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Hot Coffee: Just When I Was Ready to Cancel HBO

ABC, MSNBC and other big profit making channels don't 'do' investigative journalism or air documentaries which might inform people and shake up people's assumptions.

Today I happened upon a great documentary on one of the HBO channels. Hot Coffee was eye-opening. The Supreme Court's decision by the Supreme Court on the Citizens United case may appear to be a nail in the coffin of Democracy. But there are heroes who are fighting corruption. We should all be grateful to Minnesota for having elected Senator Al Franken.

Watch Hot Coffee on On Demand or online. It is anything but boring. Author John Grisham, among others, appears in the documentary to comment on how corporations are state by state buying judges. It shows how our votes have consequences. And why we need to show up at the polls for issues such as 'Tort Reform'.

About Hot Coffee:

http://www.hotcoffeethemovie.com/Default.asp

Excerpt:

Is Justice Being Served?

Seinfeld mocked it. Letterman ranked it in his top ten list. And more than fifteen years later, its infamy continues. Everyone knows the McDonald’s coffee case. It has been routinely cited as an example of how citizens have taken advantage of America’s legal system, but is that a fair rendition of the facts? Hot Coffee reveals what really happened to Stella Liebeck, the Albuquerque woman who spilled coffee on herself and sued McDonald’s, while exploring how and why the case garnered so much media attention, who funded the effort and to what end. After seeing this film, you will decide who really profited from spilling hot coffee.


"Hot Coffee" page -and schedule- at HBO:

http://www.hbo.com/documentaries/hot-coffee/index.html

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