Here we get to see the statement, the analysis, and then the published facts in one article. Most times, a subject makes a statement, the analysis is published, and then the facts are released.
In January of 2015, we had Tom Brady's statement, which indicated deception. In May, we had the release of the NFL's investigation.
Here it is in reverse regarding Michael Moore.
Statement Analysis shows that he is not only a pathological liar, but has, beginning with public life at age 18, represented as "fact" whatever outrageous element would bring him media attention. This has been consistent throughout his life, books, and videos. The outrageous nature of his lies works well for him.
He publicly stated to be an advocate for people's wages and has disparaged wealth and wealthy people. He was asked about his own wealth, on CNN, which would expose him as hypocritial.
1. Statement CNN's Piers Morgan asked the filmmaker whether he was “in the 1%” of top income earners.
“I'm not in the 1%, no.”
When Morgan pressed him further “to admit the bleeding obvious,” Moore said:
“No, I'm not.... How could I be in the 1%? No that's not true.... I am devoting my life to those who have less and who have been crapped upon by the system. And that's how I spend my time, my energy, my money on trying to upend this system, that I think is a system of violence, it's a system that's unfair to the average working person in this country ...”
Note the repetition indicating sensitivity. Note the distancing language of "that" employed.
Note the order indicating priority: "time, energy" come before "money", which is the least he expends.
Note to "think" it is a system of violence is a weak assertion, while strongly asserting an "unfair" system. To make a strong assertion to violence would include him; hence the weakness. This may be due to what you are about to read in "Published Fact."
3. Published Fact:
He has a net worth exceeding $50 million; he lives in a 17th-floor, $1 million-plus apartment in New York City; and he owns a luxurious house (also worth at least $1 million) in an exclusive community in northern Michigan. All told, in fact, Moore owns nine real-estate properties in those two states. When he gives speeches in various venues, Moore charges up to $30,000 per appearance.
1. Statement on Stock ownership
“I don’t own a single share of stock!”
What he says is true. It is not a "single share of stock" that he owns. This is a lie that reflects what children often use.
3 Published Fact
But on November 1, 2005, World Net Daily reported that the filmmaker in fact owned tens of thousands of shares in U.S. stocks. Most notably, he owned more than 2,000 shares of Halliburton—the gas and oil company he had excoriated in his film Fahrenheit 911.