Michael Moore v. Phil Knight- The Showdown

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This fictional twitter exchange between Michael Moore and Phil Knight is something that could have occurred following Phil Knight and Nike’s first viewing of the rough cut of Moore’s film, “The Big One.” Clearly this is not how the two would really handle the situation- but let’s just pretend their publicists, lawyers, families, etc. didn’t advise them otherwise and just let them have at it.

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Phil Knight Vs. Michael Moore


Below is a conversation between Phil Knight and Michael Moore after they initially met at the home of Nike:

@BigManMike: @JustDoingIt- Packing for our trip to Indonesia! #singaporeairlinesgetready #firstclass

@JustDoingIt: @BigManMike I’m not going. #backoffbigman #sorrynotsorry

@BigManMike: @JustDoingIt then why don’t you open up a factory in the states? #flintneedsjobs #americansneedjobs #closerthanindonesia

@JustDoingIt: @BigManMike say what you will, but Americans won’t make shoes. #indonesiaItIs #5dollarsaday

@BigManMike: @JustDoingIt you just wait #provingyouwrong

@JustDoingIt: @BigManMike no you just wait #imincharge #boss #endofstory

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This Twitter exchange takes place between Michael Moore and Phil Knight, the CEO of NIke.  It is specifically referring to a clip in “The Big One” documentary during which Moore challenges Knight to a foot race.  The gist is that if Moore wins, then Knight has to construct a Nike factory in Detroit. Continue reading