Michael Moore Urges Boycott of Georgia Over Execution
Don't do business with state in the name of Troy Davis, he writes
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Sep 23, 2011 4:39 PM CDT
Filmmaker Michael Moore in a 2010 file photo.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – Michael Moore wants all his fans to boycott "the murderous state of Georgia" because of the Troy Davis execution. "I encourage everyone I know to never travel to Georgia, never buy anything made in Georgia, to never do business in Georgia," he writes on his website. Moore pledges to have his publisher yank his new book from stores in the state, "and if they won't do that I will donate every dime of every royalty my book makes in Georgia to help defeat the racists and killers who run that state."

Georgia doesn't care. “We think it’s cute that he thinks anyone in Georgia would buy his book, but if any Georgian does, I’m happy to double the royalties and buy a pack of gum for a charity of Michael Moore’s choice,” a spokesman for Gov. Nathan Deal tells the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Davis' sister, meanwhile, tells the AP she won't waste time on anger and will instead continue to fight against the death penalty.

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Brute
Sep 24, 2011 7:11 PM CDT
I like Mike! He's an amusing fella and funny as hell. If you take his movies, interviews and antics seriously, then you've really got a problem. One thing I'll give the guy, he makes one think. When one thinks, it helps one consider their position on a subject, but it also, (through the thinking), uncovers the untruths that Mike deals out. His parents were Communists, and he has stated that he loathes most of what America was and is ... but has hopes of making it a Proletariat State of Communist Comrades ... he just can't say it that way. But hey ... hiring a Mariachi band at a Hosea Williams march, standing on the corner of Wall Street holding a grain sack and asking stock broker's for our money back .... good fun. Stay a joke, Mike ... it suits you.
DontLikeYou
Sep 24, 2011 2:19 PM CDT
It looks like Mr. Moore has boycotted his bathroom scale.
Naked_Emperor
Sep 24, 2011 1:43 PM CDT
so mikey, does that mean you will never do another interview with CNN? What about Coka Cola. Somehow I don't see your fat ass giving up that. UPS, Delta airlines, Home Depot? What about AFLAC? How did your meeting with rodger smith go? oh wait, instead of meeting with him like HE agreed to, you made an entire moving about the lie of him not wanting to meet with you and/or avoiding you. What lies are your most recent book about?