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  •  I doubt that M. Moore can (none)
    officially give his permission to air F9/11 on public access TV.  However, I can imagine that when asked he says something like, "what?  what?  can't hear you.  must be a bad connection.  you're just going to have to do what you think is right since I can't hear a damn word you're saying.  Sorry.  Bye."

    Dubya: selected, ineffective, rejected

    by vaughn on Thu Oct 21, 2004 at 03:18:02 PM PDT

    •  Moore gave his permission last week (none)
      on the Tonight Show. (IIRC, it was last Friday)

      He said:
      "I'll give the movie F 9/11 to Sinclair, at no charge, if they will run it directly before or after the anti-Kerry film.

      Lifelong member of the RBC...never more critical than in 2004

      by maggiemae on Thu Oct 21, 2004 at 03:50:23 PM PDT

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      •  There's a difference between a public (none)
        statement and legal permission.  Legally, broadcasting it is problematic because he really does have a contractual obligation to the DVD distributor not to broadcast.  What I am saying is that he appears perfectly willing to turn a blind eye.  Also, I'm not saying that it would be impossible to strike some deal with his DVD distributor that permits Sinclair to broadcast it, but it would cost Moore big time--DVD distributor won't roll over, that's why the pay-per-view deal was nixed.  Given that fact, it far more unlikely that the DVD distrib would ever say yes to public airways.  And it's unlikely that Moore will ever have to worry about Sinclair calling...

        I can just about guarantee you that the public access broadcasts are not cleared thru legal channels.

        Dubya: selected, ineffective, rejected

        by vaughn on Thu Oct 21, 2004 at 05:37:06 PM PDT

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