08 September, 2006

ABC Getting Things Stirred Up

iWon News - ABC: 9/11 Program Criticism 'Premature':
"Former President Clinton, speaking with news reporters after a Democratic fundraiser in Arkansas on Thursday, said he hadn't seen the ABC film.

'But I think they ought to tell the truth, particularly if they are going to claim it is based on the 9/11 Commission report,' he said. 'They shouldn't have scenes that are directly contradicted by the findings of the 9/11 report.'

Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, former National Security Adviser Sandy Berger, Clinton Foundation head Bruce Lindsey and Clinton adviser Douglas Band wrote in the past week to Robert Iger, CEO of ABC's parent, The Walt Disney Co., to express concern over 'The Path to 9/11.'

They were joined Thursday by Democratic Sens. Harry Reid of Nevada, Dick Durbin of Illinois, Debbie Stabenow of Michigan, Charles Schumer of New York and Byron Dorgan of North Dakota, who sent a joint letter to Iger asking that the the broadcast be cancelled."

This is classic. Former President Clinton is so uniquely qualified to advise anyone about the importance of telling the truth?! It doesn't stop there... Former National Security Advisor Sandy Berger voices concern over accuracy of a report. Let's see, wasn't he the guy that lines his socks with classifies documents?

E Online
"The Path to 9/11 is not a documentary of the events leading to 9/11. It is a dramatization, drawn from a variety of sources including the 9/11 Commission Report, other published materials, and personal interviews," the network said.

"No one has seen the final version of the film, because the editing process is not yet complete, so criticisms of film specifics are premature and irresponsible...We hope viewers will watch the entire broadcast of the finished film before forming an opinion about it.

But that's not stopping the Clintonites and their compadres. They say scenes were fabricated, including one in which a CIA operative isn't allowed to take out Osama bin Laden in 1998 and another purportedly showing Albright refusing to sanction a missile strike against the al-Qaeda leader. Both stories were debunked by the 9/11 Commission Report. The movie also supposedly shows footage of Clinton to suggest he was more preoccupied with Monica Lewinksy than fighting terrorism.

BBC News
The group, which includes former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, wrote a letter to ABC saying the drama contained factual errors.

They admitted to not having seen The Path To 9/11, but said those close to the production had told them about it.

ABC said the group's criticisms of were "premature and irresponsible".

Hmm. They haven't seen the program yet they want it cancelled?! I wonder why. Similar to a literary critic not reading the books before offering a critique?

New thought:I didn't see Hillary's name anywhere on this.


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