MEDIA WATCH: Eisner says no Moore to controversial film

Moviegoers will have to decide if Fahrenheit 9/11 is the truth about 9/11 or just another of Michael Moore's personal attacks on President Bush.

Moviegoers will have to decide if Fahrenheit 9/11 is the truth about 9/11 or just another of Michael Moore's personal attacks on President Bush.

Clearly, however, Disney's muddled handling of the Miramax-owned film does little to improve Michael Eisner's fading reputation. Why Disney allowed Miramax to produce the film in the first place remains unclear. Overall, the ensuing coverage has clearly positioned Miramax as the winner when it sells off the film in an ever-increasing bidding war. Most frequent messages 1. Michael Moore is the master of self-promotion 2. No surprise that Disney won't distribute 3. Miramax comes away a winner 4. Eisner claims that Disney is non-partisan 5. Disney has blocked Miramax films before Based on 30 newspaper editorials and columns appearing between May 10-17, 2004 Evaluation and analysis by Delahaye Medialink

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