Path to 9/11 will cost ABC bigtime

This post was written by marc on September 9, 2006
Posted Under: Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

I don’t think ABC News really appreciates how offensive their 9/11 “docudrama” is to many of its viewers. This is far more than just a “controversial” position. The movie “Path to 9/11” is really a fraud on the public. The movie was directed by the son of the founder of an evangelical cult and contains knowingly untrue facts that support the conclusion that 9/11 was President Clinton’s fault. ABC is now hiding behind a disclaimer which uses weasel words describing the movie as “fiction”.

There’s a difference between a “fiction” and a “lie”. Fiction is a movie meant to entertain. Thus if “The Path to 9/11” is fiction that means that ABC considers it “entertainment” to air a falsified account of 9/11 on its 5th anniversary. Makes me wonder if people who take 9/11 seriously are going to be amused. I don’t think so.

So who will be offended? People who liked the job that President Clinton did find it extremely offensive. People who take 9/11 seriously and are sensitive to attempts to rewrite history will be offended. The only people who are going to like it are the hard core Clinton haters. But a lot of their thrill is gone because it has been widely publicized that ABC’s movie is fake.

I’m no news expert but I would think that when you deeply offend a significant share of your audience that it would be bad for ratings. So ABC’s fake story is going to have a price. When your viewers no longer respect you they change the channel. I’ll be watching Loose Change 911 dot com on the Internet instead.

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