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People's Daily joins Farenheit 9/11 speculation

The website of the Party mouthpiece People's Daily reports:

Fahrenheit 9/11 to become first imported documentary in China

Michael Moore's provocative anti-Bush documentary "Fahrenheit 9/11" is likely to become the first imported documentary in China.

Sources indicate there's a strong possibility some of the violent scenes will be cut if "Fahrenheit 9/11" is screened in China.

The film, which is currently playing in cinemas around North America, was the top ticket-seller last weekend.

You'd think that being reported in the Party newspaper would mean that this information is straight from the horse's mouth, but if you have a look at the bottom of the article, you will see this:

"Source: CRI"

What this probably means is that some lazy web editor copied the entire story from China Radio International, another state-owned media organization. A further indication of the care with which these stories are compiled is given by the caption of a photo of Michael Moore holding up his Palme d'Or: "Fahrenheit 9/11" director mulls movie about Blair".

The People's Daily story is here. An earlier Danwei report on Fahrenheit 9/11 in China is here.

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