Flint native Michael Moore sprays 'Flint Water' near Snyder's office


Michael Moore. - WIKIPEDIA
  • Wikipedia
  • Michael Moore.
Filmmaker Michael Moore has given Governor Rick Snyder a taste of his own poison — symbolically, anyway.

The Flint native reportedly pulled up to the Michigan Capitol yesterday with a tanker truck reading "Flint Water," and sprayed water at the building with a hose. Moore then called out the governor and raised a full glass — “Gov. Snyder, drink the water.”

All this played out with a film crew on hand, the Detroit News reports. It's not clear what the footage is for. When a reporter asked, Moore was said to have claimed he “didn’t have anything else to do today.” Someone else apparently said something about a Go-Gurt commercial.
Governor Snyder was, sadly, not on hand for the theatrics. He's been abroad on one of his "trade missions," and actually, had he been in Lansing, the fake poison water likely would have sprayed in his opposite direction. The News pointed out his office is actually across the street from the Capitol.

But the gesture is certainly timely. Snyder this month discontinued bottled water service for Flint, where many remain distrustful of what's coming out of their taps because the city's pipes haven't been replaced. Yesterday, just after Moore's film crew pulled off, news broke that a federal judge had denied a request to order Michigan officials to resume the free bottled water distribution program.

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Detroit Metro Times. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Detroit Metro Times, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at letters@metrotimes.com.

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Detroit Metro Times Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Metro Times Press Club for as little as $5 a month.