Monday, May 26, 2003

Bought and paid for?
The Center for Public Integrity [via] is reporting that FCC has been showered with nearly $2.8 million in travel and entertainment over the past eight years, largely from the same industries the agency regulates: ["FCC Takes Junkets at Industry Expense "]

Moore's site hacked!
Filmmaker Michael Moore's Web site was hacked sometime on Sunday although it was quickly fixed. World Net Daily is reporting the incident as an exclusive ["Michael Moore website in Oscar hack attack"] but it looks like the Dumb Celeb blog beat them by a couple of hours ["Michael Moore"]. They even have a screenshot of the page! The hacker placed a link to a site [""] requesting assistance in petitioning the Academy of Arts and Sciences to rescind Moore's documentary award for "Bowling for Columbine," claiming that Moore lied in the production of the film rendering it "fiction" and not a "documentary." leads to another link: ["Truth About Bowling"]; a devistating indictment by attorney David Hardy, claiming that Moore doctored numerous footage, dates, facts, and other information to promote his anti-gun violence agenda. Since I haven't seen the film, I can't really comment on the legitimacy of the specifics. But if the claims are true, this is a serious problem.

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