[Manson] I’m a bad guy because I sing some rock’n’roll songs.
And who’s a bigger influence, the president or Marilyn Manson?
I’d like to think me, but I’m gonna go with the president.
Do you know the day that Columbine happened,
the United States dropped more bombs on Kosovo than any other time during that war?
[Moore] I do know that and I think that’s really ironic, that nobody said, “Well, maybe the president had an influence on this violent behaviour.
Because that’s not the way the media wants to take it, and spin it, and turn it into fear.
‘Cause then you’re watching television, you’re watching the news; you’re being pumped full of fear.
And there’s floods, there’s AIDS, there’s murder.
You cut to commercial, buy the Acura, buy the Colgate.
If you have bad breath, they’re not gonna talk to you.
If you got pimples, the girl’s not gonna fuck you.
It’s a campaign of fear and consumption.
And that’s what I think that’s it’s all based on,
is the whole idea that: keep everyone afraid, and they’ll consume.