Newsday letters to the editor for Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017 – New York News

In defense of Michael Moore

Filmmaker Michael Moore is a great American. My wife and I had the pleasure of seeing him on Broadway recently. He was entertaining and inspirational, and, judging by their reaction at the end of the show, most members of the audience felt the way we did.

We gave him a standing ovation and several curtain calls, and we talked afterward about Moore’s main message: that we should all be doing something, anything, to make this a better world and to prevent a man like Donald Trump from ever gaining the presidency again.

Columnist Froma Harrop wrote that Moore hampers the Democrats [“Michael Moore is a burden to Democrats,” Opinion, Sept. 1]. She says that Moore tried to help Ralph Nader in his 2000 presidential run against Al Gore, and that was one reason Gore lost the election.

Her second criticism was that Moore was not against the Iraq War. I opposed the war, but at the time, many thought that Iraqi President Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction.

Those who saw Moore onstage came away with his message sharply etched in our minds. Moore is clearly not a burden to the Democratic Party.

Bruce Long, Babylon

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