In spite of (or perhaps because of) all the heat and negative publicity, ABC/Disney ran the first half of its fictionalized “The Path to 9/11” miniseries last night. It trimmed perhaps a minute off the original cut, but left in most of the flagrantly fictional parts. (Looks like netroots aren’t all-powerful, after all…)
Editor & Publisher:
The first part of the controversial “The Path to 9/11” movie aired as scheduled on ABC on Sunday—despite pleas that it be halted by several top officials in the Clinton administraton, among others—and while several last-minute cuts were made, the key scenes that enraged many liberals remained essentially intact.
E&P had seen a review copy earlier this week. After the edits, the finalized first half of the film (at two hours and forty minutes) was, at most, only about a minute shorter than the review copy.
The final film revealed trims at certain points, and some new dialogue, but key scenes extremely critical of former Clinton national security advisor Sandy Berger and Secretary of State Madeline Albright retained most of their bite.