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September 7, 2006

Demand ABC Correct Their 9/11 Film

Posted by Phil on September 7, 2006 12:16 PM

Or maybe just shitcan the damn thing:

ABC is planning to air a two-part mini-series entitled The Path to 9/11 this Sunday and Monday.

In spite of its claim to be based on the 9/11 Commission Report, the film reportedly includes numerous inaccuracies and lays the blame for the September 11 tragedy on the Clinton Administration. One scene reportedly depicts a senior Clinton Administration official calling off the capture or killing of Osama bin Laden. This depiction of events has been refuted by former Bush Administration anti-terrorism chief, Richard Clarke.

It also has been reported that the film blames the intelligence breakdowns on bureaucratic obstacles allegedly created by the Clinton Administration, even though Republican 9/11 Commissioner Slade Gordon has previously refuted that claim.

Because of my concerns that false and inflammatory information would be widely disseminated to the American public, I, along with Representatives John Dingell, Jane Harman and Louise Slaughter, asked ABC to correct the film before airing it. To view a copy of our letter, click here.

The more people the network hears from, the more likely they are to correct the errors in the film. But we do not have much time. Contact them now to let them know they should not politicize this tragic event in our nation's history.

Thank you again for your commitment to a stronger democracy.


John Conyers, Jr.

It's kind of a watershed, really--not some backwater propaganda hacks or a shoo-fly cable channel but one of the fabled Big Three, an erstwhile Voice of America owned by Walt Damn Disney, siding against the People, the Republic, a fair reading of History, and even the profit imperative in a lead-pipe foist for the oli-gar-chy: 1. government by the few, 2. a government in which a small group exercises control esp. for corrupt and selfish purposes.

They're not even bothering to cover their tracks or unstick the toilet paper from their shoe: "Hey, Johnny Armchair, here's a throat-full of revisionist, partisan lies! Why not wash it down with an ice-cold Lite Beer from Miller? Say--you know who seems like a good guy to have a beer with...?"

I don't think I've watched ABC regularly in 20 years, so that's no loss. Giving up the Happy Meals will be tough on my boys, but that's probably for the best anyway. I guess what we're really gonna miss is the Pixar films. And our unsullied memories of Dumbo, Pinocchio, and that cute little mouse--what was his name?

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