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Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Disney/ABC is having a Kool Aid drinking contest

Disney/ABC is having a Kool Aid drinking contestAll the bloggers are in huff because Disney/ABC is going to air a fake documentary about 9/11, "The Path to 9/11." It seems that Mickey Mouse and his friends just want to show a different perspective on the issue of the events leading up to 9/11. Not just a different perspective, they want to show a fictitious perspective. But that's Hollywood for you! When milking an important subject like 9/11 for profit creating a documentary mocudrama work of fiction based on a subject that is as sensitive as 9/11, one would expect a certain degree of reverence for the facts.

Steve McPherson, president of ABC Entertainment was quoted as saying, "When you take on the responsibility of telling the story behind such an important event, it is absolutely critical that you get it right." Yet former National Security Advisor Richard Clarke and 9/11 Commission member Richard Ben-Veniste have already pointed out that scenes in the film that did not actually happen, nor were ever reported in the 9/11 report. Also, it has been reported that the video has a decidedly right-wing slant.

Despite the already obvious falsehoods contained within the production, ABC feels that it is so important to get this message out that they have decided to air the program without commercials! "ABC is planning a massive free distribution of its planned docudrama The Path to 9/11, including sending letters to 100,000 high school teachers encouraging them to have their students watch the series." They also plan to feed it to school children free of charge. So Disney/ABC wants to air a program that will make the company no profit, give it away free to children, and are spending thousands of dollars in advertising this program to high school teachers so that the teachers can spread the message to teenagers that were probably to young to remember the facts of 9/11. Since when has a corporation thrown away millions of dollars in this fashion, without an agenda?

In my opinion, even without advertising, this punchbowl of ABC Kool Aid has entirely too many turds floating in it. But that's just me, maybe you like turds. If you want to send stinkmail to this flounder, just mosey on over to and tell Disney where they can put their 9/11 cartoon charectors. While you are at it, send a message along to Harvey Keitel and tell him what you think of his latest career move.

According to "Pickles R Us" These might be some people to contact as well.

ABC Media Relations:
Patrick Preblick
Telephone: (212) 456-7819

Jonathan Hogan
Telephone: 818 460-7016

Erin Felentzer
Telephone: 818 460-6642
On the hand, if you like turds in the punchbowl, there are posts from the Red Kool Aid crowd regarding this matter. In a post titled: "Path to 9/11:" Blame Bush Harder!, states that the documentary mocudrama work of fiction is probably fair and balanced, and that the program slams Bush in the following ways;

1. It depicts Condi Rice ignoring Richard Clarke’s advice about Al-Queda and undercutting his authority within the White House.

2. It depicts the August 6th "Presidential Daily Briefing" wherein Rice is explicitly warned before 9/11 that Bin Laden intends to hijack American airplanes.

3. It makes Richard Clarke look like a tragic hero (even though everyone knows that he later went on to become one of Bush’s biggest critics).

4. It contains an epilogue that cites 9/11 Commission members giving the current government a failing grade in implementing their recommendations.
I would disagree on this point strongly, and this is why: Unlike the events that have been debunked in the docudrama, All of the items that discusses as points that are an anathma to Bush supporters actually happened.

As far as the rest of his missive, it should be sufficient to point out that what he is saying does not square with the facts.

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Under Fire, ABC Yanks Official Blog of 9/11 Docudrama
Richard Clarke Blasts Key Scene In ABC’s 9/11 Docudrama
Condoleezza Rice facing Ben-Veniste 9-11 Commission
ABC sets ad-free '9/11'

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