This article is from the Michael Moore FAQ, by Edward Champion firstname.lastname@example.org with numerous contributions by others.
At 22, Moore started up "The Flint Voice" (which later
expanded into_The Michigan Voice_). He served as editor of "The
Michigan Voice" for ten years, taking on issues that no other local
publications would print about. He attacked Flint's police force,
criticized the policies of its conservative mayor and, of course,
chided General Motors at every opportunity. In the process, he
brought on acrimonious attacks by "The Flint Journal_, itself a
buffer for General Motors. "The Voice" rose in paid circulation to
5,000 and Moore triumphantly continued, until he got a phone call
from San Francisco.