posted on Sep, 6 2006 @ 07:54 AM
As you may have already heard,ABC has come up with a Docudrama which will be airing soon, that shifts the blame of 9/11 to president Clinton.
In response to that, I found this article:
Washington, DC - Rep. Louise M. Slaughter (D-NY-28), Ranking Member of the House Rules Committee, today called for ABC to make clear to viewers that
its upcoming television mini-series The Path to 9/11 is not a documentary account of the events and political decisions that preceded the terrorist
attacks of that day.
"ABC has a responsibility to make clear that this film is not a documentary, and does not represent an official account of the facts surrounding the
September 11th attacks," Rep. Slaughter said. "Disclaimers noting that The Path to 9/11 is a docudrama should be shown throughout its airing. We
have yet to establish the impartiality and accuracy of the people behind this film and the claims it advances, and the American people need to know
Rep. Slaughter also expressed concern over the timing of the mini-series, as well as recent Republican rhetoric on the issue of national security and
its connection to the war in Iraq.
"But what is far more important is the timing of this movie," Rep. Slaughter continued. "The anniversary of the attacks is an emotional time, and
it is wrong for anyone to play on those emotions and use them to advance a political agenda."
"This is, regrettably, what many top Administration officials are doing with the rhetoric we have heard of late," Rep. Slaughter said. "We have
been told we are in a fight against a new kind of fascism, and that individuals who question our current path in Iraq are morally equivalent to Nazi
appeasers and those who would justify slavery."
"Such claims are more than just morally reprehensible and deeply irresponsible. They are also damaging to our country, making it difficult, if not
impossible, to have a serious, non-partisan discussion about how best to protect our nation."
A FILM OF QUESTIONABLE INTEGRITY
Director of The Path to 9/11, billed as "an objective telling of the events of 9/11," admits that film is "not a documentary": The director of the
film, David Cunningham, posted on the show's official blog that his work was "not a documentary..." For unexplained reasons ABC has already taken
down its blog promoting the show. [Think Progress, 9/2/06]
the path to 9/11 makes numerous questionable claims - such as that the clinton administration passed on a surefire chance to kill or capture bin
laden - that have already drawn criticism: Reviews of the film have shown it to contain questionable claims. According the reviewers of the film, who
include Richard Clarke, former counterterrorism czar for Presidents George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, and now counterterrorism
advisor to ABC, the film's distorted version of history is inconsistent with the 9/11 Commission Report, upon which it claims to be based. [Think
film's writer is a noted conservative activist: The writer of The Path to 9/11 is an unabashed conservative named Cyrus Nowrasteh. Last year,
Nowrasteh spoke on a panel titled "Rebels With a Cause: How Conservatives Can Lead Hollywood's Next Paradigm Shift." He has described Michael Moore
as "an out of control socialist weasel," and conducted interviews with right-wing websites like FrontPageMag. [Think Progress, 9/1/06]
So, with the upcoming elections, this conservative activist producer put this together it seems at the right timing, a time when people will be
remembering 9/11 with sadness and just in time for those votes.
Will it work? Will Americans sitting on the fence on 9/11 issues be swayed to vote Republican because of this movie? Will this further Bush's
IMO, i think it will. Lets not forget that all the president ever needs to boost his poll numbers is any kind of underhanded deed and his #'s go
Americans are very easily manipulated.
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