Leftist Blogosphere In Uproar Over "The Path To 9/11"
The uproar in the Leftist Blogosphere to the upcoming ABC TV movie, The Path To 9/11, has reached a fevered pitch. Remember, these are the same folks who buy into what they term "MIHOP" (Bush Made It Happen On Purpose). So it is expected that anybody so delusional would be sent into a rage when a movie exposes what actually led to 9/11. Namely the Clinton Administration's insistence on the Jamie Gorelick infamous Wall of Separation keeping investigatory agencies such as the FBI and CIA from sharing informaration about the terrorists with each other. In addition, this movie highlights the fact that the Clinton administration could have killed or captured Osama Bin Laden but refused to go through with it. And what is the source for that latter bit of information? Why Bill Clinton himself who admitted this in a post-presidential speech. Another phony objection the Loony Left has to this movie is that portions of it are dramatized. What a shock! A movie that dramatizes events! Guess what? ALL movies that purport to show factual events are dramatized for the reasons of time constraints (such as using composite characters) or to keep the story flowing. I recently read the book Cinderella Man and noticed that there were numerous dramatizations in the movie (which I've seen on cable at least 20 times). For example, they show boxer Jim Braddock as having been married to his wife, Mae, back when he was successful in the 1920s. In actual fact they didn't get married until Braddock was in tough times but the filmakers wanted to contrast the differences in their life styles before and after the stock market crash. However, the dramatization of events did not change the essential truth of that movie whose theme was the comeback of a boxer from hard times. So now the leftists are nitpicking on this and other silly things in order to get this ABC TV movie pulled from the air. There are many such outraged discussions in the Leftist Blogosphere but in this edition of the DUmmie FUnnies, we shall focus on this Daily Kos KOmmie THREAD titled, "ABC now to run disclaimers - Keep up the pressure!" So let us now watch the KOmmies emit a primal scream over this movie in Bolshevik Red while the commentary of your humble correspondent, already reserving a spot on his couch for Sunday and Monday nights, is in the [brackets]:
ABC now to run disclaimers - Keep up the pressure!
[WARNING: The Truth of this movie will make Leftists go berserk.]
We need to keep up the pressure. The ABC Blog has been put back up (although they are publishing only a fraction of the comments). Berger, Albright and others are starting to jump in. Now this response (recently released talking points I'm sure)I just received from an ABC affiliate stating they will be running disclaimers; shows that the pressure is working! Let's keep it up and see if we can't STOP this propaganda from airing. I will kill this diary if this information has been previously posted.
[WARNING: Frantic leftist nutcases will be futilely trying to remove this movie from the air.]
Throughout the movie, there will be a disclaimer stating that, among other things, the movie is not a documentary and that it does contain fictionalized scenes.
[Just like EVERY movie based on truth does. Cinderella Man? It had fictionalized scenes for DRAMATIC purposes and to keep the movie from running 22 hours long.]
Dramatization, Schramatization my ass. You just don't do that about this very partisan and divisive topic. I told ABC that this was tantamount to giving a free campaign commercial to Bush and Republicans, and that that was not fair and we should have equal time to present our side.
[Tell that to MSNBC which yesterday ran free campaign commercials all day for the Democrats telling viewers how they were going to win in November because of how horrible the Republicans are.]
Conyers et al just wrote a letter
[The same Conyers who is just aching to start impeachment hearings?]
Schmucks. This is turning into a disaster for them. Remember the 60 Minutes "scandal" (which was based on facts which have never refuted, and which occurred only because one source had some possibly forged papers)- we need people to be fired because of this, and we need a sea change in attitude at ABC.
[LOL! "Possibly" forged papers?]
Don't feel bad; they tried to pull a fast one and we are not going to let them get away with it. I hope President Clinton gets his attorneys involved.
[Ironically, that was the Clinton administration's fault in handling terrorism. They wanted to get the attorneys involved. Something this movie will portray despite your pathetic screeching.]
Doing a fictional account of the Kennedy assassination 30 yrs after the fact is one thing. Doing a fictional account of something that happened FIVE YEARS ago, when all the main players are still alive and screaming, is quite another.
[How about the Michael Moore "documentary" portrayal showing a bunch of happy kids pleased to be living under the Saddam Hussein regime where they could merrily fly their kites?]
Everything the administration has ever said about September 11 has been fiction.
[Including the fact that it was masterminded by Osama Bin Laden?]
It disingenuously and purposfully skirts FCC electioneering laws by providing free ad time to a single party, within 60 days of a scheduled election, without the opportunity for a rebuttal containing actual facts of the matter.
[You mean like the way the Michael Moore "documentary" ran shortly before the 2004 election on the tube?]
He ought to let ABC know that the Democratic Congress will take a VERY close look at their license, come renewal time.
[A threat made out in the open.]
The movie "Apollo 13" used time compression, for example, in compressing something like a dozen rocket motor burns done for course correction into one. The movie also created a composite character, the mission director whose best line was, "Failure is not an option." I believe three or so real people were rolled into that one composite character. But neither of those things done in the movie leaves the viewer with important misconceptions even about NASA's competence. It seems "The Path to 9/11" could leave many viewers with misconceptions important enough to affect how they VOTE, with an election less than two months away.
[Wrong! The Path to 9/11 leaves viewers with the correct impression that the Jamie Gorelick Wall of Separation kept agencies from sharing vital information about the terrorists and that the Clinton Administration, as admitted by Clinton himself, prevented the capture or deat of Osama Bin Ladin.]
This disclaimer is horseshit the only good thing is that it shows ABC is beginning to crack, just a bit. We need to keep hammering them. And the people involved -- Clinton, Albright, Berger, etc, who are slandered on the screen -- need to sue their fucking asses off.
[Can we sue Sandy Bergler for stuffing National Archives papers into his socks?]
...as AmericaBlog points out, ABC received a letter from four future committee heads with subpoena power. The implicit threat is probably not lost on the ABC executives.
[This is what is known as BLACKMAIL.]
although I've written about 4 emails to various people, I haven't yet written my local ABC affiliate, but I am now. For those of you that haven't yet written your local channel - time to do so! It's WEDNESDAY people!
[It's now THURSDAY my desperate little KOmmie.]
What about the Actors. Have the actors for the film been contacted for their response? How do they feel knowing now that they have been used to further Republican propaganda? Would they be willing to appear in a commercial for the Republican National Committee? If not, then why did they agree to appear in this film? If they were tricked into it, why are they not now speaking out?
[Maybe you should threaten to haul the actors before a Congressional committee IF the Democrats win in November.]
The woman who was Ray Ramano's TV wife is in the movie....name escapes me, but she does the Albertson's commercials.... She's a proud, card-carrying, single issue (abortion) Republican. She's hard core. She knew what she was getting into. I think Harvey Keitel is also Republican. and I can't remember who else is in the movie.
[I can just picture these actors being questioned before a Democrat Congressional committee: "Are you now or have you ever been a member of the Republican Party?]
Change the names of the characters--President Will Plimpton, Secretary Adelaide Fullbright, etc.
[Sandy Burglar for Sandy Berger would be the perfect name change.]
Got an email from the Democratic PArty a couple of hours ago. They are petitioning Disney/ABC.
[Yes, they are now joining the Army of Crybabies.]
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