Progressives Blast ABC’s 9/11 Docudrama, Urge Disney CEO To Fix It

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ThinkProgress.org — part of a “non-partisan” organization dedicated to furthering progressive ideas — has launched a campaign against ABC’s upcoming docudrama The Path to 9/11. According to ThinkProgress, ABC “presents an agenda that blames the Clinton administration for the 9/11 attacks while ignoring numerous errors and failures of the Bush administration” and includes a fictional scene in which former National Security Adviser Samuel Berger refuses to give an order to the CIA to kill Osama bin Laden — an event “not supported by the 9/11 Commission report upon which the program is purportedly based.”

The organization posted a letter on its Web site urging Disney Co. president and CEO Robert Iger either fix the many inaccuracies contained in the program — or to not air it.

The two-part miniseries is slated to air September 10 and 11.

The full letter to Iger:

Robert A. Iger
President and CEO, The Walt Disney Company

Dear Mr. Iger:

It has come to my attention that ABC plans to air a two-part mini-series called “The Path to 9/11” on September 10 and September 11. Accounts of advance screenings indicate that this program places primary responsibility for the attacks of 9/11 on the Clinton administration while whitewashing the failures of the Bush administration. This assertion is not supported by the 9/11 Commission Report upon which the program is purportedly based. This partisan misrepresentation of history is not surprising given that the movie was written by Cyrus Nowrasteh, an avowed conservative.

It is wrong for ABC to play politics with the facts of 9/11 by providing a national platform to present his distorted view of history. I am unwilling to whitewash the truth. The events that led to 9/11 are important topics for discussion and debate. But it’s a debate that must be conducted honestly.

I am asking ABC to either fix the many inaccuracies contained in the program — or to not air it.

I would appreciate a prompt reply to my e-mail.