Monday, September 04, 2006

Speaking of Corporate Media

ABC to show WingNuttia porn.

Firedoglake : Hijacking 9/11

"The ABC television network is using the fifth anniversary of 9/11 as an opportunity to rewrite history. On September 10 and 11, ABC/Disney will broadcast 'The Path to 9/11', a 6-hour, two-part 'docudrama' written and produced by conservative filmmakers who place a lion’s share of the blame for the 9/11 terrorist attacks on alleged failures of the Clinton administration.

This is not the first time that Hollywood has used 9/11 as a pretext to air pro-Bush propaganda in the guise of a docudrama. On the second anniversary of the terrorist attack, the Showtime cable network broadcast 'DC 9/11: Time of Crisis,' written by conservative Republican Lionel Chetwynd. Dubbed 'a reelection campaign movie' by Washington Post TV critic Tom Shales, the film starred actor Timothy Bottoms in the role of George W. Bush, depicting him as a leader of Churchillian stature who takes personal charge in the 9/11 aftermath while brushing off worries about his own safety with declarations such as, 'If some tinhorn terrorist wants me, tell him to come on over and get me. I’ll be home!' In reality, as opposed to the bizarro world of docudrama, Bush’s safety on 9/11 was guaranteed by hustling him off to an undisclosed location, while Cheney went into hiding for months."

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