Would any pregnant woman want American viewing audiences to decide whether she should keep or abort her baby? Luckily, even the producers of the new Web-based show “Bump” know that that kind of programming wouldn’t fly, but they did go so far as to dramatize that idea by using actors in various prenatal scenarios to stage their stories for an online voting audience.
No, wait. You haven’t heard this before: The ABC/Disney miniseries “The Path to 9/11” was directed by a guy who formed an evangelical group “dedicated to a Godly transformation and revolution TO and THROUGH the Film and Television industry.”
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.?
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. The progressive blogosphere is in a rage—as evidenced by the satirical photo above—over perceived bias on the part of the filmmakers and ABC/Disney. (Check out the controversy.)