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

Scholastic Drops Their Distribution Plans


Blogger ChurchCommittee said...


Instead of fabricating scenes as to how 9/11 was somehow Bill Clinton's fault, why don't you include factual scenes that will give your viewers a more accurate representation of who should be the focus of public criticism and scrutiny? I have four reccommendations:

1. How about a scene from Bush's Crawford ranch where he receives a high level intelligence briefing one month before the attacks (Aug. 6th PDB) that outlined how concerned the CIA was that a bin Laden attack was imminent?

2. Why don't you include the actual 9/11 Commission testimony of George Tenet and Richard Clarke where they admit that the bin Laden intelligence was "single-sourced", unreliable and ultimately George Tenet's decision to act on?

3. How about the 9/11 Commission testimony of Thomas Pickard, acting Director of the FBI in the high threat summer of 2001, where he admits that Attorney General Ashcroft did not want to hear of the the al Qaeda threat?

4. Why don't you "dramatize" how the Bush administration organized private flights out of the country for the bin Laden and Saudi royal families? This is certainly noteworthy because the FBI hadn't gotten a chance to question them and all American flights were still grounded. Perhaps if the FBI was able to fully interrogate them, Osama bin Laden, five years later, would have been apprehended.

What's the point of dramatizing (and fabricating) key scenes? The truth is far more entertaining and shocking.

Thank You.

3:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm glad they dropped the original materials, but still...

Any educational materials distributed in school that use "The Path" as a springboard for discussion lend that film credibility. They said "The Path" provides a teachable moment... 9/11 provides the moment.

4:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't celebrate now. Scholastic merely pulled their guide, brushed its teeth, and reinserted it - goes back online tomorrow, Friday the 8th. I am using "political porn" to describe "The Path." It has no place in our public schools, with or without a so-called guide. Any teacher who shows this film should be fired.

ABC is committing an act of treason.

7:03 PM  

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