Moore’s high school cancels hall of fame
DAVISON, Mich. (AP): Attention over efforts to induct filmmaker Michael Moore into the Davison High School Hall of Fame has caused the committee in charge of the honor to indefinitely cancel all inductions.
The hall's nomination committee announced its decision Friday, The Flint Journal reported. Moore has been rejected all four times he has been nominated for inclusion in the hall at his old high school.
“We’re not gonna get wrapped up in any controversy here, over his whole situation,” said Lynn Collard, a member of the hall’s nominating committee.
The hall’s committee had planned to accept nominations through Feb. 1 and meet Feb. 11 to choose its inductees.
Ryan Eashoo, a 1997 Davison High graduate, had spent 80 hours the last two weeks and $600 of his own money trying to get Moore elected this time.
Eashoo, 25, got the idea to back Moore for his Flint-area school’s hall of fame several weeks ago when he noticed an item in the Davison School Board’s newsletter that it was time to nominate for the hall.
“All we want to do is get this man in there because of all the accomplishments he’s achieved,” Eashoo said.
Moore 's film Fahrenheit 9/11 attacked President Bush's rationale for the war in Iraq and accused him and his administration of fostering fear for political gain. Moore spent the weeks before the election traveling across the country to urge U.S. voters to oust Bush.
His Bowling for Columbine won the Oscar for best documentary in 2003.