It is late 2009 and Sean Hannity of Fox News is interviewing Michael Moore about his film Capitalismâ€”A Love Story, in which the unmitigated and largely unregulated corporate greed that led to the Great Recession is described as â€śsinful.â€ť Moore is decked out, uncharacteristically, in a suit coat, white shirt and dark tie. Maybe heâ€™s trying to look like a capitalist. Or a Republican.
In his amiable opening banter, Hannity allows as how Moore is an â€śunapologetic socialistâ€”are you not?â€ť
â€śChristian,â€ť the filmmaker corrects him. An unapologetic Christian. â€śI believe in what Jesus said.â€ť
â€śIâ€™m a Christian,â€ť replies Hannity, as if his being one means Moore canâ€™t be. â€śI did theology.â€ť But Moore is comfortable with faith-based conversations. â€śAre you Catholic?â€ť he asks Hannity. â€śDid you go to mass this Sunday?â€ť