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WTF? Lying movie about 9/11

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Sep. 8th, 2006 | 05:48 pm
mood: angry

This farkakta movie is trying to blame Clinton and Madeline Albright for terrorist attacks, by lying about their actions before 2001. The best summary I've seen is on the open letter blog.

This is what I sent to the president of Disney (ABC's parent corp).

Dear Mr. Iger,

By every indication, your movie, "The Path to 9/11" misrepresents the facts. As a major part of the media, you will do a disservice to your viewers, and the country as a whole, by airing it. While it's a dramatization, it will appear factual to many. To broadcast such a one-sided story on the fifth anniversary of 9/11 both insults the people who died in those attacks, and the people of previous administrations who did their best to combat terrorism.

Please broadcast more balanced material on this anniversary, rather than a dramatized partisan view.
And here are pages you can use to send your opinion:

http://thinkprogress.org/tellabc
http://pol.moveon.org/abcdoc/
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Jassy

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from: jasmineskie
date: Sep. 9th, 2006 03:14 am (UTC)
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Apparently ABC's making changes: http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060909/tv_nm/sept11_abc_dc

Don't know if it'll be enough though. :/

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Jassy

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from: jasmineskie
date: Sep. 9th, 2006 03:36 am (UTC)
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BTW, I used the link to thinkprogress and sent this letter:

Robert A. Iger
President and CEO, The Walt Disney Company

Dear Mr. Iger:

It has come to my attention that ABC plans to air a two-part mini-series called "The Path to 9/11" on September 10 and September 11. Accounts of advance screenings indicate that this program places primary responsibility for the attacks of 9/11 on the Clinton administration while whitewashing the failures of the Bush administration. This assertion is not supported by the 9/11 Commission Report upon which the program is purportedly based.

I understand that ABC is now retooling the show or considering pulling it altogether. I hope if it airs, the changes made fix the historical inaccuracies. I am sure you are aware that a vast majority of people do not understand that fictionalized nonfiction is not a true and accurate reporting of history, but rather a less than accurate version in which events have been altered for dramatic content. If you air an inaccurate version of events, people watching will accept what you air as fact since a mini-series is much more palatable than reading the 9/11 Commission Report in book form. Even Harvey Keitel, your star, is concerned with the way the information was originally presented.

Disney has always placed great value on producing quality family fare. I hope Disney pays more than lip service to its ideals and presents the events leading up to 9/11 in an accurate light. The greatest gift we can give our children is to teach them the truth, not a partisan distortion of the facts.

Thank for your taking the time to read this email.

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: Sep. 9th, 2006 03:42 am (UTC)
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Fantastic letter! The topic doesn't deserve eloquence like yours, but I'm glad you sent it.

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Jassy

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from: jasmineskie
date: Sep. 9th, 2006 04:11 am (UTC)
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I had a very frustrating end to my day. Writing the letter let me vent at someone who deserved it.

Thanks for posting the links. *hugs*

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muskrit

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from: thejennabides
date: Sep. 9th, 2006 03:29 am (UTC)
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Oh, Avi. Thank you so much for the links and for your letter.

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: Sep. 9th, 2006 03:44 am (UTC)
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*raises fist in solitdarity*

It's symbolic but dammit, it's an important symbol.

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Cesare

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from: almostnever
date: Sep. 9th, 2006 04:51 am (UTC)
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Thanks for bringing this to everyone's attention. I used both links.

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: Sep. 9th, 2006 08:05 pm (UTC)
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It overame even my lethargy, because it's just so OMGWTFElephant?

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hanarobi

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from: hanarobi
date: Sep. 9th, 2006 05:22 am (UTC)
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I sent a note along with my complaint. So thanks for the links.

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: Sep. 9th, 2006 08:06 pm (UTC)
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*hopes for the best* Your address helps, it has a power that mine doesn't cos we're considered lefty nutcases already. Which is mostly true, and yet...

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v_angelique

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from: v_angelique
date: Sep. 9th, 2006 07:19 pm (UTC)
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Yeah I read about it yesterday on the NY Times political blog. I'm pretty upset about it... wtf? Like Democrats need more bashing. *gets ready to move to Europe more permanently*

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: Sep. 9th, 2006 08:07 pm (UTC)
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I know! It's anti-historical, propaganda in the guise of history. I hate that. I hope they go down in flames.

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v_angelique

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from: v_angelique
date: Sep. 10th, 2006 03:08 am (UTC)
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Yeah, as a historian that makes me cringe. Completely antithetical to the truth.

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