Monday, May 17, 2004

NEWS - The Mouses Blocks Moore's "911" Doc (transfered from May 5th)

Of the horrible things large conglomorates are responsible for, this is the most extreme infrigement of free speech in years and deserves a very prompt citizen response. Letter writing to the press and to Disney, circulating information about the article or the article itself in an email to any and everyone who believes is free speech, anything to express outrage will help.

Disney has forbidden Miramax to distribute Fahrenheit 9/11, the newest documentry by Michael Moore, because it deals with the long standing relationship the Bush's have had with the Saudi royal family and Osama bin Ladin. Disney is afraid of angering Jeb Bush, the governor of Florida, and in response losing the special treatment tax breaks that his administration affords the conglom.

Here is the full NY Times article "Disney Forbidding Distribution of Film That Criticizes Bush". Moore's response can be found on www.michaelmoore.com.

To anyone who follows entertainment or business news, you most likely are aware of the debauchle Eisner, CEO, found himself in last quarter with the Disney Shareholders. Roy Disney is still lobbying to oust Eisner. Below is contact information for the governing board of directors for the Walt Disney Co. In the end, they are the ones who have the ability to fire or veto Eisner. This information has been provided by Roy Disney's site... www.savedisney.com. Send a post card, it couldn't hurt.

The Walt Disney Company Board of Directors

John E. Bryson
John Chen
Judith L. Estrin
Robert A. Iger
Alwyn Lewis
Monica C. Lozano
George J. Mitchell (Chairman of the Board)
Leo J. O'Donovan
Robert W. Matschullat
Gary L. Wilson

You can write to them at:

The Walt Disney Company
500 S. Buena Vista Street
Burbank, CA 91521-0752


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