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.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Howie Kurtz on the Controversy

It's a pretty good piece.
Top officials of the Clinton administration have launched a preemptive strike against an ABC-TV "docudrama," slated to air Sunday and Monday, that they say includes made-up scenes depicting them as undermining attempts to kill Osama bin Laden.

Former secretary of state Madeleine K. Albright called one scene involving her "false and defamatory." Former national security adviser Samuel R. "Sandy" Berger said the film "flagrantly misrepresents my personal actions." And former White House aide Bruce R. Lindsey, who now heads the William J. Clinton Foundation, said: "It is unconscionable to mislead the American public about one of the most horrendous tragedies our country has ever known."

ABC's entertainment division said the six-hour movie, "The Path to 9/11," will say in a disclaimer that it is a "dramatization . . . not a documentary" and contains "fictionalized scenes." But the disclaimer also says the movie is based on the Sept. 11 commission's report, although that report contradicts several key scenes.

Berger said in an interview that ABC is "certainly trying to create the impression that this is realistic, but it's a fabrication."
ABC needs to cancel this fraud.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

The republican congress is in trouble.

They can't run on their ideas.
They can't run on their record.
They can't run on the "dignity and honor" of their leadership.

They've played the fear card.
They've played the hate card.
They've played the race card.

Escape from reality is what they've got left.

Escape from the reality of Bush's collosal failure.

9:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Check out this diary over at DailyKos (linking to AmericaBlog)


11:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great Target List, posted on AMERICABlog, obtained from KOS

11:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So, are we going to boycott the advertisers on ABC?

11:13 PM  
Blogger Paul Rosenberg said...

Those being slandered and defamed should sue ABC/Disney for every last dime in Disneyland.

Anything less will just be pathetic Democratic defeatism-as-usual.

I don't want to hear them complain. You and I can complain. They've got goddamn grounds to sue. I want to hear them in court filing for a TRO to stop the slander from going on the air.

11:14 PM  
Blogger SadButTrue said...

Judging from the very effective reaction that sites like this, Kos, ThinkProgress, Truthdig, etc., etc., are putting up, this may turn into the Republican's worst mistake. Worse perhaps than Katrina, or even the Dubai ports scandal. This blatant attempt to catapult the propaganda right into the homes and public schools of America looks, feels, and most definitely smells like something distinctly unAmerican. This turkey is coming home to roost.

11:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

>>Quinn Taylor, ABC's head of movies and miniseries, proposed the project after reading the 9/11 report, he said. ``I was having dinner with a friend, and I told her that the report was so gripping and so unbelievable. It reads, unfortunately, like a Tom Clancy novel. She said, `What do you do for a living?' I said, `I make movies. Hmm.' "

More from Quinn on other movies--

"I would tell them to shut up and wait to see the movie, and then judge. I'm not about to rewrite history (with the movie). I'm going to explore an amazing love story that we can all learn from and, hopefully, be inspired by.”

"But Quinn Taylor, ABC's senior vice president in charge of movies for television, acknowledged that the attention-getting value of having Mr. Gibson attached to a Holocaust project was a factor. "Controversy's publicity, and vice versa," Mr. Taylor said.

I highly suggest googling Mr. Taylor, his idiot quotes are the stuff of legend.

12:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Would someone PLEASE photoshop a picture of Mickey Mouse, with his ears replaced by a Wingnut ??? I think this would be a useful thing to get out there.

12:56 AM  
Blogger Kryten42 said...

Hi all,

This is a great job! Thank you for putting this blog tobether. It makes it so much easier to keep track of what's happening. :D I have been going crazy trying to keep my blog on this updated!
The truth about the (rightwing orgasmic fantasy film) Path to 9/11

One point that I haven't seen made anywhere else so far (maybe I just missed it), is that this is not just a US attack against Democrats by the GOP, it's Global! The ABC are releasing this propaganda rubish World wide! And the citizens of many countries do not know what really happened.

This is how it's being promoted in Australia:
"The Path to 9/11 – For the first time... the story of exactly what happened..." and "… Official true story…"!!

It will be shown on the free-to-air Channel 7 in Australia. Here is a Flash video of the promo:
FEATURED: The Path to 9/11

So, you can see that the lies are even more blatent Internationally!

I have called on Australian bloggers to send email to the appropriate people. I hope others will do the same in their respective countries.

Thanks again! :D


2:09 AM  
Blogger Dayngr said...

I'd like to see the movie. After all it isn't a documentary, it is a movie. Let people make up their own minds AFTER seeing the movie as to whether or not it is propaganda. Unless of course, you don't think the America public is smart enough to make their own decisions. Don't forget, we lived through this.

9:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmm, so handy that they refused to release it to Clinton or Albright, look at this CYA maneuver:

Raw Story quotes ABC spokesman Jonathan Hogan as saying:

"Many of the people who have expressed opinions about the film have yet to see it in its entirety or in its final broadcast form," he said. "We hope viewers will watch the entire broadcast before forming their own opinion."


let's not let them get away with that...

9:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe they are hoping the controversy will stir interest. If this is the plan, they are going to miss the boat on this one, just as they have with other ABC failures. They forgot how many people actually DID vote in 2004 (they're still in la la land believing the fake numbers from Ohio and Florida) and how many MORE today despise Mickey in the White House. I predict that if they go through with this, the lawsuits will skyrocket even as their ratings go through the toilet. And yes, I am boycotting their advertisers too!

1:12 PM  
Blogger godzhillary said...

This blog and its purpose is sad. It is funny but in a pathetic way. I hate what I am thinking right now because I know it is immoral and evil to laugh at the brain dead left and their idiocy. But I can’t help it.

Bill Clinton failed to deal with Al Qaeda just as George W. Bush failed in his first 8 months in office. Richard Clarke failed in his role as an anti terrorism “expert.” Madeline Albright was arguably the worst Sec of State in US history. Sandy Berger steals documents from the national archives to cover up his incompetence.

What’s wrong with pointing this out in a movie?

Using economic extortion as a tactic to force others to accept your warped and jaded view of history is evil. It is evil oozing out of the political left.

Anyone who reads this blog and understand its purpose yet still votes for a democrat is a moron.

7:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gee godzhillary,why don't you completely give away your RW status? One little quip about Bush's 'failure"?

Don't kill yourself showing all of Bush's mistakes.

BTW,where can a person find your posts,anywhere on the net,decrying the treatment of the Dixie Chicks?

5:08 AM  
Blogger godzhillary said...

What does this movie have to do with GW Bush and the Dixie Chicks?

The Dixie Chicks pissed off part of their audience with their political rants. GW Bush is not crying about this film. GW Bush did no cry about "Fahrenheit 911" and its purposeful distortions.

Again, what does this movie pointin out Clinton's failures have to do with GW Bush and the Dixie Chicks?

1:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmmm...Dixie Chicks,let's see.

Maybe the reason why the Dixie Chicks connection makes sense,is that you RW's BOYCOTTED them. Yet,you are attempting to give us crap for doing the exact same thing.

The Chicks pissed off a part of their audience,yes. Welp,guess what? ABC has now pissed off a part of theirs.

And just like RW's doing everythign they could to get the Chicks blocked form radio rotation,we are doing the same with ABC. We are blocking their attempts at revisionist history.

So,what's not to understand about it?

10:12 PM  

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