Monday, September 11, 2006

An Advance Warning?

I didn't watch the ABC drama Path to 9/11 when it was shown on the BBC last night, but I have been paying attention to the fuss it has generated on the left-side of the political sphere. Rather than respond to the elements of the show which they objected to, Democrats instead threatened the network. Which is incredibly telling. Betsy's Page sums it up-

Think for a moment about the concerted action by Democrats, their lawyers, former White House operatives, Bill Clinton, sympathetic historians, and lefty bloggers to stop this show. Remember that this was the same crowd that was full of praise of for Fahrenheit 9/11 for crystallizing their opposition to George Bush. Accuracy and versimilitude didn't bother them then. And they weren't saying a word about 60 Minutes "fake but accurate" story on Bush's National Guard service. Now, ask yourself. If this crowd were to control the White House, how many more of these attempts to stifle any criticism of them would we be seeing? Think of how much has been aired during Bush's tenure, even a movie depicting him being assassinated and more denials of civil liberties gets made without Bush's White House unleashing its lawyers. But, for this thing, the Democrats go to the mattresses. Are they perhaps modeling for us what their response would be to further criticism if they should gain control of the White House - or even of Congress? Don't forget those not-so-veiled threats to ABC's license. Ponder that chill wind.

And the rest of her post on the subject is definitely worth reading too.

1 comment:

FrauBudgie said...

I watched the first part last night -- didn't look to me like CBS changed anything significant.

It's a good film, and one that needs to be shown and seen, because it demarcates clearly who the real enemy is -- islamofascists. It also outlines the real problem of gov't bureaucracy in fighting this war.

Agitating is one thing, but I am furious that a group of elected US Democrat Senators would try to inflict pressure on a broadcast network.