Disney/ABC Screens 9/11 Propaganda ‘Documentary’ to Right-Wing Bloggers Only

Fantastic:

On September 1, it became evident that ABC had offered previews of “The Path to 9/11” to right-wing bloggers and media personalities, like Rush Limbaugh, and to mainstream media outlets. When it was confirmed that no advance information had been sent to progressive and liberal bloggers and media, an effort was launched to discover how and why this had happened. We have since discovered that President Clinton himself was denied an advance copy of the film.

It gets better:

ABC insists the film is based on the 9/11 commission report. Richard Clarke says they’re full of shit.

And better:

Disney/ABC insider tells conservative blogger that 9/11 film was intended to “blame Clinton”

ABC says they’ll run notice through the program

The following movie is a dramatization that is drawn from a variety of sources including the 9/11 Commission Report and other published materials, and from personal interviews. The movie is not a documentary. For dramatic and narrative purposes, the movie contains fictionalized scenes, composite and representative characters and dialogue, as well as time compression.

At the same time they tell Fox:

Its producers say it is based solely and completely on the 9/11 Commission Report as it follows the footsteps of F.B.I. agent John O’Neal.

3 thoughts on “Disney/ABC Screens 9/11 Propaganda ‘Documentary’ to Right-Wing Bloggers Only

  1. Dan

    A friend of mine suggests, rightly I think, that all this controversy is deliberate – NOT for political reasons but for ratings. The network doesn’t really give a shit about it being right or left wing, it just likes stirring the pot to get people watching so they can rake in advertising dollars. So I don’t necessarily subscribe to the theory that Disney/ABC is somehow part of a Republican conspiracy here.

    However. That doesn’t mean I think they should be allowed to get away with it. At all. While shifting of facts to streamline stories and such is normal practice in biopics or docudramas, the 9-11 event is probably the ONE thing where I adamantly do NOT feel that should be allowed. The facts of that event are far too important to allow misconceptions out into the public, which is what this film will do. No matter how many disclaimers are run with it, some people will think it’s true and accurate. The American public is too easily misled. Think of how many people still chose to believe James Frey’s book was true, even when it had been proven to be full of lies. Because so much about the state of the world today stems from what happened in 2001, this is one event where I do not think any factual shortcuts or distortions should ever be allowed.

  2. Carter

    After 9/11 didn’t Mr. Bush urge all to go to Disney World? Where is Disney World? Who is the governor of that fair state?

    Wasn’t there a biopic about Reagan that the right found unflattering that was censored? (I actually saw it on Showtime, and it wasn’t so much unflattering as it was just plain bad.)

    Conspiracy? In an election year? You think?

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