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