Thursday, August 28, 2008

Hitting The Liberal Hypocrites Where It Hurts

Upcoming movie based on the NYT Bestselling Book "Do As I Say"
(Movie trailer available at the bottom of this post)

Do As I Say

- Former vice president Al Gore has won an Academy Award and a Nobel Peace Prize for his crusade against global warming. But while he insists that average Americans must slash their carbon footprint or face a planetary catastrophe, Gore still flies around the world in a private jet—and burns thirty thousand dollars' worth of electricity and natural gas each year in his Nashville mansion.

- Senator Hillary Clinton recently declared war on mortgage lending abuses. But she didn't mention that she and her husband were once involved in a predatory lending scheme that took advantage of teachers, farmers, laborers, and other ordinary Americans, leaving them with no equity and nothing to show for the money they invested. In fact, more than half the people who spent their savings buying land from the Clintons in Whitewater never received a property deed.

-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi claims that labor unions are vital to sustaining acceptable wages and working conditions. But her ardent pro-labor stance ends at the gates of her own Napa Valley vineyard. As Investor’s Business Daily reports, the winner of the 2003 César Chávez Legacy Award from the United Farm Workers does not herself employ unionized workers.

- Filmmaker Michael Moore, a self-styled “working-class boy from Flint, Michigan,” claims never to have owned a single share of stock. But don't be fooled by his scruffy jeans and baseball cap. Moore, who lives in a lavish lakeside mansion with Eminem and Kid Rock as neighbors, owns a sizable investment portfolio through his foundation—including stock in Halliburton, Pfizer, Merck, Tenet Healthcare, and other companies he vilifies in his films.

- MIT professor Noam Chomsky is famed for denouncing free markets, private enterprise, and the American government. But he doesn't come cheap—he charges $12,000 each time he speaks. His books berating capitalism have become hot commodities in their own right. And despite his stated opposition to the U.S. military, property rights, and tax havens for the wealthy, Chomsky has turned a tidy profit as a Defense Department consultant, owns two million-dollar homes, and has set up the Diane Chomsky Irrevocable Trust to protect his sizable fortune for his heirs.

These figures and many like them populate Tucker and Abel’s Do As I Say, an eye-opening exposé of the thinly veiled hypocrisy defining some of the leading liberal minds of today. Based on Peter Schweizer’s bestselling book, this funny, fast-paced film reveals how icons of the left have fully embraced capitalist ideals while simultaneously discouraging others from doing the same.

To make the film, Tucker and Abel drove across the country on a quest for hypocrites in socialist clothing. An intrepid two-man investigative team, they went undercover at Nancy Pelosi’s vineyards to see if the House’s decorated labor advocate is the sort of employer she advises others to be. They traveled to Michigan to confront Michael Moore about his Halliburton and Honeywell stock. They talked politics with college students at UC Berkeley, visited Arkansas to reconstruct the Clintons’ shady real-estate dealings, and searched for the Pentagon employee who signed Noam Chomsky’s paychecks. Living lean on a shoestring budget, single-mindedly hunting for answers, Tucker and Abel took their camera where no hypocrite wants it to go.

The results are enough to compel millions to choose between their ideals and their leaders. Because if there is one thing Americans can’t abide, it’s a hypocrite.

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DO AS I SAY - Official Trailer

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