....LMB: "Right-Wing Film Festival"....

October 06, 2004

Some months back, I heard that angry conservatives were going to stage a film festival. In the wake of Fahrenheit 9/11, they were upset that their voices were not being heard (what? You've got the president, both wings of Congress, Fox News and talk radio. Shut the fuck up. I mean... anyway...), and decided to screen a bunch of conservative films in the heart of the liberal beast, Hollywood itself.

Apparently "The Liberty Film Festival" took place this weekend (although it more accurately would've been called the "Anti-Michael Moore Film Festival"). I found a review of the Festival on movie geek site Ain't It Cool News. I'll warn you, the review's written by a Republican who greatly enjoyed the festival, but still, I think it's worth a look.

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Sheesh! That creeped me out!

Posted by: Woody at October 6, 2004 07:20 PM

Eh, not impressed. His prejudices shine through rather early, which makes it a less than enjoyable read. After he decided to arbitrarily assign the 120 million people Stalin killed to the entire governmental/economic system of communism, I just gave up.

Posted by: Robby at October 7, 2004 10:30 AM

Jesus, this guy is completely insane. Who the f finds Ann Coulter sexy? Her pathetic attempts to condone American Imperialism as some form of Christian obligation to the rest of the world is nothing short of deranged manifest destiny wrapped in the bible. Sure, she's witty and clever, all the more reason to question the motives of such a person to back the BushCo. vision of global duplicity and mayhem. There is nothing so distasteful as a modern American whose sole duty in life appears to be to promote whatever asinine Republican agenda is currently smothering the universe. Here's a clue Annie: facism isn't sexy. As to Bill Maher, very progressive of you to consider her a friend; aim higher. Regarding the festival, why not use the massive success to springboard the 'Silence Free Speech Festival,' or even better, the 'End of Political Analysis Festival.' Let me see if I understand the far right criticisms; Michael Moore, a liberal documentary filmmaker, has distorted the Republican agenda by producing a film which offers the White House platform through the words of the President, his cabinet and advisors, which was released over a year ago. I just read that the Sinclair Group, a major Republican donor and TV conglomerate, will be airing a Kerry bashing film on television just 2 weeks before the election, in several battleground states, which will no doubt reach many millions of Americans. Will a similar Bushumentary receive equal time? Not on your life; thanks Liberal controlled media. Everything I read and see of the NeoCons and their vulgar and obvious attempts to obfuscate and distort reality, to create the environment for more voting irregularities, and their utter lack of responsibility for their disastrous, ruinous policies, makes me question the sanity of anyone who could support the worst President and administration in US history. With all due respect, they are either insanes, or have something to gain by supporting lies and strong arm tactics over truth and liberty. Tonight's final debate should be the last time Bush can face an expectant nation and regurgitate how everything'll be fine if y'all just stop watching the news, or reading the papers or thinking for yourselves.

Posted by: jr at October 13, 2004 09:26 AM
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November 16, 2004

Tales of Media Woe

Senate May Ram Copyright Bill- one of the most depressing stories of the day that didn't involve death or bombs. It's the music and movie industries' wet dream. It criminalizes peer-to-peer software makers, allows the government to file civil lawsuits on behalf of these media industries, and eliminates fair use. Fair use is the idea that I can use a snippet of a copyrighted work for educational, political, or satirical purposes, without getting permission from the copyright-holder first.

And most tellingly, the bill legalizes technology that would automatically skip over "obejctionable content" (i.e. sex and violence) in a DVD, but bans devices that would automatically skip over commericals. This is a blatant, blatant, blatant gift to the movie industry. Fuck the movie industry, fuck the music industry, fuck the Senate.

Music industry aims to send in radio cops- the recording industry says that you're not allowed to record songs off the radio, be it real radio or internet radio. And now they're working on preventing you from recording songs off internet radio through a mixture of law and technological repression (although I imagine their techno-fixes will get hacked pretty quickly).

The shocking truth about the FCC: Censorship by the tyranny of the few- blogger Jeff Jarvis discovers that the recent $1.2 million FCC fine against a sex scene in Fox's "Married By America" TV show was not levied because hundreds of people wrote the FCC and complained. It was not because 159 people wrote in and complained (which is the FCC's current rationale). No, thanks to Jarvis' FOIA request, we find that only 23 people (of the show's several million viewers) wrote in and complained. On top of that, he finds that 21 of those letters were just copy-and-paste email jobs that some people attached their names to. Jarvis then spins this a bit by saying that "only 3" people actually wrote letters to the FCC, which is misleading but technically true. So somewhere between 3 and 23 angry people can determine what you can't see on television. Good to know.

Reuters Union Considers Striking Over Layoffs- will a strike by such a major newswire service impact the rest of the world's media?

Pentagon Starts Work On War Internet- the US military is talking about the creation of a global, wireless, satellite-aided computer network for use in battle. I think I saw a movie about this once...

Conservative host returns to the air after week suspension for using racial slur- Houston radio talk show host (and somtime Rush Limbaugh substitute) Mark Belling referred to Mexican-Americans as "wetbacks" on his show. He was suspended for a couple of weeks, and then submitted a written apology for the racial slur to a local newspaper. But he seems to be using the slur and its surrounding controversy to boost his conservative cred with his listeners.

Stay Tuned for Nudes- Cleveland TV news anchor Sharon Reed aired a story about artist Spencer Tunick, who uses large numbers of naked volunteers in his installations and photographs. The news report will be unique in that it will not blur or black-out the usual naughty bits. The story will air late at night, when it's allegedly okay with the FCC if you broadcast "indecent" material. The author of this article doesn't seem to notice that Reed first claims that this report is a publicity stunt, but then claims it's a protest against FCC repression. I'd like to think it's the latter, but I'm not that much of a sucker.

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