What's this all about?
ABC/Disney plans to memorialize the fifth anniversary of 9/11 with a fictional docudrama called "The Path to 9/11". Written by an avowed right-wing activist, this work of fiction directly contradicts the accepted record of the 9/11 Commission Report. President Clinton and former administration officials were denied an advance copy; Rush Limbaugh and obscure right-wing bloggers saw it last week. ABC plans to distribute this docudrama to 100,000 educators across the country. We've set up this site to encourage ABC to change its strategy. READ MORE.

Friday, September 08, 2006

Conservatives Join Democrats

Did I really just type that?

The ThinkProgress folks have compiled the work of Glenn Greenwald, CrooksandLiars and others in reporting on conservatives who are calling on ABC to fix or pull "The Path to 9/11." Maybe the civil cold war is coming to an end. Maybe this 9/11 anniversary--and ABC's outrageous behavior--truly have the power to help heal the nation. Anyway, this is a start.

The criticism against ABC's docudrama The Path to 9/11 isn't isolated simply to Clinton aides. In fact, many conservatives have criticized the film. Here are a few examples:

John Podhoretz, conservative columnist and Fox News contributor:
The portrait of Albright is an unacceptable revision of recent history and an unfair mark on a public servant who, no matter her shortcomings, doesn't deserve to be remembered by millions of Americans as the inadvertent (and truculent) savior of Osama bin Laden. Samuel Berger, Clinton's national security adviser, also seems to have just cause for complaint. [NYPost, 9/8/06]
James Taranto, OpinionJournal.com editor:
The Clintonites may have a point here. A few years ago, when the shoe was on the other foot, we were happy to see CBS scotch "The Reagans." [OpinionJournal, 9/7/06]
And many more, over at ThinkProgress.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd be all for fairness, and maybe The Path to 911 shouldn't have been aired (I didn't watch it btw).

However, until liberals disavow Michael Moore's Bowling for Columbine (a "documentary" filled with falsehoods) and Farenhite 911 I won't be joining with them for any such cause.

And more to the point, quit trying to absolve the Clinton administration of all the blame for 911. Their efforts at fighting terror were feckless at best and politically calculated at worst.

Scott. Phx, AZ

1:51 PM  
Anonymous Carolyn Shaw said...

Thank you, ABC for revealing the scandalous behavior of the Clinton administration. What a commentary on the morals of this country when the elected leaders hide the truth and constantly cover up their deeds that have ultimately led to the loss of life and sacrifice of so many. This country is near the point of no return because of the corruption in our leaders. President Bush is getting blamed for everything and most of the media is encouraging that fact. Please continue to expose those who are so greedy for power that they will lie, cheat and anything else to gain it. Thanks again and our gratitude to Disney, as well.
Carolyn Shaw

8:23 AM  
Anonymous Bill, from Penna. said...

Liberals and conservatives are already drawing battle lines over the movie.

It is sad really, but perhaps the ensuing dialog may help us better shape national security.

The problem(s) in the middle-east are not 1 dimensional. To the extent the film showed this to people, it is a great success.

But I am curious. Does the refrain of "Pull out of Iraq" sound familiar to any older listeners? I recall that many in the US sat silently as Hitler grew bold with each small military step he took BEFORE WW2. Isolationist views are nothing new in our country. Whether you think we should or should not have taken down Sadam, the question still remains:
"Does the US owe the Iraqi people a chance at stability when it was we who created the power vacuum?"

Also, whether or not Bin Laden views Iraq as the 3rd World War, doesn't the massive influx of non-Iraqi militants into Iraq tell us
that Iraq IS NOW the latest piece to the war on terror?

And doesn't the assassination of Massoud show the need to drop "indifference" and befriend such people in an effort to heal the damage from "yesterday's" policies?

Genuine compassion is the strongest of political weapons. But who of us uses it?

7:10 PM  

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