Cheat-Seeking Missles

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Path To 9/11: Uh-Oh.

Multiple Leftyblogs have links and letter-generators firing multi-warhead missiles to ABC and Disney protesting The Path to 9/11. Is ABC folding? Here's a just-released statement:
“The Path to 9/11″ is not a documentary of the events leading to 9/11. It is a dramatization, drawn from a variety of sources including the 9/11 Commission Report, other published materials, and personal interviews. As such, for dramatic and narrative purposes, the movie contains fictionalized scenes, composite and representative characters and dialogue, and time compression. No one has seen the final version of the film, because the editing process is not yet complete, so criticisms of film specifics are premature and irresponsible. The attacks of 9/11 were a pivotal moment in our history, and it is fitting that the debate about the events related to the attacks continue. However, we hope viewers will watch the entire broadcast of the finished film before forming an opinion about it. (source)
Troubling and disingenuous. Just three days before air-time, it is unlikely editing would still be underway unless ABC is getting the heebie-jeebies. It could happen, though, since ABC is running the documentary without commercial breaks, making last-minute changes easier to make, with no stopwatch-dictated cuts for ad spots.

Fortunately, hundreds of bloggers and pundits have seen the original and will be able to spot any last-minute changes made by ABC. The network knows this and understands the power of blogstorms, so there's a disincentive to make any changes other than those that might be needed to correct a specific error that's been pointed out in the recent Lefty firestorm.

We shall see ... and wonder at the paranoid, hyperactive inability of the Left to deal with the truth.

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