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Michigan's Republican Governor Seems to Have Sent Big Snub to Controversial Left-Wing Filmmaker


The filmmaker supported a push to get the governor kicked out of office in 2011.

TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 08: Filmmaker Michael Moore attends the SundanceNow Doc Club's TIFF luncheon with Michael Moore during the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival at Soho House Toronto on September 8, 2014 in Toronto, Canada. Jerod Harris/Getty Images

LANSING, Mich. (TheBlaze/AP) — Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker Michael Moore no longer will serve on the Michigan Film Office Advisory Council.

Filmmaker Michael Moore at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival. (Image source:Jerod Harris/Getty Images)

Republican Gov. Rick Snyder has named a suburban-Detroit businessman to replace Moore, who had joined the council as an appointee of then-Gov. Jennifer Granholm, a Democrat.

Moore, an avowed liberal, is apparently not a big fan of Snyder, given his endorsement to get the governor kicked out office in 2011.

That year Moore also wrote that once Snyder was elected, the governor "yanked off his nice-guy mask to reveal that he is in fact a multi-millionaire hell-bent on destroying our state and turning it over to his buddies on Wall Street."

Snyder didn't comment in a press release as to why he didn't renominate Moore.

Snyder announced Thursday he was renominating a second council member whose term expires along with Moore's. The governor says advertising executive Bill Ludwig will remain on the 14-member board, along with new member Ted Serbinski. Serbinski works with Detroit Venture Partners and is a former director of technology for A&E Television. Their four-year terms expire in 2018.

Moore won an Academy Award for the 2002 documentary "Bowling for Columbine." Other Moore films include "Roger & Me," ''Fahrenheit 9/11," ''Sicko" and "Capitalism: A Love Story."

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