Friday, September 08, 2006

Sign this letter, please

The dolts at the networks are doing it again. This time, it's ABC, owned by Disney. Their $40 million minseries (two-part), Path to 9/11, is coming under fire for being partisan (on the side of Republicans). Apparently, Bill Clinton, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, and former NSA head Sandy Berger were none too happy about how they are depicted in the series.

The word is that the movie, which is still being edited, "dramatizes" (i.e., lies) about certain events leading up to September 11, 2001 and casts shadows, if not outright stating fault, on the Clinton administration.

Clinton has demanded that the record be set straight or else ABC should pull the series off the air.

ABC has admitted that there are misrepresentations, where facts are concerned. Rumor has it that one of the screenwriters of the series is a friend of Rush Limbaugh. If that isn't enough to turn your stomach and make you think twice about watching this movie, I don't know what will.

Here's my take: Nobody really knows what happened on September 11. Nobody knows what lead to that fateful day, either. I am sure that Clinton made mistakes; I am sure Bush made mistakes. I am sure that stuff that happened 20, 30, 50, 80 years ago lead up to 2001.

Why make a movie about a real event so painful as this one? It just doesn't make sense. So, please sign the petition at the jump.