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Posted by: Anonymous Coward on July 17, 2004 06:04 AM
Whoopi Goldberg punished over Bush remark
www.chinaview.cn 2004-07-16 19:50:30


        BEIJING, July 16 (Xinhuanet) -- Famous American actress Whoopi Goldberg has become the latest victim of political backlash because of her remarks criticizing President Bush at a recent political rally.


        A diet food company called "Slim-Fast" has dropped the comedy queen from its advertising campaign because the company's executives were unhappy with anti-Bush remarks Goldberg made at a recent political rally. CRIENGLISH.com reported Friday.


        Goldberg said protecting a business and being an artist couldn't be mixed in America and she refused to be interviewed about the matter.


        The Slim-Fast Foods Co. is based in Florida, where President Bush's brother Jeb is governor.


        Earlier, Walt Disney Films refused to release Michael Moore's "Fahrenheit 9/11" because the CEO, Michael Eisner, said the company did not want such a film in the middle of the presidential election campaign.

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-07/16/cont<nobr>e<wbr></nobr> nt_1607232.htm

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