Michael Moore Saves, Exploits His Enemy

The director cuts a check for rival's medical expenses, uses in film
By Jonas Oransky,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 11, 2007 9:19 AM CDT
American director Michael Moore arrives for the screening of the film "Sicko," at the 60th International film festival in Cannes, southern France, on Saturday, May 19, 2007. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – The man behind an anti-Michael Moore website found himself on the right end of his target’s checkbook after the documentarian dropped 12K to cover the blogger's uninsured wife's medical expenses. Jim Kenefick received the anonymous gift after seeking help from visitors to Moorewatch.com, which aims to expose Moore's "deceptions and half-truths." 

Moore sent the check a year ago, then called Kenefic from Cannes last month, the day his healthcare film, "Sicko," debuted, to drop the fact that he was the mysterious donor, and that the episode is featured in the film. Kenefick was initially angry, but there's been no talk about returning the check:  "Mike's not the devil or anything," Kenefick tells the Guardian. "It's not like Joe Stalin made me an offer."