Michael Moore vs. Disney

May 5th, 2004 – 10:41 pm
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In case you weren’t sure that the big media corporations were willing to silence political voices they’re uncomfortable with:

Yesterday I was told that Disney, the studio that owns Miramax, has officially decided to prohibit our producer, Miramax, from distributing my new film, “Fahrenheit 9/11.” The reason? According to today’s (May 5) New York Times, it might “endanger” millions of dollars of tax breaks Disney receives from the state of Florida because the film will “anger” the Governor of Florida, Jeb Bush. The story is on page one of the Times and you can read it here

Yes, in this case their reason is only simple greed (though it’s hard to believe that Jeb would risk the biggest tourist draw in Florida, no matter how mad he was), and the film will most likely end up being distributed in the U.S. by someone else. Does that somehow mean this isn’t wrong? No.

[via Boing Boingg (and lots of other places)]


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    michael moore is the greatest documentary maker ever, check out this anti bush rock opera at http://mystic_lonewolf.tripod.com for syberite and adam g-214

    Comment made by greg stomberg on June 12, 2004 @ 11:12 am

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    hey, i just read bush is a convicted theif and a convicted drunk, is this more lies from m moore or is this true, just wondering, let me know…

    Comment made by greg stomberg on July 21, 2004 @ 11:33 am

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    i hope moore’s next movie delves into the jfk assassination

    Comment made by g stomberg on August 13, 2004 @ 1:50 pm

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