BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (AP) – Viewers expecting to tune into a weekly public access show Wednesday night found themselves instead watching the political documentary Fahrenheit 9/11.

The surprise showing of the film – which paints President Bush as an inept leader who rushed into war in Iraq – prompted a few angry phone calls to Times Warner Cable.

Callers were concerned about the content, violence and profanity of the uncensored showing, David Whalen, a spokesman for the cable company, told the Press & Sun-Bulletin, of Binghamton.

Wilton Vought, who has produced a two hour public-access show for over a year. The Fahrenheit 911 tape was programmed into the company’s automated system, and was broadcast.

Time Warner is not responsible for the content of programming and is prohibited from exerting editorial control over the public access channel.

Vought could not be reached for comment but told WNBF radio in Binghamton that he was “curious as to why it’s a big deal.”



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