Fox News Resurrects ‘Path to 9/11’ Propaganda
Fox News intends to broadcast unaired footage from ABC’s propagandistic miniseries “The Path to 9/11.” The scene in question, which suggested that Sandy Berger rejected a proposal to assassinate Osama bin Laden, was toned down after the series’ wild inaccuracies and political motivations led to a national firestorm.
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Los Angeles Times:
Fox News obtained the outtakes by taping a public talk that Cyrus Nowrasteh, writer and producer of “The Path to 9/11,” gave to a World Affairs Council chapter last Friday at Cal State Channel Islands. Nowrasteh discussed making the docudrama and played several minutes edited out of the movie.
Fox News had learned of his appearance from an article in a Ventura County paper, and it received permission from the World Affairs Council to record the event, “Hannity’s America” producer John Finley said. The council is a nonprofit educational group.
“We saw an opportunity and sent a crew out there,” Finley said.
Jay Carson, a spokesman for President Clinton, denounced Fox News’ decision to air the scene.
“This movie was a completely false piece of right-wing propaganda when it was on ABC, and it will be exactly the same on Fox if they make the unfortunate choice to air it, though it should be right at home,” Carson said.
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