June 10, 2004

Academy ovation for Moore's 9/11

Sen. John F. Kerry (D-Mekong Delta) is ahead of the
increasingly unhinged and incredibly shrinking
_resident in most polls, including relatively accurate
polls like Zogby and the LA Times, and even suspect
polls like Gallup. Al Gore is barnstorming around the
country, speaking the naked, blazing truth about the
Bush abomination. George Soros is still alive. Air America is still broadcasting...The drip, drip, drip of the pre-9/11 White House failures, the WMD lies, the Plame betrayal, the Chalabi national security breach, the Abu Ghraib war crimes, the Halliburton contracts, etc. continues to seep through, albeit painfully and slowly, even into the "US mainstream news media." Americans Coming Together (ACT), the Media Fund, the Center for American Progress and other new organizations are gaining traction. Bill Clinton's autobiography (yes, he wrote it himself), including a blistering critique of the Bush abomination in the last chapter, will be released later this month. Clinton's book tour will provide him with a powerful bully pulpit...AND Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 911 will debut in US theatres on June 25th...Yes, there is trouble coming...

BBC: Fahrenheit 9/11, the controversial film by
Michael Moore, has been given a standing ovation by at
the headquarters of the Academy Awards. The anti-Iraq
war film was shown at the Academy of Motion Picture
Arts and Sciences in Los Angeles on Tuesday.
The 600-strong audience cheered and clapped throughout
the film and got to their feet as Moore took to the
stage.
Fahrenheit 9/11, which won the top prize at the 2004
Cannes Film Festival, will open in US cinemas on 25
June.
Moore, whose film criticises President Bush's response
to the 11 September attacks and alleges links between
the Bush family and Osama bin Laden's, told the
audience it was time for change. He said: "There has
been a shift in this country. ... The average American
is finally beginning to figure it out. We were duped
[into invading Iraq]."

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Academy ovation for Moore's 9/11

Fahrenheit 9/11, the controversial film by Michael
Moore, has been given a standing ovation by at the
headquarters of the Academy Awards. The anti-Iraq war
film was shown at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts
and Sciences in Los Angeles on Tuesday.

The 600-strong audience cheered and clapped throughout
the film and got to their feet as Moore took to the
stage.

Fahrenheit 9/11, which won the top prize at the 2004
Cannes Film Festival, will open in US cinemas on 25
June.


Political bias

Moore, whose film criticises President Bush's response
to the 11 September attacks and alleges links between
the Bush family and Osama bin Laden's, told the
audience it was time for change.

He said: "There has been a shift in this country. ...
The average American is finally beginning to figure it
out. We were duped [into invading Iraq]."

"I hope this country will be back in our hands in a
short period of time," he added.

Fahrenheit 9/11 was refused distribution by the film's
original backers, Disney - whose Miramax film unit
produced the movie - citing concerns over its apparent
political bias.

But brothers Harvey and Bob Weinstein, the founders of
Miramax, personally bought back the rights from parent
company Disney.

Moore won an Oscar in 2002 documentary Bowling for
Columbine.

He said he expected Fahrenheit 9/11 to do three times
as well as Columbine, which earned a record $21.5m
(11.75m) for a documentary.


Posted by richard at June 10, 2004 01:37 PM