Wednesday, August 04, 2004

Here's some good news: "Outfoxed," the VERY independently-made documentary by Robert Greenwald, is available NOW on Netflix, and is the second-highest selling DVD on Amazon.com, according to the Associated Press. AND it will soon be playing in a limited number of theaters (including our own beloved Alamo Drafthouse). Newsday.com reports that:

"The documentary, which portrays Fox News Channel as far from its motto of 'fair and balanced,' opens Friday in one art-house theater in each of four cities: New York, Los Angeles, Washington and San Francisco. Then it will expand to other cities in upcoming weeks, distributor Cinema Libre Studios said Tuesday.
The film -- the full title of which is "Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism" -- is composed of clips compiled during weeks of round-the-clock taping of the network. Director Robert Greenwald is trying to demonstrate what he believes is a pattern of right-wing bias and support for the Republican agenda.
Until now, the liberal political groups MoveOn.Org and the Center for American Progress have organized thousands of "house parties" for people to watch the film together."

I ALMOST went to see this at Beerland, but when I heard we would have to sit on the floor, I changed my mind. There are some things my ass was never meant to see, and the floor of Beerland is one of them. But I felt pretty guilty about it; now I can go see it in the comfort of my own home! Yippee! Yay Netflix!

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