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Outrageous anti-American video posted on 3-month anniversary of WTC attacks
14 Dec 2001
The Church of Euthanasia has just released a four-minute music video titled "I Like to Watch," which explores connections between the news coverage of the September 11 attacks, professional sports, and pornography. The themes are woven together, and shown to be interchangeable forms of mass entertainment.
I'm writing to bring an interesting free speech case to your attention. The Church of Euthanasia has just released a four-minute music video titled "I Like to Watch," which explores connections between the voyeuristic news coverage of the September 11 attacks, professional sports, and pornography. The themes are woven together, and shown to be interchangeable forms of mass entertainment. I believe the video is likely to be supressed in the near future, for several reasons:

(1) It makes savage fun of Americans in general, and the current epidemic of patriotism in particular. In the most extreme shots, a giant penis ejaculates on the Pentagon's tongue, a tongue licks the tower as it's being penetrated by the plane, and an American flag is used to wipe up sperm.

(2) Almost all of the source material is copyrighted news footage. It can certainly be argued (correctly) that the video is a statire, and therefore qualifies for a fair use exemption, but that won't necessarily stop the news media from taking legal action. On the other hand, they may be deterred somewhat by the
potential for greater publicity.

The video is currently being hosted by IIC Internet, but it's unclear what commitment IIC has to free speech, if any. As soon as the wrong people hear about it, I suspect the video will come down in a hurry, and stay down. To watch the video online, go to this URL:

http://www.churchofeuthanasia.org/catalog/video.html

Note that the video contains adult content.

Regards,

Captain Vile
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