Filmmaker Michael Moore was hospitalized with pneumonia and has cancelled plans to promote his upcoming documentary “Where to Invade Next,” even though he said Friday he was doing “much better.”
Moore said he was admitted to the intensive care unit of a New York hospital on Sunday, but said he expected to be discharged on Friday.
“Let’s just say things didn’t look good Sunday night. But thanks to a combination of good doctors, decent hospital food and 2nd-term Obamacare, I’m doing much better,” Moore wrote on Facebook.
Moore blamed his illness on an exhausting schedule promoting the film, supporting Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders, and trying to draw attention to the poisoned water scandal in his hometown of Flint, Michigan.
The guerilla filmmaker enlisted his fans to help promote “Where to Invade Next,” set to open Friday, by sharing trailers and forwarding reviews to their friends and family.
“I can’t fly, I have to recover, and in one week (February 12th) this great movie I’ve put so much of my life into is going to open in theaters — with little or no assistance from me,” Moore wrote on Facebook.
“So, would it be OK to enlist your help in a sort of quickly cobbled-together ‘army’ of grassroots foot soldiers, wherein you could pitch in where you live (and on social [sic] media) to let people know about my movie?”
The Oscar-winning filmmaker is best known for directing documentaries “Bowling for Columbine” (2002), which takes on American gun culture; “Fahrenheit 9/11” (2004), which skewers the Bush administration’s response to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and “Roger & Me” (1989), about his efforts to talk to the head of General Motors about the impact of plant closures in Flint.
In “Where to Invade Next” Moore once again places himself in the action, as a pseudo conqueror who plants the American flag wherever he goes, baffling onlookers.
The movie actually delves little into US military misadventures abroad.
Instead, Moore uses the term “invasion” to mean plundering other nations’ notions of happy workers, good education, humane prisons and empowered women.
‘It’s treachery if not treason’: Harvard’s Laurence Tribe destroys Trump’s claim he’s above the law
Legendary constitutional law expert Laurence Tribe explained the legality of President Donald Trump's claim to be above the law during a Thursday evening appearance on MSNBC's "The Last Word" with Lawrence O'Donnell.
The host played a notorious clip of Trump.
"I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn’t lose any voters. Okay? It’s like incredible," Trump argued.
"And now he has gone beyond that," O'Donnell noted. "Now the president is sayin, 'I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot someone and I cannot be prosecuted for that crime. Or any crime.'"
Internet blown away by Giuliani’s ‘pants-sh*tting panic’ freak out on CNN’s Cuomo
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani received harsh reviews of his Thursday evening appearance on CNN with anchor Chris Cuomo.
Many people worried about Giuliani's mental health after watching the interview.
Here is some of what people were saying about Trump's defense attorney.
Maddow is visibly shocked Trump is claiming in court the president can’t even be investigated
The host of "The Rachel Maddow Show" on MSNBC was flabbergasted by the latest court moves by President Donald Trump as he continues to hide his tax returns from investigators.
The host noted the ongoing legal battle Trump is waging to keep his accounting firm, Mazars, from handing over eight years of his tax returns to New York state investigators.
The host was shocked by the headline on the front-page of The Washington Post website.
[caption id="attachment_1544917" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Headline in The New York Times: "Trump Lawyers Argue He Cannot Be Criminally Investigated" screengrab.[/caption]