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WSJ: Vigilante Justice? Texas Refuses to Pay ‘Machete’ Producers.

The Texas Film Commission says it will refuse to pay $1.75 million in state incentives to the movie’s producers citing a state law that allows the state to refuse to pay incentives for ‘content that portrays Texas or Texans in a negative fashion.’”  First Amendment, only when convenient. Corrected; see comments.

12/10/10 • 07:20 AM • CorrectionsEntertainmentPolitics • (3) Comments


I don’t see this as a First Amendment issue. They aren’t telling Rodriguez he can’t make the movie but that money allocated to improve Texas’s image and economy won’t go to films that don’t do both.

Posted by BillSaysThis on 12/10/10 at 10:37 AM

Well now, that’s true. I’m sorry, Texas. My apologies.

Posted by Garret P Vreeland on 12/10/10 at 11:29 AM

Texas says, hey, no problemo, we’re mighty magnanimous. Well, they would say it if they actually were and could spell words with more than eight letters.

Posted by BillSaysThis on 12/10/10 at 03:10 PM


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