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A Christmas Letter from Michael Moore

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood December 24, 2012 at 12:25PM

Michael Moore has much on his mind this holiday season, which he throws into an email entitled: "Celebrating the Prince of Peace in the Land of Guns ...a letter from Michael Moore." Here's how he begins:
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Michael Moore has much on his mind this holiday season, which he throws into an email entitled: "Celebrating the Prince of Peace in the Land of Guns ...a letter from Michael Moore."  Here's how he begins:

After watching the deranged, delusional National Rifle Association press conference on Friday, it was clear that the Mayan prophecy had come true. Except the only world that was ending was the NRA's. Their bullying power to set gun policy in this country is over. The nation is repulsed by the massacre in Connecticut, and the signs are everywhere: a basketball coach at a post-game press conference; the Republican Joe Scarborough; a pawn shop owner in Florida; a gun buy-back program in New Jersey; a singing contest show on TV, and the conservative gun-owning judge who sentenced Jared Loughner.

So here's my little bit of holiday cheer for you:

These gun massacres aren't going to end any time soon.
 

Plenty of food for thought. Read the rest here.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.