Michael Moore visits The Howard Stern Show

Michael Moore stopped by to promote his new film, Capitalism: A Love Story, and explained the security detail he brought with him by citing some peoples reaction to his infamous “we live in fictitious times” Oscar acceptance speech: “The next day our home was vandalized…people posted signs saying move to Canada on our trees.” Michael said he has a galvanizing effect on people (“When they see me on the street, they go crazy.”), citing one incident in which a crazed man tried to scald him with hot coffee.

Michael blamed incendiary right wing talk show hosts for inciting such behavior because they tell people his films are filled with lies without ever actually identifying any of those lies. Michael even challenged anyone to find a factual error in his movies: “The opinions in my films are mine…but the facts are facts. I offered $10,000 to anyone who can prove there is a factual lie in one of my movies.” Michael explained his new film: “The economy has become Amway. Only a few people can sit atop the pyramid.” Michael on Obama: “Right now, for me, the jury is out. He’s only been in there 8 or 9 months. He inherited a catastrophe.” Michael on his home life: “I’m actually a very conservative person. I’ve been with the same woman for 30 years. We don’t let our daughter have a TV in her bedroom.”