Filmmaker Michael Moore appeared on The Rachel Maddow Show Monday evening to discuss the media’s coverage towards the tea party being notably larger than coverage given to protests from the left.

“A thousand people were arrested a couple weeks ago on the Tar Sands environmental issue,” Moore said to Maddow. “Hardly any coverage of this.”

“Can you imagine if a thousand tea partiers had been arrested in front of the White House? It would be the top of every news story. People are down on Wall Street right now holding a sit in and a camp in down there, virtually no news about this protest. This goes on with liberals and the left all the time, and it gets ignored. Fortunately, there are shows like yours and others who aren’t ignoring it, but it doesn’t mean that it isn’t happening and it will continue to happen.”

WATCH: Video from MSNBC, which appeared on September 19, 2011.

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