Hey, PeaceHuggers -- when I am furious, I ACT and I urge you to join me in another petition -- this from the Democratic Party AND also in the 2-week boycott of ALL THINGS ABC and DISNEY for the next two weeks (MINIMUM) -- see the Huffington Post and also Think Progress and FiredogLake.com for more info and updates. AND see the link for the Democratic Party site for the petition. But the ABC - DISNEY distortion must be stopped!
The ABC television network -- now owned by the Walt Disney empire -- has been blitzing the airwaves via info and advance copies issued to the right wing hacks and pundits in the last week regarding the new "docudrama" -- or MOCudrama, The Path to 9/11. ABC has been publicizing the two-night production, billing it as a public service: a TV event, to quote ABC, "based on the 9/11 Commission Report".
BULL! The Path to 9/11 is actually a bald-faced attempt to slander Democrats and revise history right before a major US election where Democrats are expected to do well due to the many Bush Administration failures. Can't allow that, can they? No! Gotta lie and pull out the fear stops. Mind you, I'm not totally letting Dems off the hook for creating an environment which caused 9-11. But it is our foreign policy of the last FORTY years which sowed the seeds to 9-11 -- not limited to Dems by any means. This film, written by a right-wing hack has real people (DEMOCRATS) doing specific AWFUL things they didn't do -- and key scenes are patently FALSE.
As the Democratic party says on their web site:
This miniseries, which was put together by right-wing conservative writers, relies on the old GOP playbook of using terrorism to scare Americans. "The Path to 9/11" mocks the truth and dishonors the memory of 9/11 victims to serve a cheap, callous political agenda. It irresponsibly misrepresents the facts and completely distorts the truth.
So go to the Democrats.org site (title link and below) and tell Walt Disney CEO Robert Iger to keep this propaganda off the air -- ALSO, TELL THEM you PLAN TO BOYCOTT -- and TELL YOUR FRIENDS TO DO LIKEWISE:
UPDATE: ABC says they are still editing the film so our criticism is premature -- do they expect us to WAIT until they air lies and distortions, such as Sandy Berger screwing up when it was he who told Condi Rice she must pay attention to the dangerous Osama bin Laden (that's not in there, of course)? No.....ACT NOW!! In a close election, EVERY VOTE COUNTS, so if Repugs can fool a few people, that's all it could take to screw up our country for another two years. Remember they pulled the more accurate Reagan docudrama because the rightwing complained. "People have the POWER." Use it -- speak up and/or boycott.