No Copies for You!
The folks at Think Progress and Eschaton are reporting that ABC is not only refusing to provide advance copies of "The Path to 9/11" mini-series to progressive bloggers like yours truly, but to–jaw drop–President Clinton , Sandy Berger and Madeleine Albright.
Oh, they can get it to Rush Limbaugh, and a host of right-wing blogs two weeks before air date, but the Mickey Mouse network wants us to believe that they can’t make copies available for the former leader of the free world?
Charles Gibson and the rest of ABC News! Where are you in all of this? What do you make of what ABC Entertainment is doing to your rep?
Charlie, ABC is airing a fictionalized account of 9/11, that directly contradicts the 9/11 Commission Report on which it claims to be based. ABC politicized this project in all manner of ways, including sending preview copies to right-wing partisans, while exluding left-wing partisans. Your network claims this is a non-partisan public service, yet it is written and directed by avowed conservatives and is being fronted by only the Republican co-chair of the 9/11 Commission.
What part of this is fair or professional?
Should the former President and Secretary of State of this nation be denied a request by a television network that is supposed to serve the American people, and that uses our public airwaves? Look at what Madeleine Albright has to say:
While I have requested a copy of the broadcast, I have yet to receive one. I have been informed by some who had been given the right to view the broadcast that the drama depicts scenes that never happened, events that never took place, decisions that were never made and conversations that never occurred; it asserts as fact things that are not fact.