[Marxism] Fwd: Michael Moore letter to las vegas
cutemdown2003 at yahoo.com
Wed Jul 21 14:08:55 MDT 2004
Subject: Fwd: Michael Moore letter to las vegas
> Open Letter to Bill Timmins, President Aladdin Casino and Hotel
> Bill Timmins
> Aladdin Casino and Hotel
> Las Vegas, NV
> July 20, 2004
> Dear Mr. Timmins:
> I understand from the news reports I've read that, after Linda Ronstadt, one
> of America's greatest singers, dedicated a song to me from your stage on
> Saturday night, you instructed your security guards to remove her from the Aladdin,
> which they did.
> What country do you live in? Last time I checked, Las Vegas is still in the United States. And in the United States, we have something called "The First
> Amendment." This constitutional right gives everyone here the right to say
> whatever they want to say. All Americans hold this right as sacred. Many of our
> young people put on a uniform and risk their lives to defend it. My film is all
> about asking the questions that should have been asked before those brave
> soldiers were sent into harms way.
> For you to throw Linda Ronstadt off the premises because she dared to say a
> few words in support of me and my film, is simply stupid and Un-American.
> Frankly, I have never heard of such a thing happening. I read that you
> wouldn't even let her go back up to her room at your hotel! Are you crazy? For crying
> out loud, it was a song DEDICATION! To "Desperado!" Every American loves that
> song! Sure, some people didn't like the dedication, and that's their right.
> But neither they nor you have the right to remove her from your building when all
> she did was exercise her AMERICAN right to speak her mind.
> Of all the things that go on in Las Vegas, this is what creates the need for
> serious action? What about the other half of the crowd at the Aladdin who,
> according to the Las Vegas Sun, cheered her when she made her remarks? Did you
> throw them out, too?
> I think you owe Ms. Ronstadt an apology. And I have an idea how you can make
> it up to her -- and to the millions of Americans you have offended. Invite
> her back and I'll join her in singing "America the Beautiful" on your stage.
> Then I will show "Fahrenheit 9/11" free of charge to all your guests and anyone
> else in Las Vegas who wants to see it.
> Mr. Timmins, as the song "Desperado" says -- "Come to your senses!" How can
> you refuse this offer? I await your reply.
> Michael Moore
> Director, "Fahrenheit 9/11"
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