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26. This will backfire bigtime. Remember "Stupid White Men?"
And the librarians getting in such a furor because they were going to "pulp" that book. It, of course, went on to become a bestseller.

This will be wonderful publicity. Even the title of the movie is sensational. If it goes to arbitration, Moore will likely win and the movie will probably become a box-office smash.
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  -DISNEY FORBIDS DISTRIBUTION OF MICHAEL MOORE FILM THAT CRITICIZES BUSH bluestateguy  May-04-04 09:32 PM   #0 
  - here ya go:  mbperrin   May-04-04 09:35 PM   #1 
  - LETTERS TO THAT #$#*$ WEASEL EISNER  fortyfeetunder   May-04-04 09:45 PM   #13 
  - Here's how you can call and make a stink...  calimary   May-05-04 01:15 PM   #134 
  - Go straight to video, then  rocknation   May-04-04 09:47 PM   #20 
  - Sell the DVD from your website, Michael  BattyDem   May-04-04 09:51 PM   #23 
     - Anybody have a version-free DVD player?  Why   May-05-04 07:54 AM   #95 
        - I don't have a region-free DVD hardware player ...  BattyDem   May-05-04 08:22 PM   #156 
  - I stopped liking Disney long ago...  namvet73   May-05-04 04:32 AM   #77 
     - Well said, namvet73.  dbt   May-05-04 06:11 AM   #79 
     - Me too.  llmart   May-05-04 07:49 AM   #93 
  - That's okay---I'm sure there are a few independent film co's that would  Heddi   May-04-04 09:36 PM   #2 
  - Locked in a mouse hole?  Rosco T.   May-04-04 09:39 PM   #6 
  - ..and the documentary will become more popular - Thanks Disney  0007   May-04-04 10:38 PM   #46 
  - Hi Rosco!  redqueen   May-05-04 09:05 AM   #106 
  - Does this sound like O'Reilly's Fox suit against Al Franken?  LittleApple81   May-04-04 09:43 PM   #9 
  - My first thought was this is a publicity stunt.  liberalnproud   May-04-04 10:32 PM   #45 
  - KABOOM freepers shoot themselves in foot again  AZDemDist6   May-04-04 09:45 PM   #15 
  - Yep, apparently there are distributors willing to take on the project..  Tellurian   May-05-04 06:17 AM   #81 
  - Sad thing is Disney OWNS it.  RapidCreek   May-05-04 06:26 AM   #83 
  - Yes it will!  hayduke1   May-05-04 10:50 AM   #119 
  - Right on, Heddi! Let Disney bring it on! "Passion" release problems  ElementaryPenguin   May-05-04 11:11 AM   #122 
  - fuck disney!  slinkerwink   May-04-04 09:38 PM   #3 
  - I feel sick  Langis   May-04-04 09:38 PM   #4 
  - We're so lucky we live in a democracy ...  BattyDem   May-04-04 09:39 PM   #5 
  - what makes you think  zonmoy   May-05-04 04:14 PM   #149 
     - I don't  BattyDem   May-05-04 08:07 PM   #153 
  - Media consolidation is evil.  dusty64   May-04-04 09:40 PM   #7 
  - This, in a nutshell, is how our brand of state censorship works  makhno   May-04-04 09:45 PM   #12 
  - Oh, how awful...we wouldn't want Disney to lose those tax...  Mikimouse   May-04-04 09:45 PM   #14 
  - them's strong words from a person with your nic ROFL n/t  AZDemDist6   May-04-04 09:47 PM   #18 
  - Ehhhhhh, he's been trying to put the moves on Pluto lately, so  Mikimouse   May-04-04 10:00 PM   #30 
  - You've never heard of the term "mickey mouse"?  Why   May-05-04 07:40 AM   #90 
  - My sentiments EXACTLY.  gsh999   May-05-04 10:09 AM   #114 
  - Disney's afraid of Florida?...  DAGDA56   May-04-04 10:09 PM   #33 
  - that sounds interesting ..  drfemoe   May-04-04 11:24 PM   #56 
  - Yep, that's the "money" quote right there.  priller   May-04-04 11:32 PM   #58 
  - They just play into our hands (evil laugh)  Generator   May-04-04 09:42 PM   #8 
  - Michael Moore is treading on dangerous ground  Heddi   May-04-04 09:46 PM   #17 
  - i fear for him as well..  frylock   May-04-04 10:17 PM   #36 
  - yeah free press, and some inoculation on the tax issue  mulethree   May-05-04 03:10 AM   #74 
  - It must be excellent for the pin heads at DISNEY to ban distro  LibertyorDeath   May-04-04 09:44 PM   #10 
  - its still being played at Cannes  samsingh   May-05-04 09:29 AM   #108 
  - I bet they have Michael Moore quaking in his boots  chookie   May-04-04 09:44 PM   #11 
  - What the hell?  madeuplikebowie   May-04-04 09:47 PM   #19 
  - beat me to it...  paulk   May-04-04 09:54 PM   #25 
     - No; but Miramax can find another distributor.  belle   May-04-04 10:41 PM   #47 
  - Disney broadcasts the "Michael Savage" radio show  Eric J in MN   May-04-04 09:45 PM   #16 
  - Savage is a NAZI Thug and 10 times more Dangerous than any other cretin  saigon68   May-05-04 02:59 AM   #72 
  - OMG!!! That has destroyed my image of Disney!!! They appease Savage.  Just Me   May-05-04 07:45 AM   #91 
  - So, does that make "disney" a BFEE/rightist whore, too?  Just Me   May-04-04 09:50 PM   #21 
  - Look what happened  prolesunited   May-04-04 09:51 PM   #22 
  - Who would you lay bets on Eisner or Harvey Weinstein?  loftycity   May-04-04 09:52 PM   #24 
  - Eisner's already on the ropes.  calimary   May-05-04 12:50 PM   #131 
  - This will backfire bigtime. Remember "Stupid White Men?"  Tatiana   May-04-04 09:56 PM   #26 
  - Makes me think Disney might be doing this to boost ticket sales  0rganism   May-04-04 10:04 PM   #31 
     - Eisner isn't that smart.  mouse7   May-04-04 10:08 PM   #32 
        - Intentional or not, he may have given up a shot of priceless publicity  0rganism   May-04-04 10:13 PM   #35 
  - Fahrenheit 911 is scheduled to be shown at Caanes  mouse7   May-04-04 09:56 PM   #27 
  - It should win a prize  makhno   May-04-04 10:00 PM   #29 
  - sorry I think those assertions are completely wrong  maggrwaggr   May-04-04 11:50 PM   #60 
  - remember they tried to stifle Stupid White Men  Skittles   May-04-04 09:59 PM   #28 
  - I work in a library  llmart   May-05-04 07:54 AM   #96 
     - I dontated my copy to my local library  Skittles   May-05-04 08:41 AM   #102 
  - I think this is Eisner's email:  Jen6   May-04-04 10:12 PM   #34 
  - that does look right  abelenkpe   May-05-04 10:08 AM   #113 
  - If it doesn't bounce back  Jen6   May-05-04 11:04 AM   #120 
  - that address doesn't work, too bad  sidpleasant   May-05-04 03:02 PM   #148 
  - Jen6, what do you think of the Disney employees' PAC?  catzies   May-06-04 05:23 PM   #167 
  - Anybody know the contact information for Disney.  Emillereid   May-04-04 10:19 PM   #37 
  - HERE:  Jen6   May-05-04 11:11 AM   #121 
  - On the positive side  9215   May-04-04 10:20 PM   #38 
  - Eisner's campaign contributions  newsmeat.com   May-04-04 10:23 PM   #39 
  - Excellent Publicity!  dralston   May-04-04 10:23 PM   #40 
  - Exactly...Disney is going to double the amount of eyes on this film  jackstraw45   May-05-04 12:38 AM   #68 
     - One that can get away with it.  Why   May-05-04 07:47 AM   #92 
  - this act adds to the credibility of the film lol  AussieInCA   May-04-04 10:25 PM   #41 
  - Mother F'ers...they'll hang it in litigation until after Nov. You watch!  AngryWhiteLiberal   May-04-04 10:26 PM   #42 
  - No; Miramax will shop it to someone else if it comes to that.  belle   May-04-04 10:41 PM   #48 
     - Disney ISN'T going to budge, so why aren't they shopping it NOW.  AngryWhiteLiberal   May-04-04 10:49 PM   #50 
        - Wrong--there's already an agreement in place to deal with this.  Shakespeare   May-05-04 11:58 AM   #125 
  - I'm sure he can manage to find another distributor if Disney wimps out  leesa   May-04-04 10:27 PM   #43 
  - Distribute it for free, make that a news story, free publicity or  JohnOneillsMemory   May-04-04 10:30 PM   #44 
  - Boycott Disney - immediately  SnohoDem   May-04-04 10:44 PM   #49 
  - I need Disney contact info -- anybody know  Emillereid   May-04-04 10:50 PM   #51 
  - Boycott Disney thread already started in GD  mouse7   May-04-04 10:53 PM   #52 
  - Thanks.  SnohoDem   May-04-04 11:04 PM   #54 
  - It never made sense  NMLobo   May-04-04 11:33 PM   #59 
  - No problem! I've been boycotting them since Nov. I was a temp there.  dawn   May-05-04 12:26 AM   #64 
  - Boycotting is good  nomad1776   May-05-04 06:42 AM   #84 
     - It gives me the good feeling I am helping give one of those little...  nolabels   May-05-04 09:58 AM   #112 
  - Perfect! Free Publicity! Hell I'll bet not many people outside left wing  DS1   May-04-04 11:00 PM   #53 
  - Nothing on Moore's website yet... Michael would not be silent  JCMach1   May-04-04 11:09 PM   #55 
  - "The American People Understand"  drfemoe   May-04-04 11:29 PM   #57 
  - From Moore's Site  iha_te_bush   May-05-04 12:07 AM   #61 
  - Boycott Disney NOW!  JCMach1   May-05-04 12:33 AM   #67 
  - After letting this story sink in for a few hours...  troublemaker   May-05-04 12:19 AM   #62 
  - STTOOOPPPP and Think for a second  nadinbrzezinski   May-05-04 12:24 AM   #63 
  - i agree. this is perfect really, to build up the pressure about this film  truthisfreedom   May-05-04 03:05 AM   #73 
  - Someone else will pick it up. I never understood why Disney sponsored i  nodehopper   May-05-04 12:27 AM   #65 
  - Pretty fragile democracy we have here  The_Casual_Observer   May-05-04 12:30 AM   #66 
  - from Wednesday's edition of Variety -- "bloodiest political battle yet"  villager   May-05-04 02:14 AM   #69 
  - I remember being surprised when I heard that Disney and Miramax . . .  OneBlueSky   May-05-04 02:29 AM   #70 
  - I wondered about that too  mmmarke   May-05-04 04:28 AM   #76 
  - Michael D. Eisner  huellewig   May-05-04 02:43 AM   #71 
  - Yea baby, one US nazi-fascist down and 20 to 90 million to go  nolabels   May-05-04 01:24 PM   #139 
  - Two Words  symbolman   May-05-04 04:09 AM   #75 
  - kick!  wicket   May-05-04 06:00 AM   #78 
  - Republiicans are a sick freedom hating bunch  nomad1776   May-05-04 06:15 AM   #80 
  - So the great big rat that ate Orlando  DoYouEverWonder   May-05-04 06:17 AM   #82 
  - Michael is a pretty big mouthful....  Bridget Burke   May-05-04 07:03 AM   #85 
  - Howard Dean is right: Economic power has captured political power.  farmbo   May-05-04 07:07 AM   #86 
  - Moore should never have sold the film to Disney in the first place  Magic Rat   May-05-04 07:30 AM   #87 
  - You don't understand Moore, his deal OR his history with Miramax.  Shakespeare   May-05-04 12:02 PM   #126 
  - Harvey Weinstein  Corgigal   May-05-04 07:33 AM   #88 
  - kick  BlueEyedSon   May-05-04 07:35 AM   #89 
  - Fine then  mmonk   May-05-04 07:51 AM   #94 
  - meh.  EV1Ltimm   May-05-04 07:57 AM   #97 
  - Moore's posted a statement on his site:  bkcc   May-05-04 07:58 AM   #98 
  - From Moore's Statement:  Misunderestimator   May-05-04 10:09 AM   #115 
  - It will  wubbathompson   May-05-04 07:59 AM   #99 
  - And remember, they tried to suppress those torture photos, too.  calimary   May-05-04 01:09 PM   #133 
  - Fahernheit 441, the namesake of Fahr. 911, was a book about  Jackpine Radical   May-05-04 08:13 AM   #100 
  - ahem- 451  tinanator   May-05-04 09:36 AM   #110 
     - Yeah. "441"=stupid typo.  Jackpine Radical   May-05-04 11:19 AM   #123 
  - Government control of the Media. This is how the Nazis got started  tandot   May-05-04 08:40 AM   #101 
  - No big deal -- the same thing happened with Dogma  dolstein   May-05-04 08:45 AM   #103 
  - Miramax is NOTORIOUS for shelving completed films  MetaTrope   May-05-04 08:50 AM   #104 
  - CBS - Disney Blocks Anti-Bush Film  dArKeR   May-05-04 09:05 AM   #105 
  - I've just sent Michael Moore an e-mail asking him to post  scmirage   May-05-04 09:34 AM   #109 
  - Mickey Mouse Club  seemslikeadream   May-05-04 09:28 AM   #107 
  - Reuters - Film linking Bush and the Bin Ladens blocked  dArKeR   May-05-04 09:42 AM   #111 
  - Disney will distribute the work of a convicted pedophile...  Misunderestimator   May-05-04 10:11 AM   #116 
  - Blocked means you won't see it  abelenkpe   May-05-04 10:26 AM   #117 
  - Nope, this is what it means:  Shakespeare   May-05-04 12:06 PM   #127 
  - Um, wouldn't this be illegal?  rocknation   May-05-04 10:29 AM   #118 
  - Don't panic... this is Great!  a_random_joel   May-05-04 11:25 AM   #124 
  - MM Should Have Done What Mel Did  Crisco   May-05-04 12:17 PM   #128 
  - Disney is right - Our Great War President can't handle criticism  jpak   May-05-04 12:17 PM   #129 
  - If the moviedoes well at Cannes it will have an effect on distribution  ChavezSpeakstheTruth   May-05-04 12:33 PM   #130 
  - Even worse news from Disney...  JDWalley   May-05-04 12:54 PM   #132 
  - Why Eisner's excuse is BS  narcjen   May-05-04 01:17 PM   #135 
  - So its an extortion issue from Jeb's camp?  maveric   May-05-04 04:55 PM   #152 
  - What's the big deal?  BraveDave   May-05-04 01:18 PM   #136 
  - With that logic:  Misunderestimator   May-05-04 01:22 PM   #137 
  - Sure.  BraveDave   May-05-04 01:29 PM   #140 
     - Gee, then perhaps they should stop their involvement in Savage's show  Shakespeare   May-05-04 01:30 PM   #142 
     - Maybe they should,...  BraveDave   May-05-04 01:36 PM   #143 
     - Political content is allowed  narcjen   May-05-04 01:38 PM   #144 
     - And of course they KNEW when they paid for it to be produced...  Misunderestimator   May-05-04 01:38 PM   #145 
        - Yes...  BraveDave   May-05-04 02:34 PM   #146 
           - Right. They didn't have a clue what MICHAEL MOORE would produce. n/t  Misunderestimator   May-05-04 02:53 PM   #147 
           - The leopard can't hide his spots.  bobbyboucher   May-05-04 04:50 PM   #151 
  - In that case,  narcjen   May-05-04 01:23 PM   #138 
     - Exactly what crossed my mind.  BraveDave   May-05-04 01:30 PM   #141 
     - Another good article this month in Vanity Fair about Eisner and all  demgrrrll   May-05-04 04:17 PM   #150 
     - Moore may have been pushing Disney to show its true colors  Snellius   May-06-04 07:32 AM   #162 
  - Moore on NPR today "this movie will be in theaters this summer"  elbayl   May-05-04 08:08 PM   #154 
  - "even if I have to drive around the country ... and distribute it myself"  BattyDem   May-05-04 08:12 PM   #155 
  - Colorado here!  serryjw   May-06-04 01:11 AM   #157 
  - "you called me, I didn't call you"  gasperc   May-06-04 07:22 AM   #161 
     - LMAO!  BattyDem   May-06-04 12:22 PM   #165 
  - so it really is a smirk world after all!  flaminbats   May-06-04 01:59 AM   #158 
  - Petition against Disney  Tripmann   May-06-04 04:57 AM   #159 
  - By saving Disney World, will Euro Disney be Nevernever land?  Snellius   May-06-04 07:18 AM   #160 
  - Moore's 9/11 film sparks firestorm - IOL  dArKeR   May-06-04 09:51 AM   #163 
  - Thanks for the link!  Sivafae   May-06-04 11:01 AM   #164 
  - Boycott of Disney for censorship launched  bullmoose   May-06-04 04:04 PM   #166 
 

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