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.

Thursday, September 07, 2006

The Mouse Squeaks

From CNN

In a statement released Thursday afternoon in apparent response to the growing uproar, ABC said, "No one has seen the final version of the film, because the editing process is not yet complete, so criticisms of film specifics are premature and irresponsible."

Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, former National Security Adviser Sandy Berger, Clinton Foundation head Bruce Lindsey and Clinton adviser Douglas Band all wrote in the past week to Robert Iger, CEO of The Walt Disney Co., to express concern over "The Path to 9/11."

The two-part miniseries, scheduled to be broadcast on Sunday and Monday, is drawn from interviews and documents including the report of the September 11 commission. ABC has described it as a "dramatization" as opposed to a documentary.

"For dramatic and narrative purposes, the movie contains fictionalized scenes, composite and representative characters and dialogue, and time compression," ABC said in its statement. "We hope viewers will watch the entire broadcast of the finished film before forming an opinion about it."


Blogger DocHolliday said...

...ABC said in its statement. "We hope viewers will watch the entire broadcast of the finished film before forming an opinion about it."...

Of course they do, unheard propaganda is worthless. I wonder how long it will take to change the name to the Karl Rove Company and BCRR TC (BushCheneyRumsfeld Rove Television Network).

6:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What about the 900 copies that have already been distributed to right wing supporters? Are all 900 of those "UNedited" versions?

I remember back in the sixties a comment that went something like this, "Don't knock pot unless you've tried it first." Why would any sane person watch political porn in order to form an opinion that it is political porn? I base my opinion on the fact that FACTS have been distorted and misrepresented and good people have been slandered. For goodness sakes, I don't need to WATCH this kind of trash to know it for what it is!

Give me a break. I guess they figure people are stupid - oh right, that's Karl Rove's view of the world...just toss us a little scrap and we'll hop to it in gratitude. No thanks, ABC. This scrap goes into the dog's bowl.

7:00 PM  
Anonymous Matt said...

Not that it matters much at all, but yes, the copies distributed to the right wingers probably were rough cuts marked "Not for Broadcast" or "Not Final Edit." That's usually how promotional tapes and advance copies go out in the TV biz. It's just that usually those advance tapes don't contain quite so many outright lies.

3:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe no one will see it (or at least so few it will be a financial disaster). I'm not planning to watch it, corrected or not.

5:55 PM  

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