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Michael Moore to Do a Katrina Film

Thursday, 15 September 2005 12:00 AM

A Political Look at Hollywood

Old Media's Death Agenda

Rather than fight a lawsuit brought by CNN, the feds have raised the white flag in the face of a Clinton appointee's adverse ruling.

U.S. District Court Judge Keith Ellison issued a temporary restraining order against a policy announced by Army Lt. Gen. Russel Honore, who is overseeing the federal relief effort in New Orleans. The policy would have prevented the media from showing the dead bodies recovered from New Orleans in the aftermath of Katrina.

The Clinton appointee was likely to grant a permanent injunction so the government announced its decision not to pursue the policy.

Go figure. After 9/11 the mainstream media said they wanted to protect the public. They didn't want to show the planes flying into buildings. They didn't want to show the people leaping out of the burning towers. They didn't want to show the bodies being recovered.

But now they are willing to go to court to force the showing of the dead bodies being retrieved in New Orleans.

The Left Coast Report believes there's only one explanation for the media behavior: If Americans would have been able to see the dead bodies after 9/11, they would have been mad at our enemies; if Americans see dead bodies coming out of New Orleans, the media are hoping that they will be mad at Republicans.

The New York Times vs. Geraldo

It all started when Allessandra Stanley of the New York Times reported that Geraldo Rivera had nudged other rescuers out of the way so that he could stay in view of his camera crew. 

Geraldo's crew was filming him as he helped folks evacuate from a home for the elderly.

Geraldo is alleging that the Times is wrong, and he says he can prove it. He claims to have a video that shows a soldier was unable to gain access. However, the soldier was never nudged by Geraldo.

Stanley's reply? "You didn't see the same tape," she said.

Geraldo is apparently hopping mad. He comments on the Times' "arrogance, an institutional arrogance that somehow prohibits them from admitting their mistake. The fact that they refuse to correct it is arrogance, it's an anti-Fox bias. It's also a kind of superiority … a social and cultural superiority."

The Left Coast Report sees the match-up between the New York Times and Geraldo as a real credibility contest. Which one is telling the truth? Well, one is a news source that is always being laughed at and made fun of and the other is Geraldo.

Michael Moore to Do a Katrina Film

Michael Moore took time out from his busy Florida Fat Farm schedule to tell the world that he's seriously thinking about making another fact-free documentary. This one will supposedly be about Katrina.

Moore makes the charge that the damage caused wasn't due to the hurricane. Rather it was the result of decisions made by the Bush administration.

In my new book "Hollywood Nation," I explore the propaganda techniques Moore uses in his documentary making. 

The chapter called "Media Mindbend" includes an interview with a propaganda and PSYOPS expert who dissects Moore's last brainwashing effort "Fahrenheit 9/11." The conclusion: Like Josef Goebbels and Leni Riefenstahl, Moore utilizes the most sophisticated propaganda mechanisms out there.

Looking at his track record, it wouldn't surprise me if in his Katrina film Moore finds a way to connect the George Bush, Karl Rove, Saudi and Fox News dots. 

Maybe he'll stumble upon a weather machine in Riyadh that's capable of destroying refineries, raising gas prices, targeting blacks and making Dem senators cry.

Incidentally, while other celebs are writing out checks and performing at benefit concerts, Moore is telling his followers via his Web site to send their money, not to the Salvation Army or the Red Cross, but instead to the Veterans for Peace and Cindy Sheehan.

The Left Coast Report notes that, in Moore's world, after food and water, what hurricane victims really need is some anti-war propaganda.

Kanye West's White Rap

Top hip-hopper Kanye West was booed by a crowd at the recent NFL kickoff show.

He appears to be a pretty confused guy.

West made the statement that Bush hates black people. And on Ellen DeGeneres' show, he said that "they want to sweep black people under the sink."

But at the same time, West is trying to make the case that white people use black slang because they're trying to be black.

I guess, according to Kanye, whites hate blacks but they long to be exactly like them.

In another West story, the hip-hopper is apparently planning on following in the fashion line footsteps of Diddy, Gwen Stefani and Def Jam colleague Jay-Z.

West will purportedly unveil a clothing line next year. "Now that I have a Grammy under my belt and 'Late Registration' [West's latest album] is finished, I am ready to launch my clothing line next spring."

The Left Coast Report hears that Senator Robert Byrd also plans to launch a fashion line - of designer pillowcases and sheets.

Hillary Hype TV

In "Hollywood Nation" I expose how Hollywood is aggressively pushing an agenda with its increasingly slanted "entertainment" product.

Set to debut in a couple of weeks is one of the most overhyped TV shows to hit the small screen since the launch of "The Left Wing" and its rabble-rousing Malibu prez. 

If you happened to be in So Cal over the past few months you're probably among the many who suffered multiple migraines after being repeatedly hammered with billboard messages proclaiming that "This Fall a Woman Will be President."

What folks were being programmed to tune into was ABC's "Commander in Chief," a series that has a cast that resembles the lineup of a major motion picture and apparently has a big-screen marketing budget to match.

Promo for the program actually began last July. The major roles are played by big name stars including Oscar winner Geena Davis, whose character is the vice president (an Independent, not a Republican) and who, after the Republican president has a stroke, becomes the first female president of the United States.

Donald Sutherland plays a conservative speaker of the House.

Natasha Henstridge, best known for her movie roles in "Species" and "The Whole Nine Yards," plays an assistant to Sutherland's character.

And actor and longtime radical activist Peter Coyote plays the vice presidential nominee chosen by Geena Davis' character.

The New York Times has affectionately dubbed the show a "liberal fantasy."

The Left Coast Report says let's make sure it stays that way.  


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