September 6th, 2006
Ben-Veniste rips ABC's fakeumentary over inaccuracies
By: John Amato @ 6:57 PM - PDT
On MSNBC's "Countdown" with Keith Olberman:
Richard Ben-Veniste, a member of the 9/11 commission rips ABC over their many [false representation] of the 9/11 commission report and the use of it to market their 9/11 mini-series as the definitive account of the 9/11 tragedy. That to me is disgraceful. Making it available to only right wing sites is also a big indicator of how slanted this ABC/ Disney production is.
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Tom Kean, Sr. is clearly shown in Countdown's segment as having complete access to the script and approving the falsehoods that show up in the TV show. Way to go Kean.
Digby has much more:
The reason this matters so much, and why Democrats are so apoplectic at the way ABC has handled this material, is that popular culture has a way of inculcating certain concepts into people's minds, especially young minds, far more effectively than talking head programs or earnest debates among political bloggers and columnists. This is the kind of thing that could taint the debate for generations if it takes hold. The right howled mercilessly at Oliver Stone's depictions of JFK and Nixon, claiming that he was rewriting history….read on...
Open Letter to ABC: Don't Airbrush 9/11