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JCMach1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 05:51 AM
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Sign the Petition to Boycott Disney Until they Release 'Fahrenheit 9/11'
You can go to the main page of my website or the link below. Also, it would be a big help if you could post the link to other left-wing haunts that you visit on the web.

Thanks... JCMach1


http://www.thesyndrome.com/archives/00000812.htm
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muchacho Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 06:01 AM
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1. Also do this....
Date: Wed, 05 May 2004
From: Noah T. Winer, MoveOn.org
Subject: Disney: Don't silence Michael Moore
Dear MoveOn member,
Oscar-winning director Michael Moore has finished his latest documentary, but The Walt Disney Company is refusing to let the American public see it.

The film, "Fahrenheit 911," is critical of President Bush's actions before and after Sept. 11 and describes Bush's relationships with powerful Saudi families, including that of Osama bin Laden.

According to the New York Times, Moore's agent says embattled Disney chief Michael Eisner feared the documentary could endanger the company's tax breaks in Florida, where Bush's brother, Jeb, is governor.

We can't let corporate favors for politicians dictate what movies we see. Tell Disney to show us Michael Moore's documentary:

Louis Meisinger
Executive Vice President
The Walt Disney Company
Phone: (818) 560-1000

If the line is busy, call a Disney store near you. The salespeople aren't responsible for this decision, but ask them to pass your concerns on to the manager.

Finally, if you own any Disney stock, call:

Wendy Webb, Investor Relations
The Walt Disney Company
Phone: (818) 560-5758


Let us know that you've called:

http://moveon.org/disney_moore.html

The documentary, which heads to the prestigious Cannes film festival next week, was expected to be distributed by Miramax this summer. But Disney, which owns Miramax, blocked the plan. Denying allegations of political favoritism, Disney said it doesn't want to be involved with a partisan film.

Moore responded, "If this is partisan in any way it is partisan on the side of the poor and working people in this country who provide fodder for this war machine."

The film details financial connections between the Bush family and powerful Saudi Arabian families over the last thirty years, including the evacuation of Osama bin Laden's relatives from the United States two days after Sept. 11. Also included are American soldiers in Iraq describing their doubts about the justification for war.

Michael Moore has commented, "At some point the question has to be asked, 'Should this be happening in a free and open society where the monied interests essentially call the shots regarding the information that the public is allowed to see?' "

Today, we will tell Disney the answer is no:

Louis Meisinger
Executive Vice President
The Walt Disney Company
Phone: (818) 560-1000

Let us know you're calling, at:

http://moveon.org/disney_moore.html

Sincerely,
--Noah T. Winer
MoveOn.org
May 5th, 2004

P.S. This story appeared on the front page of today's New York Times:
http://www.nytimes.com/2004/05/05/national/05DISN.html


http://www.moveon.org/news/disney-moore.html
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Kellanved Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 06:06 AM
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2. probably won't be necessary
I think this more a PR stunt than anything else: the Movie will be transferred to a Miramax subsidiary and released on time.
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ayeshahaqqiqa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 06:09 AM
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3. I noticed signer 82
from California, named Michael Moore-his comment? Hehe!
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JCMach1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 07:09 AM
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5. Could it be? I did e-mail him a link yesterday within minutes
after the story broke...

:)
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RamblingRose Donating Member (403 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 06:17 AM
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4. The Baptists have been boycotting Disney for years, to no avail.
I want to THANK Disney for the free publlicity.
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