Michael Moore has demonstrated there is no point of reason, truth, or shame that will prevent him from pushing his political agenda, and the erstwhile movie director may now find himself abandoned by all but the most ardent supporters. As Hurricane Gustav had the nation anxiously hoping that a repeat of the disaster that was Katrina is not about to occur, Moore stated in an on-air interview with MSNBC's Keith Olberman that Gustav's development and impending threat to the city of New Orleans might be "proof there is a God in Heaven."
Moore was referring to the fact that, if lives are lost and homes destroyed, the hurricane would disrupt the Republican Convention, scheduled to start Monday in St. Paul, Minnesota. Apparently, something like Katrina, which cost 1600 people their lives and did over $43 billion in damage, is ok with Moore if it helps him warp the nation's consciousness to his radical views.
Moore, who appeared gleeful at the prospect of Gustav on Olberman's show, tried to amend his earlier message, stating that he "“...mean(t) I certainly hope nobody gets hurt. I hope everybody’s taking cover.” But such a tepid and tardy addition would not serve to ease the outcry, as most believed he had revealed his true self with his initial remarks.
Moore also stated that Focus on the Family's James Dobson, the other side of the coin to Moore in the world of zealots, was really named Gustav. He then said "I don't know if that's really true, just starting a rumor." This predilection to stating facts manipulated, twisted, mangled, and manufactured has followed Moore throughout his filmmaking career.