Wednesday, May 05, 2004

Disney may block anti-Bush film

In a case that more than illustrates why big multinational entertainment conglomerates should be limited in the number of companies they own, Disney, that paragon of American morality (haha) has prevented Miramax—a company it bought ten years ago—from distributing a new Michael Moore documentary call Fahrenheit 911. The film chronicles explores the relationship between the Bush and members of the Saudi Arabians elite, including members of the Osama bin Laden’s family. The film is also sharply critical of Bush’s actions before and after the 9/11 attacks.

In a country where freedom speech and of the press is almost a religious institution, private corporation are more and more stifling political decent, or any voice that dare stir the pot of discontent for fear of a back lash those with deep pockets. Is this acceptable, and how far will the multi-national go in the name of profit, and how will our society suffer as a result?

V. Edward Martin a.k.a. DarkBard

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