Originally posted by Jemison
Interesting that everyone defends F 9/11, won't stand up to defend that the other side be shown and yet demands that precious little Kerry not have
his name tarnished on election eve.
I'll stand by my word and get the letters out asking that the Kerry movie not be shown, but I think it's pretty sad and hypocritical that you all
can't see it from the other side.
I do see your point of view J.
But if you look at my posts, I'm not backpeddling when I reiterate it's the medium in question, not the message.
I think a good counterpoint example to F911 is FHYPE, but it's too isolated. A better example of a "rally the base" movie designed to do much the
same thing from the conservative side would be The Passion. I have no idea if it's on pay per view now, but if it were that still doesn't bother me.
I'd never try to stop it from being available
even on election eve. Sorry I don't know of any directly pro-Bush movies to name. But they'd
be fine too on PPV.
Yes, Moore is trying
to insert himself in this election with the election eve pay per view of F911, but if Bill O'Reilly knows what's he
talking about (just now), it's still not going to happen. And even if it does, it's different.
Mr. O just took Sinclair to task
from the second half of the segment I just saw saying Sinclair is wrong to do this with the "Stolen Hour"
news hype event. He said the only thing that would make this partisan effort fair is giving Kerry point blank his own free access to 90 minutes of
broadcast on Sinclair affiliates
Not to rebutt. Not to particpate. FREE EQUAL AIR TIME. Frankly, I'd like to see Kerry have 90 free minutes of air in 24% of markets for whatever he
But Sinclair won't do that.
O'Reilly (and I'll get the whole transcript to confirm I saw this context right) appeared to also agree it's the medium. Not the message. And used
showing F911 in a broadcast medium as a counter example of bad ethics. Again, broadcast. Well, he said on FOX, but he thinks they're a real channel.
The point is not 'pay per view.'
An additional point on Moore. He's become quite a monkey on the Democrats back IMO. I'd actually like him to go away now. Not sure on the F911 thing
at all. It wouldn't bother me if he did or didn't get F911 on PPV but it doesn't make sense to write letters (in my perspective) to stop
capitalism. It's pay
per view again. Not free public airwaves broadcast time for one candidate or side. And I think you may be more pleased
with Moore's planned 2005 movie (assuming Kerry is President) than most Democrats.
You've got to realize Moore's an anti-authoritarian leftist,
not a traditional Democrat. I know you may not see the difference, but there is one. And his next work on healthcare will make that clear if it's a
chronicle of the Kerry Presidency as planned. Kerry's "tax cuts" to promote healthcare don't make Moore and other real lefties happy. Though
happier than with Pharmacia Bush.
Anyhoo, if Bill O'Reilly is against Sinclair now. I was indeed correct in observing the tide is turning as conservatives realize it's reflecting
poorly on Bush, perhaps unfairly.
It won't however, if more conservatives like O'Reilly and you Jemison
stand up for fair media.
It's been interesting. And as a point of clarification, Sinclair has moved the movie up to NEXT WEEK
. But still reserves the "Stolen Hour"
for before right before the election. They're scrambling though to do the damage they can quick before the board get's sued by stockholder's or the
FCC offically steps in. I think they want this behind them now as much as anyone, but true believers that they are... they're digging in and side
stepping. Not recanting.