Occupy Denver: Michael Moore calls CBS4 reporter "punk media" liar -- on CBS4 (VIDEO)

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Michael Moore.
Ever wondered what it's like to get up in Michael Moore's grill? The answer: It's not awesome. CBS4 reporter Evrod Cassimy discovered that firsthand last night when, after the filmmaker's brief and delayed speech at Occupy Denver, he might have missed the point. The video below shows Cassimy provoking Moore to call him a "punk media" liar after he asks about the documentarian's millions. (It turns out Moore is the same on both sides of the camera.)

"How do you help these people?" Cassimy asked Moore during last night's broadcast, which immediately followed a speech in which Moore encouraged the occupation's trend of helping itself.

Although Moore attracted a crowd, his real audience were those who identify as occupiers, a group Moore repeatedly reminded the crowd were the real focus -- not him. "The rest of the country sees this," he told a crowd of approximately 600 people -- which begs the question of how many people saw him later school CBS4 on camera.

Cassimy, a CBS4 anchor who was previously involved in a different controversy over a photo of himself with Chris Brown on his CBS4 bio page, followed Moore as he departed for a book signing at the Tattered Cover on Colfax and quizzed him about the $50 million he's rumored to be worth. Moore, with typically eloquent aggression, answered calmly and pointedly.

"Is that what you do?" Moore asks Cassimy. "Sell rumors? You're just punk media, is all you are. You lie. You lie to people."

In recent weeks, much of the attention to Occupy Denver has been muddled by contradictory facts, particularly in the number of total arrests and allegations that John Sexton knocked over a police motorcycle. Yesteday's speech from Moore drew attention to the occupation again, albeit with a variety that is likely to be temporary. Within ten minutes of Moore's departure from the scene, most of the crowd he drew had disappeared. For the rest, the result was sloppy joes as usual.

That departure, however, also heralded a demand from Moore. "Just don't lie," he tells Cassimy. "OK?"

More from our Occupy Denver archive: "Michael Moore speaks at Occupy Denver to a crowd that leaves shortly after."


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Guest
Guest

Is that "Carlton" from Fresh Prince of Bel-Air? I love that guy.

Flint Refugee
Flint Refugee

I first saw only a piece of this on another format, which did not disclose the reporter's name or who he represented. I turned to my wife and said: "he must be with one of those 'hack' entertainment, so-called, news organizations. Surely that's not an actual 'news' reporter. So guess what Nimrod (oops, I mean Evrod), apparently, you 'really are a punk...' one who just so happens to work in the media... and so Mike's assessment is right-on-the-money. Denver should be ashamed to have you representing them.

Haga
Haga

Michael Moore is a fat piece of Communist shit and so are all of his stupid ass supporters.

Guest
Guest

Ask Mikey how he got to town. I'll answer that for you. It was in a Gulfstream business jet, along with his *armed* bodyguards.

Rebel
Rebel

Moore is such a CREEP!!!

Rbraun
Rbraun

This must be part of the reason I figured out a long time ago that channel 4, the CBS affiliate in Denver, was not the station to watch.  Too many inaccuracies and fabrications in their broadcasts.  Besides, their people are ugly.  Even the FOX station has good looking people.  We know FOX can’t get it right but CBS? Really!

steve n
steve n

M.M. is nothing but a pathetic progressive liberal tree hugging pig who honestly does not believe a word that comes out of his donut driven mouth.

bigriggs
bigriggs

I'm surprised More didn't eat him.

Guest
Guest

I heard a rumor that Evrod Cassimy is a Log Cabin Republican.

Anacorolla
Anacorolla

Cassimy, you are SUCH a moron.  I can't believe our so-called local "news reporters" have turned into such schmucks.

Moore is right...you ARE a punk and a liar.  The difference between Michael Moore and other people who are rich is, Moore doesn't use his money and power to subdue, beat down, and opress other human beings.  You don't see the difference? 

Guest
Guest

Another fat joke! boy, you really took him down! Can you just clarify for us if he's really a communist? Because the people hating on him in this thread are making the case that he's a fat-cat capitalist. Get it? FAT cat! He's fat! So he can't be correct.

Guest
Guest

A fat joke! Ha! He's fat so he eats donuts! Great takedown, Steve!

Guest
Guest

I'm not surprised that you can't spell.

Douglas Karr
Douglas Karr

What??!!!!  Have you read the reports on Moore?  Dig a little deeper. IRS records showed he owned at least several hundreds of thousand dollars in stocks in Pentagon contractors like Boeing, pharmaceutical companies like Eli Lilly, and even Halliburton - the guys he filmed about. He stayed at the Ritz Carlton hotel in London, but did press interviews in a cheap hotel nearby to give reporters the impression he was staying there instead.  He's been attacked by unions for using non-union workers on his films to keep costs down.  He charges $25k+ per speech to schools. He lives in a million dollar apt in Manhattan and has a million-dollar resort home in Michigan. Moore uses a private jet on his book tours!  Great guy, huh?  Keep believing his hype... he's banking on it.

steve n
steve n

seriously??? Have you ever actually watched the crap he makes?.....what exactly is he doing if he isn't beating down and subduing people???? 

Guest
Guest

My thoughts exactly. Good for MM for telling it like he is. CBS4 should be ashamed that they're employing such a moron and doubly ashamed that they aired this as some sort of "scoop." Walt DeHaven, you're better than this. You should really take a look at what your people are doing.

bigriggs
bigriggs

Blame the spell check on my phone, not me.

Guest
Guest

Douglas Karr, I see that you got your "facts" from a right-wing smear website, and you didn't even bother to put them in your own words. You  just cut-and-pasted them in here. Right wing talking points and plagiarism pretty much kills your credibility on this issue.http://conservapedia.com/Micha...

Guest
Guest

Really Steve? What are your critiques of Bowling for Columbine, Fahrenheit 9/11, Capitalism, etc? Since you've watched all the "crap" he makes, I'm hoping you'll give us a full critique that doesn't just  parrot right-wing talking points.

And I AM holding my breath, so make it quick, buddy.

Guest
Guest

OK. Your phone is more stupid than you are. That's quite an achievement.

Guest
Guest

And why do you hate success, and America? And when did IRS records become public?You're making shit up.

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