The Pet Goat excised from ABC 9/11 fantasy drama
How on earth can you leave out that shining moment of ineptitude of Bush sitting there in a classroom while America was under attack on 9/11? If you’re pushing propaganda, as ABC is with its Bush-cheering POS “The Path to 911” it’s an event that must be ignored lest it dull the sheen on Dear Leader.
Editor and Publisher has a good synopsis of the film — it received an advance review copy. You should read it. It’s shameless. (E&P;):
Most of the first half, to be aired Sunday, explores the terrorist threat starting with the 1993 bombing at the World Trade Center, and there is little question that President Clinton is dealt with severely, almost mockingly, with the Lewinsky scandal closely tied to his failure to cripple al-Qaeda.
It ends with a long segment on the day of the attacks and top officials’ response — though we only see President Bush in his speech to the nation, not in the Florida classroom with “The Pet Goat.”
This tripe will be aired without commercials so that continuous pole-stroking can occur in Freeperland.
A reminder of what really went down on 9/11:
If you think this isn’t about propaganda, take a look at this (Think Progress):
ABC has refused to provide a copy to President Clinton’s office. Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and former National Security Adviser Samuel Berger have also requested copies of the film from ABC, and both have been denied. Both Berger and Albright are harshly criticized in the film in scenes that, according to former counterterrorism czar Richard Clarke, are “180 degrees from what happened.”
Needless to say, Rush Limbaugh and right wing bloggers have had copies of the film sail into their mailboxes.