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Following complaints, ABC tweaks its 9/11 mini-series
Chicago Tribune ^

Posted on 09/07/2006 11:21:19 AM PDT by Sir Gawain

ABC toned down a scene that involved Clinton's national security adviser, Samuel "Sandy" Berger, declining to give the order to kill bin Laden, according to a person involved with the film who declined to be identified. "That sequence has been the focus of attention," the source said.

The network also decided that the credits would say the film is based "in part" on the 9/11 panel report, rather than "based on" the report, as the producers originally intended.

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1 posted on 09/07/2006 11:21:22 AM PDT by Sir Gawain
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To: Sir Gawain

This sort of thing that I expected they would do. It may be good if we tell ABC that people want to see the movie, so they won't have second thought. Please contact them:

http://abc.go.com/site/contactus.html

IMHO, we don't need to say anything about Clintonistas, etc., a simple message that we want to watch the movie I think will be fine.


2 posted on 09/07/2006 11:22:46 AM PDT by paudio (Universal Human Rights and Multiculturalism: Liberals want to have cake and eat it too!)
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To: Sir Gawain

I'm SHOCKED, I tell ya...SHOCKED!


3 posted on 09/07/2006 11:22:50 AM PDT by frogjerk (REUTERS: We give smoke and mirrors a bad name)
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To: Sir Gawain

ABC: Tower of Jello.

This would not have happened had it been President Bush and the GOP complaining.


4 posted on 09/07/2006 11:23:30 AM PDT by RexBeach
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To: paudio

Sounds bogus to me.


5 posted on 09/07/2006 11:24:17 AM PDT by Patrick1
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To: Sir Gawain
I knew they would cave, spineless bast@rds!
6 posted on 09/07/2006 11:25:25 AM PDT by 12th_Monkey
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To: Sir Gawain
What I sent to ABC, both local and national, a few days back:

The basic message of what I sent was this:

I have not watched ABC in years. Have not watched anything on ABC, period, either local or national.

But, if you put the 9/11 mini-series on, AS IS, I just might reconsider my decision and let the advertisers know this also.

7 posted on 09/07/2006 11:25:32 AM PDT by technomage (NEVER underestimate the depths to which liberals will stoop for power.)
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To: Sir Gawain
Gee how do you tone it down?

Have him stare at the phone refusing to pick it up?

Or have him inadvertently hang up
8 posted on 09/07/2006 11:25:53 AM PDT by usmcobra (Beware of Southerners that start rattling of their National Origins, The correct answer is American!)
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To: Sir Gawain

Achtung! Schnell! More outrageous lies and propaganda. Is ABC going to lead a book burning in the middle of town square now?


9 posted on 09/07/2006 11:26:17 AM PDT by KC_Conspirator
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To: Peach; Howlin; Mo1


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10 posted on 09/07/2006 11:26:25 AM PDT by onyx (1 Billion Muslims -- "if" 10% are fundamentalists, that's still 100 Million who want to kill us.)
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To: Sir Gawain
Methodists did 9/11 and Clinton is a Presbyterian...
11 posted on 09/07/2006 11:26:54 AM PDT by Dallas59 (ISLAMOFASCISM!!!!)
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To: Sir Gawain
I heard Jed Babbin talk about this yesterday and he said that even with this scene edited you cannot come away from this movie not seeing how little Clinton did
12 posted on 09/07/2006 11:28:47 AM PDT by slowhand520
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To: Sir Gawain

Can you imagine if the Bush Administration called any network and asked it to edit out scenes on a TV show? Can you imagine the shrieking calls of censorship?

Unbelievable.


13 posted on 09/07/2006 11:29:02 AM PDT by GianniV
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To: Sir Gawain
The Center for American Progress Action Fund, a liberal advocacy group, said Wednesday it had collected 25,000 letters asking ABC to either correct or cancel the mini-series.

When they say "correct" they really mean "be nice to Bubba!"

14 posted on 09/07/2006 11:29:05 AM PDT by frogjerk (REUTERS: We give smoke and mirrors a bad name)
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To: Sir Gawain

If this miniseries is full of lies and inaccuracies, bring on the lawsuits. There have been plenty of "inaccuracies" broadcast about the current administration, and I don't see them screaming for censorship.


15 posted on 09/07/2006 11:30:20 AM PDT by DJ Frisat (SPAM: best in the can and in sammiches -- not for use on computers.)
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To: Sir Gawain

The really ironic thing about all this is that if we started a boycott of the show's sponsors, the 'rats would start howling about censorship and how there was a 'whiff of facism in the air' and all that crap.


16 posted on 09/07/2006 11:30:22 AM PDT by Jaxter ("Vivit Post Funera Virtus")
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To: onyx

Crap. I knew this would happen.


17 posted on 09/07/2006 11:30:55 AM PDT by Peach (The Clintons pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed.)
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To: Sir Gawain

Let me get this straight - the NY Times will run stories all day long exposing our secret tactics for tracking terrorists (against the wishes of the Bush Administration), but ABC will take a phone call from a liberal ex-President decide not to run certain scenes in a movie?


18 posted on 09/07/2006 11:31:15 AM PDT by GianniV
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To: Sir Gawain

I was going to give them credit for showing this film but they lose a lot of points for caving to the Clintonistas...so effing typical.

Just like Michael Moore corrected his version, right?../sarcasm off


19 posted on 09/07/2006 11:32:11 AM PDT by SueRae
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To: onyx
THEY CAN'T HANDLE THE TRUTH!
20 posted on 09/07/2006 11:32:11 AM PDT by Mo1 (Think about it .. A Speaker Nancy Pelosi could be 2 seats away from being President)
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To: Sir Gawain
If this is true, it's damned unfortunate.

Of course, let us not forget how many sets of knee-pads ABC and all it's minions wore out while BJ was President of the United States.

So if this is true, it should really come as no surprise.

21 posted on 09/07/2006 11:32:28 AM PDT by Gantz (Th4+'5 th3 +h30ry, 4nyw4yz)
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To: Mo1


Exactly and aren't they dumb making their objections NEWS?


22 posted on 09/07/2006 11:32:56 AM PDT by onyx (1 Billion Muslims -- "if" 10% are fundamentalists, that's still 100 Million who want to kill us.)
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To: Sir Gawain

By the end of the week, there will be a scenes added where Bush is ordering the 9/11 attacks and later on, Cheney will be using a remote control to steer the planes into the WTC, Pentagon and Pennsylvania field.


23 posted on 09/07/2006 11:32:56 AM PDT by GianniV
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To: Peach

"Crap. I knew this would happen."




as did I......just damn!


24 posted on 09/07/2006 11:32:59 AM PDT by mystery-ak (My Son, My Soldier, My Hero..............)
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To: Sir Gawain

"ABC toned down a scene that involved Clinton's national security adviser, Samuel "Sandy" Berger, declining to give the order to kill bin Laden"

more like eliminated.


25 posted on 09/07/2006 11:33:10 AM PDT by tobyhill (The War on Terrorism is not for the weak.)
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To: Gantz

It will tank in the ratings anyway.


26 posted on 09/07/2006 11:33:33 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Jaxter

BTTT and Bump!


27 posted on 09/07/2006 11:33:38 AM PDT by BenLurkin ("The entire remedy is with the people." - W. H. Harrison)
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To: Sir Gawain
Sandy Berger is the felon who stole secret archived 9-11 documents in his pants and socks, in an effort to conceal the Clinton administration's failures. Why would anyone accomodate such a low life bum on the same topic?

They should add a scene in which this filthy bum pathetically stuffs documents in his pants in a desperate effort to conceal how badly he and the rest screwed up.

Sandy Berger's behavior in the national Archives was an outright admission of guilt.

28 posted on 09/07/2006 11:33:40 AM PDT by Williams
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To: Sir Gawain

Who wouda thought...


29 posted on 09/07/2006 11:33:47 AM PDT by wjcsux (I would prefer to have the German army in front of me than the French army behind me- Gen. G. Patton)
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To: Sir Gawain

That's fine. How about we make the last scene Berger walking out of the document archives stuffing classified documents in his pants and coat? Then, simply fade to black.......


30 posted on 09/07/2006 11:33:58 AM PDT by Nashphil
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To: Sir Gawain

The fix is on.


31 posted on 09/07/2006 11:34:20 AM PDT by tobyhill (The War on Terrorism is not for the weak.)
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To: Sir Gawain

The Clinton blacklist is wrong.


32 posted on 09/07/2006 11:34:40 AM PDT by ChadGore (VISUALIZE 62,041,268 Bush fans. We Vote.)
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To: usmcobra

Aren't there advance copies out there anyway? How long will it take for the original scene to surface? Now this hype can only help the movie with all the discussion and controversy. I am sure I'll watch it.


33 posted on 09/07/2006 11:35:00 AM PDT by babaloo
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To: Sir Gawain
BLACKLIST

34 posted on 09/07/2006 11:35:15 AM PDT by ChadGore (VISUALIZE 62,041,268 Bush fans. We Vote.)
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To: Sir Gawain

This is just a preview for what the 2008 election coverage will be from ABC and the rest of the MSM. In fact, this is a warning shot across the bow from Slick Willie.

Don't run any negative stories on Hillary or the Clinton Admin or you will pay the price.

Weak-kneed network weenies. Losers.


35 posted on 09/07/2006 11:35:22 AM PDT by GianniV
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To: usmcobra

I dunno - maybe you tell the truth, and have Tenet recommending the no go. And maybe you don't have Massoud sitting there watching, since he was a few hundred miles away at the time. And maybe you reveal that the CIA thought that the Afghan 'snatch team' was a bunch of boobs who probably couldn't pull it off. All of those things are well-documented, and the throaty support for showing them otherwise is baffling.


36 posted on 09/07/2006 11:35:58 AM PDT by lugsoul (Livin' in fear is just another way of dying before your time. - Mike Cooley)
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To: paudio

Thanks for the link. I used it to tell ABC that, while we WERE planning to tune in to the series, since they have allowed Clinton to pressure them into changing it, we wouldn't bother.

We haven't watched it in years, either. I told them that, too.


37 posted on 09/07/2006 11:36:01 AM PDT by Judith Anne (Thank you St. Jude for favors granted.)
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To: Sir Gawain
ABC " Network Media Contacts " area
38 posted on 09/07/2006 11:36:38 AM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: Judith Anne

I wasn't that nice with what I wrote.


39 posted on 09/07/2006 11:37:29 AM PDT by tobyhill (The War on Terrorism is not for the weak.)
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To: GianniV

Yep, you nailed it. Good on yah.


40 posted on 09/07/2006 11:37:35 AM PDT by PfromHoGro (Lets roll!)
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To: slowhand520
I heard Jed Babbin talk about this yesterday and he said that even with this scene edited you cannot come away from this movie not seeing how little Clinton did

Maybe, but ABC just blinked. The left will see this, and will react just like their heroes and idols the Islamofascists do when they see weakness, and will now bore in for the kill.

41 posted on 09/07/2006 11:38:35 AM PDT by CFC__VRWC (AIDS, abortion, euthanasia - Don't liberals just kill ya?)
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To: tobyhill

For a Real Demostartion of 9-11 watch National Geographic's special on Ali Muhammad. He told them of the Africa bombings and laughed. He told them of Persian Gulf Ship attacks and laughed. He told them of Flying planes into National Buildings and laughed. Unreal Clinton's adminstation did nothing from hearing this in 1997 to 2000.


42 posted on 09/07/2006 11:38:42 AM PDT by scooby321
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To: Sir Gawain
The director and writer of the film should go public that this film has been edited against their wishes.

I realzie that it won't make much difference, but if nothing else, ABC needs to be recognized as an entity that does not honor artistic integrity.

43 posted on 09/07/2006 11:39:04 AM PDT by TravisBickle (Are you talkin' to me?)
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To: Sir Gawain
Clinton Blacklist:

_GREEN_LIGHT__________NO_GO_______
_____________________________________
___MICHEAL___________EVERYONE_____
____MOORE_____________ELSE________
_____________________________________


44 posted on 09/07/2006 11:39:29 AM PDT by ChadGore (VISUALIZE 62,041,268 Bush fans. We Vote.)
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To: KC_Conspirator

So ABC buckles to the NAZI-like Censorship demands of the Clintonistas, and the left....

Yet again, it's PROVEN that nobody hates the concept of FREE SPEECH more than a liberal....

The media has the balls to stand thier ground defending itself promoting the LIES against Rove, but they DON't have the stones to stand tall when telling THE TRUTH..
Do we need any moore proof??


45 posted on 09/07/2006 11:41:14 AM PDT by tcrlaf (VOTE DEM! You'll Look GREAT In A Burqa!)
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To: shield
FYI.

Well, we both hoped but I doubt anyone on FR is surprised about this.

46 posted on 09/07/2006 11:41:40 AM PDT by batter ("Never let the enemy pick the battle site." - Gen. George S. Patton)
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To: frogjerk

Internet "Signatures" are like MSNBC online "Polls"...

They ALWAYS seem to have more "Votes" than viewer ratings when it's an anti-bush question...

funny how that works, isn't it?


47 posted on 09/07/2006 11:43:10 AM PDT by tcrlaf (VOTE DEM! You'll Look GREAT In A Burqa!)
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To: Sir Gawain

Has it ever been determined exactly what documents Sandy Berger stole from the National Archives? And if he didn't burn them how do we know if he returned them?


48 posted on 09/07/2006 11:43:26 AM PDT by Republicus2001
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To: paudio

I sent them a not so nice email basically saying they might as well tone down the name of the special to 'The sort-of True Path to 9-11'.


49 posted on 09/07/2006 11:44:00 AM PDT by rintense
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To: Williams

When the Bush adminstration will not call the GORLICK WALL the Gorlick Wall just a generic "the wall" what do you expect.

Of course now the UNCENSORED DVD can be sold with great promotion.

I bet the UNCENSORED video will be on the P2P networks within hours.

I bet the UNCENSORED scene will be the ONLY scene most people watch.


50 posted on 09/07/2006 11:44:41 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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