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Monday, July 19, 2004

I Don't Know Much, But I Know I Love... Michael Moore

"'Ms. (Linda) Ronstadt was hired to entertain the guests of the Aladdin, not to espouse political views,' the casino said...

...A statement issued by the Aladdin said Ronstadt had been 'escorted out of the hotel' just after her performance and said the performer would 'not be welcomed back.'"

Pro-Michael Moore statements got the singer kicked out of the Aladdin Casino & Resort Saturday night. Reuters has the evening's tale of the audience's reaction: polite discussion, orderly exiting of the arena and praising the singer for exercising her right to free speech, NOT!

"...Ronstadt's comments drew loud boos, and some of the 4,500 people in attendance stormed out of the theater. People also tore down concert posters and tossed cocktails into the air.

'It was a very ugly scene,' Aladdin President Bill Timmins told The Associated Press. 'She praised him and all of a sudden all bedlam broke loose.'"

One would have thought she would have had a handle on the political predilections of her fans. Oops.

However, Mr Moore has words of thanks to the singer, and the mandatory indignant-letter-to-corporate-defiler-of-free-speech up on his website, to Aladdin President Bill Timmins.

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