Politics The Path to 9/11: The Latest
The New York Times reports that ABC/Disney is now re-editing certain scenes in the movie, while the same paper’s television critic seems unmoved by liberal complaints about the film. (Think Progress picks apart the review here.)
The Washington Post, in an article reprinted in today’s Seattle Times, ticks off the descriptors that former Clinton administration officials are using to describe the movie. Madeleine Albright: “False and defamatory.” Sandy Berger: “Flagrantly misrepresents my personal actions.” Bruce Lindsey: “Unconscionable.”
A Houston Chronicle editorial accuses ABC of fabricating history.
And Liberal bloggers today are targeting Disney board member and Apple CEO Steve Jobs, trying to get him to stop distribution of the film over I-Tunes. They’re also targeting George Mitchell, Disney’s Chairman of the Board; lower level phone-answerers at ABC and Disney; and Disney CEO Robert Iger. And, they’re urging people to sign the DNC’s petition calling on Iger to yank the film (the petition collected more than 100,000 signatures in its first 24 hours and is to be delivered to Iger today).
Meanwhile, Variety is hearing hints of a “bombshell”:
“The Path to 9/11” is looking a lot like “The Reagans, Part II.”
Bill Clinton loyalists are demanding wholesale changes to the upcoming miniseries — and while ABC is making some snips, the alterations, insiders say, may not please the Dems.
But a bombshell decision may happen anyway: Sources close to the project say the network, which has been in a media maelstrom over the pic, is mulling the idea of yanking the mini altogether.