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Gosnell Filmmakers Quit Kickstarter, Claiming Censorship
National Review ^ | April 1, 2014 2:44 PM | Josh Encinias

Posted on 04/02/2014 2:50:58 PM PDT by Diago

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KEYWORDS: abortion; blacklisted; censorship; deathpanels; demagogicparty; gosnell; gosnellmovie; hollywoodblacklist; indiegogo; kermitgosnell; kickstarted; kickstarter; memebuilding; obamacare; partisanmediashill; partisanmediashills; pennsylvania; philadelphia; prolife; zerocare
McAleer says the Gosnell project was singled out for these changes. He points to the Kickstarter campaign for a film project about the Swedish-American serial killer Belle Gunness, which he says had “a picture of a dead body on the project page.”

Other controversial Kickstarter projects that McAleer says received funding include:

16 projects about stabbing

5 projects about incest

One project with the “C” word in the project description

44 projects about rape

28 projects with the word F**k or F**king in the title

1 posted on 04/02/2014 2:50:58 PM PDT by Diago
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To: Diago

This Dr. twisted the head off a baby, like a bottle of soda pop.

When one plopped into a toilet it was trying to SWIM.

The whole story was almost completely ignored by the US MSM.


2 posted on 04/02/2014 2:54:51 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: Diago

That’s a problem for ANYONE on ANY SITE on the Internet. You are ALWAYS CENSORED no matter what site you’re on. That’s just the way it goes.

Every site is owned by someone (or a company) and that someone or company is the one who determines WHAT CAN BE SAID on their site. That’s simply the right of private property. If you had a website and forum, you would want to control it, too.


3 posted on 04/02/2014 2:58:08 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Diago

I hope they make it a movie, although I can’t see I would go see it.


4 posted on 04/02/2014 3:00:27 PM PDT by MNDude
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To: Diago

Today we are launching the biggest ever crowd funding campaign to make a TV movie about the serial killer, abortionist Dr. Kermit Gosnell.

Dr. Kermit Gosnell is the most prolific serial killer in American History, but almost no one knows who he is. 

The Grand Jury investigating Kermit Gosnell's horrific crimes said this:

          This case is about a doctor who killed babies ... What we mean is that he regularly and illegally delivered live, viable, babies in the third trimester of pregnancy – and then murdered these newborns by severing their spinal cords with scissors .... Over the years, many people came to know that something was going on here. But no one put a stop to it.   (Report of the Grand Jury)


Gosnell is serving several life sentences but the media basically ignored his crimes and his trial. They ignored the facts that emerged from the trial, like the fact that the babies he murdered suffered terribly. Here is what a neonatologist told the Grand Jury:

          The neonatologist testified... If a baby moves, it is alive. Equally troubling, it feels a “tremendous amount of pain” when its spinal cord is severed. So, the fact that Baby Boy A. continued to move after his spinal cord was cut with scissors means that he did not die instantly. Maybe the cord was not completely severed. In any case, his few moments of life were spent in excruciating pain.   (Report of the Grand Jury) 

The mainstream media or Hollywood don't think this is a story. Even though Gosnell killed more people than Gary Ridgeway, John Wayne Gacey, The Zodiac Killer and Ted Bundy combined. In a 30 year killing spree, it is thought he killed 1000s of babies. And that wasn't a national story?

"Reserved for media" - empty seats at Gosnell trial

But Jodi Arias who was on trial at the same time as Gosnell, for killing her boyfriend, just one person, was national news.

Hollywood think the Jodi Arias story is so important they have already made a movie about her which has been shown multiple times on TV. 

The censorship of the Gosnell story ends now. 

We are raising funds for this movie through a revolutionary website called Indiegogo.

Indiegogo enables “crowdfunding” for important projects.But here’s the catch. We've set the budget. But if we fail to raise our target budget, Indiegogo will return all the funds, we will received nothing and the film will never be made.

Indiegogo allows us to bypass the Hollywood studios and the usual funding sources for movies.

Hollywood never would fund a movie such as this.

We funded our last film FrackNation using crowdfunding.

So far, the biggest “crowd funded” film of all-time is the Veronica Mars movie, a teen detective story that asked for $2.1m and raised $5.7m, we think the Gosnell movie is more important, we think you do too. So we are asking for $2.1m and we are hoping to break the record and make history. 

With your help we're going to hire the best screenwriter, director and actors to make sure that the story of Kermit Gosnell gets into every home in America. 

Please pledge right now. 

We tell a lot about ourselves by the stories we choose to tell and the ones we want to cover up or ignore. Please help us tell this important story.  It's a frightening testament to the power of the media that very few people even know about Kermit Gosnell: America’s Most Prolific Serial Killer.

This is your chance to bypass the media “information gatekeepers” to get tens of millions of Americans thinking about what happened in Philadelphia. 

Please send a message that we don't have to wait for someone else to tell the stories that matter, we can do it ourselves.

Please pledge right now and then please then get 10 friends to pledge. 

Thank you so much for helping us make history.

Ann 

Phelim 

Magdalena

ABOUT US

At the LA premiere of our last movie FrackNation

We’re known mostly for our award-winning documentary films such as FrackNationMine Your Own BusinessNot Evil Just Wrong, and The Search for Tristan's Mum

FrackNation was very well received by the critics. Here are just some of the positive reviews we received:

The New York Times said FrackNation was "meticulously researched....provocative"

Variety - the show business bible - said the FrackNation was a "briskly paced...mischievous pic" 

In January 2013, "FrackNation" had its TV premiere on Mark Cuban's TV channel AXS TV. It has been since broadcast also on PBS Colorado and Canadian Sun News Network.

"FrackNation" has been also screened all across US, Canada, Australia, Poland and the UK, the film had a special screening at the Houses of Parliament in London, at the European Parliament in Brussels.


5 posted on 04/02/2014 3:01:32 PM PDT by Diago
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To: Diago
Our Community Guidelines outline that we encourage and enforce a culture of respect and consideration

No respect for the murdered infants, heard screaming as he killed them...

6 posted on 04/02/2014 3:03:57 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The Texas judge's decision was to pave the way for same sex divorce for two Massachusetts women.)
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To: Diago; Morgana; GeronL

I don’t have time to go do the research, but a quick google search of site:kickstarter.com and the phrase “serial killer” retuned “About 18,400 results (0.35 seconds)”

I’d think that at least some of those serial killer projects are “offensive” by some community standards. Perhaps it’s the abortion angle. Perhaps not.


7 posted on 04/02/2014 3:06:33 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The Texas judge's decision was to pave the way for same sex divorce for two Massachusetts women.)
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To: Diago

Ann and Phelim Media posted an announcement 6 hours ago

Dear Friend,

It’s day 5 of our fundraising effort and we have now reached one of our milestones, we raised over $250,000! We are so grateful for all the wonderful messages of support and good wishes from so many of you.

We still have a long way to go. For those of you who have not yet donated please do and for those who have please donate again and get your friends to donate.
Gosnell movie will not be made without you.

The New York Times bestselling thriller writer Brad Thor, publicly donated $1,000 yesterday and asked for people to match him on the next $900. Michelle Malkin has donated and hosted a tweetfest to help our fundraising effort, using the hashtag #gosnellmovie

And last night on Megyn Kelly’s Fox News show, Kirsten Powers told the story about how Kickstarter tried to censor our film campaign, they didn’t want us to use the words “murdered 1000s of babies” because they said it would go against their “community guidelines”: http://foxnewsinsider.com/2014/04/01/kickstarter-tells-gosnell-documentary-filmmakers-remove-references-stabbing-babies

There is a lot happening, here’s what we would love for you to do to make this campaign a success.

Please pledge here: www.gosnellmovie.com

Get 10 others to pledge. The power of ten could fund this project immediately.

Follow us on Facebook and on Twitter to hear the latest updates on our crowdfunding.

Also, Ann and Phelim will be on The Hugh Hewitt Show today, tune in if you can at 6:40p ET / 3:40p PT.

Together we can make sure this film gets made, without you it simply never will.

Pledge here: www.gosnellmovie.com

Thank you all,

Phelim

Ann

Magdalena

P.S Here are just some of the stories so far about our crowdfunding campaign

Washington Examiner: http://washingtonexaminer.com/article/2546539#.Uzl1KKXwSPc.twitter

The Blaze TV with Glenn Beck: http://www.video.theblaze.com/media/video.jsp?content_id=31742515&topic_id=24584158&v=3&tcid=tw_video_31742515

LifeNews: http://www.lifenews.com/2014/03/31/gosnell-movie-americas-biggest-serial-killer-will-tell-story-of-abortionist-who-killed-babies-born-alive/

Weekly Standard: http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/gosnell-movie-americas-biggest-serial-killer_786268.html?utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=twitterfeed

Daily Caller: http://dailycaller.com/2014/03/31/filmmakers-look-to-make-movie-about-kermit-gosnell/

National Review: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/374723/gosnell-filmmakers-quit-kickstarter-claiming-censorship-josh-encinias


8 posted on 04/02/2014 3:15:58 PM PDT by Diago
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To: Star Traveler
Every site is owned by someone (or a company) and that someone or company is the one who determines WHAT CAN BE SAID on their site. That’s simply the right of private property. If you had a website and forum, you would want to control it, too.

Then the Hollywood libtards and academic historians had better shut the #@&! up about the so-called "Hollywood Blacklist" of known Communists. The studios continued to employ them (albeit under pseudonyms so that the boycotting audiences would be unaware).

There exists a blacklist today that will not be written about in school textbooks or decried in the mainstream media.

9 posted on 04/02/2014 3:36:05 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The Texas judge's decision was to pave the way for same sex divorce for two Massachusetts women.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks Diago.


10 posted on 04/02/2014 3:39:23 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Obama is now making Jimmy Carter look like Attila the Hun. /focus/news/3138768/posts)
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To: a fool in paradise

That’s because the same people responsible for today’s “Blacklist” are the ones writing the schoolbooks.


11 posted on 04/02/2014 3:40:14 PM PDT by Bratch
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Indiegogo page

12 posted on 04/02/2014 3:47:07 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Obama is now making Jimmy Carter look like Attila the Hun. /focus/news/3138768/posts)
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To: Star Traveler

Some use their site to promote good and censor evil. Some use their site to promote evil and censor good.

Now we know which category Kickstarter is in.


13 posted on 04/02/2014 3:53:06 PM PDT by LearsFool ("Thou shouldst not have been old, till thou hadst been wise.")
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To: LearsFool

That’s true ... but some people “don’t have a clue” — and they think that simply the “act of censorship” is evil in and of itself. And that idea has been shown to be absolutely ridiculous.


14 posted on 04/02/2014 3:54:58 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Star Traveler

You make a good point.

While good people nobly (they think) retreat to the First Amendment and allow any and all speech, the wicked have no compunction about inconsistency and unfairness in censorship, so long as their wickedness is given free rein and the good people are made to shut up.


15 posted on 04/02/2014 4:03:13 PM PDT by LearsFool ("Thou shouldst not have been old, till thou hadst been wise.")
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To: Diago

In other words, we’re fine with your movie, as long as it avoids the truth.


16 posted on 04/02/2014 4:40:13 PM PDT by jacknhoo (Luke 12:51. Think ye, that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, no; but separation.)
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To: Diago

They are currently on Hugh Hewitt’s radio show.


17 posted on 04/02/2014 4:45:28 PM PDT by DLfromthedesert (She accomplished nothing: should have stayed at home and baked cookies)
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To: DLfromthedesert

I flipped it on. Great project, great interview.


18 posted on 04/02/2014 5:05:07 PM PDT by Diago
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To: SunkenCiv

Thank you. Have invested.


19 posted on 04/03/2014 12:17:44 AM PDT by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: Star Traveler

Thank you Captain Beside-the-Point-Obvious.


20 posted on 04/03/2014 10:09:19 PM PDT by ifinnegan
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To: LearsFool
Some use their site to promote good and censor evil. Some use their site to promote evil and censor good.
Now we know which category Kickstarter is in.

yup.
21 posted on 04/04/2014 12:01:37 AM PDT by GirlShortstop (Every person has a duty to seek and serve the truth. Abp Charles J. Chaput, OFMCap)
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To: Star Traveler

Actually it’s not censorship at all but political bias, and as others have pointed out, blacklisting.


22 posted on 04/04/2014 8:06:23 AM PDT by SoCal Pubbie
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To: Diago

I’m pretty sure this story is the first time I’ve ever seen the word ‘ankle’ used as a verb.


23 posted on 04/04/2014 10:29:43 AM PDT by WayneS (Help Control Politician Overpopulation - Spay or Neuter Your Senator or Congressman Today!)
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To: Diago

He certainly has an executive pardon coming from Obongo ... this guy probably is on The Blackhouse Christmas card list!


24 posted on 04/05/2014 9:04:52 PM PDT by galtman (America is great because she is good. If America ceases to be good, America will cease to be great.)
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To: Diago
If they would have just said “Gosnell, a man who once had a thought for two seconds at age 8 of becoming a Catholic Priest” (obviously not true) the site would have let them do whatever they wanted. Because twisting the story of a serial killer into one that has even the ever so slightest hint of a religious mass murderer would win an Oscar for best documentary. The left would have contributed heavily. And then, hey, after the donations are in it's like everything else— filmmakers/editors “creative license”. And oops! We were wrong about the Priest part!

Seriously, yeah Kickstarter is a private company but their hypocrisy will give other fundraising sites, including those for sick children, a bad name. And if the movie makers were gay would kickstarter have to run their project description as described? After all, we already know you have to bake a cake at your private business for gay couples even if you don't want to. (I still can't understand why you would want to eat something someone was forced to prepare for you, when you could give the business to some one who thinks the same as you.)

25 posted on 04/05/2014 9:08:40 PM PDT by MacMattico
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To: a fool in paradise

Liberals decry the McCarthy era blacklisting of Communists while developing a similar blacklist of conservatives today.


26 posted on 04/05/2014 10:20:19 PM PDT by tbw2
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To: ifinnegan

“Thank you Captain Beside-the-Point-Obvious.” :^D

You forgot to add:

Captain Failed-To-Read-Up-On-The-Issue


27 posted on 04/05/2014 10:33:20 PM PDT by This Just In
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To: Star Traveler

Do yourself a favor and familiarize yourself with the facts before voicing an uneducated opinion.

The issue is not about censorship. This issue in this regard concerns a website which claims to support and serve individuals seeking to enlist financial donors to their film projects. Due to the topic of the documentary, the producers of the film were singled out under false claims. Claims which the producers qualified by showing Kickstarters bias as well as their hypocrisy.

Get a clue.


28 posted on 04/05/2014 10:39:48 PM PDT by This Just In
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To: tbw2
I looked at the kickstarter community standards. I guess they found this to be "offensive". If someone's comic book about Thor being cooler than Jesus because this "son of God" kicks ass rather than letting himself get crucified (which is stated as such in the kickstarter campaign) is okay, then they need to spell out in detail what "offenses" are permissible.

There is a political litmus test and we'd be fools not to speak out against the double standard.

I'm unable to find that comic fundraiser today, but I did find this one:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1159742006/space-bastards-comic-book

Clearly violent and bloody imagery is NOT prohibited in kickstarter campaigns, let alone names and images "offensive" to some peoples' beliefs.

29 posted on 04/06/2014 9:02:40 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: “Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?”)
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To: MacMattico
And if the movie makers were gay would kickstarter have to run their project description as described? After all, we already know you have to bake a cake at your private business for gay couples even if you don't want to. (I still can't understand why you would want to eat something someone was forced to prepare for you, when you could give the business to some one who thinks the same as you.)

You bring up a good point about "denial of services".

If a photographer declines to accept a potential client's same sex wedding (in a state that does not recognize same sex marriages, no less), could he survive claiming that it "goes against 'his' community standards" (which by evidence of Kickstarter, do not need to be explicitly stated, just vague references to being offensive)?

30 posted on 04/07/2014 5:19:51 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: “Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?”)
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