‘Us Weekly’ Editor Has Michael Moore 'Sicko' Fever
The international press is currently enthralled with the Cannes Film Festival, and the usual celebrity suspects who push the agenda of the Left at such events. Bradley Jacobs, an editor for "Us Weekly," appeared on Monday's "American Morning" and reported on two such celebrities and their current projects - Leonardo DiCaprio and Michael Moore. Jacobs was particularly enthusiastic about Moore and his last two film projects, and gushed, "I was a big fan and proponent of ‘Fahrenheit 9/11,' and I have to say that I thought ‘Sicko' was even better."
Jacobs, who was reporting live from Cannes, even went so far to make a personal appeal of sorts for "Sicko," the latest film from Moore.
It's -- of course, is about the health care industry in the U.S. It focuses on the 50 million people that don't have it. But, moreover, it focuses on the rest of us who do have health care and how many people with health care are still forced to go into poverty because of the high costs of health care and because they're often wrongly refused treatment by their health care providers. It's very emotional. It's -- he manages to make you cry and laugh. There's a lot of levity in it, and I think it's actually going to be seen as a very important film.
In response, host John Roberts only went so far to say, "We should point out, too, Bradley, that there were a lot of people who had a contrary opinion about 'Fahrenheit 9/11.'"
Earlier in the segment, Jacobs and Roberts discussed "The Eleventh Hour," DiCaprio's "environmental film" which was apparently inspired by Al Gore's "An Inconvenient Truth."
BRADLEY JACOBS: Well, I interviewed Leo this weekend, and he said that, if it weren't for Al Gore's film, 'An Inconvenient Truth,' he probably wouldn't have been able to even make 'The 11th Hour,' nor get all this attention. People are saying it's very strong, and it helps the environmental cause. Leo himself has taken some knocks while he's been here, of course, but he's -- he's been very strong and he's holding forth. He says he drives a hybrid, he has solar paneling, but if you can't afford those things, what you should be doing, his message is, vote with your dollars....
JOHN ROBERTS: He got a little testy, didn't he, during a press conference? People were suggesting that he was flying across the Atlantic in a privatet and what was that doing to help global warming and fuel consumption? He had an answer for that, though, didn't he?
JACOBS: Yes. And people also criticized Al Gore for that at that conference. He said don't shoot the messenger. You know, the message, these people, himself and Al Gore, are trying to get the message across about the environment. And the way they travel should not -- you know, it's sort of incidental. That's his point. Don't shoot the messenger; we're trying to get this message out.
ROBERTS: DiCaprio also insisting that he took a commercial flight, not a private plane....
It guess it's no big deal for Jacobs or Roberts that DiCaprio had a pretty lame answer to the questions about his "carbon footprint."