Michael Moore's file:
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Michael Moore directed the movie "Capitalism: A Love Story" and is a well-known documentary filmmaker. His movies includes "Roger and Me," "Bowling for Columbine," "Fahrenheit 9/11," and "Sicko." He won the Academy Award for best documentary in 2002 with "Bowling for Columbine," and he was a nominee in 2007 for "Sicko." Michael Moore's Web site is www.MichaelMoore.com.

Recent statements involving Michael Moore

Because of the health care law, "by 2017, we will be funneling over $100 billion annually to private insurance companies."

Says during George W. Bush’s administration "we were losing millions of jobs per month," while under Barack Obama we have "three years of gaining hundreds of thousands of jobs per month."

"Not a single banker, a CEO from Wall Street, anyone from corporate America — nobody, (there was) not one arrest of any of these people who brought down the economy in 2008."

"Just 400 Americans -- 400 -- have more wealth than half of all Americans combined."

During the Reagan administration, "Millions of people were thrown out of work."

Recent stories featuring Michael Moore

The items our readers have loved the longest:

Nearly a year ago we introduced the High Five, a review of the PolitiFact Wisconsin items -- fact-checks and sometimes other articles -- that got the most page-views the previous month.

As you’d expect, the most popular items each month had been posted in recent days or weeks.

But some of our most-clicked items were published months ago. Or even longer. 

The Top Ten of 2013:

Since May 2013, we've been presenting our monthly High Five -- the PolitiFact Wisconsin articles that got the most page-views each month.

But, hey, it's the end of the year -- time to reflect and to celebrate. So, here are 10 items -- the ones that attracted the most eyeballs in all of 2013.

Is it true the rich are getting richer?:

As Democrats talk of raising taxes on wealthier Americans, a look at our fact-checking on whether the income gap is growing.

Michael Moore vs. the Gipper:

In his new film, Capitalism: A Love Story , Michael Moore contends the economic policies of President Ronald Reagan marked a turning point when the gap widened between the rich and everyone else. We put Moore's claims to the Truth-O-Meter.

The Michael Moore movie gets a fact-check:

With the release of Capitalism: A Love Story , we put the liberal filmmaker — and his movie — to the Truth-O-Meter.

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