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Fahrenheit 9/11 ban?
Ads for Moores movie could be stopped on July 30
Michael Moore may be prevented from advertising his controversial new movie, Fahrenheit 9/11, on television or radio after July 30 if the Federal Election Commission (FEC) today accepts the legal advice of its general counsel.. . .Another film, The Hunting of the President, which investigates whether Bill Clinton was the victim of a vast conspiracy, could be subject to regulations if it mentions Bush or members of Congress in its ads.. . .At issue in the FECs opinion is whether documentary films qualify for a media exemption, which allows members of the press to discuss political candidates freely in the days before an election. . .
Blackout in RussiaMOSCOW -- With the shutdown yesterday of TV-6, Russia has lost its last national television company not controlled by the government.
The action comes only nine months after the squelching of Russia's biggest privately owned communications group, Media-Most. Last April its main asset, the national TV channel NTV, was taken over by a government surrogate. The Kremlin's victory over TV-6 came more easily than the previous one and has provoked little public reaction.
Both operations were aimed at getting rid of defiant media tycoons: Vladimir Gusinsky, the former owner of Media-Most, and Boris Berezovsky, major shareholder of TV-6. . .