Ask ABC to Come Clean On its 9-11 "Docudrama"

Thursday September 7, 2006

I wanted to let you all know that I have been following the story concerning ABC Television’s plan to air a so called “Docudrama” on 9/11 written by a right wing activist.

On September 10 and 11, ABC Television is planning to run an inaccurate film, The Path to 9/11, depicting the events leading up to the 9/11 attacks. The film was written by an avowed conservative activists and it largely places the blame for failing to prevent the attacks on the Clinton administration while whitewashing the failures of the Bush administration.

Reviews of the film have shown it to be full inaccuracies. According to researchers at Think Progress, the film’s distorted version of history is inconsistent with the 9/11 Commission Report, upon which it claims to be based.*

The events leading up to September 11, 2001 are too important and too tragic for us let anyone play politics with the facts. So, please join me in calling on ABC to make it clear to viewers that this is a docudrama, not a documentary account of the events and political decisions that preceded the attacks. Sign our petition today urging the network to run explicit disclaimers throughout the airing of The Path to 9/11 stating that it is nothing more than a docudrama:

The American people need to know that those behind this film and the incendiary claims it advances are questionable in their impartiality and accuracy. So please sign our petition today:

Distorting the public’s knowledge about what led to September 11th by airing a film with so many inaccuracies makes it harder to learn from our mistakes and endangers our nation. I am disappointed that ABC has done just that – and done it at a time when partisan, vitriolic comments from top Republicans are undermining Democratic attempts to have a serious, non-partisan discussion about how we can better improve America’s security.

So please join me asking ABC to come clean on The Path to 9/11. Sign our petition today:

Thank you again for all you do to protect our Democracy.

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