Like The Baker Who Rails Against Eating Flour And Sugar
In between peddling donuts to school children. Yes, we're talking about Michael Moore, that man of the people (the Upper West side rich people), peddling his views on the horrors of capitalism. It gets better. Via Overlawyered's Walter Olson, Goldman Sachs stars in Moore's attack on capitalism -- and also bankrolled his producers. From futureofcapitalism.com:
The funniest moments of all in the movie, though, may just be in the opening and closing credits. We see that the movie is presented by "Paramount Vantage" in association with the Weinstein Company. Bob and Harvey Weinstein are listed as executive producers. If Mr. Moore appreciates any of the irony here he sure doesn't share it with viewers, but for those members of the audience who are in on the secret it's all kind of amusing. Paramount Vantage, after all, is controlled by Viacom, on whose board sit none other than Sumner Redstone and former Bear Stearns executive Ace Greenberg, who aren't exactly socialists. The Weinstein Company announced it was funded with a $490 million private placement in which Goldman Sachs advised. The press release announcing the deal quoted a Goldman spokesman saying, "We are very pleased to be a part of this exciting new venture and look forward to an ongoing relationship with The Weinstein Company."