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merwin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 10:50 AM
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Was the F911 win at the PCA actually 'freepable'?
According to FreeRepublic, the only reason that Farenheit 9/11 won a People's Choice Award was that 'The MoveOn people pushed F9/11, and that the poll was freepable, but the Freepers did not care enough to do it'. BUT, according to this letter:

Monday, January 10th, 2005

Dear Friends,

Last night, at the People's Choice Awards, "Fahrenheit 9/11" was named the Best Movie of the Year. It was a stunning moment for us. And, somewhere inside the Bush White House, someone there must have been stunned, too.

21 million people voted in the People's Choice Awards. They chose our film over "Shrek 2," "Spiderman 2" and "The Incredibles." If we can beat that many superheroes, surely we can survive the next four years.

I can think of no greater honor for us this year than the award bestowed upon us last night by the American people. On live television, with no threat of my remarks being censored or cut short, I thanked all of you and the rest of our fellow Americans and dedicated the prize to the parents of our servicemen and women in Iraq, the Lila Lipscombs of America who suffer so profoundly by the reckless actions of the Bush administration.

(If you'd like to see what I said -- this time, no riot! -- you can click here. I even dressed up!)

It was an historic moment as no documentary had ever won the People's Choice Award for Best Picture. And I thank each and every one of you who voted and made that happen.

I took Congresswoman Maxine Waters and her husband as my guests last night. My family was there, too, as was some of our crew. We had a great time and I even got to meet Mel Gibson for the first time (he won a secondary prize for best film drama). More on that later!

Thanks again, and now let's get on with the serious work at hand -- winning more awards! Hahahaha. Just kidding. We have an inauguration to attend, don't we?

Yours,

Michael Moore
www.michaelmoore.com
MMFlint@aol.com


21 million votes? Seems like that's not very freepable to me. That would be like saying the national vote was 'freepable'.
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liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 10:53 AM
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1. If it could have been done, they would have tried
The repukes in this world hate Michael Moore, maybe even more than they claim to hate Clinton.
I am sure they would have stopped the award if possible.
This is is just the spin when they failed.
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Goldeneye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 10:59 AM
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3. Freepers hate that is their job -- nothing positive nothing constructive
I have extended my hand at several Conservative sites only to have it bloodied. Hate, fear, attack, lies...

They hate Moore even without seeing his work or the truth in it. Too bad Freeps, your Freeping power is not as you believe.
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davidinalameda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 10:54 AM
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I voted for it because of the MoveOn email
and the freepers don't think that Passion won because of a campaign by the fundies to get their people to vote for it?

get real

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davidinalameda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 10:54 AM
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2. whoops
Edited on Tue Jan-11-05 10:58 AM by dwickham
accidentially double posted

me bad
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Downtown Hound Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 11:08 AM
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4. Sorry freeps, but I saw several posts on your site trying to freep it
You were just voted down, as you have been many times, only this time you didn't own the machines. Too bad.
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FormerDittoHead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 11:08 AM
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5. Would the same claim be made if Christ won?
I don't think so! ...just look at Ohio!

(ducking for cover)
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Mugsy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 11:10 AM
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6. The "competition"?
The nominees in Mike's category were Spiderman-2, Shrek-2, The Incredibles and Fahrenheit-9/11... four movies all staring cartoon characters." :)
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rkc3 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 11:37 AM
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7. And the last a poorly drawn cartoon character to boot.
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zbdent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 12:33 PM
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8. Funny, since "The Passion" would then be stuck with the same stigma
If you can freep F911, then you can freep the snuff film.
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