07 September 2006

Liberal media

In honour of the 5th anniversary of 9/11, ABC will be showing a new docudrama, The Path to 9/11. It's apparently a work of Republican propaganda which says, of course, that it's all Bill Clinton's fault. (Think Progress quotes counterterrorism czar to Clinton and both Bush administrations on why this is bull.)

Rep. Louise M. Slaughter (D-NY) has a detailed page of criticism and concerns up on HouseDemocrats.gov, saying, “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.”

Digby is also on the case. The marketing saying that the docudrama is based on the Congressional 9/11 Commission Report is a big fat lie—in fact it was based largely on a book by a Bush administration PR flack for the FBI with extremely dubious antiterrorist credentials, and written and directed by propagandists for the right as part of what looks like a larger effort by Disney/ABC to win back the approval of the religious right. They've shown the movie in advance to right wing bloggers but not to lefty bloggers, which makes ya wonder.

Think Progress also has more resources, including a tool for protesting to ABC.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the link. I sent ABC the form email with a few words of my own & forwarded the site to several people.