Skip to comments.Following complaints, ABC tweaks its 9/11 mini-series
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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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:
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.
I'm SHOCKED, I tell ya...SHOCKED!
ABC: Tower of Jello.
This would not have happened had it been President Bush and the GOP complaining.
Sounds bogus to me.
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.
Achtung! Schnell! More outrageous lies and propaganda. Is ABC going to lead a book burning in the middle of town square now?
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?
When they say "correct" they really mean "be nice to Bubba!"
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.
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.
Crap. I knew this would happen.
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?
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
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.
Exactly and aren't they dumb making their objections NEWS?
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.
"Crap. I knew this would happen."
as did I......just damn!
"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.
It will tank in the ratings anyway.
BTTT and Bump!
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.
Who wouda thought...
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.......
The fix is on.
The Clinton blacklist is wrong.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I wasn't that nice with what I wrote.
Yep, you nailed it. Good on yah.
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.
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.
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.
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??
Well, we both hoped but I doubt anyone on FR is surprised about this.
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?
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?
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'.
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.