Two public universities in Virginia are coming under fire for paying “Fahrenheit 9/11” producer Michael Moore $85,000 to speak and play clips from his movie in the days before the election
Richmond, VA (AP) – A Republican state legislator is challenging George Mason University’s plan to pay “Fahrenheit 9/11” director Michael Moore to speak on campus five days before the election.
“How can GMU justify a $35,000 payment for any college speaker?” Del. Richard H. Black, R-Loudoun, asked in a letter dated Tuesday to the university’s president, Alan G. Merten.
Moore is scheduled to discuss “Fahrenheit 9/11” on GMU’s campus in Fairfax County on Oct. 28. University spokesman Daniel Walsch said that Moore planned to screen clips from the film and that the event would be open to the public.The University of Virginia will reportedly pay Moore $50,000 to appear.
Update: GMU cancels Moore appearance