Sep. 7th, 2006

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Wow... Apparently, ABC is planning on airing a miniseries about 9/11 that focuses on how it was allowed to happen, and depicts specific people in the Clinton administration vetoing specific military efforts to go after al Qaeda. But according to the people that are shown in the movie, like Madeline Albright, those things never happened. The producer's response is, "well, we say at the beginning that some events may be fictionalized, so it's OK if scenes are misrepresent what actually happened." But if you're showing real people...saying things that would be plausible, if nobody had heard the people who are shown saying them say that these things never happened...and those things happen to be things that would give a big boost to the Republican party if people believe that they did happen, which clearly they will....ugh. Why in the hell do people have to be dishonest and manipulative?

Article about it: Clinton officials rip 'Path to 9/11'

An activist group that has a form letter setup to send to ABC: "Think Progress" Apparently, sending this signs you up for their mailing list, but I think that's worth it in this case... (And yeah, I usually get annoyed with activism because it seems useless, but in this case, ir seems like there may be some chance to actually stop them from airing this thing...)

Now OK, I guess it is possible that the spirit of what the movie shows is true, even if the specific events that they're showing didn't happen--there isn't really strong evidence other than the words of people in the Clinton administation to say for sure that this is wrong. But considering the track record of Republicans lately, I think it's a better guess that this movie is a blatant attempt to make people believe things that aren't true, in a way that will be a huge boost to Bush's approval ratings...

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