Clintonistas Protests "Path to 9/11"

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Arnie, Sep 7, 2006.

  1. Arnie


    Truth hurts. They had the chance to get Osama and BLEW IT!!

    NEW YORK - A miniseries about the events leading up to the Sept. 11 attacks is “terribly wrong” and ABC should correct it or not air it, a group of former Clinton administration officials said in letters to the head of the network’s parent company.
    But in a statement released Thursday afternoon in apparent response to the growing uproar, ABC 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.”
    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.”

    The two-part miniseries, scheduled to be broadcast on Sunday and Monday, is drawn from interviews and documents including the report of the Sept. 11 commission.
    The letter writers said the miniseries contained factual errors, and that their requests to see it had gone unanswered.
    “By ABC’s own standard, ABC has gotten it terribly wrong,” Lindsey and Band said in their letter.
    “The content of this drama is factually and incontrovertibly inaccurate and ABC has a duty to fully correct all errors or pull the drama entirely. It is unconscionable to mislead the American public about one of the most horrendous tragedies our country has ever known.”
    “For dramatic and narrative purposes, the movie contains fictionalized scenes, composite and representative characters and dialogue, and time compression,” ABC said in its statement. “We hope viewers will watch the entire broadcast of the finished film before forming an opinion about it.”
    “ABC/Disney acknowledges this show is fiction and in direct contradiction of the 9/11 commission report and the facts, and it is despicable that ABC/Disney would insist on airing a fictional version of what is a serious and emotional event for our country,” Clinton Foundation spokesman Jay Carson said in a statement Thursday. “No reputable organization should dramatize 9/11 for a profit at the expense of the truth.”
    The letter writers pointed out examples of scenes they had been told were in the miniseries, but which they said never happened. Albright objected to a scene that she was told showed her insisting on warning the Pakistani government before an airstrike on Afghanistan, and that she was the one who made the warning.
    “The scene as explained to me is false and defamatory,” she said.
    Berger objected to a scene that he was told showed him refusing to authorize an attack on Osama bin Laden despite the request from CIA officials. “The fabrication of this scene (of such apparent magnitude) cannot be justified under any reasonable definition of dramatic license,” he wrote.

    Lindsey and Band objected to advertisements for the miniseries, which they said suggested that Clinton wasn’t paying enough attention to the threat of terrorism.
    “While ABC is promoting “The Path to 9/11” as a dramatization of historical fact, in truth it is a fictitious rewriting of history that will be misinterpreted by millions of Americans,” they said. “Given your stated obligation to ’get it right,’ we urge you to do so by not airing this drama until the egregious factual errors are corrected, an endeavor we could easily assist you with given the opportunity to view the film.”
    The five-hour miniseries is set to run without commercial interruption. Director David Cunningham said it was a massive undertaking, with close to 250 speaking parts, more than 300 sets, and a budget of $40 million. Cunningham has said he shot 550 hours of film. The cast includes Harvey Keitel, Patricia Heaton and Donnie Wahlberg.
  2. Let the feeling of love well up in you loins as you read this testament of double standards of "accuracy in reporting" Democrats demonstrate --- -- - and then let loose with the warm n' lumpy chicken a la king puke on your keyboard as I did.

    I see a good example of the end justifies the means kampers!

    September 7, 2006 -- WASHINGTON - A furious Bill Clinton is warning ABC that its mini-series "The Path to 9/11" grossly misrepresents his pursuit of Osama bin Laden - and he is demanding the network "pull the drama" if changes aren't made.

    "The content of this drama is factually and incontrovertibly inaccurate and ABC has the duty to fully correct all errors or pull the drama entirely," the four-page letter said.

    What a PIG
  3. ABC bowed to pressure and altered the mini series due to pressure from the Clinton administration.

    What a fraud. Slick willy strikes again.!!!
  4. Bid-ness as usual. Such Pussys - they dish er out but they can't eat it.
  5. This is classic-

    Albright: 'The scene as explained to me is false and defamatory'...

    As explained to me????????????????

    So the hag never even saw but complained about it?

    Good christ, what a bunch of low lifes the clintonistas are.
  6. I think there is an obvious potential for mischief when historical events are fictionalized, particularly when the actual participants are still active in politics. If the Clintonista's complaints that they never did or said things attributed to them are accurate, then I think they have a legitimate beef. Of course, these are not people known for truth-telling. If the filmmaker has credible sources for his attributions, then it becomes a matter of First Amendment artisitc freedom.

    Most likely the Clintonistas are being disingenuous. They might not have said the precise words attributed to them, but they did or said substantially the same thing. We know, for example, that they had a hit team ready to take out Osama bin Laden but aborted the mission because family members of the terrorists were in the camp.
  7. Thats funny I thought the Democrats were against censorship
  8. Wow, now there is some compassion and tolerance from the left.

    Madeline Albright condemns it without even seeing it, Sandy Berger of all felons comdens it and NOBODY has even seen the finished product.

  9. What about every conspriacy theory and piece of trash that Michael Moore produces?

    Why are they allowed to produce lies and not have to alter the films because the republicans don't like the movie???

    #10     Sep 7, 2006