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  • TV Review: Did We Really Need a Roots Remake? No, but …

    05/30/2016 11:03:36 AM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 80 replies
    The Root ^ | May 30, 2016 | MARTIN JOHNSON
    I vividly recall the original iteration of the TV miniseries Roots. It was January 1977, and I was 17. Like most young people that age, my life was rapidly growing independent of my parents, who were increasingly consumed by the vagaries of their workplaces. Yet, when the series debuted, it was must-see TV in the Johnson household. We stopped what we were doing and watched it together and enthusiastically each night. We even cheered during the show, notable since we were often too darned middle class to cheer while watching football games on TV. The miniseries cleaned up during awards...
  • Nausea Alert: Barack and Michelle Obama's Love Story Coming to Theaters

    12/05/2014 2:44:06 PM PST · by PROCON · 63 replies
    nesbusters ^ | Dec. 5, 2014 | Katie Yoder
    It’s all about true love – not only for the Obamas, but also for the media. “The White House legend that is Barack and Michelle Obama’s romance is heading to the screen,” reported Deadline’s Jen Yamato on Dec. 5. The drama, “Southside With You,” will detail the Obama couple’s “epic first date” the summer of 1989 – consisting of the Art Institute, a long walk, and Spike Lee’s “Do The Right Thing.” In July 2015, the filming will begin where their romance blossomed: Chicago. “Get On Up” actress Tika Sumpter will star as Michelle Obama – but the real question...
  • Roots on BET Today (Merry Christmas & Kwanzaa!)

    12/24/2013 8:11:42 AM PST · by Perseverando · 38 replies ^ | December 24, 2013 | Unattributed
    Watch the epic, century-spanning saga of Alex Haley’s family with Roots, Roots: The Gift and Alex Haley's Queen this holiday on BET. Roots tells the story of the journey of Alex Haley’s family from Africa to America, from slavery to freedom. An incredible cast, which includes Cicely Tyson, John Amos, Maya Angelou and LeVar Burton, helps make Roots a must-see event for any generation.
  • Terrorist Ayers (Hussein's best friend) Confesses Sharing Obama's 'Dreams'

    11/27/2013 12:16:34 PM PST · by Libloather · 43 replies
    IBD ^ | 11/26/13
    Trust: We know ObamaCare was sold on a lie, but what about the Obama presidency itself? Rumors that Obama's violent leftist pal Bill Ayers ghostwrote the memoir that launched his political career may actually be true. Obama has always claimed authorship of his bestselling "Dreams From My Father." But Ayers is telling a different story. In promoting his new book, "Public Enemy," Ayers' publisher, Beacon Press, has written a blurb on that says Ayers "finally 'confesses' that he did write 'Dreams From My Father.'"
  • Obama: 'New York girlfriend' was composite

    05/02/2012 10:05:45 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 79 replies
    Politico ^ | Wednesday May 2, 2012
    One of the more mysterious characters from President Obama's 1995 autobiography Dreams From My Father is the so-called 'New York girlfriend.' Obama never referred to her by name, or even by psuedonym, but he describes her appearance, her voice, and her mannerisms in specific detail. But Obama has now told biographer David Maraniss that the 'New York girlfriend' was actually a composite character, based off of multiple girlfriends he had both in New York City and in Chicago. "During an interview in the Oval Office, Obama acknowledged that, while Genevieve was his New York girlfriend, the description in his memoir...
  • Climate science update: from bad to worse (7C degrees temperature rise, 3 foot sea level rise.)

    11/24/2009 12:43:02 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 109 replies · 2,523+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 11/24/09 | Marlowe Hood
    PARIS (AFP) – The planet could warm by seven degrees Celsius (10.8 degrees Fahrenheit) and sea levels could rise by more than a metre (3.25 feet) by 2100, scenarios that just two years ago were viewed as improbable, scientists said on Tuesday. In the widest overview on global warming since a landmark report by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report in 2007, the authors said manoeuvering room for tackling the carbon crisis was now almost exhausted. The 64-page "Copenhagen Diagnosis" aims at the December 7-18 UN conference in Denmark, tasked with forging a planet-wide deal on greenhouse-gas...
  • DHP (Movie) Review: Frost/Nixon

    12/12/2008 11:41:38 AM PST · by Publius804 · 10 replies · 673+ views ^ | December 12th, 2008 | Dirty Harry
    DHP Review: Frost/Nixon by Dirty Harry Friday, December 12th, 2008 Frost/Nixon is a full on respectable, accomplished and intelligent retelling of the now famous series of interviews English television personality David Frost conducted with disgraced former President Nixon in 1977, just a few years after Nixon’s resignation. No on can argue a successful stageplay has been transformed into a beautifully shot narrative with two memorable performances by Frank Langella as Nixon and Michael Sheen as Frost. The film holds your attention and reeks of competence from beginning to end. All that’s missing is a point. Since 1976’s All The President’s...
  • Agité mais pas secoué, la France découvre James Bond

    01/01/2007 4:29:08 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 14 replies · 404+ views
    The Times ^ | 1/1/07 | Adam Sage
    Academics are to deconstruct the spy Author campared to Zola and Balzac Dozens of distinguished academics are to meet in Paris on a mission to plug a yawning gap in French culture — the study of James Bond. They will debate such topics as Bond’s influence on the British identity, on capitalism, geopolitics, gastronomy and sexuality. The intellectuals are to attend the three-day conference — organised by the French National Library, the universities of Nanterre and Versailles, and the European Centre for Audiovisual Writing — this month. The organisers say that they hope to demonstrate that the spy is a...
  • Report: Hamas agrees on 1,000 prisoners for Shalit

    10/05/2006 3:39:27 PM PDT · by SmithL · 26 replies · 720+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 10/5/6 | staff
    The Damascus-based Hamas leadership has agreed on principal to release kidnapped IDF soldier Cpl. Gilad Shalit in exchange for 1,000 Palestinian prisoners, according to a report that will be published in the Arab-Israeli newspaper A-Sinara on Friday in Nazareth. The report, which was based on senior Arab and Palestinian sources, said Hamas would be willing to free Shalit, recognize Israel, and acknowledge previous agreements, on the condition that Israel agree to allow Hamas leaders from Damascus to come to the Gaza Strip, and release some 1,000 Palestinian security prisoners. Israeli sources had yet to confirm the report.
  • Hogan's Heroes hurt PoWs

    07/12/2006 10:08:10 AM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 152 replies · 3,008+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 13 July 2006 | Neil Wilson
    COLONELS Klink and Hogan and Sgt Schultz of the sitcom Hogan's Heroes have done real PoWs of the Nazis no favours, a federal minister says. (Australian) Veterans' Affairs Minister Bruce Billson said that thanks to Hollywood, those in German and Italian prison camps in World War II were wrongly perceived by many as having had a fairly easy time. Mr Billson, 40, said after launching this year's Weary Dunlop Medical Research appeal that he watched repeats of Hogan's Heroes as a child. But he had a totally different view as he now considered whether European PoWs should be given a...
  • Cannes critics left cold at Da Vinci Code screening

    05/16/2006 6:06:33 PM PDT · by blogblogginaway · 26 replies · 851+ views
    reuters ^ | may 16, 2006 | Mike Collett-White and Kerstin Gehmlich
    CANNES, France (Reuters) - Journalists gave eagerly awaited film "The Da Vinci Code" a cool reception at its first press screening on Tuesday, a day ahead of the world premiere of the adaptation of Dan Brown's controversial novel. The release of the big-budget Hollywood thriller has already prompted a wave of protests from Christians across the world who believe the theories put forward in the novel are blasphemous. One of the central characters suggests Jesus Christ married Mary Magdalene and they established a dynasty which elements within the Church would stop at nothing to try to cover up. The outcry...
  • "A Million Little Rigoberta Menchus" (Will Liberals Demand TRUTH From OTHER Phony Books?)

    01/26/2006 2:02:47 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 13 replies · 356+ views
    Self | January 26, 2006 | PJ-Comix
    I just got done watching the Oprah interview where she tore author James Frey apart for lying in his "memoir," "A Million Little Pieces." Others joined in such as Richard Cohen and Frank Rich who DEMANDED honesty in memoir books that are supposedly non-fiction. Not too much of a problem for these folks to make such a demand on Frey since his lying "memoir" is non-political but would they make such demands on lying "memoirs" by liberals? "I, Rigoberta Menchu" leaps to mind since it is supposed to be the TRUE memoir of a Central American Indian who was oppressed...
  • Mormon connection to Masons explored ahead of 'Da Vinci Code' sequel

    01/20/2006 10:28:11 AM PST · by TFFKAMM · 412 replies · 7,284+ views
    Salt Lake City Tribune ^ | 1/13/06 | Peggy Fletcher Stack
    Dan Brown clearly enjoys playing with legends, history, symbols and secrets. And readers' minds. In his best-selling novel, The Da Vinci Code, Brown wove all these - real and imagined - into a breathless mystery about Christianity, Mary Magdalene and the Divine Feminine that has spawned an industry of de-coders eager to separate fact from fiction.     Now that he has turned his attention to the mysteries of Freemasonry, the centuries-old fraternal order, the new book also might deal with Mormonism.    But rather than announce the Da Vinci sequel in a news release, Brown embedded tantalizing clues to its subject...
  • Details About Employees Featured in 'Outfoxed'

    07/13/2004 7:53:28 PM PDT · by dixiechick2000 · 28 replies · 1,513+ views
    Fox News ^ | Tuesday, July 13, 2004
    Details About Employees Featured in 'Outfoxed' Tuesday, July 13, 2004 •'Outfoxed' Attempts to Show FOX News' Bias•FOX News Channel Statement on 'Outfoxed' In the film "Outfoxed," four people are identified as former employees of FOX News. FOX News officials, saying their employment history was misrepresented, issued the following clarification: • Alexander Kippen is referred to as a “former FOX News producer” when in fact he was never employed by FOX News Channel. He was an employee of WTTG-TV, a FOX affiliate** in Washington, DC. • Frank O'Donnell is referred to as a “FOX News producer” in film materials, which is...
  • Roger Ebert: (Fahrenheit) '9/11': Just the facts? (in defense of Michael Moore documentaries)

    06/21/2004 12:55:24 AM PDT · by weegee · 71 replies · 3,948+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | June 18, 2004 | Roger Ebert
    A reader writes: "In your articles discussing Michael Moore's film 'Fahrenheit 9/11,' you call it a documentary. I always thought of documentaries as presenting facts objectively without editorializing. While I have enjoyed many of Mr. Moore's films, I don't think they fit the definition of a documentary." That's where you're wrong. Most documentaries, especially the best ones, have an opinion and argue for it. Even those that pretend to be objective reflect the filmmaker's point of view. Moviegoers should observe the bias, take it into account and decide if the film supports it or not. Michael Moore is a liberal...
  • PBS rips candidate Thomas Jefferson

    06/16/2004 11:40:23 AM PDT · by hsmomx3 · 4 replies · 194+ views
    email | Craig J. Cantoni
    In the event you missed it, last week's PBS show "Washington Week in Review" discussed the presidential campaign between John Kerry, George Bush, Ralph Nader and Thomas Jefferson. Here is a transcript of the segment: Gwen Ifill (Host): It's not surprising that John Kerry and George Bush are still running neck and neck, but the big news of the week is the huge drop in the polls for Libertarian candidate Thomas Jefferson. CBS is now projecting that he will get fewer votes than Ralph Nader. Michael Duffy (Time Magazine): I have never seen a candidate with such radical ideas and...
  • Michael Moore and Me

    05/26/2004 1:37:30 AM PDT · by kattracks · 17 replies · 279+ views
    A FEW YEARS AGO Michael Moore, who's now promoting an anti-President Bush movie entitled Fahrenheit 9/11, announced he'd gotten the goods on me, indeed hung me out to dry on my own words. It was in his first bestselling book, Stupid White Men. Moore wrote he'd once been "forced" to listen to my comments on a TV chat show, The McLaughlin Group. I had whined "on and on about the sorry state of American education," Moore said, and wound up by bellowing: "These kids don't even know what The Iliad and The Odyssey are!" Moore's interest was piqued, so the...
  • FAHRENHEIT 9/11 Wins Palme D'Or at CANNES! OLDBOY Picks Up Prize Too! (AICN on the awards)

    05/25/2004 12:51:38 AM PDT · by weegee · 6 replies · 337+ views
    Ain't It Cool ^ | Saturday, May 22, 2004 | Harry Knowles
    Hey folks, Harry here... the word from Cannes has just come in... a jubilant ecstatic phone call from a geek in Cannes ran down the winners and it seems that Michael Moore just accepted the Palme D'Or for FAHRENHEIT 9/11!!! Perhaps a political no-brainer... but my inner and outer Liberal screams "YESSSSS!," while the cautionary side worries about a jury headed by Quentin bestowing the top prize to any film that Harvey Weinstein is a producer of... BUT - at the same time I have no doubt that FAHRENHEIT 9/11 is the sort of emotional film that brands its message...
  • Pundit: Michael Moore faked interview:Fred Barnes says account in best-seller never happened

    05/24/2004 10:25:51 PM PDT · by hope · 40 replies · 796+ views
    This is a WorldNetDaily printer-friendly version of the article which follows. To view this item online, visit Tuesday, May 25, 2004 MEDIA MATTERSPundit: Michael Moore faked interviewFred Barnes says account in best-seller never happened Posted: May 25, 20041:00 a.m. Eastern © 2004 Filmmaker and author Michael Moore faked an interview in his first best-selling book "Stupid White Men," according to the purported subject. Fox News analyst and Weekly Standard Editor Fred Barnes says the interview never happened. In his book, Moore wrote he'd once been "forced" to listen to Barnes commenting on the PBS news show "The McLaughlin Group."...
  • Moore Wins Top Prize At Cannes

    05/22/2004 11:02:05 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 139 replies · 14,034+ views
    AP ^ | 5-23-04
    CANNES, France - American filmmaker Michael Moore (news)'s "Fahrenheit 9/11," a scathing indictment of White House actions after the Sept. 11 attacks, won the top prize Saturday at the Cannes Film Festival (news - web sites). AP Photo >img src=> AFP Slideshow: Cannes Film Festival 'Fahrenheit 9/11' Wins Cannes' Top Prize (AP Video) "Fahrenheit 9/11" was the first documentary to win Cannes' prestigious Palme d'Or since Jacques Cousteau's and Louis Malle (news)'s "The Silent World" in 1956. "What have you done? I'm completely overwhelmed by this. Merci," Moore said after getting a standing ovation from the Cannes crowd. The grand...
  • 20 Years from now in an American town near you...

    05/24/2004 6:57:25 AM PDT · by kjvail · 17 replies · 158+ views
    Frontpage ^ | May 24, 2004 | David Meir-Levi
    From the folks who gave us "New York, New York": Most of our western media refuse to publicize, and sometimes refuse even to publish, anything that would put the American Muslim Liberation Front, and sometimes even Hamas, in a bad light. So it should not be too surprising to see that our media accept uncritically, and sometimes even gleefully, the input their journalists get from AMSSIA (the American Muslim Liberation propaganda manufacturing office), without ever noting that this input is often wrong, and sometimes even deceitful. This is certainly the case with the coverage of the Ohio National Guard operations...
  • NEW '9/11' FLICK HAS FAR 'MOORE' FIZZLE THAN SIZZLE ("Fahrenheit 9/11," )

    05/18/2004 12:40:59 AM PDT · by kattracks · 41 replies · 522+ views
    New York Post ^ | 5/18/04 | LOU LUMENICK
    <p>May 18, 2004 -- CANNES, France - President Bush need not lose any sleep over Michael Moore's much-hyped "Fahrenheit 9/11," which turns out to be a wet firecracker. Moore's virulent feature-length attack on Bush, which premiered yesterday to a 20-minute standing ovation at the Cannes Film Festival, falls far short of delivering on the filmmaker's extravagant promises of election-swinging revelations.</p>
  • Toronto Star: Moore rant wows Cannes Anti-Bush polemic funny, emotional yet very powerful

    05/18/2004 12:34:14 AM PDT · by weegee · 21 replies · 288+ views
    The Toronto Star ^ | May 18, 2004. 01:00 AM | GEOFF PEVERE
    Moore rant wows Cannes Anti-Bush polemic funny, emotional yet very powerful Confident it will be released before the U.S. election It took five separate screenings to accommodate the press demand to see Michael Moore's heavily anticipated anti-Bush documentary Fahrenheit 9/11 at the Cannes Film Festival yesterday, and when it came to turning up the political heat here, neither the movie nor its maker failed to disappoint. The audience at a afternoon gala screening responded with a 20-minute standing ovation. Festival artistic director Thierry Fremaux told the New York Times it was the longest he had ever witnessed in Cannes. A...
  • TIME: A First Look at "Fahrenheit 9/11" (has specifics about contents)

    05/18/2004 12:08:19 AM PDT · by weegee · 31 replies · 328+ views
    Time Magazine ^ | Monday, May. 17, 2004 | By MARY CORLISS/CANNES
    A First Look at "Fahrenheit 9/11" Controversy aside, the new Michael Moore film is a fine documentary A few years ago, Michael Moore spoke with then-Governor George W. Bush, who told the muckraker: “Behave yourself, will ya? Go find real work.” Moore has made trouble for so many powerful people he has become a media power of his own. He can even make celebrities of mere movie reviewers: When his latest cinematic incendiary device, “Fahrenheit 9/11,” had its first press screening Monday morning, American critics emerging from the theater were besieged by a convoy of TV and radio crews from...
  • Caption Alexandra Kerry at Cannes

    05/17/2004 12:06:39 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 79 replies · 4,879+ views
    AFP ^ | 17 May 2004 | American Foreign Press
    CANNES, France (AFP) - Alexandra Kerry, 30-year-old daughter of US Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry (news - web sites), walked up Cannes' celebrated red-carpet for the premiere of Quentin Tarantino's "Kill Bill 2" wearing an off-shoulder black number that turned transparent under the flashes. Kerry, who is showing a short film at the festival, was tailed by the press during her stay at Cannes but French newspapers reported that her staff had warned journalists off questions concerning her famous father. Her film entitled "The Last Full Measure" is being presented in the Short Film Corner section and describes the ravage...
  • When You Wish Upon A Star... by Michael Moore

    05/09/2004 11:21:15 PM PDT · by weegee · 2 replies · 169+ views
    Michael Moore email via ^ | May 7th, 2004 | Michael Moore
    Friends, Thank you for all the incredible letters of support as my film crew and I once again slog our way through the corporate media madhouse. Does it ever end? Are we ever going to get control of our "free press" again? Can you wish upon a star? The Disney spin machine has been working overtime dealing with this censorship debacle of theirs. I don't think they thought they would ever be outed. After all, they know that all of us are supposed to adhere to the unwritten Hollywood Code: Never tell the public how business is done here, never...
  • Superman Goes Communist

    05/04/2004 8:07:00 AM PDT · by Akira · 58 replies · 1,516+ views
    National Review Online ^ | May 4, 2004 | Alexander Rose
    Though I read them occasionally as a boy, I have never been overly interested in comic books, especially the American sort, the ones featuring superheroes dressed in super-tight costumes fighting super villains, none of whom ever seemed to receive super-long jail sentences for attempting, yet again, to destroy Our Way Of Life. A junior realist, I tended to read, instead, the British-produced, four-times-a-month Commando comics, which were generally set during the Second World War. Commando — whose fabulous titles included Hun Bait, Iron-Cross Yankee, Ghost Stuka, and the unforgettable Deserters Deserve Death! — abjured those pathetic ads one saw in...
  • Heads Up... from Michael Moore

    04/15/2004 7:27:13 PM PDT · by Monty22 · 173 replies · 1,041+ views ^ | 04/14/2004 | Michael Moore
    Friends, I have never seen a head so far up a Presidential ass (pardon my Falluja) than the one I saw last night at the "news conference" given by George W. Bush. He's still talking about finding "weapons of mass destruction" -- this time on Saddam's "turkey farm." Turkey indeed. Clearly the White House believes there are enough idiots in the 17 swing states who will buy this. I think they are in for a rude awakening. I've been holed up for weeks in the editing room finishing my film ("Fahrenheit 911"). That's why you haven't heard from me lately....
  • Will Democrats Decry Michael Moore's 9/11 Film?

    Over 8300 signatures on the PABAAH "Say No To Fahrenheit911" petition Have you signed it yet?

    12/01/2003 11:43:35 AM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 27 replies · 487+ views
    SHOWTIME.COM ^ | Dec. 01, 2003 | SHOWTIME
    POLLDid you watch The Reagans on Showtime? Did the movie change your opinion about the Reagan Presidency? How do you think the movie will influence other people's opinions of the Reagan years? How would you characterize the point of view of the movie? How warranted was the controversy over the movie "The Reagans?" How much do you agree with CBS's decision not to run the movie? Did you vote for Ronald Reagan in either 1980 or 1984? To delve into the polarizing issues surrounding the hotly debated movie, SHOWTIME will present a special round-table forum, CONTROVERSY: "THE REAGANS." The forum...
  • 'Reagans' filmmakers: CBS ruined movie

    11/25/2003 8:29:55 AM PST · by presidio9 · 18 replies · 183+ views
    AP ^ | Tuesday, November 25, 2003
    <p>The director of "The Reagans" complained Monday that CBS butchered his made-for-TV movie, ultimately making it too incoherent for the network to air.</p> <p>"We were, in a sense, banished" from the editing process before CBS ditched it, director Robert Ackerman said.</p>
  • The Culture Wars Reach the Culture

    11/09/2003 9:09:29 PM PST · by Pokey78 · 8 replies · 623+ views
    Opinion Journal ^ | 11/10/03 | ROBERT L. BARTLEY
    <p>We hit a milestone with CBS's canceling of "The Reagans."</p> <p>CBS blinked.</p> <p>We hit a milestone in the culture wars last week with the internment of the threatened Ronald Reagan hit job. For once, perhaps for the first time, one of our pre-eminent cultural institutions conceded that the great unwashed had it right. Instead of wrapping itself in the First Amendment right to be irresponsible, the network looked for the least graceless way out.</p>
  • Furor Over 'The Reagans' Reflects Larger Battle Over Ex-President's Legacy

    11/05/2003 11:23:58 PM PST · by kattracks · 10 replies · 215+ views
    AP | 11/06/03 | Hillel Italie
    NEW YORK (AP) - In protesting "The Reagans," the miniseries that CBS decided to pull this week, supporters of the former president were defending not just a man, or a politician, but his principles. "This was a left-wing smear of one of the nation's most beloved presidents and CBS got caught," says Brent Bozell, founder of the conservative Media Research Center, which had asked advertisers to consider boycotting the film. All modern presidents have their advocates, but Ronald Reagan's legacy is guarded with an intensity not seen among supporters of Jimmy Carter or Gerald Ford. For many, Reagan personifies the...
  • (Michael) Moore alters "Bowling" DVD in response to criticism (& issues libel threat to his critics)

    09/02/2003 12:33:12 AM PDT · by Timesink · 36 replies · 1,162+ views
    Spinsanity ^ | September 2, 2003 | Brendan Nyhan
    Moore alters "Bowling" DVD in response to criticism (9/2) By Brendan Nyhan In the newly-released DVD version of his Academy Award-winning documentary "Bowling for Columbine," filmmaker Michael Moore has altered a caption that he fictitiously inserted into a 1988 Bush-Quayle campaign commercial -- one of a number of misstatements and deceptive arguments we criticized when the film was released last year. Ironically, on the same day the DVD was released, Moore issued a libel threat against his critics on MSNBC's "Buchanan & Press," saying, "Every fact in the film is true. Absolutely every fact in the film is true....
  • Did Michael Moore deceive Academy? [Recent Movie] failed to meet Oscar submission rules

    09/01/2003 11:03:16 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 15 replies · 641+ views ^ | Tuesday, September 2, 2003 | Joseph Farah
    Michael Moore, winner of the 2002 Oscar for Best Documentary for his controversial "Bowling for Columbine," failed to meet submission requirements of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, a WorldNetDaily investigation reveals. While critics of the filmmaker and author have called on the academy to investigate whether Moore fabricated scenes in the movie, it also appears he misled the academy about the film's eligibility on purely technical grounds. Candidates for Best Documentary feature have unique procedural requirements for eligibility. According to Rule 12, qualification for the 75th Annual Academy Awards in this category demanded that films be exhibited...
  • FOX-Sleaze vs. FOX-News : Conservatives Must Decide!

    08/13/2003 2:25:59 PM PDT · by Polycarp · 107 replies · 481+ views
    CFAA ^ | 8/13/03 | Timothy Chichester
      PRESS RELEASE:     8/13/03, 4:16 PM SUBJECT:               FOX-Sleaze vs. FOX-News : Conservatives Must Decide! The Catholic Family Association of America (CFAA) issued a call to moral conservatives to fight the scheduled mainstreaming of pornography by Fox Broadcasting by hitting Rupert Murdoch where they have the most influence, the ad revenues of FOX-News. In an article called The Music Man, appearing on the CFAA web site, president Timothy A. Chichester denounced the pending introduction of "Skin", a show designed to mainstream pornography under the guise of a Romeo and Juliet romance between a "good" pornographer's daughter and a "bad" LA...
  • Court Dismisses Ohio Man's Guilty Plea in Obscenity Case Involving Fictitious Stories

    07/17/2003 1:07:09 PM PDT · by Brian S · 14 replies · 503+ views
    COLUMBUS, Ohio July 17 — A state appeals court on Thursday dismissed the guilty plea of a man imprisoned for writing fictitious stories of child torture and molestation. Lawyers specializing in the First Amendment believe Brian Dalton was the first person in the United States successfully prosecuted for child pornography that involved fictional writings, not images. The 10th Ohio District Court of Appeals in Columbus ruled that Dalton received ineffective legal assistance. Dalton had argued that his former lawyer didn't inform him of the legal implications of a guilty plea or ask for an immediate dismissal on First Amendment grounds....
  • Hillary's Book Party a Cash and Carry Affair

    06/20/2003 2:03:31 PM PDT · by kattracks · 98 replies · 412+ views ^ | 6/20/03 | Carl Limbacher and Staff
    When your average author has a book party, it goes without saying that invited guests are given a copy of the book gratis. But then, Hillary Clinton isn't your average author. Earlier this week one of Mrs. Clinton's millionaire friends hosted a book party for her best-selling screed "Living History" at his elaborate Maryland mansion. But instead of giving her book away, Mrs. Clinton had cash registers and credit card machines ready to ring up hundreds of new sales. Rep. Peter King, R-NY, who was one of the rare Republicans in attendance, described the scene Thursday night to nationally...
  • The Yellow (by Rosie O'Donnell)

    05/14/2003 11:19:38 AM PDT · by Mister Magoo · 109 replies · 590+ views
    The Advocate ^ | May 27, 2003 | Rosie O'Donnell
    The Yellow By Rosie O’Donnell From The Advocate, May 27, 2003 So Michael Moore and Eminem won Oscars because the art they make is pure yellow. None better, more real, or true. Those in the audience voted for these two men—these outcasts—because they knew that if they didn’t, they would be cursed. See, no one knows where yellow comes from. How to make it has become a business but not a science. There is no surefire way to create it. And if you have ever been lucky enough to do so—the reason always somehow eludes. It’s magic. It’s real, true,...
  • HAPPY BELATED AFTER ACTION REPORTS: Hillary in Manhattan and Chappaqua With Photos

    06/17/2003 9:04:25 PM PDT · by Doctor Raoul · 116 replies · 1,047+ views
    RaoulGram | 6/18/03
    This took a while to compose and put up on FR, but it’s been a busy week or so. PART 1 – MANHATTAN MELODRAMA The intent to FReep of the Manhattan opening of Rodham Hussein’s book tour was circulated amongst the members of the Tri-State Chapter so as to preserve the element of surprise. Apologies to anyone in the area that was not notified and would have attended. Please FReep mail firebrand if you want in on future Tri-State events. We received tactical air support from Curtis Sliwa of WABC radio (770 AM) in NYC and Dom Giordano of WPHT...
  • Shocking: Clinton's Editor Questions Memoir's Credibility: "Did you make half of that stuff up?"

    05/26/2003 9:58:47 AM PDT · by rs79bm · 76 replies · 462+ views
    An editor working on ex-President Bill Clinton's memoirs has raised questions about the veracity of his account after reading the book's first draft. "Did you make half of that stuff up?" the editor asked, according to Clinton's own admission during a ceremony at his Little Rock presidential library on Friday. In little-noticed comments covered by the Associated Press, the ex-president revealed the unnamed editor's skepticism, saying, "When I first showed my editor the drafts of my memoirs, he said, 'Boy you've got a lot in here about Arkansas.' "And I said, 'Well read it before you cut it out.'" Then...
  • Cinema, this summer (Everything Advocate readers need to know about the gayest big-screen offerings)

    05/16/2003 2:19:45 PM PDT · by Mister Magoo · 11 replies · 325+ views
    The Advocate ^ | May 27, 2003 | Michael Glitz
    The award-winning national gay & lesbian newsmagazine Web site       Our editorial staff helps you make the best travel choices.Gay and lesbian sightings of interest on the InternetRegister now to post your comments, criticisms, and quips.Link to related sites for stories in The AdvocateAdvocate- sponsored events and other happenings nationwideClick here to send us a letter about The Advocate or Click here as well to read letters from our readers about The Advocate or Sign up now for the weekly Advocate Update and get E-mail updates of the week's gay news. Want to pay your...

    05/13/2003 1:06:05 AM PDT · by kattracks · 32 replies · 262+ views
    New York Post ^ | 5/13/03 | DON KAPLAN
    <p>May 13, 2003 -- THE battle to land the first sitdown TV interview with Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton took on a new twist yesterday.</p> <p>Simon & Schuster, the publisher of Clinton's upcoming memoir, "Living History," has reportedly been feeling out CBS "60 Minutes" about an exclusive interview. But CBS insiders apparently skittish about it because the senator's husband, former President Clinton, is under contract to appear on the news magazine.</p>
  • The (alleged) 'newspaper of record': The New York Times growing blizzard of errors

    05/12/2003 11:10:03 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 8 replies · 284+ views ^ | Tuesday, May 13, 2003 | Les Kinsolving
    One of the current errors in the New York Times was their April 12 report that it took only 48 hours for the Baghdad Museum to lose "at least 170,000 artifacts carried away by looters." Actually the total number of artifacts lost was 25 – a New York Times mistake of 169,975. Then, there were the more than six dozen Times stories, editorials and columns all dealing with Executive Editor Howell Raines' apparent passion: the Augusta, Ga., National Golf Club's men-only membership policy. The Times-inspired boycott of the Masters tourney at this golf club was one of U.S. history's most...
  • DISNEY/MIRAMAX CONTACT INFO! Financing Michael Moore's 2004 "Attack Film" on Bush is UNACCEPTABLE!

    05/11/2003 5:39:29 PM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 183 replies · 7,021+ views ^ | 5/11/03 | Recovering_Democrat
    Michael Moore is trying to tie Bush to bin Laden! His film is scheduled to be released in 2004, in the middle of the campaign! And Disney's Miramax is reportedly financing this hit piece!Of course we must boycott Disney and Miramax. But letters (hard copy ones, ones they have to hold in their hands and look at) are another effective way of getting the message out that America doesn't want Michael Moore's Bush-bashing films in their marketplace!!Here are some contact numbers and street addresses to mail your letters to. Please remember: the person who answers the phone may have NO...
  • Michael Moore likes U.S. 'to some extent': Filmmaker blasts Bush, Iraq war, public education

    04/21/2003 11:30:11 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 9 replies · 225+ views ^ | Tuesday, April 22, 2003
    Michael Moore, the documentary filmmaker who was booed at the Academy Awards ceremony for criticizing President Bush, said in a recent interview that he likes the U.S. "to some extent" and believes that "only a handful of people have the power to control the country." Michael Moore and wife Kathleen Glynn (photo: Winning an Oscar last month for his anti-gun film "Bowling for Columbine," Moore told the star-studded crowd that that "we live in a time with fictitious election results that elect fictitious presidents. We live in a time when we have a man sending us to war for...
  • Why I made that speech (Lumpy Reifenstahl/Michael Moore barf alert)

    03/31/2003 10:45:18 AM PST · by weegee · 20 replies · 250+ views
    The Age ^ | March 31 2003 | Michael Moore
    Why I made that speech Something had to be said at the Oscars about the war. Michael Moore explains why he was the one to say it. [snip] We are continually bombarded with one fictitious story after another from the Bush White House. And that is why it is important that filmmakers make non-fiction, so that all the little lies can be exposed and the public informed. An uninformed public in a democracy is a sure-fire way to end up with little or no democracy at all. [snip]
  • Michael Moore: The Leni Riefenstahl of the Left

    03/31/2003 6:43:44 AM PST · by prman · 20 replies · 321+ views ^ | 3/31/2003 | Barrett Kalellis
    In one of the most loathsome examples of boorish public behavior, film director Michael Moore’s Oscar acceptance rant – perfectly captured by his unwashed, ungroomed appearance – went beyond all bounds of decency and civility, and spiraled downward into what can only be described as an infantile tantrum. Mired in the lonely delusions of those reliving the great liberal loss of the year 2000, Moore castigated President Bush as a “fictitious” commander in chief, winning by “fictitious” election results, and sending the nation into war for “fictitious” reasons, as vouchsafed by such leaders as the pope, Bill Maher and the...
  • The Shame of the Academy

    03/28/2003 4:56:15 PM PST · by groanup · 15 replies · 272+ views
    NRA Institute ^ | 03/27/2003 | Chris Cox
    The "Academy" Must Now Share Michael Moore's Cinematic Shame By Chris W. Cox Executive Director NRA Institute for Legislative Action As the record-low television audience that sat through the latest Hollywood celebration of Hollywood knows, the Academy Award for a feature documentary film was given to Michael Moore's Bowling for Columbine, a painfully pretentious work of anti-American, anti-gun, anti-NRA propaganda. But many don't know that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences had to violate its own rules to allow Moore to compete for, much less win, an Oscar. The Academy's "Special Rules for the Documentary Award" define a...
  • Michael Moore Writes to the President (Turd in the Punchbowl Alert)

    03/17/2003 1:20:53 PM PST · by Petronski · 137 replies · 494+ views
    Monday, March 17th, 2003 George W. Bush 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Washington, DC Dear Governor Bush: So today is what you call "the moment of truth," the day that "France and the rest of world have to show their cards on the table." I'm glad to hear that this day has finally arrived. Because, I gotta tell ya, having survived 440 days of your lying and conniving, I wasn't sure if I could take much more. So I'm glad to hear that today is Truth Day, 'cause I got a few truths I would like to share with you: 1. There...