9.07.2006

Clinton officials rip ABC’s ‘The Path to 9/11’
Top officials of the Clinton administration have launched a preemptive strike against an ABC-TV "docudrama," slated to air Sunday and Monday, that they say includes made-up scenes depicting them as undermining attempts to kill Osama bin Laden.

Former secretary of state Madeleine K. Albright called one scene involving her "false and defamatory." Former national security adviser Samuel R. "Sandy" Berger said the film "flagrantly misrepresents my personal actions." And former White House aide Bruce R. Lindsey, who now heads the William J. Clinton Foundation, said: "It is unconscionable to mislead the American public about one of the most horrendous tragedies our country has ever known..."

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7 comments:

Jolynn said...

How can they make a movie on an actual event "basing" it on an actual document and then claim that it's a fictional movie. People are going to be watching it, believing its a documentary which is what they want people to think. It's horrible.

The Phoenix said...

Personally, there's a lot of different people to blame. No one's clean here. It's a known fact that during the Clinton Administration, our Intel lost track of Bin Laden. I remember talking to a large group of people about it back in 1998. I said this guy is trouble. Our Intelligence was lacking, because we didn't give them enough resources throughout two Clinton Administrations.

When the CIA was getting lots of terrorist "chatter," Bush ignored it. Instead of putting everyone on high alert, he simply sat on the recent information that had been coming in during the months leading up to 9/11.

And all that conspiracy stuff? That's just plain stupid.

sage said...

Networks are trying so hard to regain their market share and they continue to shoot themselves in the foot. And using a drama to make a statement about something that is ongoing is crazy... I don't watch TV much, but I'm tempted to see what they say, but then that would be playing into their hands--unless I boycott products advertised and write said companies.

CROAK said...

Why are you (we) still going on about Osama Bin Laden?
When all this happened there were about 3000 members world wide in Al Qaeda...now god knows how many.

Who recruited them?
Why little Georgie porgie by his ridiclous reaction ...and now the world is so much poorer and sadder and broken....
For f****s sake get back on track ,George, Tony and John.

Being in Oz I didn't see the program ( it will get here soon I am sure).
Thanks for the heads up Karen.

Carina said...

I'm surprised it's not being run on Fox....the Fair and Balanced (NOT) channel.
For some really out-there conspiracy theory stuff, watch the Loose Change movie, it's online, just google it. I believe Popular Mechanics have effectively debunked a lot of the conspiracy stuff...I just listened to a good NPR talk on this but haven't had a chance to go look.

sage said...

according to what I just read, they are not going to have commercials so you can't boycott, but they are going to take a break to carry Georgie Boy's speech. If they want to be fair, why not run it with F-911 and get everyone mad!

Fred said...

What's interesting to me is the media is always described a a liberal medium. This debunks that theory.