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Posted: 10/15/2004 12:15:58 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/15/2004 12:17:28 PM EDT by jkstexas2001]

'Fahrenheit 9/11' To Be Shown At Polling Site
Resident Plans To Take Issue To Court
POSTED: 10:17 AM EDT October 15, 2004

ELYRIA, Ohio -- A hot-button film believed by some to be anti-Bush is getting multiple viewings at a local polling place the week before the election, NewsChannel5 reported.

Some say the West River branch library should not be playing politics.

Library user Jim Pengov is seeing red.

"Initially, I was floored," said Pengov, an Elyria resident.

Should 'Fahrenheit 9/11' Be Shown At Library?Should 'Fahrenheit 9/11' be shown at library that will
be a polling place?

The library is a polling place on Nov. 2 and the controversial movie critical of President George W. Bush is set to air three times the weekend before the election.

"They just got a one-mill levy passed. Taxpayers, like it or not, are paying for Michael Moore to spread his rhetoric at an official polling site two days before an election -- in a key state," Pengov said.

Librarian Debby Kressa said she is surprised by the complaints.

Kressa said the move came in and she just wanted to accommodate all the people on a waiting list to sign the movie out, so she thought it would be a good idea to show the film in the library's movie room.

The library posted an announcement that "Farenhype 9/11" will be aired as well. Officials are hoping that this will provide political balance for airing "Fahrenheit 9/11."

Pengov said because the library is a tax-exempt nonprofit organization he will go to court next week to try to stop the library from showing the movie at a polling site.

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Link Posted: 10/15/2004 12:19:04 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/15/2004 12:22:21 PM EDT

Originally Posted By MillerSHO:
As long as they show Fahrenhype 9/11 also, all will be well.

Im not so sure, since most people will probaly only watch one and leave.
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