[FoRK] Re: Michael Moore vs. the Bush Inc. subsidiary called DISNEY
Contempt for Meatheads
jbone at place.org
Thu May 6 12:24:01 PDT 2004
> > Whatever you think about Michael Moore (and I have a hefty standard
> > semantic filter just for him) --- this is just bad, bad, bad.
> Why is it bad?
It's bad because no matter what you think of the causes and forces
involved, any interpretation comes up a net loss. Either it's Eisner
toadying for political favoritism, or Moore fanning the flames of an
already out-of-control political wildfire (with collateral damage to
Disney) --- or both. (My money's on both.)
> If I owned a film distribution company, I wouldn't
> distribute Moore's stuff.
Well, there you and I would differ. IMHO this would be an economic
decision, ideally. Hell, if Hannity (who I despise probably more than
any other talking head) made documentaries with the same economics as
Moore, I'd distribute HIS work. ;-)
> Sounds to me like this is just a publicity stunt timed for Cannes.
I doubt it's "just" any one thing. There's a mess o' ugliness here.
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