Political And Other Miscellany From A Stout Democrat In Dallas Texas.
"Politics is the only game for adults." --from Robert A. Heinlein's Double Star

Sunday, September 10, 2006


This came from Tom McMahon, Executive Director of the Democratic National Committee:
This is it: crunch time for getting the slanderous ABC television docudrama "The Path to 9/11" yanked off the air. The network schedule has this slanderous attack on Democrats slated to start on Sunday night, September 10, at 8 o'clock -- and as long as it stays on the schedule, we have work to do. Take a minute right now and tell Disney president Robert Iger to keep this right-wing propaganda off our airwaves.
You can send him an email from the DNC's site at Keep "Path to 9/11" Propaganda Film Off The Air.
Here's the good news: the suits at ABC and the Walt Disney Company have started panicking under pressure, thanks to your ferocious response to the outrageous decision to put this irresponsible miniseries on the air.
Think Progress has another email letter of protest you can send from "Tell ABC to Tell the Truth About 9/11". Act For Change has one more email you can sign onto at "ABC: Tell the Truth About 9/11". You can sign onto all three, and also email ABC directly through their own site at Contact ABC. Be polite but firm.

No, this isn't censorship. This is the same kind of protest against dishonesty that the far right staged to get CBS to drop an inaccurate TV movie about Ronald Reagan. (Read about that here.) For more on this new outrage, read these:

Fabricating history (a Houston Chronicle editorial)

9/11 miniseries outrages Democrats

ABC Insider Assures Right-Wing Bloggers

9/11 Miniseries Is Bunk (by a former Ambassador)

House Democrats Demand Accuracy in ABC 9/11 Film

Senate Democratic leadership threatens Disney

Scholastic Distances Itself From ABC

The True Path to 9-11: what ABC won’t tell you

Accuracy aside, ABC's '9/11' deserves to bomb

And a sign that our pressure may be working, so keep it up:
Variety: ABC Is Considering Pulling "The Path To 911"

[The above was sent out in the September 8 DCDP Roundup Bulletin.]

Tom Blackwell sent this link to commenting at the local ABC affiliate, writing:
Channel 8 is considering not running the "Path to 9-11" and they are conducting a survey. Here is the URL. Please pass this on to your distribution list and encourage everyone to participate. I think that it is important for survey takers to mention that the movie is not consistent with the conclusion reached by the bipartisan 9-11 commission.
BEWARE: for me, this got redirected to another page, where WFAA insists that you first sign up to "become a member". I would not give that company, which also owns the Dallas Morning News, with its long history of generations of racism and reactionary extremism, the time of day, much less my email and other info. Yes, there are good people working there. The word for that is "enabling".


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