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Big-time producer’s bold reaction to michael moore being ousted from academy position

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Revmitchell, Aug 31, 2013.

  1. Revmitchell

    Revmitchell Well-Known Member
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    Feb 18, 2006
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    In a move that went nearly unnoticed last month, left-leaning filmmaker Michael Moore was ousted from his position as a governor on the Academy’s documentary board...

    ...Moore, who reportedly lost the spot in July, is famous for his films, yes, but he’s arguable more famous for being an outspoken liberal.

    And it was Moore’s famously liberal beliefs that prompted Molen to seek his removal as a governor overseeing the process of nominating documentaries, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

    “Foxes shouldn’t guard hen houses and Michael Moore shouldn’t have been in charge of the documentary nominating process at the Academy,” Molen’s letter reads.

    This isn’t the first time that Molen has voiced his displeasure with the liberal filmmaker’s presence on the board. When Moore first made his way to the documentary branch in 2010, Molen wrote a scathing letter to president Hawk Koch, Molen criticizing the decision.

    In the letter, Molen insinuated that conservative author Dinesh D’Souza’s “2016: Obama’s America” was snubbed at the direction of Moore. Molen also requested that Koch see that “2016” get “a fair shake,” The Hollywood Reporter notes.

    “We’ve already experienced a time in Hollywood where an atmosphere of oppression and fear was prevalent and people were punished for their political views. Let us make sure that never happens again,” he wrote in his letter to Koch.

    Molen echoed similar sentiments in his letter to Isaacs: “I look forward to next year’s voting being more in line with what the Oscar audiences would expect.”

  2. poncho

    poncho Well-Known Member

    Mar 30, 2004
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    It's about time someone showed that liberal authoritarian gatekeeper the door.