Friday, July 6, 2007


I haven't seen the movie yet, but this leaked memo from a top Blue Cross/Blue Shield type on what sort of talking points they should use to counter Michael Moore's message is pretty interesting. It certainly gives Moore a lot of credibility in his assertions that the powers that be are running scared from him. Moore sent out an accompanying letter that includes this statement:

And now a word from me to Capital BlueCross:

How 'bout a debate? No more secret memos and hand wringing about the millions seeing "Sicko." Just me and your CEO openly debating the merits of a system that kills thousands of innocent Americans every year.

In the meantime, I hope you don't mind me sharing your thoughts and impressions in your well-written memo. And if the rest of your executive team hasn't seen "Sicko," it opens in an additional 100 cities tonight for a total of over 700 screens across North America. Attendance went up a whopping 56% on the 4th of July, higher than any other film in the theaters right now. But don't be scared, and certainly don't be ashamed to be a capitalist. Greed is good! Especially good for you. There's nothing like having the pre-existing condition of being rich, should you ever get sick and need help.
I will see the film this weekend.