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 Post subject: ABC sanitizes Spike Lee
PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 2006 4:40 pm 
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Lee's Katrina doc stripped of Bush criticism. Check out both versions and see how ABC sanitized Lee.

http://www.alternet.org/blogs/video/40592/#comments

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Didn't Spike have anything to say about it? That doesn't sound like him, unless he's become a Bushie promoter. I don't know if he was or not..do you, Sadie?

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I don't know yet. He had plenty bad to say about Bush in the unedited version. I imagine he will have plenty to say when he realizes how ABC "cleaned" it up.

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i skimmed over a review of the piece yesterday in the usa today. from what i could gather the story by lee wasn't quite meant to be an unobjective hardcore documentary.

but he doesn't sound like much of a bushicon.

i'd have to peruse the doc a little more closely and probably will when viewing times show up.

the katrina situation sure is a sad commentary on what's wrong with this nation and it's penchant for ignoring those who are at the bottom of the food chain so to speak.

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The entire documentary is a Bush criticism, as well as an indictment of our unbelievably misguided acceptance of this country's institutions. What a desperate attempt at censorship the ABC edits must have been. Now ABC has reduced itself to an accomplice to murder, due solely to peer pressure.


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 Post subject: Spike Lee's Documentary
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I found this article about Spike Lee and the making of his documentary in Newsweek. Here is part of the story and the link to read the rest.

But generally speaking, Lee makes sure that "When the Levees Broke" belongs to the spirited, ordinary survivors of New Orleans, like Phyllis Montana LeBlanc, who deserved better than to be called "refugees" in their own country. For them, this documentary isn't over. LeBlanc draws laugh after laugh in the film, but in real life she still panics every time she feels a raindrop. When a storm hits, she runs down the street to a friend's trailer and locks the door until it passes. She'd like to take something for her nerves, but that would require getting in line at 3 a.m. to see a city-appointed mental-health specialist. For her, Lee's film was more than just a chance to tell the world her story. It was therapy. "To be honest, I'm not sure what I would have done if Spike hadn't come when he did," she says. "I had a nervous breakdown right after Katrina, and I was fighting every day not to have another one. But talking about it to someone who I know cared about me and the people who suffered through this—it saved my sanity in a way. And I'm sure I'm not the only one."

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/14322933/

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