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How Would ABC Fictionalize Other Historical Periods?

A satire of ABC’s “The Path to 9/11” has popped up on YouTube. It envisions how ABC would dramatize Vietnam, the San Francisco Earthquake and the Revolutionary War. Not gut-bustingly hilarious, but significant in terms of how quickly these kinds of things appear nowadays. (h/t: AMERICAblog)

Posted on Sep 11, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


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The Fictional Sandy Berger ‘Path to 9/11’ Scene

Watch the part of ABC’s undocu-drama “The Path to 9/11” in which Sandy Berger goes weak-kneed when presented with an opportunity to order the killing of bin Laden. DISCLAIMER: This never happened in real life, and is one of the most blatant falsehoods contained in the miniseries.

Posted on Sep 11, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


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The Best War Ever

Check out this hip new video trailer about a new graphical book, “The Best War Ever,” which chronicles how the U.S. defeated itself by believing its own propaganda that the invasion and occupation of Iraq would be a cakewalk. It just hit the Internet today (Sept. 11, 2006).

Posted on Sep 11, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


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9/11 Video Tribute

To commemorate the fifth anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, we have assembled a collection of the most memorable and compelling footage related to that day—some of it iconic and unforgettable, like the images of the planes crashing into the towers, some of it more below the radar, like Jon Stewart’s first show after the attacks.

Posted on Sep 10, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


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Limbaugh Brings His Claptrap to CBS

Rush Limbaugh said something stupid again, only this time on CBS? nightly ?Free Speech? segment, where the radio show host railed against those evil people who are ?more interested in punishing this country over a few incidents of Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo Bay than they are in defeating those who want to kill us.? (Video & Transcript)

Posted on Sep 8, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


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Keitel: 9/11 Undocu-Drama Should Be Changed

Harvey Keitel, who stars in ABC?s upcoming 9/11-themed miniseries, appeared on CNN?s ?Showbiz Tonight? to relate his own concerns over the project?s manipulation of history.  When asked if a work derived from 9/11 held a special obligation to the truth, Keitel responded: ?Absolutely, you cannot cross the line from a conflation of events to a distortion of the event. No. Where we have distorted something we have made a mistake?and that should be corrected.?

Posted on Sep 8, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


Ben-Veniste

9/11 Panelist Slams ABC?s Fib-U-Drama

On Wednesday?s ?Countdown,? 9/11 commissioner Richard Ben-Veniste, above,  added his voice to those criticizing ABC?s credibility-challenged 9/11 ?docudrama,? saying: ?It was quite clear, as the 9/11 commission report states, that Clinton authorized the CIA and the American forces to get Bin Laden?capture or kill?and this miniseries does not depict it accurately.?

Posted on Sep 7, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


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Top Former Counter-Terror Official Blasts ABC 9/11 Docudrama

Roger Cressey, a top counter-terrorism official to Bush II and Clinton, called ABC’s upcoming miniseries “The Path to 9/11” something “straight out of Disney and fantasyland. It?s factually wrong. And that?s shameful.?

Posted on Sep 6, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


Keith Olbermann

Olbermann to Bush: ?Have You No Sense of Decency, Sir?’

Keith Olbermann has been on a roll lately, contesting the administration?s ?recent Nazi kick? with a series of essays.  This time the ?Countdown? host went after the man himself, saying: ?Mr. Bush, you are accomplishing in part what Osama Bin Laden and others seek?a fearful American populace, easily manipulated, and willing to throw away any measure of restraint, any loyalty to our own ideals and freedoms, for the comforting illusion of safety.? (Video & Transcript)

Posted on Sep 6, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


Elizabteh Dole

Dole in the Headlights

Elizabeth Dole was asked by Fox News to name a Democrat who was appeasing terrorists.  She couldn?t, but instead launched into a nonsensical yarn, loosely linking opposition to the long-ineffective missile defense program and the Patriot Act to appeasement.

Posted on Sep 3, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


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