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Will ABC Cave on "The Path to 9/11" (Clinton pressuring ABC)
NRO ^ | Andy McCarthy

Posted on 09/01/2006 9:24:55 AM PDT by hipaatwo

I’m hearing all kinds of disturbing, though predictable, stories about a Clintonista offensive against “The Path to 9/11,” an ABC documentary written and produced by Cyrus Nowrasteh ("Into the West"), and directed by David Cunningham ("To End All Wars").  I haven’t seen it yet (although I hope to this weekend), but it is already drawing rave reviews from people who have (the piece is reviewed at FrontPage, here).

  

Apparently, the documentary recounts the bureaucratic bungling and lack of action against al Qaeda that was pervasive prior to the September 11 atrocities.  It is by no means, I understand, pro-Bush.  It is, instead, an effort to present history accurately.  This evidently has many former Clinton officials and apologists in their default kill-the-messenger mode.  Great pressure is being brought to bear on ABC and Disney to reopen the editorial process at this late stage (the documentary is supposed to air on September 10-11) so that the years 1993-2001 may remain forever airbrushed.

  

Will they succeed?  This bears watching.


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So are the lefties. They've had an email campaign going for a few days now to not show this.
1 posted on 09/01/2006 9:24:56 AM PDT by hipaatwo
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To: Mo1; Peach; Txsleuth; SE Mom; Enchante; holdonnow

HELLO! Dang Clintons make me want to scream.


2 posted on 09/01/2006 9:25:56 AM PDT by hipaatwo (Vote for your life. Every vote for a Democrat is a vote against victory.)
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bump


3 posted on 09/01/2006 9:26:09 AM PDT by eureka! (Heaven forbid the Rats get control of Congress and/or the Presidency any time soon....)
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To: hipaatwo

If it follows the 9/11 Commission Report, it should be interesting to see...but I somehow doubt it will.


4 posted on 09/01/2006 9:26:33 AM PDT by P-40 (Al Qaeda was working in Iraq. They were just undocumented.)
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To: hipaatwo

Wow, this would undo their carefully crafted coverup via the 9/11 Commission ... of course they won't let it air as is.


5 posted on 09/01/2006 9:26:39 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Tom Gallagher - the anti-Crist [FL Governor, 2006 primary])
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To: hipaatwo

Changes will be made. Can't have Clinton looking bad.


6 posted on 09/01/2006 9:26:42 AM PDT by Minus_The_Bear
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To: hipaatwo

RUSH on this now- he's beside himself.....this is ABSOLUTELY unbelievable.

WOW.


7 posted on 09/01/2006 9:26:44 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet-prayers for the kidnapped Israeli Soldiers)
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To: hipaatwo

The beginning of Sept 11, 2001 attack:

Here's what Osama bin Laden said about Clinton's decision to "change direction" in Somalia (after following Murtha's advice), according to the Frontline documentary, "Hunting bin Laden":

"After leaving Afghanistan, the Muslim fighters headed for Somalia and prepared for a long battle, thinking that the Americans were like the Russians," bin Laden said. "The youth were surprised at the low morale of the American soldiers and realized more than before that the American soldier was a paper tiger and after a few blows ran in defeat. And America forgot all the hoopla and media propaganda ... about being the world leader and the leader of the New World Order, and after a few blows they forgot about this title and left, dragging their corpses and their shameful defeat."

As directly quoted from the actual Fatwa by Osama bin Laden in 1996:
From bin Laden's Fatwa:

"...But your most disgraceful case was in Somalia; where- after vigorous propaganda about the power of the USA and its post cold war leadership of the new world order- you moved tens of thousands of international force, including twenty eight thousands American solders into Somalia. However, when tens of your solders were killed in minor battles and one American Pilot was dragged in the streets of Mogadishu you left the area carrying disappointment, humiliation, defeat and your dead with you. Clinton appeared in front of the whole world threatening and promising revenge , but these threats were merely a preparation for withdrawal. You have been disgraced by Allah and you withdrew; the extent of your impotence and weaknesses became very clear. It was a pleasure for the "heart" of every Muslim and a remedy to the "chests" of believing nations to see you defeated in the three Islamic cities of Beirut , Aden and Mogadishu."


BIN LADEN'S FATWA, or Declaration of War, by Osama bin Laden was first published in Al Quds Al Arabi, a London-based newspaper, in August, 1996.
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http://acan.gohotsprings.com/Osama-Fatwa.php
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8 posted on 09/01/2006 9:26:48 AM PDT by TimesDomain (When a judge declares himself "MASTER", you become his "SLAVE")
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To: hipaatwo

the truth always outs.


9 posted on 09/01/2006 9:26:55 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand (go easy on 'em. there is a modicum of substance even in style.)
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To: hipaatwo
The Ex-Perv and Madame Hamhocks (Hillary) is laying her bountiful *ss, thighs, and cankles on ABC to stop the show.

Won't work!!!

10 posted on 09/01/2006 9:27:48 AM PDT by beyond the sea (TWO PENCIL-NECKED DWEEBS NEED A PUBLIC HANGING— DAVID CORN, PARTICK FITZGERALD)
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To: SE Mom

I'm listening to Rush. I googled clinton disney and this NRO article came up.


11 posted on 09/01/2006 9:27:59 AM PDT by hipaatwo (Vote for your life. Every vote for a Democrat is a vote against victory.)
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To: hipaatwo

Bill Clinton is a perfect candidate for Scientology.


12 posted on 09/01/2006 9:28:18 AM PDT by stm (Good people sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence)
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To: hipaatwo
Dang Clintons make me want to scream.

Make me want to BARF

13 posted on 09/01/2006 9:29:02 AM PDT by beyond the sea (TWO PENCIL-NECKED DWEEBS NEED A PUBLIC HANGING— DAVID CORN, PARTICK FITZGERALD)
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To: hipaatwo

This is an OUTRAGE. Just incredible.

Clinton trying to put in the fix.......


14 posted on 09/01/2006 9:29:10 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet-prayers for the kidnapped Israeli Soldiers)
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To: hipaatwo

Don't let Sandy Berger near the script! (you'll end up with missing pages)


15 posted on 09/01/2006 9:29:35 AM PDT by Gator101
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To: hipaatwo
Click here for a listing of ABC local affiliates.

Click on your state, find your station and its phone number.

16 posted on 09/01/2006 9:29:56 AM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: SE Mom

(sarcasm off)


17 posted on 09/01/2006 9:30:00 AM PDT by beyond the sea (TWO PENCIL-NECKED DWEEBS NEED A PUBLIC HANGING— DAVID CORN, PARTICK FITZGERALD)
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To: hipaatwo
You know, when you hear lefties, they always say that the outgoing clinton administration warned the incoming Bush administration about Bin Laden. Other than clintonistas comments, we really have no evidence that assertion is true. Yet we continue to hear it.

But the follow-up question that is never asked of the clintonistas is, "What were your plans for handling Bin Laden, that you had implemented, given your claimed worries about the dangerous terrorist?"

18 posted on 09/01/2006 9:30:38 AM PDT by Nomorjer Kinov (If the opposite of "pro" is "con" , what is the opposite of progress?)
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To: hipaatwo

Unfortunately, the 911 Commission had Jamie Gore-lick on it and even THIS document was a full version of the perfidy of the Klintoons.


19 posted on 09/01/2006 9:30:41 AM PDT by DoctorMichael (A wall first. A wall now.)
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To: hipaatwo

I just heard Rush talking about this. From his description of the series, it deals some pretty devastating blows to the First Felon and his Felonettes. Rush also said that Clinton was going to call Disney Prez Bob Iger and ask him to re-edit the series to 'sanitize' it of any truth about the Clintonistas.

We'll find out if Iger is a man of character and courage . . . . or just another Clinton boot licker.

My money's on the boot licker.


20 posted on 09/01/2006 9:30:42 AM PDT by DustyMoment (FloriDUH - proud inventors of pregnant/hanging chads and judicide!!)
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To: hipaatwo

AFter reading the review you can see what Sandy Berger was doing stealing secret documents


21 posted on 09/01/2006 9:31:26 AM PDT by uncbob
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To: mewzilla

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22 posted on 09/01/2006 9:31:33 AM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: All

I have been interested in seeing this miniseries - but assumed that it would be an anti-Bush film.


I'd like to ask fellow Freepers out there:

1. What have you heard about it?
2. Are you gonna watch it? Why? Why not?


23 posted on 09/01/2006 9:31:42 AM PDT by MplsSteve
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To: hipaatwo
But they sure embrace a film depicting an assassination of President Bush calling it "thought provoking art".
24 posted on 09/01/2006 9:31:43 AM PDT by tobyhill (The War on Terrorism is not for the weak.)
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To: hipaatwo

And these Dems. call Bush a "fascist" as their boy Clinton is trying to suppress the truth and the free flow of information and facts?

What is it Clinton is so afraid of people seeing if he was just such the hyper-competent, on top of it all the time president he claims to be and the "best president in history" according to his more zombied supporters?


25 posted on 09/01/2006 9:32:07 AM PDT by MikeA (Not voting out of anger in November is a vote for Nancy Pelosi as Speaker of the House)
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To: hipaatwo

I hope they don't cave, but I'm betting they do.......they always do.........threats to the parties involved, their stocks, their kids futures, etc...........


26 posted on 09/01/2006 9:32:12 AM PDT by Red Badger (Is Castro dead yet?........)
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To: beyond the sea

:)

I could feel my BP rising listening to Rush on this......he has seen the original.....as have many other people- so if ABC caves- it will NOT be a secret....


27 posted on 09/01/2006 9:32:12 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet-prayers for the kidnapped Israeli Soldiers)
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To: P-40

Cyrus Nowrasteh is a friend of Rush's. I heard Rush talking about this earlier in the week and thought then that this will NEVER see the light of day on ABC. It lays the blame for 911 squarely at the feet of Maddy Albright, Sammy Bergler and the Bent One. ABC will cave and pull it.


28 posted on 09/01/2006 9:32:12 AM PDT by pgkdan
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To: mewzilla

I'm in dark blue Philly. My local ABC is useless.


29 posted on 09/01/2006 9:32:25 AM PDT by hipaatwo (Vote for your life. Every vote for a Democrat is a vote against victory.)
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To: hipaatwo

If they pull it now ... it will look even worse for the Clinton Gang


30 posted on 09/01/2006 9:32:28 AM PDT by Mo1 (Think about it .. A Speaker Nancy Pelosi could be just 2 heart beats away from being President)
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To: hipaatwo
This evidently has many former Clinton officials and apologists in their default kill-the-messenger mode. Great pressure is being brought to bear on ABC and Disney to reopen the editorial process at this late stage (the documentary is supposed to air on September 10-11) so that the years 1993-2001 may remain forever airbrushed.

Man, if the Bush Admin were doing any such thing, the Dems would be up in arms with cries of "Cover Up!" and "Bush Lied!".

But let their boy Bill try and sanitize history and all we hear is the silence of the great lie by omission.

31 posted on 09/01/2006 9:32:29 AM PDT by dirtboy (This tagline has been photoshopped)
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I wish Drudge would give this siren headline
32 posted on 09/01/2006 9:32:44 AM PDT by eureka! (Heaven forbid the Rats get control of Congress and/or the Presidency any time soon....)
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To: beyond the sea
Madame Hamhocks

LOL... 'Hogzilla' = 'Hillzilla'

33 posted on 09/01/2006 9:33:26 AM PDT by johnny7 (“And what's Fonzie like? Come on Yolanda... what's Fonzie like?!”)
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To: NonValueAdded

I'm wondering how this ever got made in the first place. Must have been filmed in top secret. No leaks, whatsoever........


34 posted on 09/01/2006 9:33:34 AM PDT by Red Badger (Is Castro dead yet?........)
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To: hipaatwo

It really pisses me off that two idiots, the Clintons plus their cronies, have so much power to intimidate. Hell, I have more respect for the Mafia than these two; at least the mob is more honest about what they are.


35 posted on 09/01/2006 9:33:43 AM PDT by Mark-in-Kentucky
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To: TimesDomain

Thank you for the link.


36 posted on 09/01/2006 9:33:46 AM PDT by A.Hun (Common sense is no longer common.)
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To: MplsSteve
Here's a review from Human Events link
37 posted on 09/01/2006 9:33:49 AM PDT by retrokitten
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To: Gator101

ABC, is far from caving in. hey have spent big bucks and so has the advertisers, if they dont show it will be aired elswhere.

Ops4


38 posted on 09/01/2006 9:33:59 AM PDT by OPS4 (Ops4 God Bless America!)
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To: Mo1

Who will hear about it but conservatives. Not like the Inkie or any other left paper will cover it.


39 posted on 09/01/2006 9:34:00 AM PDT by hipaatwo (Vote for your life. Every vote for a Democrat is a vote against victory.)
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To: hipaatwo
I still wanna know what documents were stolen and destroyed by clinton operative Sandy (I couldn't steal a kiss) Berger from the National Archives.

Doogle
40 posted on 09/01/2006 9:34:13 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF...68-73,,..."never store a threat you should have eliminated")
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To: johnny7

I think she's more ham than hock.......


41 posted on 09/01/2006 9:34:16 AM PDT by Red Badger (Is Castro dead yet?........)
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To: Mo1
If they pull it now ... it will look even worse for the Clinton Gang

Face it, most folks don't follow politics the way we do. Millions of moderates will watch this show, folks who have NO idea of such things as who Jamie Goerlick was or how many times the Clintonistas could have nailed bin Laden but didn't. THEY will see the light, finally, and that is what has Sandy Berge stuffing documents in his pants and Maddie Albright sweating bullets.

42 posted on 09/01/2006 9:34:24 AM PDT by dirtboy (This tagline has been photoshopped)
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To: hipaatwo
Let me start by saying that "The Path to 9/11" is one of the best, most intelligent, most pro-American miniseries I've ever seen on TV, and conservatives should support it and promote it as vigorously as possible.

O hope so. I'll believe it when I see it.

too bad noone watches network television anymore.

43 posted on 09/01/2006 9:35:06 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand (go easy on 'em. there is a modicum of substance even in style.)
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To: hipaatwo
I'm in dark blue Philly. My local ABC is useless

Don't bet on it. The affiliates are the net's soft underbelly. And since excrement flows down hill, they'll be on the receiving end of any bad publicity. The affiliates, and their advertisers, know this. Trust me :) Call anyway.

44 posted on 09/01/2006 9:35:20 AM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: Mark-in-Kentucky

The Mafia is more moral...........


45 posted on 09/01/2006 9:35:20 AM PDT by Red Badger (Is Castro dead yet?........)
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To: hipaatwo

Let me make a prediction of what will happen, ABC Corp will cave and announce that they will let local affiliates decide for themselves whether they show the film giving them a nudge not to.


46 posted on 09/01/2006 9:35:44 AM PDT by tobyhill (The War on Terrorism is not for the weak.)
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To: pgkdan
ABC will cave and pull it.

I hope not. There are a lot of things about 9/11 that the public really needs to think about and if this film will cover some of those things...I hope it gets aired.
47 posted on 09/01/2006 9:36:09 AM PDT by P-40 (Al Qaeda was working in Iraq. They were just undocumented.)
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To: MplsSteve
The preview which has the sound bite "We had him" apparently referring to Osama Bin Laden has me interested enough to watch.

I can't see how that won't put Bubba in a bad light but I wouldn't be surprised if Hollywood finds a way.
48 posted on 09/01/2006 9:36:32 AM PDT by Gator101
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To: SE Mom

Count on the producers caving....the Clintonoids always win out.


49 posted on 09/01/2006 9:37:23 AM PDT by mystery-ak (My Son, My Soldier, My Hero..............)
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To: Red Badger
"The Mafia is more moral..........."

In a sane world, one could call that hyperbole. But alas...

50 posted on 09/01/2006 9:37:35 AM PDT by Mark-in-Kentucky
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