack learned Moore had gone to Cuba without him.

“It’s the ultimate betrayal,” he said. “You’re promised that you’re going to be taken care of and then you find out you’re not. He’s trying to profiteer off of our suffering.”

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