Bloggers Rage Over ABC/Disney 9/11 Miniseries
Posted on Sep 5, 2006
ABC is planning to air a six-hour ?docudrama? on the fifth anniversary of 9/11 that lays the lion?s share of the blame for the Sept. 11 attacks on President Clinton.As ThinkProgress has noted, the film?s writer is an avowed conservative activist who, in an interview, did not once refer to Bush?s complicity in ignoring warning signs of the impending attack.
Using the cover that “our film is not a documentary,” the film perpetuates several long-disproved myths and misleading statements. (Here and here)
Despite the film?s inaccuracies, ABC is planning on sending 100,000 copies to schoolchildren.
Also, ABC sent out advance screener copies to conservatives, but not to progressive opinion makers. Predictably, Rush Limbaugh and his ilk are going ga-ga over the movie.
Jennifer Nix at FireDogLake questions why ABC vetted the story almost entirely through Republican and not Democratic real-life actors in the events.
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