Who is "Hezbollah's Hollywood Hero", according to Jacob Laksin?
So how can one explain Moore's appeal among the bloodthirsty? Moore's longstanding sympathy for their work is a good place to start. Though it's largely forgotten today, in the early '90s Moore was workshopping an idea for a movie about the Palestinian Intifada. The project . . . was never made. But John Foren, a reporter for the Flint Journal in Michigan, Moore's adopted hometown, had no illusions as to what it would look like. "If Michael touches that [the Intifada], you're going to see the real Michael," Foren told the Washington Times in 1990. "And it's not something that people are going to love."
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