Exploiting 9/11

This is from an email I just received from MoveOn.org. I felt it was important enough to completely repost:

“In a little over 48 hours, ABC will air a five-hour “docudrama” on the 9/11 attacks. The movie was written and produced by a right-wing activist who fabricated key scenes to blame Democrats and defend Republicans. It’s so partisan that even Rush Limbaugh was surprised ABC decided to air it. And an FBI agent who was brought in to consult on the docudrama quit because, he said, “they were making things up.”

Public outrage is mounting across the country, and Variety reports that ABC is now “mulling the idea of yanking the mini altogether.” But we only have a little time to act. We’ll start delivering this petition to ABC headquarters tomorrow at noon and continue as more signatures come in. So we’re looking for 200,000 signatures TODAY.

Please click here & sign. Then please pass on this message to folks you know who can help.

The Path to 9/11 appears to be part of a coordinated push – including speeches by President Bush and millions of dollars in advertising – to exploit the five-year anniversary of 9/11 for political gain. That’s not acceptable from anyone – especially not a news organization like ABC.

It’s not just that ABC’s movie is slanted. Big parts of it are simply untrue. The producer himself even admitted to simply improvising a key scene which depicts the Clinton administration letting bin Laden go when they had him in their sights – a complete fabrication. Last night, the movie’s star, Harvey Keitel, said “It turned out not all the facts were correct.”

It’s really pretty simple: ABC shouldn’t have any role in the political exploitation of 9/11. But this docudrama is designed to do just that – spreading a false message to millions of viewers across the country.

Sign the petition to tell ABC not to air partisan propaganda on 9/11.”

Note I took out the source citations that they had on their original email… but they were there & can probably be found on their site.

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