[lit-ideas] Re: Possible ban on Fahrenheit 911 ads

  • From: Ceridwen Harris <cmharris@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 24 Jun 2004 16:09:32 -0400

Hi Andreas - this is an interesting story - can you give met he citation 
for the story (and a url if it's available online).

as I want to enter it into another discussion group



At 03:23 PM 24/06/2004, you wrote:
>Fahrenheit 9/11 ban?
>Ads for Moores movie could be stopped on July 30
>By Alexander Bolton
>Michael Moore may be prevented from advertising his controversial new
>movie, Fahrenheit 9/11, on television or radio after July 30 if the
>Federal Election Commission (FEC) today accepts the legal advice of
>its general counsel.
>At the same time, a Republican-allied 527 soft-money group is
>preparing to file a complaint against Moores film with the FEC for
>violating campaign-finance law.
>In a draft advisory opinion placed on the FECs agenda for todays
>meeting, the agencys general counsel states that political documentary
>filmmakers may not air television or radio ads referring to federal
>candidates within 30 days of a primary election or 60 days of a
>general election.
>The opinion is generated under the new McCain-Feingold
>campaign-finance law, which prohibits corporate-funded ads that
>identify a federal candidate before a primary or general election.
>The FEC ruling may also affect promotion of a slew of other upcoming
>political documentaries and films, such as Uncovered: The Whole Truth
>About the Iraq War, which opens in August, The Corporation, about
>democratic institutions being subsumed by the corporate agenda, or
>Silver City, a recently finished film by John Sayles that criticizes
>the Bush administration.
>Another film, The Hunting of the President, which investigates whether
>Bill Clinton was the victim of a vast conspiracy, could be subject to
>regulations if it mentions Bush or members of Congress in its ads.
>Since the FEC considers the Republican presidential convention
>scheduled to begin Aug. 30 a national political primary in which Bush
>is a candidate, Moore and other politically oriented filmmakers could
>not air any ad mentioning Bush after July 30.
>That could make advertising for the film after July difficult since it
>is all about the Bush administration and what Moore regards as its
>mishandling of the war on terrorism and the decision to invade Iraq.
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