Democratic delegates are being offered a free ride in a hybrid car at their convention: LINK
The New York Post's Bill Sanderson reports that Rudy Giuliani is moonlighting as a restaurant critic for the GOP. LINK
"Angry cops, firefighters and teachers are planning a round-the-clock picket at Madison Square Garden -- and plan to ask other union members not to cross the line -- in a move that could massively disrupt preparations for the Republican National Convention," reports the New York Post's Heidi Singer. LINK
The New York Post's David Seifman reports, "Someone swiped an e-mail list of volunteers for the Republican National Convention, then advised them to contact Internet hate sites that disparage blacks, Jews and gays, The Post has learned." LINK
"Fahrenheit 9/11" hits theaters in France today and in England on Friday, Michael Moore is chatting with the foreign press in New York, and Variety's David Rooney and Gabriel Snyder write that "the prospect of a political doc doing an unprecedented $200 million plus worldwide is becoming ever more plausible."
If anybody (does anybody?) doubts the level of Michael Moore's self-importance, here's a quote from those interviews: "I wish I had been able to go to most of your countries to do press for the film," Moore said, "but we have an election coming up here and we decided that every day I spend outside the U.S. is a day away from our mission to remove Mr. Bush from the White House." LINK
And more from those interviews: Moore hopes for "regime change" in Australia and Japan and a British "Fahrenheit" 9/11. LINK and LINK
Deep inside the Gwinnett (Georgia) Daily Post is one of the finest analyses of where "Fahrenheit 9/11" is playing and how intertwined with political history it is. Elliott McLaughlin reports that "the movie is overwhelmingly landing in suburban, metro or college cities. In Georgia, the only theaters outside metro Atlanta showing the movie are in the state's five next largest cities and Gainesville. 'Go look at the voting pattern for the last governor's race, and it would probably give you a pretty good idea of where we're showing it,' said Bill Stembler, president of the Georgia Theatre Company, which is playing the movie in three of its 26 theaters in the state. 'In mid-sized and smaller markets, it was our assessment that it would not play particularly well there.' GTC originally showed the film in two suburban Atlanta markets, but opened it in Athens on Friday after deciding it would do well in a college town, Stembler said." LINK
We thought this one was interesting: "Moviegoers at the Jordan Landing Cinemark movies in West Jordan [Utah] received a unique greeting Monday from the ticket taker if they purchased tickets to 'Fahrenheit 9/11.' To each patron, he called out: 'Vote for Bush.' When queried, he said he was following instructions from management." LINK
Variety's Nicole Laporte reports that Sony has won the sweepstakes of who gets the "homevideo" deal for "Fahrenheit 9/11" -- over current distributor Lions Gate and Universal.
"Internationally renowned political analyst" Ilya Osadchuk has challenged Moore to a debate. LINK
And we can't resist. "Spider Man-2" has made a lot of money. A lot. LINK