Remember the trumpeting of Freedom of Speech in America versus the religious strictures of fundamental Islam?
Ok, so does this mean that GWB ranks above God and Christ in the American panoply?
I mean, why else would US theatre chains effectively BAN showing of this movie?
Where is the protest in the streets, the baying for blood that the rights of expression and speech can be limited so?
Or is it true that the American right wing does have two faces.
Two major U.S. cinema chains say they will not show a controversial new movie that depicts the assassination of President George W. Bush, while the film's distributor defended it as a thoughtful political thriller.
A third major chain said it was undecided on whether to show "Death of a President".
The movie is scheduled to open in U.S. on October 27 and its backers said they are booking it into many regional venues and art houses, despite being shunned by the large chains.
The fictional film is told like a documentary that tracks the political drama behind an investigation into Bush's murder in October 2007. It has raised a ruckus because it uses digital technology to depict Bush being gunned down.
Regal Entertainment Group, the No. 1 U.S. cinema operator with more than 6,300 screens in 40 states, will not show the movie because of its subject matter, Regal spokesman Dick Westerling said.
"We do not feel it is appropriate to portray the future assassination of a president, therefore we do not intend to program this film at any of our cinemas," he said.
Westerling said Regal has received "numerous phone calls and e-mails" supporting the company and even if the film became a hit in other venues, Regal would stand by its decision.
Cinemark USA, which operates roughly 2,500 screens in 34 states, told show business newspaper The Hollywood Reporter it would not screen the film.
A spokeswoman for AMC Entertainment, which runs 5,600 screens, told Reuters her company had yet to make a decision.
Definitely two faces...
(Hat tip Digby at Hullabaloo)