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Investors sue filmmaker Butler over `Long War of John Kerry'
newsday.com ^ | 2/15/05 | AP

Posted on 02/15/2005 4:52:45 PM PST by bitt

'NEW YORK (AP) _ Two investors have sued filmmaker George Butler, saying they were misled about the plans for a documentary on the life of his friend and presidential candidate John Kerry.

The lawsuit, filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Manhattan, says brothers Marc Abrams and Russell Abrams were misled to think Butler and producers were trying to make a commercially successful film.

Instead, the Abrams brothers allege in their lawsuit, "Going Upriver: The Long War of John Kerry" was intended primarily to influence the 2004 presidential election in favor of the Democratic Massachusetts senator.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: documentary; goingupriver; kerry; lawsuit; movie
snip ...Butler said the lawsuit's allegations were "baseless and insulting to the artistic integrity of the film."

"My goal in making the film was to make a balanced film about a specific time in John Kerry's life and an important time in American history, regardless of Kerry's political agenda," Butler said in a statement issued by Ken Sunshine Consultants Inc. ...

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...'Butler, a friend of Kerry for 40 years, paints a loving portrait of a dedicated, natural leader during the Vietnam War and a dedicated, natural leader of veterans who protested the war after coming home.

1 posted on 02/15/2005 4:52:45 PM PST by bitt
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To: bitt

LOL. Bad investment. Probably a good case. Next thing you know, Michael Moore will be sued by the photographer for Osama Bin Laden....


2 posted on 02/15/2005 4:54:24 PM PST by eureka! (It will not be safe to vote Democrat for a long, long, time...)
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To: bitt

Suckers.


3 posted on 02/15/2005 4:55:36 PM PST by MisterRepublican (Liberalism kills.)
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To: bitt

"documentary on the life of John Kerry" and "a commercially successful film"

hrmn...

nope, it can never happen.


4 posted on 02/15/2005 4:56:02 PM PST by King Prout (Remember John Adam!)
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To: bitt
a loving portrait of a dedicated, natural leader during the Vietnam War and a dedicated, natural leader of veterans who protested the war after coming home

And a dedicated natural leader of effete, preppy White Guys who marry wealthy women.

5 posted on 02/15/2005 4:56:14 PM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (Abortion is to family planning what bankruptcy is to financial planning.)
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To: eureka!
Butler said the lawsuit's allegations were "baseless and insulting to the artistic integrity of the film."

Snicker..

6 posted on 02/15/2005 4:56:43 PM PST by cardinal4 (George W Bush-Bringing a new democracy every term..)
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To: bitt

What a couple of dumba$$es.


7 posted on 02/15/2005 4:57:08 PM PST by jennyjenny
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To: eureka!
...and then, I, the hero, jumped out and saved everybody, no one else did a good thing, they all did bad things, my mother will tell you I have integrity integrity integrity, blah blah blah..."


8 posted on 02/15/2005 4:57:26 PM PST by bitt (Kerry "Hanoi"s me)
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To: bitt

Looks like a couple more folks that lost money because of Kerry being a fake.


9 posted on 02/15/2005 4:58:35 PM PST by mammer
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To: jennyjenny

maybe they were set up by Karl Rove!!!!!! Maybe he snuck them some slush funds and told them to lay low til 2005....


10 posted on 02/15/2005 4:58:36 PM PST by bitt (Kerry "Hanoi"s me)
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To: bitt

LOL. Man, did we dodge a big bullet in November...


11 posted on 02/15/2005 5:00:20 PM PST by eureka! (It will not be safe to vote Democrat for a long, long, time...)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree
"And a dedicated natural leader of effete, preppy White Guys who marry wealthy women."

...or, other men.

12 posted on 02/15/2005 5:01:45 PM PST by blam
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To: bitt

I hate to say this , but If I was stupid enough to invest in a movie about a liar like John Kerry I would not be stupid enough to sue and let everyone know how stupid I was.


15 posted on 02/15/2005 5:10:33 PM PST by sgtbono2002
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"Springtime, for Kerry, and Hollywood"
16 posted on 02/15/2005 5:12:55 PM PST by The Spirit Of Allegiance (ATTN. MARXIST RED MSM: I RESENT your "RED STATE" switcheroo using our ELECTORAL MAP as PROPAGANDA!)
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To: bitt

"John Kerry!"

"Who?"

"John Kerry!"

"No, really --- who?"

"I'm tellin' ya, it's lightning in a bottle!"

"You must be out of your everlovin' mind..."

17 posted on 02/15/2005 5:16:14 PM PST by ZOOKER (proudly killing threads since 1998)
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To: Blurblogger
"Don't be schtupid...be a smarty!
Come and join the Kerry Party!"
18 posted on 02/15/2005 5:21:04 PM PST by albee (A paranoid schizophrenic is somebody who just found out what is going on.)
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To: bitt
I thought a movie depicting (real life) sKerry's military conduct had already been made. "Stolen Honor"!
19 posted on 02/15/2005 5:23:43 PM PST by Bushbacker1 (Kill 'em til they're dead! Then, kill 'em again!)
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To: albee; Liz; martin_fierro; Boazo; Lazamataz; Squantos
"Don't be schtupid...be a smarty!
Come and join the Kerry Party!"


Groucho Marx said he wouldn't want to be a part of any club that would have him as a member.

I wouldn't want to be part of any investor's club that actually HAS George Soros as a member....
20 posted on 02/15/2005 5:25:29 PM PST by The Spirit Of Allegiance (ATTN. MARXIST RED MSM: I RESENT your "RED STATE" switcheroo using our ELECTORAL MAP as PROPAGANDA!)
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To: bitt

"the Abrams brothers allege in their lawsuit, "Going Upriver: The Long War of John Kerry" was intended primarily to influence the 2004 presidential election in favor of the Democratic Massachusetts senator."


.....McCain/Feingold "527" Campaign Finance Law, anyone?


21 posted on 02/15/2005 5:28:06 PM PST by The Spirit Of Allegiance (ATTN. MARXIST RED MSM: I RESENT your "RED STATE" switcheroo using our ELECTORAL MAP as PROPAGANDA!)
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To: bitt

I love it. Kerry was a loser, and the movie was a loser, too. And now the maker of this piece of political propaganda is being sued. Will the good news ever stop?


22 posted on 02/15/2005 5:33:32 PM PST by popdonnelly
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To: bitt

Loser club. I am still going around in my "Vietnam Veterans Against John Kerry" t-shirt.


23 posted on 02/15/2005 6:15:05 PM PST by Viet Vet in Augusta GA
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To: bitt

Loser club. I am still going around in my "Vietnam Veterans Against John Kerry" t-shirt.


24 posted on 02/15/2005 6:15:15 PM PST by Viet Vet in Augusta GA
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To: Blurblogger
Two investors have sued filmmaker George Butler, saying they were misled about the plans for a documentary on the life of his friend and presidential candidate John Kerry. ........ They claimed the best parts ended up on the cutting room floor....like this scene which was one of the Abrams fave scenes....


"Wanna see me do a trick with a gun up my nose?"

25 posted on 02/15/2005 6:26:47 PM PST by Liz (Wise men are instructed by reason; lesser men, by experience; the ignorant, by necessity. Cicero)
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To: bitt

" were misled to think Butler and producers were trying to make a commercially successful film."

These two have to examples of the adage about fools and their money being soon parted.
Who in their right mind could ever envision a film about Kerry being anything other than an insomnia treatment ??


26 posted on 02/15/2005 6:34:06 PM PST by Wild Irish Rogue
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To: Blurblogger; Bassfire; Boazo


27 posted on 02/15/2005 6:51:25 PM PST by bitt (Kerry "Hanoi"s me)
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To: Liz

"kill da wabbit..kill da wabbitt!"


28 posted on 02/15/2005 6:52:45 PM PST by bitt (Kerry "Hanoi"s me)
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To: Bassfire; Boazo

see 17


29 posted on 02/15/2005 6:53:37 PM PST by bitt (Kerry "Hanoi"s me)
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To: bitt

30 posted on 02/15/2005 6:56:09 PM PST by bitt (Kerry "Hanoi"s me)
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To: bitt
LOL!LOL!LOL!

This is priceless.

Dems rip movie investors........"Hey, Its just a campaign donation!"

"I thought you knew that?"

Bwahahaha!

31 posted on 02/15/2005 6:56:30 PM PST by Cold Heat (What are fears but voices awry?Whispering harm where harm is not and deluding the unwary. Wordsworth)
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To: Cold Heat

agree-with-you grin.


32 posted on 02/15/2005 7:12:37 PM PST by bitt (Kerry "Hanoi"s me)
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To: bitt

Butler's really got his head up his ass if he can paint that lily livered coward and traitor as anything but what he is.


33 posted on 02/15/2005 7:16:46 PM PST by snowman1
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To: bitt; Boazo; Echo Talon
I think they had the wrong venue for Kerry, no wonder they are suing them!


34 posted on 02/15/2005 9:09:11 PM PST by Bassfire (freepin with a smile)
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To: Bassfire

:D good one


35 posted on 02/15/2005 9:22:51 PM PST by Echo Talon (http://echotalon.blogspot.com/)
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To: bitt
They probably tried to take a tax deduction for the money and the IRS said no....lol
36 posted on 02/15/2005 9:24:08 PM PST by Getsmart64 (..)
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To: bitt

"Two investors have sued filmmaker George Butler, saying they were misled about the plans for a documentary on the life of his friend and presidential candidate John Kerry."

Maybe we could all sue, since Kerry himself misled us all about his Vietnam exploits!


37 posted on 02/16/2005 9:39:30 AM PST by SpinyNorman (Islamofascists are the true infidels.)
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To: bitt

"..baseless and insulting to the artistic integrity of the film."

He means "excessive artistic LICENSE" he took with the film, doesn't he?


38 posted on 02/16/2005 10:15:55 AM PST by SpinyNorman (Islamofascists are the true infidels.)
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To: bitt

The Loser Party will be squabbling in court for years.


39 posted on 02/16/2005 10:17:38 AM PST by <1/1,000,000th%
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