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Roger L. Simon

Indeed, Moore has always been the true face of contemporary progressivism, a meticulously constructed lie to the self and others, writ large. You are what you say you are, even if your actions are in complete contradiction to it. It is the politics of self-congratulation and Moore was, maybe still is, a master of it. This self-deceiving posturing may be conscious or unconscious or both, but it comes down to politics as a guilt-free get rich quick scheme cum power grab. Never mind the facts.

This emerges in Moore’s films, all of which are filled with inconsistencies and prevarications that have been well-documented. Having visited Cuba myself, his “documentary” on their healthcare system was particularly absurd, not to mention hugely insulting to millions of Cubans suffering under totalitarianism.

Until recently, however, these deceptions didn’t seem to bother the public who flocked to his films. That has been changing in recent years and perhaps the divorce is related to this.

Moore, not surprisingly, is the one who has filed. No response thus far for Glynn.

In a world of serious issues like Benghazi and the IRS, I am embarrassed to say I am fascinated by this, but I am. Perhaps, it is my little bit of schadenfreude.

Will the porcine Moore emerge shortly in the company of a much younger chickie? That would be a spectacle. Or is Glynn the one who destroyed the marriage? What’s John Edwards been doing lately?

We shall see — or we won’t.

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