It's great that Michael Moore has a weblog but it has no RSS feed!

That sucks.

I see that there is a scraped feed but it doesn't include full text, just headline/date/etc.

That also sucks.

Does anyone know of a better scraped feed? If not, I suppose I'll have to write my own (unless someone with more free time beats me too it). But it just seems dumb that anyone should have to write an RSS scraper for a weblog.

Even more dumb (or Moore dumb?) is having to do it a second time because the first one isn't too helpful!

Update: Thanks to the fast hacking of Jonas Galvez, I'm now hosting a full content Atom feed of Michael Moore's weblog (hope he doesn't mind) here: Jonas rocks!

The feed will be updated frequently. Let's just hope Moore keeps at the blogging.

Posted by jzawodn at July 12, 2004 06:11 PM

Reader Comments
# Scott Johnson said:

And dumbest of all is having a weblog without a feed in the first place. Nice work, Mike!

on July 12, 2004 06:55 PM
# john said:

You should ask the guy behind . He's got a bunch of feeds at of scraped sites...

on July 12, 2004 07:05 PM
# john said:

url for the feeds is

on July 12, 2004 07:05 PM
# Get Out... said:

You must be crazy; Michael Moore **used** to be funny.

Roger and Me, Bowling for Columbine, an ill-fated TV show, etc., were all done in good humor and worthwhile, IMO.

Farenheit-911 is pathetic, and really distorts the truth beyond reason. To help Moore gain additional public theatre tells me that you've lost your mind.

More was on the cover of Time Magazine last week, and has made his mark on the election (forfeiting all credibility in the process).

Has California living turned you into a bleeding heart liberal? What would the good folks in Ohio think?

on July 12, 2004 07:33 PM
# Larry said:

No, dumbest of all are Michael Moore's movies.

Correction: Dumbest of all are people who think Michael Moore makes "documentaries". Hell, anybody who likes Michael Moore or his stuff is dumb.

While you're at it, see if sites like,, and have RSS feeds. They're much "moore" worthwhile sites that debunk the blatant propaganda of the far-left's Joseph Goebbels/Iraqi Minister of "Information".

on July 12, 2004 07:39 PM
# Jonas Galvez said:

Ok, I decided to have some fun with it.

Took me about 50 minutes:

Here's the Bloglines preview page:

And here's the source code:

(everyone, pleeeeeeeeaaaaaseee host it yourself, I'll be taking down of my server in a few hours - it'd eat all my bandwidth, I guess)

on July 12, 2004 08:54 PM
# rayg said:

hmm, i'm currently working on some blogrolling stuff. if nobody else has done it by next week, and if michael keeps it interesting by continuing to post, i'll crank out a feed.

on July 12, 2004 09:00 PM
# Jonas Galvez said:

By the way, that's Python 1.5.2-compatible. I've never seen a (Linux) webserver that didn't support at least Python 1.5.2 :-) Make sure it has a .cgi extension (if you haven't configured your webserver to treat .py files as CGI), upload it, chmod 755 (I said 755, not 777), and voila.

on July 12, 2004 09:02 PM
# Bruno Bord said:

One more thing that sucks a bit : No comments allowed on Moore's weblog. Of course, it would have to be highly moderated, spammers and trolls would try to flood it, but I think it could be interesting, though.

on July 12, 2004 11:04 PM
# John said:

I wouldn't dare read Michael Moore's weblog. This guy has no clue what is right for our nation. He lives in La-la land. He works hard for only a portion of the year (on his movies) then travels around the united states on a jet doing promotional stuff while millions of dollars pour into his bank account. Then he goes home to his multi-million dollar apartment. Yet he thinks he knows what is best for all Americans? This is the problem with all of those hollywood types that strongly support the democratic party. I don't consider myself a democrat or a republican, but it really irks me when celebrities with outlandish lifestyles think they know what is best for those of us that work 40 hours a week on below average salaries (AKA MOST Americans). Hell will freeze over before I ever listen to what one of these people have to say. They have no idea what they are talking about.

on July 13, 2004 07:02 AM
# Gudmundur Karlsson said:

John, your criticism doesn't sound convincing when you say at the same time that you don't read what you're criticising.
I suggest you watch fox-news, Fahrenheit 9/11, ..., get your news and commentary from many different sources, not just the right, and then make up your mind and criticise if you like.

on July 13, 2004 10:08 AM
# Charles said:

It's amazing, all you have to do is mention Moore, and the RNC's paid blogtrolls pounce on you.

on July 13, 2004 10:57 AM
# John said:

I do get my news from many different sources. I choose to not let someone like Michael Moore be one of those sources. I've heard him speak many times before and I believe he has a few screws loose. Why get your information from an unbalanced man?

A lot of these hollywood movie stars and movie makers have more money than they think they deserve, and more money than they know what to do with. They have other people handle their money. They know nothing about economics. Many of them live rock and roll lifestyles of drugs and fame, so they clearly are in no position to tell to me about social issues either. I'm not talking about Michael Moore in particular in anymore, just celebrities in general. The fact that Mandy Moore recommends F9/11 be shown in schools has no effect on me. She is pretty and is a good singer, but I don't care about her political views, and no one else should either. I wish people would get their information from real sources and not from celebrities that are out of touch with normal society.

Michael Moore does not know what is best for me. I don't care how much he dislikes Bush. He will never help me make any of my decisions or choices.

on July 13, 2004 11:46 AM
# John said:

Charles, believe it or not, these people are not paid by the RNC. They are real people. Real people whose opinions are just as worthwhile as Michael Moores. You trust Michael Moore but don't trust anyone who opposes him. Why, if not for the fact that he is a celebrity?

Celebrities don't know any more than the people posting on this page, yet you dismiss the opinions of the people posting on this page as being RNC paid blogtrolls. How ridiculous!

on July 13, 2004 12:00 PM
# Charles said:

I'd be inclined to believe John (Doe?) wasn't an RNC troll if I hadn't read his comments almost verbatim on many other blogs. The problem with astroturf is that the 'turfers aren't very smart, they don't vary their posts enough to conceal their origin.

on July 13, 2004 12:44 PM
# Doug said:

Right. Because if multiple people are saying the same thing, then it must be that they are all the same person, rather than multiple people that agree with each other.

I'm glad they didn't use your logic to program those new electronic voting booths. Otherwise we may end up with only a couple of votes.

on July 13, 2004 01:22 PM
# Arcterex said:

Larry - great blanket statement! Thanks for showing how open people are to other ideas and other people's opinions. Good job!

on July 13, 2004 01:43 PM
# Arcterex said:

Aside: F911 footnotes and references:

on July 13, 2004 01:44 PM
# Open Minded said:


You don't want to listen to an "unbalanced man". Yet I'm sure you listen to Bill O'Reilly, Bob Novak, Joe Scarborough. Hey maybe you even listen to George Bush. A little hypocritical aren't you?

Sounds more like you want to hear what you like to hear. God forbid someone utters any opinion you don't agree with - first amendment gets run over with your pickup truck.

on July 13, 2004 02:16 PM
# Aristotle Pagaltzis said:

I wouldn't dare read Michael Moore's weblog. This guy has no clue what is right for our nation. He lives in La-la land. He works hard for only a portion of the year (on his movies) then travels around the united states on a jet doing promotional stuff while millions of dollars pour into his bank account. Then he goes home to his multi-million dollar apartment. Yet he thinks he knows what is best for all Americans? Ah, and Bush has a closer grip on the reality of the average American peon?

on July 13, 2004 02:22 PM
# Doug said:

Dear OpenMinded,

Its funny how many people seem to confuse "freedom of speech" with "forcing everyone to listen to what I have to say." We, as Americans, are under no obligation to have an open mind. That has nothing to do with the first amendment whatsoever. Remember that the next time you try to tell someone that they are running over the first amendment with a pickup truck.

Another common misconception is the idea that someone who disagrees with someone else is "closed minded" while someone who agrees is "open minded." Those are not the correct definitions and are used incorrectly far too often. The people posting here may not like what Moore has to say, but that doesn't mean they didn't fairly evaluate it before making up their mind. You are jumping to conclusions if you think someone who doesn't like Moore is closed minded.

on July 13, 2004 03:26 PM
# Open Minded said:


Good attempt at a coherent argument. There's one component missing from the point you are trying to make and that is relevance to the issue that precipitated this. It is very crucial to have seen Moore's interview regarding this documentary.

Considering that he has repeatedly mentioned that F9/11 is solely and simply HIS OWN viewpoint clearly elucidates that this is free speech and an American's abhorence on how our future and our international respect is being squandered.

To reiterate, the problem is not with not liking Moore - it is our privilege to disagree - but belittling anyone else because the views are different is infantile - no asinine. I might not like what you said but to call you names and suggesting you know squat about politics is another thing.

on July 14, 2004 10:24 AM
# Ricky Radical said:

I used to like M.Moore and then I saw the series The Awful Truth and it was AWFUL! When he said he liked Hilary RodHam Clinton I about barfed. His movies stand as outstanding still but he was pushing the limit with that series! Every bit was grasping at something meaningful and he missed every time. 9-11 is superlative and true and the facts now bear it out completely!

on May 24, 2006 09:27 PM
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