Skip to comments.Midwest Theaters Ban 'Fahrenheit 9/11'
Posted on 07/04/2004 8:04:15 AM PDT by KeyLargo
Midwest Theaters Ban 'Fahrenheit 9/11'
By The Associated Press
July 3, 2004, 2:13 PM CDT
DECORAH, Iowa -- The president of a company that owns movie theaters in Iowa and Nebraska is refusing to show director Michael Moore's "Fahrenheit 9/11."
R.L. Fridley, owner of Des Moines-based Fridley Theatres, says the controversial documentary incites terrorism.
Fridley said in an e-mail message to company managers that the company does not "play political propaganda films from either the right or the left."
"Our country is in a war against an enemy who would destroy our way of life, our culture and kill our people," Fridley wrote. "These barbarians have shown through (the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001) and the recent beheadings that they will stop at nothing. I believe this film emboldens them and divides our country even more."
"Fahrenheit 9/11" won best picture at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival and has grossed millions of dollars at the box office. Moore won an Academy Award for an earlier work, "Bowling for Columbine."
Critics accuse the film of being an unfair and inaccurate portrayal about President Bush's policies before and after Sept. 11, 2001. Copyright © 2004, The Associated Press
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Big props to American patriot R.L. Fridley.
Praise God! Everyone should thank this man for what he has done.
(It goes without saying that the left is too stupid to understand that only the government can censor something.)
And no, this is not "Censorship". In case any liberals are watching. It is the owners right to choose what his theaters show.
Good for Mr. Fridley. Now if only the boycott would catch on with other theater management around the U.S.
Here's another group of theaters who refused to join the dark side;
Local petition protests decision: GKC won't show 'Fahrenheit 9/11'
Key words: political propaganda films
I am certain that the libs will play this up as censorship and violation of the First Amendment.
Doesn't matter. The University of Nebraska at Lincoln took up the slack and used taxpayer money to show it instead.
I wouldn't worry much about it being shown at a university. If you don't offer beer with the ticket...most kids aren't going in. They all have better things to do than watch movies.
The Lode Theatre in Houghton will show "Fahrenheit 9/11" daily for at least the next two weeks-the only theater in the Upper Peninsula currently doing so.
Wouldn't you just know, that's the city we live near. :-(
Just sent a hearty thanks!!
letter of thanks just sent off.
Remember - we do not care what the left screams. They continually scream and would scream at us if we were in bed asleep.
That is what they do - scream - because they do not have this country in their hands.
Thanx Slim. I sent a thank you to them myself.
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