September 08, 2006


In a little over 48 hours, ABC will air a five-hour "docudrama" on the 9/11 attacks. The movie was written and produced by a right-wing activist who fabricated key scenes to blame Democrats and defend Republicans.1 It's so partisan that even Rush Limbaugh was surprised ABC decided to air it.2 And an FBI agent who was brought in to consult on the docudrama quit because, he said, "they were making things up."

Public outrage is mounting across the country, and Variety reports that ABC is now "mulling the idea of yanking the mini altogether."4 But we only have a little time to act. We'll start delivering this petition to ABC headquarters tomorrow at noon and continue as more signatures come in. So we're looking for 200,000 signatures TODAY.

Can you sign? Click here:

Then please pass on this message to folks you know who can help.

The Path to 9/11 appears to be part of a coordinated push—including speeches by President Bush and millions of dollars in advertising—to exploit the five-year anniversary of 9/11 for political gain. That's not acceptable from anyone—especially not a news organization like ABC.

It's not just that ABC's movie is slanted. Big parts of it are simply untrue. The producer himself even admitted to simply improvising a key scene which depicts the Clinton administration letting bin Laden go when they had him in their sights—a complete fabrication.5 Last night, the movie's star, Harvey Keitel, said "It turned out not all the facts were correct."6

It's really pretty simple: ABC shouldn't have any role in the political exploitation of 9/11. But this docudrama is designed to do just that—spreading a false message to millions of viewers across the country.

Sign the petition to tell ABC not to air partisan propaganda on 9/11. Click here:


Thank you for all you do.

–Nita, Eli, Carrie, Joan, Jennifer and the Political Action Team
Friday, September 8th, 2006
P.S. For the most current information on the scandal involving this film, and for more information on the movie itself, please visit our friends at ThinkProgress:

1. "Writer of ABC's 9/11 'Docudrama' Is Avowed Conservative Activist," ThinkProgress, September 1, 2006

2. "Clintonoids Prepare To Attack 9/11 Movie," The Rush Limbaugh Show, August 30, 2006

3. "FBI Agent Who Consulted On Path to 9/11 Quit," ThinkProgress, September 7, 2006

4. "Under fire, ABC mulls yanking mini," Variety, September 7, 2006

5. Greg Mitchell, Editor & Publisher, MSNBC appearance, September 7, 2006

6. "Harvey Keitel speaks out on Path to 9/11: 'It turned out not all the facts were correct'", Showbiz Tonight, September 7, 2006
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Blogger Friendlier said...

TV is where a lot of people get their ideas about history, unfortunately. While the Clinton administration (and I'm no fan) did some sloppy things vis a vis Bin Laden, this movie evidently makes it look like 9/11 is mostly his team's fault. No wonder the right-wing bloggers who were given preview copies (no liberal bloggers were!) think it's so great. I'm against censorship in movies, music, and books. A bullshit TV "docudrama" promoted as fact by one of the major networks is another thing. I call it cultural libel.

Thanks, Bunny, for pushing this one.

9:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yikes, I shudder to think what other similarly vile brews are being mulled as we speak. I'm sure there will be more over the next two years.

Thanks Bun de la Bun Bun

12:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

too icky.....I couldn't even finish reading all the stories, I get too pissed and frustrated..I guess I'd rather fight about madonna

5:51 PM  

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