Skip to comments.The Path To 9/11 - Clinton Goes After ABC Harder Than He Pursued Bin-Laden
Posted on 09/08/2006 8:07:15 PM PDT by Lando Lincoln
he Clintonistas are coming....in a panic borne of the necessity - to dispel the truth regarding how the Clinton administration failed on numerous occasions to apprehend or kill bin-Laden - the Clintonistas and Democrat party hacks like Richard Ben-Veniste alike are rising en-masse in a last ditch attempt to censor ABC's upcoming 6 hour docudrama "The Path To 9/11."
Clinton representatives drafted a four page letter to Disney Chair Michael Iger - ABC's parent company - demanding the film be censored or barring that its suppression.
"The content of this drama is factually and incontrovertibly inaccurate and ABC has the duty to fully correct all errors or pull the drama entirely..."
Ben Veniste attended an August screening of the film at the National Press Club and reportedly was so upset by the portrayal of Clinton as more intent on diddling Monica Lewinsky than dealing with bin-Laden that he got in the face of writer/producer Cyrus Nowrasteh and Gov. Thomas H. Kean [chair of the 9/11 Commission and a consultant on the project].
ABC - so far anyway - seems intent on sticking to its plan to air the now controversial film on Sunday and Monday evening, September 10th & 11th - the fifth anniversary of the attack.
"The Path to 9/11 is a dramatization, not a documentary, drawn from a variety of sources, including the 9/11 commission report, other published materials and from personal interviews."The events that lead to 9/11 originally sparked great debate, so it's not surprising that a movie surrounding those events has revived the debate. "The attacks were a pivotal moment in our history that should never be forgotten and it's fitting that the discussion continues." - ABC Television, September 7, 2006
Whether the film makes it to television relatively intact remains to be seen at this point. Ominously ABC has said that it is still being edited just days ahead of its slated debut.
The Clintonista's strong arm tactics with ABC speaks volumes regarding how fragile the Clinton legacy actually is, with a singular event threatening to sink his carefully crafted legacy of deceit.
The last word on this...for now anyway.
If anyone doubts the inherent Stalinism of the nutroots kiddies whom Harry Reid and Rahm Emanuel bend over to accommodate, one only needs to contemplate their intent to block internet access to anything but their own twisted version of "The Path to 9/11" via what they are calling a Google-bomb.
A Google-bomb - in theory only because it seems to us that the folks at Google should be able to program their algorithm's around such obvious fakery - consists of flooding the internet with thousand or even millions of cloned web pages to enforce the party line content on this whole sickening affair via manipulating key word functions and therefore their ranking order in search engines.
If there is anything that pisses off the higher ups at Google it is intentionally attempting to manipulate how the internet's most used search engine works, and the little despots in training at the lefty blogs might very well get a very rude awakening if and when they attempt this stunt.
This kind of pressure and censureship is appalling.
What are they trying to do? Ruin this mans legacy?
snicker, snicker, snicker
From what I understand, key players were misquoted and accounts fictionalized.
It's nothing more than crap if it's not historically accurate, so I hope if it's not, these edits make it so.
So very true.
Bill can't spin this. History WILL win.
The children running Google are as left wing as it gets.
They will WELCOME the leftwing actions.
Can you imagine the screaming, the tearing of clothes and the howl of 'Censorship!!' if Bush had even hinted about wanting Michael Moores "Farenheit 911" edited.
Funny, Kerry worked to supress the Swift Boat Vets - but that wasn't censorship.
Clinton is trying to shut down the 911 docu-drama - but that isn't censorship.
Republicans grumbled about the slash-job on Ronald Reagan - that WAS called censorship.
No double standard here, huh?
It's not censorship if it's not the govenrment doing so.
Conservatives shut down the fictionalized Reagan story anoout a year or so ago, and thankfully so. It was not historically accurate.
how fragile the Clinton legacy actually is,
with a singular event threatening to sink his carefully crafted legacy of deceit.
I just caught Glen "I'm a conservative" beck on CNN headline news defending the clinton attacks on this movie. It didn't take long for ol' glen to show his true colors as a typical left-wing MSN RAT lapdog. I knew he was a phony 'conservative', but I didn't understand why CNN hired him until now.
But the government is doing it. Didn't you see the Senate Democrat's letter?
The producer called into Sean Hannity's show and said ABC bowed to political pressure.
As to Reagan's film, there are substantial differences there.
#1. Not a single Republican legislator in Congress called CBS to apply pressure.
#2. CBS didn't make any changes to the movie.
#3. The movie did air, but on a cable channel. Unedited.
This episode illustrate the point I've been making for years that the Lefties are all about power and nothing but power and have got their shiite together when it comes to holding power, wielding power and protecting their power. See the 90 years of Communism, 1989 notwithstanding. And they're good at it. Everything else is secondary, everything else they're incompetent doing (see the 90 years of Communism, see North Korea's economy, see the Waco episode, see the handling of bin Laden, etc, etc.) We are witnessing a classic case of their superb ability to act when threatened. ABC will fold, if it hasn't yet.
Unless you can point me to where the Clintonistas objected to "Fahrenheit 911" because "key players were misquoted and accounts were fictionalized", you need to stop this BS.
Touche! I forgot about that part. Sorry.
A bit of an aside...
Richard Miniter was on Howie Carr's radio show (Boston area) today and the topic was this ABC feature and the Clintonistas.
Miniter said he did Joe Scarborough's MSNBC show earlier this week but vowed never to do it again because Scarborough blindsided him and at the end of a disagreement between Roger Cressey and Miniter, Scarborough praised Cressey for being a nonpartisan sort and apparently sided with him. Carr asked "What has become of Scarborough's politics?"
That is not what I am talking about.
No problem. It was pretty shocking to me last night to read that letter from Senate Democrats; I've never seen anything like it.
And we went to a neighborhood party tonight and every single person mentioned it. Even the one Democrat in this neighborhood was shocked and disgusted.
And when my husband told him this is what the Democrats do when not in power, what will they do when they are in power, the guy got pale. LOL
Read Hillary's Secret War for which Jim Robinson wrote the foreward and FR is featured in the book.
You'll find plenty to be scared about. Hillary knows the internet is not her friend. Too easy to do research, spread the word and archive all of her past misdeeds.
Ok....Explain your post.
Whoo Hoo! This is great! What is hilarious to me is that the Clinton's wanted us to think that all Bubba did was diddle Monica! Now they gripe because they think we think he was distracted by getting caught diddling Monica! I know that he hates the military and our constitutional form of government! That is the real truth! (that and he did diddle Monica! )
Unless your definition of "government" is very restrictive, government is doing it. License revocation for stations which show an "improperly edited" version have been threatened. Senators and Congressmen (D) have sent threatening letters.
It might not be pure censorship, but it sure as heck has a chilling effect on freedom of speech.
You can believe that if the Democrats had won the 2004 elections, or even just the Congressional ones, there would be real censorship on this one, even if sub rosa, through threats of license revocations that would carry real weight.
The Klintonistas want to watch continuation of that fantasy TV serial with Martin Sheen playing an idealized version of Bubba, when the sleaziest things were happening in the White House. I believe that this show was at its time a mental diversion not only for the Libs, but for the entire country that did not want to believe or think about the criminal doings of the Toon Gang. The fairy tale helped them forget and not lose their faith in the innocence and greatness of America. We're not a banana republic, are we?!
What good is a fictianlized account? Why not just put out the real truth, as it happened. That alone should skewer Clinton/burger/Gore-lick, etc. right?
I give the libs credit for standing up and fighting for what they feel is right, when so few conservatives did over that crap called Farenheit 9-11 and this new Gore drivel "inconvenient truth". I feel like we have some seriously spineless leaders, like Frist. We need more Reagans!
And let's not forget, Clinton perjured himslef in front of a federal judge about his "diddling".
(btw.... I hope you are well.)
If the movie is a lie than just sue? Afterall it is the liberal thing to do. BTW doesn't he know one of the top 100 women lawyers in America.
I heard by Rush and Medved, that the movie is hard on President Bush's Administration, particulary on Condi. You dont see us demanding changes.
Personally, I still dont see how the Bush administration is culpable in any way. They were in office only 8 months. Besides, he did not have his full cabinet in place as of yet.
God!! I am so glad I saw the light in 95.
Proud to be a conservative.
LOL. Good point.
Somehow, someday the truth will be known, not even the Evil One can stop Truth.
...I spoke a bit this morning during my show on WideAwakesRadio about the immaturity and churlishness of the left, and this is a perfect example. The cries for censorship from the champions of free speech is delightful to hear. The calls for slander lawsuits by public figures [Paul Begala urging Sandy "Just Stuff It In My Pants" Berger to sue] over a docudrama would be laughable were it not so demonstrably pitiful.
How soon they forget. The "documentary" Farenheit 9/11, All the President's Men, JFK, Nixon, the list goes on. All were efforts to synthesize into a few hours storylines that, in real time, took months, even years, to develop. Dramatic license was taken in all, including the melding together of certain real life characters for the screen. There were no shots across the bows of the producers of those movies with threats of regulatory witch-hunts as the Democrats are doing now.
The bottom line is that "The Path to 9/11" will serve to remind us not just of the gravity of what occurred five years ago this Monday, and of the intelligence failures that preceded it over the prior eight years, not just eight months.
They are afraid of this television program. They are truly afraid. And it's funny to watch.
The tried like hell with the 9-11 commission reports, and what about the papers in Burgers socks we'll never see again? Those were likely the last copy in existence.
ozzymandus, I was shocked at his attitude about this movie. For weeks Glenn has been talking about how the Islamo-fascists want to kill us all and the West could be history. It is my understanding that this movie is not about the Presidents as much as it is about showing the American people who the real enemy is and the danger that is still present. Yet, Glenn didn't want to talk about that at all. You would think this movie would be right up his alley with all the "insights" he has recently had on the enemy. I was really surprised.
Clinton and the demmies are blackmailing and threatening ABC, but Al Gore doesn't care about *that*!!
"In a statement Friday, former Vice President Al Gore said, "I am deeply concerned that ABC is considering going forward with their plans to broadcast this so-called docudrama."
Bwahahahahahahahaha!! ABC is the threat after all this time, not those pesky terrorists!! How stupid were we???
Perhaps I will get banned for foul language but I have had enough. I cannot believe this son of a bitch could actually distort a mainstream program to his satisfaction.
This is un-fu**ing real to me.
You know, I used to think so. But not now. Those people just seem to slide by. If it is true that ABC supressed parts of this movie, we are lost. To see a group of Senators in thier offical capacity threaten a broadcast group like this is shocking.
Glenn got CNN-itis.
CITIZENS shut this down. This was accomplished through individual citizens writing, individual citizens expressing their individual and personal opinions.
No Senate leader, no elected official, no member of Congress, no former President used their power to threatened a station's license and future ability to broadcast.
It would be most helpful if your learn the difference between citizen activism and government intervention before you comment.
Good, you said it for me.
If Rush Limbaugh was sent a screener DVD of the unedited film, then he has an obligation as an American patriot, to give that DVD to someone to rip it to DiVX format and post it on the Internet everywhere possible. This also applies to the film's producers and staffers with conscience at ABC.
Thanks but this is pure bullsh@t in my lifetime. They want to ban RUSH, FOXNEWS, WALMART, BIBLES, THE CROSS, CHRISTMAS and the list goes.
When are we going to finally stand up to this SHIT!
No, pal. You're giving the Dimms in government credit for using their power to limit free speech and broadcast entertainment.
Congressional Democrats, a former President and his lackeys are fighting to shut this down to save a legacy that is beyond salvage. Don't whitewash it.
Please, take the time to understand what's going on here.
The problem is, opinions vary, mainly to cover asses, and there is no one authoritative account. The Commission Report left out and self-censored so many citations that it is a work of swiss cheese that leaves more questions than it answered.
Look, toots, don't try to tell me what i think. You are being rude, and are wrong.
Apologize now, and go to bed directly afterward.
Hey, pal. If you can't stay on topic, say so. But, don't slip into insults. If you do, I'll chew you up and spit you out.
Sure was. By contrast, no Republicans to my knowledge in either the Administration or Congress threatened CBS' broadcast licenses in the aftermath of the Dan Rather's fraudulent and defamatory "reporting" on the President's National Guard service. And that would be much more of a cause for license revocation, IMHO.
and what would it matter, who is going to download a 5 hour movie online? only someone who WANTS to see it, and those people are like us, who already know the truth.
the point of airing it unedited on network TV, was so the sheeple could get to see it. and the Dems have succeeded at stopping that, without a word from republican politicial leadership being uttered.