Friday, July 09, 2004

Fahrenheit Banned!

Theater chains in Nebraska and Wisconson have refused to play Michael Moore's "Fahrenheit 9/11." Read about it here.

From the article:
"...a statement from owner Robert Fridley said the company is not playing the film because it believes that "Fahrenheit" is propaganda. 'It has always been and will continue to be our policy to refuse to play what we feel are propaganda films, no matter the source. It was and is our feeling that 'Fahrenheit 9/11' falls into that category,' he said."

Propaganda, schmopaganda. It's a red-and-blue nation, and people have already made up their minds. The Reps are going to see the movie and call it unfounded trash, and the Dems are going to see it and call it all the news that FOX doesn't show.

"'We believe in Michael Moore's freedom to make this movie,' Karasotes told the Michigan-based Mining Journal. 'We trust that our customers will recognize and respect our own freedom to choose not to show it. During a time of war, the American troops in Iraq (news - web sites) need and deserve our undivided support.'"

Well...okay, very patriotic. But support for the administration does not equal support for the troops. Just ask former Army Chief of Staff, Gen. Shinseki.

What's next, are booksellers there going to pull Michael Moore, Al Franken, Ann Coulter, Rush Limbaugh and Richard Clarke off the shelf? We need the controversy, we need the discussion. Let's allow it all to play and trust that the citizens of Grand Island, Nebraska, and Marquette, Wisconsin are intelligent, and able to watch a movie without believing it's all real.

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