I’m not sure if this is a true story or if it’s shenanigans so don’t blame me if this whole thing turns out to be a load of hogwash but I got an email today from a shady source which contained a press release claiming that a documentary has been blocked by the U.S. State Department due to its inflammatory nature.
Part of the reason I think this may be shenanigans is due to the seemingly overt political spin it takes toward the middle. Rather than focusing on the documentary and what it could mean to viewers, the person who wrote this press release seems intent on indicting the state department for censorship.
Here’s the press release as I received it (spacing and spelling errors left intact)
Director Hans Mullers’ most recent documentary has been covertly BANNED by the State Department due to “caution based on violent reactions of recent incediary foreign documentaries.” This quote, from an email from an unnamed State Department official, is most certainly referring to the recent Sam Bacile film “Innocence of
Muslims” which caused an ambassador in Libya to be killed.
Censorship is un-American and we will fight this action. Corporatiions sponsoring State Department directives, even authoringizng them, is the end of freedom. Shadow Inc. shows this unholy alliance in full detail, which may spark violence in the Middle East and the United States.
Screenings, in secret locations are being planned in major US and international cities.
So, yeah, I’m not sure exactly what is going on here but it is my job (and indeed my duty) to report the news as it comes in so I would be remiss in not sharing this with all of you out there. If I receive any updates as to it’s authenticity, I’ll make sure to write an update as soon as possible.