Thursday, September 07, 2006

The Path to 9/11

What's going on at the Globe? Are your reporters and editors still on summer vacation, or just totally unplugged?
How, when the internet is boiling over with outrage, and liberal and even centrist Democrats are bombarding ABC with demands that the slanted 9/11 "documentary" miniseries be fact-corrected or pulled, can the Globe print a puff-piece based on ABC's press releases? Has the Globe joined the media outlets that are wholly-owned subsidiaries of the right wing of the Republican party, and begun to print propaganda as news ?

Below is just one of the action-urging emails that have flooded my inbox for the past week. This one is from Act For Change, but dozens of progressive organizations have sent me similar messages. Several of the officials slandered in this "documentary" are said to be considering lawsuits to set the record straight.

"On September 10th and 11th, ABC is planning to air a "docu-drama"
called "Path to 9/11," which is being billed as "an objective telling
of the events of 9/11." In fact, the film was written by an unabashed
conservative who twists the facts to blame President Clinton.

ABC's new six-hour film was apparently screened in advance ONLY to
conservative bloggers and journalists -- and received extensive praise
from none other than Rush Limbaugh. The film is apparently also
riddled with factual errors and distortions; former counterterrorism
czar Richard Clarke has completely refuted one of the key scenes in
the show.

It's simply stunning to think that as this fall's election approaches,
a major television network would devote six hours of prime-time
programming to air such a slanted and inaccurate program.

Tell ABC -- this type of inaccurate and slanted program does not
belong on primetime television, and they should cancel this show."


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