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Now that key Democrats like Big Dog and Harry Reid and the Families of September 11 have jumped into the fray, it’s apparent Disney got way more than they bargained for with their wingnut-appeasing revisionist history moment.  Some have argued that the imprimature of the 9/11 Commission be pulled off, and that’s a good start.  But ABC needs to yank this pig and re-think it or risk burning some serious bridges.

I think they were so conditioned to the Democrats putting up no fight it just didn’t occur to them something like this could happen, and it probably wouldn’t have if bloggers hadn’t gotten out in front of it and thrown gas on the fire.  And making  big political enemies within the party who just might take over one of the houses of Congress is a really, really bad idea, especially just prior to a hotly contested election.

Disney eats much bigger budgetary shit than this all the time.  And what they really don’t need is bloggers organizing to roll back their draconian copyright protection legislation in retribution, esp. with a bunch of legislators already softened up and prone to be compliant.

I’m not saying it will be easy to keep them from airing this thing this weekend, but it isn’t un-doable. If I were  negotiating with them I’d suggest postponing it until all the aggrieved parties, including the former President of the United States, had had  the same opportunity to see it as 900 shitty little wingnut bloggers. And most certainly until after the election.

It would give them a graceful out at the moment, and in the end might bog the thing down so it will eventually get released in a much-redacted version and go straight to DVD. 

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Jane Hamsher

Jane Hamsher

Jane is the founder of Firedoglake.com. Her work has also appeared on the Huffington Post, Alternet and The American Prospect. She’s the author of the best selling book Killer Instinct and has produced such films Natural Born Killers and Permanent Midnight. She lives in Washington DC.
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