Sorry guys, but some people need reading lessons. Here's what Moore said, according to the article :
But in the CNN interview he said: "Almost a year ago, after we'd started making the film, the chairman of Disney, Michael Eisner, told my agent he was upset Miramax had made the film and he will not distribute it."
Where's the stunt? Where's the lie? Moore has been quite blunt about the whole thing. Here's what you can read on hos web site today :
"In April of 2003, I signed a deal with Miramax, a division of the Walt Disney Co., to finance and distribute my next movie, Fahrenheit 9/11. (The original financier had backed out; I will tell that story at a later date.) In my contract it is stated that Miramax will distribute my film in the U.S. through Disney's distribution arm, Buena Vista Distribution. It also gives Miramax the rights to distribute and sell the movie around the world.
A month later, after shooting started, Michael Eisner insisted on meeting with my agent, Ari Emanuel. Eisner was furious that Miramax signed this deal with me. According to Mr. Emanuel, Eisner said he would never let my film be distributed through Disney even though Mr. Eisner had not seen any footage or even read the outline of the film. Eisner told my agent that he did not want to anger Jeb Bush, the governor of Florida. The movie, he believed, would complicate an already complicated situation with current and future Disney projects in Florida, and that many millions of dollars of tax breaks and incentives were at stake."
This article is ONE journalist's personnel interpretation of what Moore said. Considering that I didn't read anything similar, interpretation wise, in any other media, pleaaaaaaaaase, take this article for what it is: a personnel interpretation. There's nothing close to a consensus in the medias about this interpretation, right?
The way some of you jumped on this simply because it comforted your opinion on Moore is pathetic, to say the least...
Never let the facts get in the way of a good theory.